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Feb 17

José Mourinho: VAR ‘went against original protocol’ to rule out Mata goal

• Video official was deployed to judge Juan Mata offside• Lines on the screen appeared to be wavy and unevenJosé Mourinho said that the use of VAR to disallow a Juan Mata goal in Manchester United’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth round win over Hudderfield Town “wen…

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Feb 17

FA Cup quarter-final draw – Leicester to face Chelsea, Man Utd draw Brighton

Leicester will host Chelsea in the last eight of the FA Cup, while Brighton will face Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday could host Tottenham 8.10pm GMT If everything goes with the form book then we should be looking at Chelsea, Manchester Unite…

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Feb 17

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku sinks Huddersfield despite VAR chaos

Paul Pogba missed this game through illness, leaving Manchester United to book their place in the last eight of the FA Cup without him. Thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s 20th and 21st goals of the season they managed it comfortably enough, the striker showing …

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Feb 17

Huddersfield Town v Manchester United: FA Cup – as it happened

Romelu Lukaku scored twice for Manchester United as they beat Huddersfield, despite a Juan Mata goal being disallowed in a confusing VAR moment 7.34pm GMT VAR was a distraction here, and I hope that the confusion that surrounded the end of the first ha…

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Feb 17

Jürgen Locadia scores on debut in Brighton stroll against Coventry

For Brighton, this win brought a quarter-final place for the first time since 1986 and the suggestion that Chris Hughton finally has the depth at his disposal to combine a tilt at the FA Cup and a successful relegation fight. For Coventry the battle re…

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Feb 17

Goals from Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt and Dusan Tadic finish West Brom

If this proves to be the game when the taxi for Alan Pardew is called, then West Brom’s senior players must share culpability.The Albion manager admitted beforehand his job security was weak after Gareth Barry, Jonny Evans, Boaz Myhill and Jake Livermo…

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Feb 17

West Brom 1-2 Southampton, Brighton 3-1 Coventry – as it happened

Brighton ease past CoventrySouthampton hold on to defeat West Brom 5.27pm GMT Brighton’s fans had more trouble getting to the ground than their team did defeating Coventry, Nick Ames writes. Related: Jürgen Locadia scores on debut in Brighton stroll ag…

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Feb 17

Sheffield Wednesday take Swansea to FA Cup fifth-round replay

Carlos Carvalhal had said it would be “OK” if Swansea City did not reach the quarter-finals so there was scant surprise when he made it plain his side could do without the impending replay in south Wales.This is what so often happens when weakened team…

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Feb 17

Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Swansea City: FA Cup – as it happened

Nothing much happened, and then the referee blew his final whistle and even that stopped happening 3.03pm GMT Related: Swansea off the hook as Sheffield Wednesday’s Lucas João shoots wide 2.27pm GMT And with that, I’m off. It’s been, well, not as goo…

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Feb 17

Wigan Athletic v Manchester City: match preview

Wigan have a tremendous FA Cup record against Manchester City in recent years, though since the last upset – the sixth round in 2014, not the 2013 final – the Latics have dropped another division while Pep Guardiola’s side have gone from strength to st…

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Feb 17

Rochdale v Tottenham Hotspur: match preview

Rochdale are staring relegation full in the face as they sit bottom of League One and are 11 points from safety. There is some hope in having between three and five games in hand on their rivals for the drop and it is a similar glimmer that Keith Hill …

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Feb 16

Coventry City travel to Brighton for a free hit in the FA Cup

Coventry City may be desperate for promotion but they do not intend to be pushovers at the Amex StadiumMark Robins says he does not want to use the word but it keeps coming up: Coventry City, according to their manager, are “desperate” to climb back up…

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Feb 16

Willian takes centre stage as Chelsea turn on style to destroy Hull

Quite what the Barcelona scouts dispatched to this corner of south-west London to cast their eyes over next week’s opponents would have gleaned from this thrashing is anyone’s guess. Chelsea’s passage into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup was achieved …

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Feb 16

Jamie Vardy strike enough for Leicester to see off Sheffield United

If Pep Guardiola needed any more convincing that Riyad Mahrez can add to his already star-studded Manchester City squad next season then the Algerian’s performance on his first start since his failed move to the Etihad Stadium would surely have done en…

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Feb 16

Chelsea 4-0 Hull City and Leicester City 1-0 Sheffield Utd: FA Cup – as it happened

Four first-half goals put Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals, while Jamie Vardy’s clever header ensured Leicester joined them in the last eight 10.17pm GMT Related: Willian takes centre stage as Chelsea turn on style to destroy Hull 10.16pm GMT Re…

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Feb 16

Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City: match preview

Carlos Carvalhal returns to Sheffield Wednesday, the Championship club which sacked him on Christmas Eve. Now busy masterminding Swansea City’s revival, Carvalhal knows remaining in the Premier League is infinitely more important than the cup. “We’ll t…

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