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Guiseley draw Fleetwood in FA Cup second round – as it happened

Guiseley were rewarded for their 4-3 win over Cambridge with a home tie against Joey Barton’s League One side, while Wrexham will host Newport County in a Welsh derby 7.47pm GMT National League North side Guiseley, who knocked Cambridge United out in a…

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FA Cup roundup: Non-league Guiseley shock Cambridge, Chorley land replay

Salford stay in hat after draw at ShrewsburyYeovil and Macclesfield exit after Saturday defeatsGuiseley produced one of the biggest shocks in the first round of the FA Cup by beating League Two side Cambridge 4-3 at Nethermoor. The team 14th in the Nat…

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Which FA Cup team will run out to I Fought the Law? Met Police, of course

The club abandoned their police-only policy to avoid folding but links remain strong and they face Newport full of optimismMetropolitan Police FC, a team shrouded in myth and misunderstood in some quarters, are dreaming. The seventh-tier side, mid-tabl…

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The White Hart Lane club ready for action: Haringey living FA Cup dream

Seventh-tier side, whose season tickets are free, host AFC Wimbledon on their debut appearance in the first roundHalf an hour before he walks across the car park to oversee training, Tom Loizou is selling tickets behind the bar at Coles Park. A local c…

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Singled out: the Top 40 formats that fell by the wayside

Remember when a pop rookie and grandee would team up? Or when a soap star could call in Beyoncé to guest on their single? We pay tribute to the song types consigned to chart historyCustom has staled what was once the infinite variety of the singles cha…

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Antonio Conte likely to leave after delivering parting gift to Chelsea | Dominic Fifield

Italian coach is set to depart Stamford Bridge despite winning the FA Cup, as he remains at odds with the club’s hierarchyBy the time talk turned to Antonio Conte’s future on Saturday night, the Italian’s hair was lank with champagne, silverware was ac…

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Nemanja Matic calls for Manchester United to recruit more experience

• Midfielder says United have improved but can be better• ‘When you don’t win the next year is always more pressure’Nemanja Matic believes Manchester United must make major signings this summer if they are to challenge for the Premier League and Champi…

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Thibaut Courtois stands tall to grant Antonio Conte a glorious swansong | David Hytner

Gutsy backs-to-the-wall show delivers a triumphant end to Italian’s stormy season – and perhaps his Chelsea tenureAntonio Conte remained in a state of agitation. The Chelsea manager had seen Eden Hazard put his team in charge of the FA Cup final with a…

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‘I’m a serial winner,’ says Antonio Conte after FA Cup triumph – video

Following their 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte defended himself against criticism of their poor performance in the Premier League by calling himself a “serial winner”. Eden Hazard scored the only goal …

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Marcus Rashford’s toils show up José Mourinho as a man without a plan | Barney Ronay

Isolated outing for forward in the cup final was dismaying proof that skilful attackers are being left to regress at Old TraffordOn a sweaty, heavy, oddly gruelling Wembley day Manchester United’s sweaty, heavy, oddly gruelling season was finally eutha…

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Antonio Conte: ‘I showed in a difficult season that I’m a serial winner’

• Chelsea manager issues ‘back me or sack me’ message• ‘If they want to continue to work with me, they know me‘Antonio Conte warned Chelsea they would be losing a “serial winner” if they chose to sack him and said that, whatever the future mi…

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Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: FA Cup final player ratings

Eden Hazard was Chelsea’s star of the show as Ander Herrera struggled to stifle him and Paul Pogba had a day to forget for Manchester UnitedThibaut Courtois Preferred to Willy Caballero, he had little to do but made a brilliant left-hand save to deny …

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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard spot-on to sink Manchester United and win FA Cup

If this turns out to be Antonio Conte’s final game as Chelsea manager, as all the evidence suggests, at least he has gone out on a high.For all the politics at Stamford Bridge, all the discontent and the impression of a manager who knows his time is up…

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Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: 2018 FA Cup final – as it happened

Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty was enough to seal an eighth FA Cup for Chelsea 7.40pm BST Antonio Conte continues to cavort on the field, waving what could be some valedictory silverware. So there’s no word from him. Yet. No doubt there will be more …

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Ander Herrera: My future is the FA Cup final. I want to be here next season

Manchester United midfielder has struggled for an automatic place in the first team but he scored the winner in the semi-final and is keen to continue in that veinAnder Herrera has a self-possession that allows rare honesty when he is asked how Manches…

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Chelsea’s Cesc Fàbregas seeks FA Cup winner’s medal to replace one he lost

• Midfielder admits mislaying medal won with Arsenal in 2005 • ‘If you are a bit of a romantic, the FA Cup is very special’Cesc Fàbregas will have an extra incentive to claim the FA Cup for a second time in his career after admitting he has mislaid his…

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