On this day: Moyes midweek joy, Skrtel to be flogged and United in shock Schlupp swoop

Martin Skrtel

On the 26th February 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Manchester United, Everton and Liverpool.

I am casting my eye back to this exact day, the 26th February 2014, but a year earlier.

What were the main tales from that day? What big events were happening in Premier League football?

Here are some of the big scoops from the 26th February 2013…

What’s Schlupp with that?

Manchester United were linked with a shock swoop for Leicester City utility player Jeffrey Schlupp. The Ghanaian had been on trial with the club and played for their under-21 side in a tie against Liverpool - and the general consensus was that he had done enough to convince Sir Alex Ferguson to sign him.

In the end no deal was done and his Premier League dream was postponed - likely until next season as Leicester look odds-on to win promotion this season.

Rodgers is Skrtel bored

Martin Skrtel was reportedly all set to be on his way from Liverpool - after an apparent breakdown in relations with Brendan Rodgers.

The Slovakian had not managed to work his way back into the team after a poor performance against Oldham in the FA Cup and it looked like he was on his way in the summer - with Zenit St Petersburg interested.

However he has been a regular for the club this season. In fact no Liverpool defender has played more than him.

Moyes’s midweek joy

Everton finally ended Oldham’s FA Cup dream. Oldham had already knocked out Liverpool in the previous round and held Everton to a 2-2 draw at Boundary Park.

But the replay was too much for The Lactics and goals from Kevin Mirallas, Leighton Baines and Leon Osman did the job despite a consolation striker from Matt Smith.

So David Moyes was celebrating a midweek win - one year later….

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