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  • 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...
  • Mario Balotelli charged by FA for instagram message December 5, 2014

    Mario Balotelli was charged by the English Football Association on Friday for posting a message on a social media site that was criticized for being racist and anti-Semitic. Balotelli uploaded on Instagram a picture of the video-game character Super Mario, with whom the Italy international shares a nickname, with text around...
  • English FA rejects FIFA ethics report over 2018 bid November 13, 2014

    England's Football Association has rejected the FIFA ethics committee report released on Thursday which said it harmed the image of world soccer's ruling body during the World Cup 2018 and 2022 bidding process. FIFA criticised England's bid for the 2018 tournament and suggested the FA had behaved improperly when trying to...
  • England captain Steven Gerrard announces international retirement July 21, 2014

    England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, the Football Association said on Monday. The Liverpool midfielder won 114 caps for his country after making his debut in a 20 win over Ukraine at Wembley in 2000. "I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country, and it is...
  • 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...
  • FA rejects Hull City bid to change name to Tigers April 9, 2014

    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 responses...
  • 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...
  • Jose Mourinho charged with improper conduct March 20, 2014

    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 straight...
  • Anelka and FA accept five-match ban March 14, 2014

    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 until Thursday...
  • Alan Pardew banned for seven games for head-butting player March 11, 2014

    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 governing body...
  • 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...