Posts Tagged ‘FA Cup’
After Bradford (fourth division) reached the final of the Capital One Cup, eliminating three teams from the Premier League on their route towards the final, the English football offers new surprises in the FA Cup. Two other Premier League teams were eliminated yesterday, January 26, by the teams from the little football in England.
Thus, Norwich lost at home in front of a fifth league team, Luton Town, 1-0, missing qualification in the fifth round, the next phase of the competition. The last time when a team from the fifth league succeeded this performance happened on January 14, 1986, when Altrincham was the protagonist. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been over a month since Rafa Benitez took over Chelsea, without the Spaniard managing to find a balance for the Blues. It show it including the match against Swansea, in the FA Cup, the sixth match at home for Chelsea on Stamford Bridge with the Iberian on the bench.
In the six matches played at home the hosts not scored in four, but in the other two scored no less than 14 goals.
Benitez started in the Premier League match against Manchester City, at home, on November 25, ended 0-0. Three days later he repeated the same result against Fulham. Read the rest of this entry »
Mancini was furious when Balotelli came awfully foolish to his colleague Sinclair feet, whom almost seriously injured through his reckless tackling. Immediately, Mancini went straight to his soul child, whom he grabbed by the collar and argued the output he had against his team mate. Read the rest of this entry »
Remained unemployed after the separation from Chelsea, which took place this spring, Andre Villas-Boas can say that’s waiting is over. According to the press in England, the Portuguese will return to London, where he will take on Tottenham, after the manager Harry Redknapp left the team. Sportsmail also notes that the official presentation of Villas-Boas will take place on July 1st. Read the rest of this entry »
After they get through the local rivals Everton in the FA Cup semi-final, Kenny Dalglish’s players prepare for the visit of West Bromwich Albion, team led by former coach of the cormorants, Roy Hodgson.
Roy left Liverpool in the middle of last season. Than he took over West Brom that, managed to save from relegation and this season has brought on a mid-ranking position. Read the rest of this entry »
OFFICIAL! English Federation requires the introduction of technology in football after the GHOST goal scored by Chelsea!
FA called again on Monday, the introduction of video technology in professional football, a day after the FA Cup semi-final when it was validated an invalid goal to Chelsea in the match against Tottenham.
The ball sended by the Spanish Juan Mata has not passed the goal line, but the referee validated the goal.
The International Board is to decide about the using of technology in their meeting that will take place in July 2. Read the rest of this entry »
Liverpool is supposed to have been boosted by the quicker and it has expected return from injury of the captain Steven Gerrard against Wolverhampton football team.
The England midfielder was almost being sidelined for around forteen days after he decided to pick up a hamstring problem as long as theReds’ FA Cup lasted, precisely the 3rd round.
Therefore, after the manager Rafael Benitez has decided to come back to full training in weekends, he has also confirmed that his skipper may be part of the squad that travels to Molineux.
In the official website, the manager Rafael Benitez also added that “He was training on Saturday and on Sunday and Monday was the same”. After that, he said that “Normally he’s someone who, if available, can play. ” Eventually, they will soon decide this, but they think he can be available.
The Reds will be for sure without Fernando Torres,Glen Johnson and midfielder Yossi Benayoun for the travel to the Midlands.
ESPN has finally decided to sign a deal of 4 years which is worth around 35 million pounds. This deal is going to start only in the 2010/11 season meanwhile running in parallel with the agreement of FA. This agreement is related to the terrestrial broadcaster ITV which will also cover the international matches Of England and those of FA Cup.
ITV, as well as ESPN will have the chance to show the final of FA Cup live.
For those who don’t know, the FA Cup is the oldest knockout football competition for seniors and in the same time being in common with the English Premier League. This thing attracts lots of people around the Globe.
In the middle of the last year, ESPN was awarded with the rights to 46 live English Premier League games. This happened after being forfeited by Setanta.
Last week, the chief executive of FA, Ian Watmore said that they are very thrilled to have added ESPN to their list of broadcast partners.
Being a very powerful global broadcaster in United Kingdom, ESPN will give their football a great visibility and they are expecting to have a great partnership with them.
Arsenal beats Hull City 2-1 and go to the FA Cup semifinals on Tuesday.
Arsenal will meet Chelsea in a semifinal on 18.04.2009.
Hull scored first at Emirates Stadium in the 13th minute when defender Andy Dawson’s lofted pass found Nick Barmby in the area and his shot deflected off Arsenal defender Johan Djourou .
The equalizer arrive in the 75th, when Robin van Persie scored for an easy tap-in.
Then Gallas scored in the 84th minute, and help Arsenal to pass in the semifinals on FA Cup.
Arsene Wenger denied that Gallas was offside, he said: “The ball was deflected by the fist of the goalkeeper, consequently the ball comes from an opponent and it’s a normal goal,”, “Djourou first, the goalkeeper after, and then it was a foul on Gallas. Penalty. In fact, we should have got two goals.”
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Results|
|14.02.2009||Blackburn R.||Coventry C.||2:2 (1-0)|
|14.02.2009||Sheffield U.||Hull C.||1:1 (1-1)|
|14.02.2009||West Ham U.||Middlesbrough||1:1 (0-1)|
|15.02.2009||Everton||Aston Villa||3-1 (2-1)|
|15.02.2009||Derby County||Manchester U.||1-4 (0-2)|