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‘This saves our season’ — Cahill relief as Chelsea win FA Cup

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London (AFP) – Chelsea captain Gary Cahill said the Blues’ FA Cup final triumph against Manchester United was a huge relief because it saved his side’s troubled season.

Antonio Conte’s team held on for a 1-0 win over United at Wembley as Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty was followed by a determined defensive display from the Blues after the interval.

United’s Lukaku only fit to make bench in FA Cup final

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London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku was only fit enough to be named among Manchester United’s substitutes for their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea on Saturday.

Lukaku had missed the previous three matches after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in April and United manager Jose Mourinho revealed the Belgium striker told him he wasn’t ready to start at Wembley.

United’s Lukaku only fit to make bench in FA Cup final

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London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku was only fit enough to be named among Manchester United’s substitutes for their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea on Saturday.

Lukaku had missed the previous three matches after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in April and United manager Jose Mourinho revealed the Belgium striker told him he wasn’t ready to start at Wembley.

Confirmed Lineups: Man Utd vs Chelsea

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Chelsea future shouldn’t depend on Cup final: Conte

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London (AFP) – Under-fire Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his future at the club shouldn’t depend on beating Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup final as he launched a fierce defensive of his record at Stamford Bridge.

Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League and the FA Cup final in his debut season in England last year.

Chelsea future shouldn’t depend on Cup final: Conte

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London (AFP) – Under-fire Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his future at the club shouldn’t depend on beating Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup final as he launched a fierce defensive of his record at Stamford Bridge.

Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League and the FA Cup final in his debut season in England last year.

FA Cup final won’t define United’s season – Mourinho

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho insists he won’t regard Manchester United’s season as a failure even if they lose against Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final.

Mourinho’s side have one last chance to finish the campaign with silverware when they face their manager’s former club in a heavyweight Wembley showdown.

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It's the final weekend of European league campaign, with Spain, France, and Itlay putting tidy bows on their seasons. Sure there are a couple Champions League places at stake, but the real action is in a pair of Cup Finals in Germany and England.

The FA Cup Final pits old time rivals Manchester United and Chelsea together.

Wembley specialist Sanchez seeks familiar FA Cup liftoff at United

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London (AFP) – Alexis Sanchez heads to Wembley for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea hoping the magic of the cup will again prove the inspiration needed for the Chilean to kickstart a slow start to his Manchester United career.

Sanchez is no plucky underdog. He reportedly signed the most lucrative contract in Premier League history when penning a four-and-a-half year contract at Old Trafford in January.

The 2018 FA Cup Final Match Ball Will Feature Names Of All 137 Goalscorers In This Year’s Competition (Photos)

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What you're looking at there is the exact ball that will be used for the 2018 FA Cup Final at Wembley this coming Saturday.

With Chelsea and Manchester United set to contest the 137th FA Cup final ever, the Nike Ordem match ball will carry with it a little extra prominence.

4-3-1-2: Will this be the Man Utd XI to face Chelsea in FA Cup final?

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Injured Lukaku may not start FA Cup final — Mourinho

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku could start the FA Cup final on the bench as the Manchester United striker battles to recover from an ankle injury in time for the Wembley showdown with Chelsea.

Lukaku hasn’t featured for United since suffering his ankle problem against Arsenal last month and is set to miss the last game of the Premier League season against Watford on Sunday.

Injured Lukaku may not start FA Cup final — Mourinho

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku could start the FA Cup final on the bench as the Manchester United striker battles to recover from an ankle injury in time for the Wembley showdown with Chelsea.

Lukaku hasn’t featured for United since suffering his ankle problem against Arsenal last month and is set to miss the last game of the Premier League season against Watford on Sunday.

Manchester United fancied to see off Chelsea’s challenge in FA Cup Final

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Manchester United face Chelsea in the 2018 FA Cup final on May 19 with both sides desperate to crown their seasons by claiming some silverware.

The Red Devils couldn't keep pace with Manchester City in the Premier League, while disappointing exits from the Champions League and EFL Cup highlighted some of the deficiencies in Jose Mourinho's squad.

Conte's Future to Be Decided by FA Cup Final

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Antonio Conte has revealed that the resolution to the ongoing uncertainty about his position as the head coach for Chelsea will be swift when the season comes to an end. The Italian has spent a lot of the campaign abstaining from commenting on what he has termed the speculation, but has ended his silence, saying that his future will be clear after the FA Cup Final.

Player Ratings: Brighton 1-0 Man Utd

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Recent Chelsea FA Cup record should give Conte confidence for final

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How's this for a stat; Chelsea haven't lost an FA Cup game against Manchester United this century.

Three wins – including the 2008 final after extra time – and a draw for the Blues from their last four meetings with the Red Devils in the world's oldest knockout football competition leave Antonio Conte's team unbeaten against this opposition since 1999.

Man Utd have laid down marker for next season, says Young

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London (AFP) – Ashley Young believes Manchester United have laid down a marker for next season at their end of a frustrating Premier League campaign that Manchester City turned into a procession.

Jose Mourinho’s men are on track to end a third successive season with a major trophy, with the FA Cup final against Chelsea a chance to build on what looks set to be their best league finish since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

Man Utd have laid down marker for next season, says Young

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London (AFP) – Ashley Young believes Manchester United have laid down a marker for next season at their end of a frustrating Premier League campaign that Manchester City turned into a procession.

Jose Mourinho’s men are on track to end a third successive season with a major trophy, with the FA Cup final against Chelsea a chance to build on what looks set to be their best league finish since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

FA exploit fans for cup final

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Manchester United booked a place in the FA Cup final after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

The most expensive tickets cost £80, then £65, then £45 and £30 for the cheapest. Sitting in the singing section behind the goal, I paid £65, and had every intention for requesting tickets for the same area given how great the atmosphere was there.

Man Utd fancied to continue improvement with 13th FA Cup success

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Manchester United face Chelsea in the 2018 FA Cup final on 19 May and both sides will be desperate to end their season on a high by lifting the historic trophy.

Ander Herrera's winner sent United into a record-equalling 20th final and condemned Tottenham Hotspur to their eighth successive defeat in the last four of the competition.

Chelsea face Manchester United in FA Cup final as Giroud sinks Saints

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London (AFP) – Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton again with a sublime strike in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Wembley.

Giroud has made a habit of scoring against Southampton and the France forward was their nemesis in a one-sided semi-final.

Serial finalists Man Utd deserve more credit – Mourinho

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London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes criticism of his side this season has been unjustified after they came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener to send United into a third final in less than two years under Mourinho, having won the Europa League and League Cup last season.

Serial finalists Man Utd deserve more credit – Mourinho

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London (AFP) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes criticism of his side this season has been unjustified after they came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener to send United into a third final in less than two years under Mourinho, having won the Europa League and League Cup last season.

Man Utd weather Spurs storm to reach 20th FA Cup final

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London (AFP) – Manchester United weathered an early Tottenham storm to come from behind to win 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener and ensured that Tottenham’s decade-long wait for a trophy continues.

Man Utd weather Spurs storm to reach 20th FA Cup final

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London (AFP) – Manchester United weathered an early Tottenham storm to come from behind to win 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener and ensured that Tottenham’s decade-long wait for a trophy continues.

Man Utd weather Spurs storm to reach FA Cup final

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London (AFP) – Manchester United weathered an early Tottenham storm to come from behind to win 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener and ensured that Tottenham’s decade-long wait for a trophy continues.

Man Utd weather Spurs storm to reach FA Cup final

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London (AFP) – Manchester United weathered an early Tottenham storm to come from behind to win 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener and ensured that Tottenham’s decade-long wait for a trophy continues.

Player Ratings: Man Utd 2-1 Spurs

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Manchester United and Tottenham set for epic Wembley tussle

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Chelsea, Man Utd battle to be Cup kings in England’s other showpiece

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Wembley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The eyes of the world may be on a Royal wedding at Windsor, but 18 miles to the east English football’s own showpiece event sees Chelsea and Manchester United face off in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday (1615GMT).

Both sides are in need of silverware to salvage underwhelming seasons.

Chelsea, Man Utd battle to be Cup kings in England’s other showpiece

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Wembley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The eyes of the world may be on a Royal wedding at Windsor, but 18 miles to the east English football’s own showpiece event sees Chelsea and Manchester United face off in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday (1615GMT).

Both sides are in need of silverware to salvage underwhelming seasons.

Chelsea-Man Utd battle to be Cup kings in England’s other showpiece

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Wembley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The eyes of the world may be on a Royal wedding at Windsor, but 18 miles to the east English football’s own showpiece event sees Chelsea and Manchester United face off in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday (1615GMT).

Both sides are in need of silverware to salvage underwhelming seasons.

Chelsea-Man Utd battle to be Cup kings in England’s other showpiece

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Wembley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The eyes of the world may be on a Royal wedding at Windsor, but 18 miles to the east English football’s own showpiece event sees Chelsea and Manchester United face off in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday (1615GMT).

Both sides are in need of silverware to salvage underwhelming seasons.

Stakes raised for Mourinho-Conte feud in Cup final showdown

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte renew hostilities with the stakes heightened when Manchester United and Chelsea face off in Saturday’s FA Cup final needing silverware to mask this season’s flaws.

Conte’s need is the greater. Having missed out on Champions League football for next season, many expect the Wembley showpiece to be the Italian’s final match in charge at Stamford Bridge, regardless of the outcome.

Stakes raised for Mourinho-Conte feud in Cup final showdown

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte renew hostilities with the stakes heightened when Manchester United and Chelsea face off in Saturday’s FA Cup final needing silverware to mask this season’s flaws.

Conte’s need is the greater. Having missed out on Champions League football for next season, many expect the Wembley showpiece to be the Italian’s final match in charge at Stamford Bridge, regardless of the outcome.

United will be Cup final favourites, says Conte

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte says Chelsea will be underdogs when they face Manchester United and his old rival Jose Mourinho in the FA Cup final.

Conte’s side cruised to a 2-0 win over Southampton in Sunday’s semi-final to set up a heavyweight clash with United at Wembley on May 19.

Pochettino raises questions over future after Spurs FA Cup defeat

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino sparked speculation over his future at Tottenham after Manchester United extended the London club’s FA Cup semi-final pain at Wembley.

Spurs took an early lead on Saturday through Dele Alli but Jose Mourinho’s men hit back with goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera to reach a record-equalling 20th FA Cup final.

Pochettino raises questions over future after Spurs FA Cup defeat

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino sparked speculation over his future at Tottenham after Manchester United extended the London club’s FA Cup semi-final pain at Wembley.

Spurs took an early lead on Saturday through Dele Alli but Jose Mourinho’s men hit back with goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera to reach a record-equalling 20th FA Cup final.

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Women’s FA Cup: Ramona Bachmann Brace Fires Chelsea To Final Success Over Arsenal (Photos & Video)

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Chelsea picked up their second Women's FA Cup title after the west Londoners deservedly beat Arsenal 3-1 at Wembley.

Playing in front of a record crowd of 45,423, the game came to life in the second-half, with Ramona Bachmann bagging a fine brace.

The first of Bachmann's two goals came on 48 minutes, via a thumping effort.