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FA Cup: Chelsea 2-0 Southampton highlights

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Olivier Giroud’s brilliant semi-final goal helps Chelsea beat Southampton 2-0 to reach the FA Cup final and set up a meeting with Manchester United.

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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal hurt by lack of unity, says departing manager

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the lack of unity among fans in recent seasons has been “hurtful” to the club.The Frenchman announced on Friday he wo…

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Chelsea book FA Cup final date with Man Utd

Olivier Giroud’s brilliant semi-final goal helped Chelsea beat Southampton to reach the FA Cup final and set up a meeting with Manchester United.Chelsea striker Giroud received the ball from Eden Hazard and jinked his way past two Southampton players i…

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Watch: Morata's header doubles Chelsea's lead

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Watch as Alvaro Morata’s downward header doubles Chelsea’s lead against Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final.

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Watch: Giroud skilfully puts Chelsea ahead in FA Cup semi-final

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Watch as Olivier Giroud dances around Southampton’s defence to give Chelsea the lead in the FA Cup semi-final.

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Barnes earns Burnley a point to deepen Stoke drop fears

Ashley Barnes’ sixth goal in eight games underlined Burnley’s European credentials as they earned a point to dent Stoke’s hopes of preserving their Premier League status. Paul Lambert’s team, now four points adrift of safety and winless in 11 matches, …

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Arsenal put four past West Ham in dominant display

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal farewell started in the perfect manner as the Gunners scored three goals in seven second-half minutes to ease to victory against West Ham at the Emirates.This was the first match since Wenger announced he would be leaving the cl…

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Man City hold Lyon in Champions League semi first leg

Manchester City drew the first leg of their Women’s Champions League semi-final with defending champions Lyon.Crucially, City did not concede an away goal and will be positive about their chances of progression after the second leg, which takes place o…

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FA Cup: Chelsea v Southampton – rate the players

Follow coverage of Chelsea v SouthamptonhelpHow to playRate players out of 10 throughout or after the game. The rater will close 30 minutes after the final whistle.Rating range key1 = Give it up10 = Pure perfectionChelseaChelseaChelseaSouthamptonSoutha…

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Tottenham need time 'with me or another' – Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says the club “need more time with me or another” following their FA Cup semi-final defeat by Manchester United.Spurs have not won a trophy since 2008 and have now lost eight successive times in the last four of th…

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'Win Europa League for Wenger', says 'emotional' Mertesacker

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker wants the club to win the Europa League for departing boss Arsene Wenger.The Frenchman, 68, will leave the Gunners at the end of the season after nearly 22 years.The Europa League remains Arsenal’s only chance for silver…

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Mourinho shows why he is a serial winner – Shearer analysis

Manchester United need to win the FA Cup for their season to be a success but, whoever they face in the final, I would back Jose Mourinho to find a way to beat them.United totally deserved their win over Tottenham in Saturday’s semi-final because Mouri…

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FA Cup: Man Utd 2-1 Tottenham – Jose Mourinho on critics

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes there are “too many” critics of his side after they beat Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley to qualify for the FA Cup final.

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FA Cup: Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham highlights

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Watch highlights as Manchester United reach a record-equalling 20th FA Cup final with victory over Tottenham at Wembley.

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Herrera winner sends Man Utd into FA Cup final

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Manchester United reached a record-equalling 20th FA Cup final with victory over Tottenham at Wembley.Ander Herrera drove a low shot under goalkeeper Mi…

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Watch: Herrera strike puts Man Utd 2-1 up at Wembley

Ander Herrera arrives late in the box and fires home a low shot to put Manchester United 2-1 up against Tottenham in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.Watch video and text coverage of the FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotsp…

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Watch Sanchez's equalising goal for Man Utd v Spurs

Paul Pogba crosses for Alexis Sanchez who guides his header past Tottenham keeper Michel Vorm to level for Manchester United.WATCH MORE:Alli fires Spurs into early leadWatch video and text coverage of the FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and…

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FA Cup: Manchester United v Tottenham – rate the players

Follow coverage of Man Utd v TottenhamhelpHow to playRate players out of 10 throughout or after the game. The rater will close 30 minutes after the final whistle.Rating range key1 = Give it up10 = Pure perfectionMan UtdManchester UnitedManchester Unite…

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West Brom facing relegation despite fightback against Liverpool

West Brom staged a dramatic comeback to earn a draw against Liverpool, but they could still be relegated from the Premier League on Sunday.The Baggies were 2-0 down after 79 minutes – Danny Ings and Mohamed Salah on target for the Reds – until goals fr…

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West Brom facing relegation despite fightback against Liverpool

West Brom staged a dramatic comeback to earn a draw against Liverpool, but they could still be relegated from the Premier League on Sunday.The Baggies were 2-0 down after 79 minutes – Danny Ings and Mohamed Salah on target for the Reds – until goals fr…