Tag Archives: FA Cup

Man United face Spurs, Chelsea take on Southampton in FA Cup semis


Manchester United will face Tottenham at Wembley in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, while Chelsea take on Southampton in the other game at the national stadium. A cup triumph for the Red Devils will see them equal Arsenal’s record haul of 13 FA Cup wins, while Spurs have not won the competition since 1991. 2012 winners Chelsea, who edged past Leicester at the King Power ...

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FA Cup: Llorente hat-trick helps Spurs thump Rochdale


Tottenham reached the FA Cup quarter-finals after surviving a scare against League One Rochdale in a fifth-round replay littered with video assistant referee (VAR) controversies. Amid persistent snow at Wembley, Fernando Llorente scored a 12-minute hat-trick early in the second half after Rochdale’s Stephen Humphrys had cancelled out Son Heung-min’s opener. Son added the fifth and substitute Kyle Walker-Peters the ...

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Jordan Ayew on target for Swansea in FA Cup replay


Ghana’s Jordan Ayew scored the first of Swansea City’s two goals against Sheffield Wednesday in an English FA Cup 5th round replay played at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday evening. Ayew put the ball into the net in a rebound effort after Tom Carroll’s shot hit both goal posts. The goal was Ayew’s 9th of the season and he scored ...

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FA Cup: Hawk-Eye apologises over wrong VAR image for Juan Mata ‘goal’


The ‘squiggly line’ image shown by broadcasters was not used to disallow Juan Mata’s goal in Manchester United’s FA Cup fifth-round win at Huddersfield, says the provider of VAR pictures. Hawk-Eye says a “technical error led to an incorrect graphic being provided”. Mata said “the decision was not very clear”, while United boss Jose Mourinho called for the video assistant referee (VAR) ...

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Rochdale 2-2 Tottenham: League One side earn lucrative FA Cup replay at Wembley with last-gasp equaliser


Steve Davies earned Rochdale an FA Cup fifth-round replay at Wembley with his remarkable stoppage-time equaliser against Tottenham. Sky Bet League One’s bottom club played superbly to take the lead into half-time thanks to captain Ian Henderson’s, yet they looked to have been denied when Lucas Moura equalised. Substitute Harry Kane netted a penalty with just two minutes left but, ...

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Huddersfield 0-2 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku brace ensures Red Devils victory but VAR steals the show


Manchester United overcame the video assistant referee’s controversial intervention and reached the FA Cup quarter-finals thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s brace at Huddersfield. While the decision to utilise technology and aid officials has been widely embraced, the trial period has not been without its hiccups in the English game and beyond. The teething troubles continued as Juan Mata saw an effort cancelled out for the ...

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FA Cup round-up: Swansea create history, while Rochdale and Huddersfield progress


Swansea City 8-1 Notts County Swansea recorded their biggest-ever FA Cup win as Notts County were demolished 8-1 at the Liberty Stadium. First-half braces from Tammy Abraham and Nathan Dyer, as well as second-half efforts from Kyle Naughton, Wayne Routledge, Tom Carroll and debutant Daniel James, saw Swansea cruise into a last-16 tie away to manager Carlos Carvalhal’s former club ...

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Jordan Ayew gets Carvalhal’s praise for goal vs Wolves


Swansea City manager, Carlos Carvalhal, saluted Jordan Ayew after his sparkling goal in Swansea City’s Emirates FA Cup victory over wolves. Ayew scored for the fourth time in his last seven games to set the Swans on the path to the fourth round. The Ghanaian’s 11th-minute strike was a memorable one, as he danced past a number of Wolves defenders ...

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