Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer says the weekendâ€™s FA Cup shocks is proof the Premier League is on the slide.
Shearer wrote in The Sun: "A couple of shock results you could put down as flukes. But when Liverpool, Tottenham, QPR, Norwich and Aston Villa all go out to lower league opposition, itâ€™s not a coincidence.
"For excitement, passion, commitment and the atmosphere in the grounds, the Premier League is great.
"But as I suggested recently, the quality of the football is falling.
"The standard simply has not been up to scratch this year. And when Premier League teams donâ€™t have the same quality, lower league sides have a better chance of winning one-off games."