No EPL action this weekend but football lovers still got their fill. From Iheanacho’s hat-trick at a near-empty Villa park to Spain where Barcelona came from behind to beat nine-man Atletico Madrid.
FA Cup action began at Colchester Community Stadium where a brace from Nacer Chadli gave Tottenham a comfortable 4-1 win over League One side Colchester United.
Arsenal are still gunning for a third FA Cup title in a row as Alexis Sanchez scored the winner in a 2-1 victory over Burnley.
Bad day for the scanty Villa crowd as Kelechi Iheanacho scored a hat-trick to ease Manchester City into the fifth round of the FA Cup. Raheem Sterling grabbing the fourth City goal.
The day rounded off at Anfield where a much changed Liverpool squad were held 0-0 by West Ham.
Colchester 1-4 Tottenham
Arsenal 2-1 Burnley
Aston Villa 0-4 Man City
Bolton 1-2 Leeds
Bury 1-3 Hull
Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Watford
Oxford Utd 0-3 Blackburn
Portsmouth 1-2 Bournemouth
Reading 4-0 Walsall
Shrewsbury 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday
West Brom 2-2 Peterborough
Liverpool 0-0 West Ham
In La Liga, Koke fired Atletico into a much deserved lead in the 10th minute before brilliant finishing from Lionel Messi put Barcelona level on the half-hour mark. Luis Suarez grabbed the winner. Filipe Luis was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Messi just before half-time but that wasn’t the only Red card of the game as Diego Godin was shown a second yellow card as well for a reckless tackle on Suarez.
Barcelona 2 – 1 Atletico Madrid
Eibar 1 – 2 Málaga
Getafe 0 – 1 Athletic Bilbao
Villarreal 1 – 0 Granada CF
Real Sociedad 2 – 1 Real Betis