Manchester City followed up midweek Champions League progress by securing a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday. After seeing off German side Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 on Tuesday to secure a place in the Last 16, City beat Everton by the same scoreline at Goodison Park thanks to goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne.
By contrast, Manchester United were beaten 3-1 by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Kelechi Iheanacho gave Leicester the lead before Mason Greenwood drew United level. However, Youri Tielemans and a second from Iheanacho secured the Foxes a place in the last four against Southampton.
Wigan Athletic’s League One survival hopes suffered a setback as they were beaten 3-1 by play-off chasing Accrington Stanley, a result which sees the Latics slip back into the relegation zone on goal difference behind Swindon and Bristol Rovers.
Fellow strugglers Rochdale drew 3-3 with second placed Peterborough after a dramatic finish to the game saw Rochdale score twice in the final three minutes of normal time to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead, only for the visitors to level in the 93rd minute. The draw sees Rochdale slip to the bottom of the table, but only two points off safety with 10 games remaining.
In League Two, Bolton Wanderers continued their recent good form as they came from behind to beat Walsall 2-1, which moves them up to fifth- just one point off the automatic promotion places and five points off leaders Cheltenham.
Salford’s own promotion hopes suffered a setback as they were beaten 2-0 by Cheltenham, leaving the Ammies in 9th, six points off the play-offs with 11 games to go. Oldham remain in 17th after a 0-0 draw at Bradford.
In the Women’s Super League, Manchester City kept up the pressure on leaders Chelsea on Wednesday night as they secured a comfortable 3-0 win at relegation threatened Bristol City. City are second, just two points behind Chelsea with five games to go. The two sides meet on 25 April, two games from the end of the season.
By contrast, Manchester United’s hopes of qualifying for the Women’s Champions League for the first time were left out of their hands after a 2-0 defeat to rivals Arsenal on Friday night. United still hold the third and final Champions League place, three points ahead of Arsenal, but the Gunners have a game in hand and a vastly superior goal difference.