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The Fiver | Duking it out behind the closed doors of the Enormo-Dome that is Wembley

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!With four teams who have won the past six FA Cup finals between them ready to duke it out behind the closed doors of the cavernous 90,000-seat Enormo-Dome that is Wembley Stadium in this year’s semi-fi…

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Pep Guardiola sets Manchester City’s sights on two trophies

Manager already looking forward to Champions LeagueCity face Arsenal in FA Cup semi-final after win over NewcastlePep Guardiola says retaining the FA Cup would be the perfect preparation for Manchester City’s Champions League reunion with Real Madrid. …

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The Kanté paradox: will world’s best spoiler fit in at new-look Chelsea? | Jonathan Liew

Frank Lampard is building a free-flowing attacking style and the World Cup winner does not surprise in possessionThe trouble with N’Golo Kanté, you see, is that he’s too good at winning the ball. Other players tackle, block, deflect, get their foot in….

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Frustrated Frank Lampard uses new substitute rule to fire up Chelsea

Win over Leicester earns Manchester United semi-final‘First half not what we are used to,’ Chelsea manager saysFrank Lampard watched Chelsea win 1-0 at Leicester to set up an FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United after meting out harsh criticism …

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Frustrated Frank Lampard uses new substitute rule to fire up Chelsea

Win over Leicester earns Manchester United semi-final‘First half not what we are used to,’ Chelsea manager saysFrank Lampard watched Chelsea win 1-0 at Leicester to set up an FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United after meting out harsh criticism …

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Manchester City dominate Newcastle to earn FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal

As Pep Guardiola looked forward to catching up with his old friend Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side in the semi-finals, Newcastle United renewed their unwanted acquaintance with an all too familiar foe.Cup failure has become such a part of the club’s modern…

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Ross Barkley sweeps Chelsea into FA Cup last four as Leicester stumble again

Frank Lampard can feel the surge of momentum and his first season in charge of Chelsea is set up for glory. Never mind the priority of delivering a Champions League finish, which looks on after the impressive Premier League victory over Manchester City…

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

Live updates as Pep Guardiola’s side defend their crownGet in touch! Email RobLive scores: All today’s goals across EuropeLouise Taylor: Bruce seeks antidote to frustration 6.06pm BST Pre-match reading Related: Steve Bruce seeks FA Cup antidote to Newc…

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Leicester v Chelsea: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

Live updates as Rodgers and Lampard eye place in final fourGet in touch! Email Daniel or tweet himQuiet kid Pulisic finally making the right noises 3.24pm BST This should be a really good game. I say, this should be a really good game. 3.21pm BST A fe…

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Dani Ceballos strike sinks Sheffield United and puts Arsenal in semi-final

Arsenal’s first victory over Sheffield United in three attempts this season saw them safely into the FA Cup semi-finals in a game that only sprang to life in its final minutes.This was United’s first home game since the restart and Chris Wilder said at…

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Sheffield United v Arsenal: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

Live updates as Arsenal and Blades battle for place in last fourGet in touch! Email RobLive scores: All today’s goals across EuropeJonathan Wilson: Lingard’s old powers fade 12.09pm BST Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is only on the bench for Arsenal, while …

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Steve Bruce seeks FA Cup antidote to Newcastle’s takeover frustration

Visit of Manchester City in quarter-final a welcomed distraction for manager whose patience is wearing thinSteve Bruce is not a particularly impatient man but even he has had enough. “We need the people who are making that decision to make it,” he says…

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Flashes of the old Jesse Lingard only highlight how his powers have faded

The midfielder failed to seize his chance against Norwich and his time at Manchester United may be running outThere was a moment early on in Manchester United’s drawn-out win at Norwich when Jesse Lingard picked up the ball on the edge of the box, fein…

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Manchester United finally end 10-man Norwich’s Cup hopes through Maguire

With 117 minutes gone and the score 1-1, Harry Maguire leapt for a header in the Norwich City box and was bumped to the ground. United’s centre-back had barely got to his feet before he was down again in the six-yard box, writhing and stretching to pok…

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

Live updates from the 5.30pm kick-off at Carrow RoadLive scores: follow all Saturday’s goals as they go inSend Scott an email here 4.43pm BST Norwich City make three changes to the side defeated at home by Everton three days ago. Onel Hernandez, Ondrej…

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Timm Klose: ‘The government suddenly calling out footballers was frustrating’

Norwich defender on how Premier League players were unfairly criticised, playing without fans and hopes of an FA Cup shockTo use the euphemistic language of our times, the past two weeks have been challenging for Norwich City. Bottom of the Premier Lea…

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Football quiz: runners up

Everyone remembers the winners, but what about the teams that finished second?Who were the losers of the first World Cup final – a game that was played just 125 miles away from their capital city?ItalyArgentina ChileBrazilWhich European team has lost a…

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Football quiz: surprise domestic Cup finalists

What do you remember about these famous fairytale Cup runs from around Europe?Which London club were the most recent team to win the FA Cup while in the second division?ChelseaCrystal PalaceQPRWest Ham UnitedAnd who was the last player to score for a s…

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My favourite game: when Blackburn stunned Arsenal in the 2013 FA Cup | Michael Butler

As a Rovers fan living across the road from the Emirates, it was a great feeling to watch this scrappy win even from the home endIt is a wonderful thing to live next to a football ground. Every other week my road, bordering the Emirates Stadium, would …

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My favourite game: when Blackburn stunned Arsenal in the 2013 FA Cup | Michael Butler

As a Rovers fan living across the road from the Emirates, it was a great feeling to watch this scrappy win even from the home endIt is a wonderful thing to live next to a football ground. Every other week my road, bordering the Emirates Stadium, would …