Wayne Rooney has been accused of diving to win the penalty he slotted to give Manchester united a 3-1 win in the FA Cup against Preston North End at Deepdale. (Photograph: Reuters/Carl Recine)

Wayne Rooney was at the centre of a diving controversy as Manchester United came from behind to beat Preston North End and set up an FA Cup quarter-fi(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney (left) celebrates with  team mate Marouane Fellaini (right) after scoring the third against   Preston North End   at  Deepdale. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Preston North End 1 Manchester United 3A comfortable scoreline, Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet and hostilities renewed in the quarter-finals with Arse(...)

Mario Balotelli came off the bench to score Liverpool’s winner in their 3-2 win over Spurs at Anfield. (Phorograph:  EPA/PETER POWELL)

Liverpool 3 Tottenham Hostpur 2Timing is everything and if nothing else, Mario Balotelli has not lost his sense of occasion during his dispiriting deb(...)

Chelsea’s  striker Diego Costa (R) comes together with Liverpool’s  during the Capital One Cup semi-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Jose Mourinho defended Diego Costa after the striker twice appeared to stamp on opponents during Chelsea’s victory over Liverpool which earned a place(...)

Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic rises above the Liverpool defence to head home a goal in extra-time of the Capital One Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:   Nick Potts/PA

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (Chelsea win 2-1 on agg)There was a point here when the heat of the battle was becoming so intolerably high the two managers had(...)

Jose Mourinho of Chelsea hugs Mauricio Pochettino of Spurs towards the end of the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

José Mourinho saw his side concede five for the first time under his management at White Hart Lane and his agitation afterwards felt predictable.Days (...)

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger can’t hide his disappointment after his side’s defeat to Swansea City at the  Liberty Stadium. Photo: Dimitris Legakis/EPA

Swansea City 2 Arsenal 1 There is no respite for Arsène Wenger. Five days after seeing his side surrender a three-goal lead in the Champions League(...)

Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis heads home the winning goal in the Premier League game against Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium.  Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Swansea 2 Arsenal 1There is no respite for Arsene Wenger. Five days after seeing his side surrender a three-goal lead in the Champions League against (...)

Marouane Fellaini competes with Gary Cahill during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Louis van Gaal was only a few days out regarding his plea for time. Judge his team and his philosophy after three months, he said, when becoming the (...)

 Neymar celebrates scoring against Real Madrid on Saturday. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

That was a highly decent football week, especially for those from Dundalk and Madrid, the television highlight hard to choose because there were so ma(...)