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Category: FA Cup

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FA Cup and Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend

Ross Barkley’s difficult return, VAR inconsistency in the FA Cup, Nuno Espírito Santo impresses and James Maddison’s classRoss Barkley would have known what kind of reception awaited him at Goodison Park: the type rained down on previous Everton escape…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League and FA Cup photos

Your weekend roundup of the best photography from the FA Cup and Premier League View the Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Errant Alisson bailed out by unflappable veteran James Milner | David Hytner

Liverpool’s title challenge was on the rocks for seven minutes late in the second half at Fulham, before their experienced midfielder spared the goalkeeper’s blushesFor seven minutes, it is no exaggeration to say that Liverpool’s title hopes hung in th…

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FA Cup semi-final draw: Brighton face Manchester City, Watford take on Wolves

• Brighton handed toughest draw after penalty shootout win• Albion result means Tottenham open new stadium on 3 AprilManchester City were paired with Brighton in the semi-final of the FA Cup, while Watford will face Wolves in the draw made immediately …

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Brighton edge Millwall in penalty shootout after Martin’s late blunder

Brighton & Hove Albion reached their first FA Cup semi-final since 1983 after coming back from the brink to beat Millwall 5-4 on penalties.Millwall’s devastation was immense. The Championship strugglers had led by two goals with two minutes remaini…

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Millwall v Brighton: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

Live updates from the New Den, kick-off 2pm (GMT)‘No one likes us’ is a millstone for Millwall and those who do careFeel free to email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris your thoughts 1.51pm GMT Classic cup telly tropes: Mahlon Romeo, son of Jazzy B, goes f…

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Diogo Jota and Wolves carve apart Manchester United to reach semi-finals

Wolves, elegant and fierce, advanced to the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time in 21 years. Manchester United could do nothing about it. First Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men were frustrated by their hosts, then they were taken apart. Goals by Raúl Jiméne…

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Wolves v Manchester United: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

FA Cup quarter-final updates from the 7.55pm (GMT) kick-off When United were darlings – and Wolves found out whyAnd you can email Gregg here. Tweet him @GreggBakowski 7.52pm GMT Justin Kavanagh writes: “Hearing Solskjæar speak after a couple of years o…

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Sergio Agüero puts Man City into semi-final after fightback against Swansea

Manchester City clambered back from two goals down to take their place in the FA Cup semi-finals after Sergio Agüero came off the bench to snatch the winner. For so long Pep Guardiola’s grand plans of a quadruple again appeared in tatters until his sid…

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Swansea City v Manchester City: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

FA Cup quarter-final updates from the 5.20pm GMT kick-offGraham Potter: ‘Pep’s influenced by Cruyff. I had Brian Horton’ And feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 4.28pm GMT Swansea make just the one change to the team that went down 3-0 at t…

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Watford in FA Cup semi-finals after Andre Gray sinks Crystal Palace

Ray Hodgson must be sick of the sight of Watford by now. A third 2-1 defeat of the season to Javi Gracia’s side after substitute Andre Gray’s late winner dashed Crystal Palace’s chances of reaching Wembley will certainly not live long in the memory for…

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‘No one likes us’ is a millstone for Millwall and those who do care | Daniel Taylor

The Lions are hunting a return to Wembley but the incidents around the Everton game earlier in the FA Cup run show nothing has changed since the violence at the 2013 semi-finalIn football, it has always been easier to get a bad reputation than to lose …

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Watford v Crystal Palace: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

FA Cup quarter-final updates from the 12.15pm GMT kick-offRob Smyth: when Manchester United were nation’s darlingsAnd you can email Scott with your thoughts 11.25am GMT After the free-jazz selection stylings of the Etihad, Watford make eight changes, r…

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Millwall v Brighton: match preview

Brighton are back in south-east London on Sunday after their welcome win at Crystal Palace last weekend. Chris Hughton has done his homework on Millwall, taking in the surprise win at Birmingham in midweek that gave Neil Harris’s side a boost in their …

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Wolves’ Matt Doherty: ‘People think the step-up is not that big but it is’

Wing-back has adjusted to life in the Premier League after a shaky start and is aiming for an FA Cup upset against Manchester UnitedAnyone who has seen Matt Doherty play in recent months will wonder why he was so worried. Wolves are seventh in the Prem…

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Wilfried Zaha could miss Palace’s FA Cup trip to Watford with calf strain

• Winger doubtful for quarter-final due to injury in training• Zaha has feisty relationship with Watford players and fansCrystal Palace have potentially been dealt a major blow ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final against Watford after Wilfried Zaha suf…

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Swansea’s Graham Potter: ‘Pep’s been influenced by Johan Cruyff. I had Brian Horton’

Before facing Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals, the manager discusses the job’s surprises and says he has been advised just to close his eyesGraham Potter is shaking his head. The Swansea manager has just been told that if you type his name…

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Swansea v Manchester City: match preview

Manchester City have to knockout the Championship’s 15th team to move a step closer to their first FA Cup win since 2011. They will do so unless Graham Potter can mastermind a stunning upset. Swansea have not beaten City since March 2012. Yet this is t…

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Watford v Crystal Palace: match preview

Watford host a repeat of the 2016 semis where Crystal Palace marched on to lose in the final where we were blessed with that Alan Pardew dance. So can Watford make amends? Javi Gracia certainly wants to as his resting of key players against Manchester …

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Wolves v Manchester United: match preview

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is right to be wary of Wolves as they sit pretty in seventh on their return to the Premier League. After Sunday’s reverse at Arsenal, Manchester United will want to bounce back instantaneously but Wolves knocked Liverpool out at the…