FA CUP

  • Middlesbrough handed FA Cup trip to holders Arsenal 22 hours 27 minutes ago

    London: Middlesbrough were rewarded for beating Manchester City with a trip to FA Cup holders Arsenal while Chelsea's conquerors Bradford City host Sunderland or Fulham after the fifth round draw on Monday. Third tier Bradford and Championship (second tier) Middlesbrough overcame the odds to register two of the biggest FA Cup...
  • Arsenal, West Ham, Aston Villa stem flow of upsets in FA Cup 2 days ago

    Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa redressed the balance for Premier League teams after a flow of upsets in the FA Cup, securing narrow wins over awkward lower-league opposition to advance to the fifth round on Sunday. Chelsea and Manchester City were among five teams in the Premier League's top nine...
  • Mourinho bemoans Chelsea's disgraceful FA Cup drubbing 3 days ago

    A bemused Jose Mourinho described Chelsea's performance as unacceptable and a disgrace after the Premier League leaders slumped to a 4-2 home defeat against third-tier Bradford City in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. It was an old-fashioned Cup tie, full of noise, tension, rip-roaring goals and a thrilling comeback...
  • Battling Bolton Wanderers hold Liverpool in FA Cup 3 days ago

    Liverpool: Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan led a spirited defensive display as the Championship side earned themselves a fourth round FA Cup replay following a goalless draw at Liverpool on Saturday. The result left Reds manager Brendan Rodgers with the unwanted headache of another fixture, albeit it is only a short...
  • Chelsea, Manchester City shocked by lower-league teams in FA Cup 3 days ago

    The FA Cup lived up to its so-called "giant-killing" reputation on Saturday when Chelsea and Manchester City were eliminated at home by lower-league oppositions on a day of fourth-round shocks in the world's oldest knockout competition. Four of the English Premier League's top six were ousted on a classic FA Cup...
  • Everything was against Manchester United in Cup tie: Van Gaal 4 days ago

    Cambridge: Manchester United were happy to survive a difficult challenge by coming away with a 0-0 draw at fourth-tier Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday, said manager Louis van Gaal. Cambridge did not manage a single shot on target but that was little comfort to the contingent...
  • Cambridge hold Man United to 0-0 draw in FA Cup 4 days ago

    Cambridge: Cambridge held visiting Manchester United to a 0-0 tie on the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night, earning the fourth-tier club a lucrative replay at Old Trafford. Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie missed good chances to score in the second half as manager Louis van Gaal's...
  • Saints and Crystal Palace meet head on in Cup clash of form sides 4 days ago

    Southampton: The south coast Saints are in seemingly unstoppable form, having won three consecutive matches last week, including a morale-boosting victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. They would appear strong favourites for the visit of Palace: not least because they saw them off comfortably in the Premier League at Selhurst...
  • Cambridge eye improbable Cup upset against Manchester United 5 days ago

    The FA Cup may have lost some of its shine for the top sides, but fourth tier Cambridge United have a chance to rekindle some of the competition's fabled magic against fourth round opponents Manchester United on Friday. The two sides are separated by 76 places in the English league and...
  • Tottenham recover to beat Burnley 4-2 in FA Cup January 15, 2015

    London: Tottenham recovered after conceding twice in a chaotic start against Burnley to advance to the FA Cup fourth round with a 4-2 replay win on Wednesday. Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Vlad Chiriches scored their first goals of the season before Danny Rose completed Tottenham's remarkable turnaround by the 52nd minute. "The...
  • Keeper Adrian the West Ham hero in Cup thriller January 14, 2015

    West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian converted the decisive spot-kick in a penalty shootout against 10-man Everton to send the Londoners into the FA Cup fourth round after a pulsating replay at Upton Park on Tuesday. Adrian fired past opposite number and Spanish compatriot Joel Robles immediately after the Everton keeper had...
  • FA Cup trip to West Ham should hold no fears for Everton January 13, 2015

    If there was one place Everton fans would want to visit to kick-start their season with a win it would probably be the Boleyn Ground of West Ham United, where the teams meet in an FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday. Everton have a fantastic record against West Ham, particularly in...
  • Everton's Romelu Lukaku grabs late equaliser vs West Ham in FA Cup January 7, 2015

    Everton's Romelu Lukaku spared his side a fifth straight defeat by snatching an added-time equaliser to salvage a 1-1 home draw with West Ham United in the FA Cup third round on Tuesday. It had looked like being another dismal occasion for Everton when West Ham centre back James Collins was...
  • Manchester United face Cambridge in 4th round of FA Cup January 6, 2015

    London: Manchester United will play fourth-tier Cambridge United in the fourth round of the FA Cup after being drawn against the lowest-ranked team left in the competition on Monday. It's another friendly draw for Louis van Gaal's team, who beat Yeovil on Sunday to advance. Most top Premier League teams were drawn...
  • Steven Gerrard gives Liverpool 2-1 win at FA Cup January 6, 2015

    London: Steven Gerrard gave Liverpool fans an instant reminder of what they'll be missing next season. Playing in his first game since announcing he will leave the club this summer, Gerrard scored twice to give Liverpool a surprisingly hard-fought 2-1 win over fourth-tier Wimbledon on Monday in the third round of...
  • FA Cup can liberate struggling Everton, says Martinez January 5, 2015

    Four straight Premier League defeats have left Everton fans feeling blue but manager Roberto Martinez is confident victory over West Ham United in the FA Cup on Tuesday will provide the perfect tonic for his side. Everton have slipped to 13th in the Premier League and supporters have started voicing concerns...
  • Theo Walcott back and happy alongside 'special' Alexis Sanchez January 5, 2015

    Theo Walcott was thrilled to be back in business for Arsenal in their FA Cup third round win on Sunday as he declared his delight at playing alongside "special player" Alexis Sanchez. Walcott played 76 minutes of Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Hull City at the Emirates Stadium, enjoying his first start...
  • Manchester United and City through in FA Cup, QPR stunned January 4, 2015

    Manchester City and Manchester United were among a slew of Premier League teams to leave it late in overcoming lower-league opposition in the FA Cup on Sunday, as third-tier Sheffield United delivered the biggest shock of the third round. Makeshift striker James Milner scored twice - including an injury-time winner -...
  • Manchester City eye another Wembley FA Cup triumph January 3, 2015

    London: Manchester City's recent emergence as a genuine footballing power started with FA Cup success in 2011 and, if manager Manuel Pellegrini has his way, it will continue with another triumph at Wembley in May. The current Premier League joint-leaders face an apparently easy third round home tie on Sunday against...
  • Arsenal celebrate FA Cup win with trophy parade May 18, 2014

    For the tens of thousands Arsenal fans lining the streets of north London on Sunday, it had been a long time coming. After nine years spent desperately waiting for a title, they finally got the chance to celebrate the end of the drought as the Gunners paraded the FA Cup on...
  • Wenger hails Arsenal's Cup win as his most important success May 18, 2014

    London: Arsenal's dramatic Wembley win against Hull City was the most important victory of Arsene Wenger's 18 years in charge, the fivetimes FA Cup winning manger said on Saturday. Despite winning eight major trophies including three Premier League titles, during his long reign at the club, the Frenchman ranks their 32...
  • Arsenal end nineyear title drought with FA Cup win May 18, 2014

    London: Doused in champagne by Arsenal's victorious players, Arsene Wenger was a success again. The nineyear wait for a trophy was over, and the manager, who had felt the pressure of the drought, could finally celebrate on the Wembley Stadium field. For the fifth time in Wenger's 14 years, the Gunners...
  • FA Cup Final: Arsenal seek end to trophy drought May 17, 2014

    When Arsenal beat Manchester United in a penalty shootout to win the FA Cup in 2005, few imagined that Arsene Wenger's team would still be waiting for its next piece of silverware nine years later. Yet that is the situation facing Arsenal ahead of their latest opportunity to end the trophy...
  • Arsene Wenger under pressure like never before in FA Cup final May 16, 2014

    During Arsene Wenger's most successful period as manager of Arsenal, the FA Cup final became a regular date in the club's diary. From 1998 onwards they played in English football's showpiece five times in eight seasons, winning four of those games. Yet since the last success, a lucky one on penalties after...
  • FA Cup win could spark success for Arsenal and Wenger May 16, 2014

    The pressure is all on Arsenal ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final against Hull City, but if they can end their nineyear trophy drought then good times lie ahead with Arsene Wenger at the helm, former midfielder Ray Parlour has told Reuters. The future of the French manager has been called...
  • FA Cup win could be catalyst for Arsenal, says Thomas Vermaelen May 15, 2014

    Victory in the FA Cup final could prove to be a catalyst for a new era of Arsenal success, Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen said on Thursday. Arsenal have not won a trophy for nine years and none of the current squad have experienced bringing silverware to the north London club, something...
  • Hull beat Sheffield to reach first FA Cup final in 110-year history April 13, 2014

    London: Hull reached the FA Cup final for the first time in their 110-year history as the Premier League side twice came from behind to beat third-tier club Sheffield United 5-3 in a lively encounter on Sunday. Hull manager Steve Bruce, who won world football's oldest cup competition three times as...
  • Arsenal beat holder Wigan to reach FA Cup final April 13, 2014

    London: Arsenal avoided FA Cup embarrassment against second-tier club Wigan on Saturday, coming from behind against the holder and winning a penalty shootout to reach the final where the London club will be looking to end a nine-year trophy drought. After extra time ended 1-1, Arsenal's players scored all of their...
  • FA Cup triumph could launch new Arsenal era: Tomas Rosicky April 11, 2014

    London: Winning this year's FA Cup would give Arsenal a taste for silverware again and could provide a launching pad for another era of success for the north London club, Czech playmaker Tomas Rosicky said. Not one of Arsenal's current squad, Rosicky included, has ever won a trophy with the club...
  • Arsenal need another quality FA Cup performance, says Wenger April 10, 2014

    London: Arsenal must continue their fine form in the FA Cup if they are to beat current holders Wigan Athletic in the semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday, manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday. Arsenal have reached the last four for a record-equalling 27th time after impressive wins over Tottenham Hotspur, Coventry...