By DAN KARELL
Three Premier League matches featuring England’s top teams highlight Wednesday’s soccer action.
Manchester City hosts Wigan Athletic, with both sides needing to win for different reasons. City wants to keep their title hopes alive, while Wigan needs to win to get themselves out of the relegation zone, where they currently sit in 18th place. Both sides should be wary of each other, as the two will meet again in the FA Cup Final on May 11.
Manchester United takes on West Ham United, while Chelsea visits Fulham in a vital London derby for Rafael Benitez’s men as they look to keep a top-four place.
Meanwhile, in France, Italy, and Germany, Cup matches are in play on Wednesday.
Three months after their first-leg victory, AS Roma travels north to take on struggling Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia semifinals. A victory for Michael Bradley’s squad could set up an all-Rome final, with Lazio having already qualified for the final with a win over Juventus.
Finally, in the evening, Copa Libertadores and an international friendly between Mexico and Peru take center stage.
If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
TODAY’S SOCCER ON TV
2:30pm – ESPN3 – Stuttgart vs. Freiburg
2:45pm – Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go – Manchester City vs. Wigan
2:45pm – ESPN2 – West Ham United vs. Manchester United
2:55pm – ESPN3 – Evian TG vs. Paris Saint-Germain
3pm – Fox Soccer Channel – Fulham vs. Chelsea
6:45pm – Fox Deportes – Toluca vs. Boca Juniors
7:30pm – MSG Plus/MLS Live – New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting KC
11pm – ESPN2 – Mexico vs. Peru
Big Sam is getting fined for that one. Goes HAM on the linesman and says there’s no excuse to miss that call.
West Ham deserved–yes, deserved–all 3 points. The United EPL officiating bias continues.
Linesmen staring at Van Persie standing a full yard offside when the shot is taken and he still doesn’t raise the flag when Van Persie finishes the rebound.
Now 3-2 90′, Inter has to win to go to the next round, a tie won’t do it.
they still need 3 goals
3-1 now. Commentator just said Inter hasn’t lost a home match in the Coppa Italia since 2002
And Van Persie scores from a clearly offside position and somehow it counts. How do you possibly miss that?
Typical United, man. They always benefit from calls or no-calls going their way.
We’ve no hud calls go oor way at the fitba. Never in all mah puff. It’s them dippet referees that eywis huv it oot for us, ken.
Kind of like how they missed the handball deflection on the Kagawa shot.
Roma up 2-1 with a goal by Lamela
Make that 3-1 75′
Bradley with the assist
*No he didn’t forget that last one.
MB having a nice game today too
Is Ferguson drunk?
I strongly dislike United and I would never take Rooney off unless he was very poor and that certainly has not been the case. He’s your best player.
Wayne Rooney >>>>>>>>>>>> Van Persie.
Beautiful and perfectly placed shot. No keeper in the world could see that coming.
Golazo! What a strike!
What a goal from Diame! Couldn’t have curled that any better!
Perfect example right there.
Nolan has the ball hit off his face in midfield and nobody,not even United players, says a word and the Brit commentator comes back right after the play and says, “well it’s good nothing came from that very clear Nolan handball.”
Uhh… not even close to his hand, but nice try.
Ruiz is booked for diving and with my stream….I can’t tell if Terry touched him or not haha
David Luiz…catches so much grief, indeed more than his share, when he makes mistakes but wow does he make plays. And that shot was worth the price of admission.
My issue with him is he needs to be converted to CM, he loses his mark too much defensively but I think he could learn to be great at CM
He should team up with Feillani.
I can see your point Travis but I still think they harp on his mistakes more than others. Maybe it’s his hair.
Contrary to major news networks thoughts–we don’t all love Manchester United and we don’t want to listen to commentators who demean everything the opponent does.
Chi, in a rare turn of events, I agree with you! It is a real chore to listen to announcers when ManUtd is playing.
+1. one of the reasons i ALWAYS cheer against manu is the endless jock-riding from the commentators (and journalists).
Rio Ferdinand was just beaten so bad he should probably just consider retiring like that 7′ guy Vince Carter dunked on in the Olympics.