FA CUP

  • 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...
  • Synthetic pitches to be allowed in FA Cup next season March 24, 2014

    London: Synthetic pitches will be allowed in every round of the FA Cup from next season, the English Football Association announced on Monday. Current rules bar the use of so-called 3G (third generation) surfaces after the first round. FA general secretary Alex Horne said the rule change had been recommended by...
  • Roberto Martinez and Ben Watson inspiration behind Manchester City upset: Uwe Rosler March 10, 2014

    Former manager Roberto Martinez and FA Cup final hero Ben Watson were the inspiration behind Wigan Athletic's quarter-final upset win over English Premier League aristocrats Manchester City, victorious manager Uwe Rosler said. The holders were given little hope of repeating their 1-0 final win over City in May, masterminded by now...
  • We need a strong response to Wigan upset, says Pellegrini March 10, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini called on his players to respond to their FA Cup exit on Sunday by overhauling Barcelona this week and Premier League rivals Chelsea by the end of the season. City, who had been aiming for an unprecedented quadruple of trophies after securing the English League...
  • Manchester City lose to Wigan Athletic, crash out of FA Cup March 9, 2014

    London: Second-tier Wigan stunned Manchester City for the second straight year in the FA Cup, beating the Premier League giants 2-1 on Sunday to reach the semi-finals and stay on course to retain the trophy. Seven days after winning the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium, City were looking to return...
  • Olivier Giroud double sends Arsenal into FA Cup semis March 8, 2014

    London: A rejuvenated Mesut Ozil put Arsenal on the path to an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley though Arsene Wenger and Everton manager Roberto Martinez agreed after the home side's 4-1 win on Saturday the match had hinged on a miss by Ross Barkley. Barkley, the most impressive player in a...
  • FA Cup holders Wigan look to shock Manchester City again March 8, 2014

    London: An immediate return to the Premier League remains Wigan Athletic's priority but the FA Cup holders are determined to repeat last year's shock final win over Manchester City when they meet in Sunday's last-eight clash (1605 GMT). Wigan stunned hot favourites City 1-0 at Wembley with Ben Watson's late header...
  • Everton's Phil Jagielka 'unlikely' to face Arsenal: Roberto Martinez March 6, 2014

    Everton captain Phil Jagielka looks set to miss their FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal on Saturday after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, manager Roberto Martinez said on Thursday. The 31-year-old Jagielka picked up the injury in training last week and was absent from England's victory over Denmark on Wednesday. "It's...
  • Hull City and Charlton advance to FA Cup quarter-finals February 25, 2014

    London: Goals from Curtis Davies and Robert Koren earned Hull City a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 replay win at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday. Charlton Athletic lifted some more of their gloom as the relegation-threatened second-tier side won 2-1 at fellow Championship outfit...
  • Hull grab late draw at Brighton in FA Cup fifth round February 18, 2014

    Yannick Sagbo kept Hull City in the FA Cup with a late strike in their 11 fifthround draw at second tier Brighton & Hove Albion to prevent an upset on Monday. The pair now face a replay at Premier League Hull next Monday with Brighton looking to set up a quarterfinal...