Snapshot: The Da Silva Twins – Spot The Difference (FA Cup Photos)

Chris Wright

14th, March 2011


By Chris Wright

Safe to say, I’ve had a shocker this weekend Pies fans. Hands up. Guilty. String me from the nearest gallows.

Due to unforeseen ‘family commitments’, I duly missed all of the FA Cup action that was on offer over the last two days – with the following being all I’ve been able to gather into my rather hasty little nutshell…

Man Utd 2-0 Arsenal: United managed to grind out yet another victory despite fielding eight defenders and being faintly naff throughout – thanks mainly to Arsenal’s recurring ‘shoot on sight’ phobia.

Bacary Sagna kindly dislocated Johan Djourou’s shoulder for him.

Birmingham 2-3 Bolton: Bolton left it fiendishly late to deprived Brum of a second Wembley date in a matter of weeks.

Despite being older than most Sequoias, Kevin Phillips can still stick them away.

Stoke 2-1 West Ham: The Potters booked their first FA Cup semi-final place for 39 years thanks to Danny Higginbotham’s low free-kick, and despite Frederic Piquionne’s controversial equaliser for the Hammers.

Apparently the Frenchman carried the ball into Stoke’s area before placing it on the goal-line before getting down on his hands and knees to nudge the ball across the line with his head – or something like that anyway.

Man City 1-0 Reading: Micah Richards…bullet-header.

That’s about it I’m afraid. Feel free to elaborate!


The Da Silva boys celebrate Fabio’s opener against Arsenal

Wayne Rooney (who apparently played with a decent first touch for the first time in months) nods United’s second goal past Manuel Almunia

Johan Djourou is carried off on a stretcher after dislocating his shoulder

Kevin Davies puts Bolton 2-1 up from the penalty spot

Kevin Phillips celebrates scoring for Birmingham with a bout of cramp

Chung-Yong Lee celebrates after scoring an injury-time winner for Bolton

Rob Green struggles with the sun against Stoke

Frederic Piquionne bundles the ball across the line to equalise for West Ham

Danny Higginbotham celebrates scoring Stoke’s winner with a driven free-kick

The banner says it all as Man City fans prove hard to come by at Eastlands

Micah Richards thumps a header past Alex McCarthy in the Reading goal…

…and gets mobbed by Vincent Kompany and Nigel de Jong for his troubles

FA Cup Semi-Final Draw:

Manchester City v Manchester United

Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City

Both ties to be played at Wembley over the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April 2011.

Photos courtesy of PA.

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  1. Peter says:

    Any idea whats happened to Ollie, Chris?

  2. Chris says:

    @Peter: Yes mate, he’s landed a new gig over at ITV that he’s currently getting to grips with. He’s still got one eye on Pies though.

  3. QueMesUnBarca says:

    DA Silva twins – footballs version of the shining?

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