Manchester United took control of their Europa League quarter-final with Granada, claiming a 2-0 first leg win in Spain thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and a Bruno Fernandes penalty. They followed that up by coming from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 in a controversial match,which tightened their grip on a Champions League place.
Edinson Cavani thought he had given United the lead, but the goal was ruled out by VAR for a foul by Scott McTominay on Son Heung-Min, who gave Spurs the lead himself a few minutes later. After Fred levelled for United, Cavani did eventually give them the lead before Mason Greenwood sealed the win in added time.
Manchester City had mixed fortunes though. City beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League Quarter-Final thanks to goal from Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden, before losing to 10-man Leeds United by the same scoreline thanks to a brace from Stuart Dallas.
City need a maximum of 11 points from their remaining six games to claim the title, while United are nine points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea in the race for a Champions League place with seven games to go.
Wigan Athletic gave their League One survival hopes a boost as they beat Doncaster Rovers 4-1. Will Keane scored the winner nine minutes from time as the Latics moved up to 21st, only remaining inside the relegation zone by a point.
By contrast, Rochdale were beaten 1-0 at Fleetwood and remain bottom of the table, now six points adrift of safety with seven games remaining and are in danger of being cut adrift.
Bolton Wanderers moved back into the automatic promotion places in League Two as they took advantage of Tranmere’s draw by beating Harrogate Town 2-1, Eoin Doyle’s 17th goal of the season securing the win. Wanderers are now in the third and final automatic promotion spot, only five points behind leaders Cheltenham.
Salford City boosted their own promotion hopes as they ended Stevenage’s 12-match unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Brandon Thomas-Asante and Ian Henderson. Salford move up to ninth, two places and three points off the play-offs with seven games to go.
Oldham Athletic saw off a fightback from relegation threatened Colchester United as Davis Keillor-Dunn’s added time brace gave them a 5-2 win. Oldham are now 15th in the table.
Whilst there was no Women’s Super League action this week, Manchester United learned their opponents for next week’s FA Cup 4th Round. United will travel to National League North side Burnley, who beat Sunderland on penalties in the 3rd Round. Manchester City will host fellow Women’s Super League side Aston Villa.