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D'OH! moment of the week: Harry's dream left in tatters

The race for the title hotted up this week as Manchester City overcame Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium to go top of the table on goal difference. Relegated Wolves battled back against Swansea in a 4-4 thriller, Newcastle were overtaken by Tottenham, Wigan pulled off a shock victory and Spurs cruised past Blackburn.

But more notably, Roy Hodgson is set to take the England reigns. With all the talk previously pointing towards Harry Redknapp as the new England boss, could the FA have handled the situation better? 

FA crush Redknapp’s England hopes

The Football Association revealed this week that West Brom manager Roy Hodgson was the only candidate to be contacted about the vacant England job. One of the favourites maybe, but Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was hot favourite throughout the entire saga. If the players had it their way, he would have already been installed.

Tottenham were preparing for the potential departure, touting names such as Swansea’s Brendan Rodgers and Everton’s David Moyes who could replace the Englishman. It seemed the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Redknapp’s future had an effect on Tottenham’s players as Spurs went from title challengers to top four battlers.

You’d think Redknapp would be over the moon following the 2-0 victory over Blackburn which sees them leapfrog Newcastle into fourth. But Redknapp will feel as if he’s been kicked in the teeth, as even he must have thought he was the successor to Fabio Capello.

Daniel Levy will be pleased as his instrumental manager is set to stay put at White Hart Lane, which could see stars like Luka Modric and Gareth Bale remain in London with top clubs sniffing around.

Big Woy has a job to convince England fans that he’s the 'wight man' for the job and his performance at 'Euwo 2012' will make the minds up of 'Thwee Lions' fans in Poland and Ukwaine.

Rizzoli not one for romance in Italy

There was other D'OH! moment in Italy as one of the most heart-warming scenes seen in Serie A this season ended with a booking during the clash between Roma and Napoli.

With the capital side losing 2-1 with two minutes remaining, Roma's Fabio Simplicio popped up at the back post to hammer one home and give Luis Enrique's side a vital point.

Simplicio ignored the relieved faces of his team-mates to run to the crowd and embark on one of the longest celebrations in history. The 32 year-old-kissed his young son before laying a smacker on his wife aswell.

Upon returning to the pitch, referee Nicola Rizzoli was not impressed and booked Simplicio. While some fans bemoan yellow cards for these kind of situations, by the time he returned to the field, all of the other 21 players were in their starting positions ready to kick-off.

See Simplicio’s goal celebration here

But the FA's love saga with Redknapp ending in tears for the 65-year-old is Total Football's D'OH! moment of the week

By Marcus Banks – Follow me on Twitter – MarcusBanks7

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