All posts tagged "The FA Cup"

  • MOTD: Leicester City 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

    This was the night Tottenham Hotspur asserted their place in the big six of the Premier League.  They had already faced Leicester City twice in the past week, tying 2-2 in their FA Cup meeting and losing...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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  • MOTD: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Leicester City

    If Leicester City’s FA Cup Third Round meeting with Tottenham tonight weren’t already overshadowed by a rematch in the league in just three days, the inconclusive 2-2 draw added an even more important replay to the fixture...

    • Posted January 10, 2016
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  • MOTD: Manchester United 1-0 Sheffield United

    Paul Scholes was famously private during his playing career, shying away from the limelight at every turn, which is why many found it so surprising that he turned his hand to punditry for BT Sport this season,...

    • Posted January 9, 2016
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  • MOTD: Exeter City 2-2 Liverpool

    Jürgen Klopp had a memorable introduction to the FA Cup. The Liverpool gaffer hopped off the team bus and into Exeter City’s small 8,000-seater stadium, St. James Park, almost half the size of the Bundesliga’s smallest venue....

    • Posted January 8, 2016
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  • FA Cup roundup: Wilshere rains on Arsenal’s parade

    I have got closer, in my tourism, to getting my hands on the FA Cup trophy than the Aston Villa players did at Wembley in their recent FA Cup Final against Arsenal. Arsenal’s 4-0 win was in...

    • Posted June 1, 2015
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  • Showpiece Saturday preview: Arsenal v Aston Villa

    Sigh.  Sepp Blatter once again crushed the hopes of football fans worldwide (including many even in Qatar) by winning his fifth term in office as FIFA president.  Perhaps FIFA’s best near-term shot at reform from within in...

    • Posted May 29, 2015
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  • From hero to zero — the life of a goalkeeper

    ‘Who would be a goalkeeper?’ It’s no surprise most school kids would rather be picked last than be picked to play in goal. Next to the question of ‘who would be a referee?’ this question dominates in...

    • Posted April 20, 2015
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  • MOTD: Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool

      At times, Aston Villa looked nothing short of Barcelona, making Liverpool appear silly. The speed and creativity leading to Villa’s second goal would have made Pep Guardiola cheer. Yet today’s result was not only a testament...

    • Posted April 19, 2015
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  • MOTD: Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal

    Manchester United have tried most everything to make their star-studded attack work this season. Countless formations and combinations, with Louis Van Gaal even being accused of long-ball football. It’s a testament to Arsenal’s defensive solitude that today,...

    • Posted March 9, 2015
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  • MOTD: Preston North End 1-3 Manchester United

    Preston North End will perhaps think they could have defended slightly better to keep hold of a win; Manchester United know they need to simply find the back of the net more often. They’ve tried the classic...

    • Posted February 16, 2015
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