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Louis Van Gaal Potentially Sacked Despite FA Cup Triumph

Louis Van Gaal Tells Reporter ‘its over’ Despite FA Cup Triumph

Louis van Gaal gave the impression that his time as Manchester United Manager had come to an end on Sunday morning, telling a news reporter ‘it’s over’ outside his hotel as he left London. In response to a question from a Sky Sports News Reporter, the Dutchman declined to speak to press beyond his two-word lament following United’s first FA …

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Arsenal Through To FA Cup Final

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal are honing in on their first major trophy since 2005 as they advanced to the 2014 FA Cup Final today, outlasting current cup holders Wigan Athletic on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes at a mostly packed Wembley Stadium. The Arsenal triumph snaps Wigan’s fantastic run in the FA Cup over the past 2 campaigns, reeling off …

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The Blades had looked considerably blunt this season until their cup run. Photo: www.nusport.nl

Why The Cup Can Be A Catalyst For A Club’s Season

Rewind back to early January and in the days leading up to the third round of the FA Cup you might remember the comments made by Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert. He said that most Premier League clubs could “do without” the world’s most famous domestic cup competition from featuring on their fixture lists, effectively shunning it as inconvenient and …

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Wigan Pull City Shock Again (VIDEO)

It was repetitive serendipity for Wigan Athletic at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as the Latics yet again pulled the FA Cup shock over Manchester City with the Championship side dumping the Premier League high-flyers out of the FA Cup by a 2-1 score at the Quarterfinal stage, 2 rounds prior to when they did the same last year in the final at …

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City Outclass Chelsea In Cup

The 5th Round of the FA Cup began its commencement on Saturday afternoon, with 3 of the round’s 8 slated matches taking place following the postponement of Sheffield Wednesday’s tie at Hillsborough against Charlton Athletic. Of the 3 matches that went ahead yesterday, the far and clear glamour one featured Premier League table toppers Manchester City and Chelsea doing battle …

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FA Cup 5th Round Draw

The Premier League’s Top 4 were all drawn against each other in the FA Cup 5th Round Draw earlier today, with Manchester City drawn at home to Chelsea while Arsenal will host Liverpool The 5th Round Draw, completed following Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Stoke, took place at the famed Wembley Stadium and was handled by father-son pair Troy and Andros Townsend (of Spurs). …

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VIDEO: On this day 2006, Xabi Alonso scores from own half

On this day in 2006, Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso scored from inside his own half as Liverpool fought of Luton in the Third Round of the FA Cup. With Luton pilling on the pressure at 4-3 down, Alonso picked up the ball with the Luton keeper deep in the Liverpool half and scored expertly from inside his own half. Liverpool …

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FA Cup Recap

A rather drab 3rd Round of the FA Cup was spiced up today by the elimination of Manchester United at home to Swansea City, along with West Ham’s 5-0 embarrassment at Nottingham Forest The magic of the FA Cup wasn’t quite on its full display this weekend, with the fixture list having fewer David vs. Goliath ties and more Slight Goliath …

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FA Cup 2nd Round Preview

Aside from the vast slate of Premier League fixtures set for tomorrow, the FA Cup 2nd Round also has a total of 16 ties on the docket with all kickoffs set for 3 pm London time. As usual for the 2nd Round, the ties consist of teams from League 1 and below with the lowest team set to play in …

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FA Cup semi final preview

FA Cup Semi Final Preview

So as the Premier League season hots up in its race towards the business end of the season, the top position may almost be guaranteed but there are still plenty of clubs involved in the relegation dogfight. For those football fans perhaps bored by another season of Man United claiming yet another Premier League trophy, maybe those fans will instead …

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