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  • Hull beat Sheffield to reach first FA Cup final in 110-year history 13-04-2014 11:00 PM

    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...
  • Arsenal beat holder Wigan to reach FA Cup final 13-04-2014 01:56 AM

    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...
  • FA Cup triumph could launch new Arsenal era: Tomas Rosicky 11-04-2014 11:10 PM

    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...
  • Arsenal need another quality FA Cup performance, says Wenger 10-04-2014 07:00 PM

    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,...
  • FA rejects Hull City bid to change name to Tigers 09-04-2014 09:45 PM

    London: English Premier League club Hull City's controversial bid to change their name to Hull Tigers has been rejected by the FA, the governing body said in a statement on Wednesday. "The FA Council, which is made up of representatives from across football, fully considered the recommendation and the subsequent...
  • Synthetic pitches to be allowed in FA Cup next season 24-03-2014 08:15 PM

    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...
  • Jose Mourinho charged with improper conduct 20-03-2014 08:53 AM

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by the FA following his side's 1-0 Premier League defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday. Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Chris Foy for encroaching on the turf after Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Ramires had been shown a...
  • Anelka and FA accept five-match ban 14-03-2014 09:33 AM

    London: Nicolas Anelka has decided not to appeal against the five-match ban imposed on the West Bromwich Albion striker for his controversial 'quenelle' gesture, the FA said on Thursday. The 34-year-old French forward was suspended for his goal celebration during a Premier League match against West Ham United. Anelka had...
  • Alan Pardew banned for seven games for head-butting player 11-03-2014 09:42 PM

    London: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been handed a seven-match ban by the English Football Association for head-butting an opposing player during a Premier League match. The FA says Pardew will serve a three-match stadium ban before being suspended from standing on the touchline for the other four games. The...
  • Roberto Martinez and Ben Watson inspiration behind Manchester City upset: Uwe Rosler 10-03-2014 04:58 PM

    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...
  • We need a strong response to Wigan upset, says Pellegrini 10-03-2014 08:25 AM

    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...
  • Manchester City lose to Wigan Athletic, crash out of FA Cup 09-03-2014 11:39 PM

    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...
  • Olivier Giroud double sends Arsenal into FA Cup semis 08-03-2014 08:39 PM

    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...
  • FA Cup holders Wigan look to shock Manchester City again 08-03-2014 09:03 AM

    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...
  • Alan Pardew admits charge for head-butting player 07-03-2014 09:04 AM

    Newcastle: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will attend a hearing with the English Football Association to discover what punishment he will receive for head-butting an opposing player in the Premier League. Newcastle said on Thursday that Pardew has admitted a misconduct charge following his confrontation with Hull midfielder David Meyler during...
  • Everton's Phil Jagielka 'unlikely' to face Arsenal: Roberto Martinez 06-03-2014 08:18 PM

    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...
  • Stoke's Charlie Adam gets three-match ban for Giroud stamp 06-03-2014 09:11 AM

    London: Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has been banned for three matches after being found guilty of violent conduct by the English FA, the governing body said on Wednesday. Adam appeared to stamp on Arsenal's Olivier Giroud during Saturday's 1-0 home win in the Premier League. "Adam had denied the...
  • Sol Campbell calls FA 'racist' after England captaincy snub 02-03-2014 10:53 AM

    Former England defender Sol Campbell believes he would have been national team captain for more than 10 years if he was white, according to extracts from his new biography that is being serialised by The Sunday Times newspaper. Campbell, 39, who was born in east London to Jamaican parents, claimed...
  • Hull City and Charlton advance to FA Cup quarter-finals 25-02-2014 08:11 AM

    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...
  • Hull grab late draw at Brighton in FA Cup fifth round 18-02-2014 07:49 AM

    Yannick Sagbo kept Hull City in the FA Cup with a late strike in their 1-1 fifth-round 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...
  • Arsenal defeat won't hold us back, says Gerrard 17-02-2014 05:05 PM

    London: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says Sunday's defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup will not halt his team's momentum as they head into the crucial final stretch of the season. Goals to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski gave Arsenal a 2-0 advantage soon after halftime, before the German tripped...
  • Arsenal gain sweet revenge over Liverpool in FA Cup 16-02-2014 11:40 PM

    London: Arsenal sent Liverpool crashing out of the FA Cup, avenging last weekend's rout at Anfield, when they beat Brendan Rodgers's high-flyers 2-1 in a full-bloodied fifth round tie at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The Londoners, who lost 5-1 to Liverpool in the Premier League on February 8, won...
  • Revenge not a factor in win over Chelsea, says Pellegrini 16-02-2014 06:46 PM

    Revenge was not on the agenda for Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini as he watched his side cruise to a 2-0 victory over Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday. City suffered a 1-0 Premier League defeat by Chelsea at their Etihad Stadium on February 3, but Pellegrini...
  • Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 to reach FA Cup quarters 16-02-2014 01:13 AM

    England: Manchester City powered forward with ease into the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, beating Premier League title rival Chelsea 2-0 to maintain their quadruple chase. Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri provided the goals to avenge a 1-0 league loss earlier this month against Chelsea, with a formidable City in...
  • Wenger delighted Arsenal are playing Liverpool again 14-02-2014 05:30 PM

    The Arsenal players cannot wait to face Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday and get an immediate chance to avenge their 5-1 mauling at Anfield last week, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. Arsenal were battered as Liverpool scored four goals inside the opening 20 minutes but Wenger said...
  • Top four in mouth-watering FA Cup fifth-round ties 14-02-2014 07:45 AM

    London: The next installment of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's mind games with Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini and Arsenal's chance for redemption against Liverpool provide the backdrop to a mouth-watering FA Cup fifth round. The Premier League's top four clubs meet in the world's oldest domestic cup competition this weekend while...
  • Yaya Toure cleared of violent conduct by FA panel 10-02-2014 11:53 PM

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will not face disciplinary action following his altercation with Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, the English FA said in a statement on Monday. Ivory Coast international Toure appeared to kick-out at Dutch striker Van Wolfswinkel in an off-the-ball incident during the 0-0 draw at...
  • Third tier Sheffield United knock Fulham out of FA Cup 05-02-2014 08:31 AM

    London: Fulham's miserable season reached a new low on Tuesday as the Premier League club was sensationally beaten 1-0 at home by League One struggler Sheffield United after extra time in an FA Cup fourth-round replay. Shaun Miller headed a dramatic winner for the third-tier club just a minute before...
  • Arsenal to face Liverpool, City to host Chelsea in FA Cup 5th round 26-01-2014 11:51 PM

    London: The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup has set up clashes between top teams as Premier League leader Arsenal face Liverpool while Manchester City host Chelsea. Holder Wigan, who defeated Crystal Palace in the previous round, will travel to Cardiff. Another top flight match involves Swansea...
  • Chelsea beat Stoke, Fulham forced to Cup replay 26-01-2014 11:34 PM

    London: A superb free kick from Oscar gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Stoke in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday while Fulham needed an equalizer 15 minutes from time to draw 1-1 with third-tier strugglers Sheffield United, who were down to 10 men. The Brazil midfielder...