Category: FA Cup

FA Cup News

Jan 18

Antonio Conte: VAR official made ‘big mistake’ over Chelsea penalty shout

• Willian should have had penalty for Klose challenge, says Conte• Pedro and Morata deserved yellow cards for diving, says ItalianAntonio Conte has suggested the video assistant referee, Mike Jones, was guilty of a “big, big mistake” after opting not t…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/18/antonio-conte-chelsea-norwich-city-var-mistake

Jan 17

Hazard penalty puts Chelsea through against Norwich on dramatic Cup night

Chelsea eventually saw off Norwich City in a penalty shootout here – Eden Hazard scoring the decisive spot-kick, with Norwich missing only one of their efforts from 12 yards – but, for long periods, this had been the stuff of nightmares for Antonio Con…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/17/chelsea-norwich-fa-cup-third-round-replay-match-report

Jan 17

Wigan sense repeat of history after crushing win over Bournemouth

Paul Cook admitted everything fell Wigan Athletic’s way as they defeated Bournemouth in a third-round replay again to evoke memories of their 2013 FA Cup triumph.The League One leaders recorded a 3-0 victory over the Cherries at the DW Stadium after Sa…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/17/wigan-bournemouth-fa-cup-third-round-match-report

Jan 17

Jordan Ayew’s quality finish offers Swansea Cup relief against Wolves

A splendid Jordan Ayew goal was the highlight of a miserable evening at the Liberty Stadium where Swansea City recorded a rare home victory – only their third of the season – to overcome the dismal conditions as well as the Championship leaders and sec…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/17/swansea-wolves-fa-cup-third-round-replay-match-report

Jan 17

Chelsea beat Norwich on penalties, Swansea 2-1 Wolves, Wigan 3-0 Bournemouth – as it happened

Chelsea were pushed all the way by Norwich, but won on penalties and join Swansea and Wigan in the fourth round 10.47pm GMT Chelsea have the good grace not to celebrate too wildly. The champions of England were pushed all the way tonight by Championshi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jan/17/chelsea-v-norwich-swansea-v-wolves-bournemouth-v-wigan-fa-cup-live

Jan 16

West Ham’s Reece Burke finds finish to end Shrewsbury’s resistance

West Ham finally saw off Shrewsbury in added time of their FA Cup third round replay but it took a thumping volley from a rookie centre-half to do so.Reece Burke scored his first goal for the club with seven minutes remaining of the added half-hour at …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/16/west-ham-united-shrewsbury-town-fa-cup-replay-match-report

Jan 16

Leicester and Kelechi Iheanacho benefit from VAR to end Fleetwood’s FA Cup dream

In years to come, this might be considered the first success of a football revolution. Or, the beginning of the machines taking over and removing the joy from football. For the first time in the English game, VAR was used to reverse a decision, awardin…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/16/leicester-city-fleetwood-town-fa-cup-replay-match-report

Jan 16

West Ham 1-0 Shrewsbury, Leicester 2-0 Fleetwood: FA Cup replays as they happened

Kelechi Iheanacho scored a VAR-assisted goal for Leicester, Cardiff booked a date with Manchester City and West Ham needed extra time to see off Shrewsbury 10.23pm GMT And with that, I will take my leave. It’s been historic. Bye! 10.21pm GMT Fair play …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jan/16/west-ham-shrewsbury-leicester-fleetwood-fa-cup-third-round-replay-clockwatch-live

Jan 09

Roy Hodgson changes tune on Brighton winner after ‘spiteful’ outburst at referee

Despite initial suspicions Crystal Palace manager eventually accepts verdict of new video review system that striker’s goal did not involve any handballRoy Hodgson admitted he had directed “spiteful” words at the referee, Andre Marriner, after watching…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/09/roy-hodgson-brighton-winner-referee

Jan 08

VAR enjoys smooth debut in FA Cup as lack of drama shows system’s benefits | Amy Lawrence

Glenn Murray’s late goal was reviewed by the VAR in a quick and accurate fashion as the technology enjoyed a low-key, trouble free first match on English soilFor the grand arrival of VAR in English domestic football there ought to have been a fanfare o…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2018/jan/08/brighton-crystal-palace-var-fa-cup

Jan 08

Glenn Murray leaves it late as Brighton knock Crystal Palace out of FA Cup

It had to be Glenn Murray, the striker who has straddled the rather unusual divide between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace. This FA Cup third round tie was level with less than ten minutes to go when Chris Hughton called for the old-schoo…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/08/brighton-hove-albion-crystal-palace-fa-cup-third-round-match-report

Jan 08

Brighton 2-1 Crystal Palace: FA Cup third round – as it happened

Glenn Murray scored a deserved late winner for Brighton after goals from Dale Stephens and Bakary Sako in a derby that improved as it went on 10.31pm GMT Related: Glenn Murray leaves it late as Brighton knock Crystal Palace out of FA Cup 9.41pm GMT T…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jan/08/brighton-v-crystal-palace-fa-cup-live

Jan 08

FA Cup fourth round draw: Yeovil face Manchester United, Newport host Spurs

Two of the Premier League’s top six will travel to League Two grounds in the fourth round while Liverpool host West Brom, Manchester City visit Cardiff or Mansfield and Notts County welcome Wolves or Swansea 7.45pm GMT League Two sides Yeovil Town and …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jan/08/fa-cup-fourth-round-draw-live

Jan 08

The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos

Your weekend roundup of the best photography from Saturday and Sunday’s FA Cup third round matches Continue reading…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/gallery/2018/jan/08/the-dozen-the-weekend-best-fa-cup-photos

Jan 08

Forest, Coventry and Manchester United breathe life back into FA Cup | Sean Ingle

Teams intent on attack and third-round upsets by Coventry and Nottingham Forest, among others, have helped revive the profile of football’s oldest competitionAnfield, Friday. While Virgil van Dijk humbly celebrates scoring Liverpool’s late winner the T…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2018/jan/08/nottingham-forest-coventry-city-manchester-united-breathe-life-back-fa-cup

Jan 08

FA Cup: talking points from the action in the third round

Mark Robins’ eye-catching Coventry deserve their headlines, Liverpool have a bargain in Andrew Robertson and Wolves are already good enough for top flightAmid all the hoopla over the departing Mark Hughes, it is right to take a moment to praise Coventr…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2018/jan/08/fa-cup-talking-points-from-action-third-round