FA Cup

Random Great Goals: Crystal Palace Score Four Little Lovelies In 4-1 Win Over Wolves, 1995 (Video)

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The year was 1995, and Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers were pitted against each other in the sixth round (i.e. quarter-finals) of the FA Cup.

Wolves were the only non-Premiership side left in the competition, and defended manfully to ensure the original tie at Selhurst Park ended in a 1-1 draw.

Blackburn Force FA Cup Replay

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Liverpool have created themselves an extra fixture as they head towards the final portion of the season after picking up a 0-0 draw with Blackburn in the FA Cup quarter final. It was a game that really on paper the Reds should have had wrapped up but a lack of chances and poor conversion left Liverpool winless.

Video: Millwall beat Blackburn to reach FA Cup semi-final

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Millwall captain Danny Shittu headed his side to Wembley in last night's FA Cup quarter-final replay against Blackburn. The centre-back scored the only goal of the game as the Lions defeated Rovers to set up a semi-final clash against Wigan. Rovers fans might be keen to see how their side fared with the help of [.

Chelsea Complete Comeback to Force FA Cup Replay with Manchester United

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Ramires (l) of Chelsea celebrates scoring his teaam's second goal with team-mates Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata (r) (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

On Sunday, Manchester United started off brilliantly in the FA Cup at Old Trafford scoring two early goals from Chicharito and Wayne Rooney; however, Rafa Benitez's side reconfigured their approach in the second half to level the match at 2-2.

Top five conclusions: FA Cup quarter-final weekend

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1. A 5-0 win plus a replay between Manchester United and Chelsea: Manchester City were the undoubted winners of the weekend. 2. United can thank David De Gea's big toe for preventing them exiting two cup competitions in a week. 3. Wigan's Callum McManaman is probably no longer welcome on the Goodison Park terraces after [.

Everton vs. Oldham Athletic: Players to Watch in FA Cup Fifth Round Replay

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Steven Naismith of Everton (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Everton and Oldham Athletic meet in the replay of their FA Cup fifth round fixture on Tuesday. In the initial encounter, both sides were locked in a 2-2 thrilling stalemate.

Now, Everton manager David Moyes will expect a better performance from his side in order to advance further in the competition, following recent disappointments in the league.

Man Utd vs West Ham FA Cup 3rd Round Replay (Welsh Wizardry not on the wane)

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Giggs. Is there a player that epitomises everything about a club more so than he does for Manchester United? I can think only of very few select others, an elite if you will. Lampard at Chelsea, Gerrard at Liverpool, then further afield, Del Piero playing at Juventus, Maldini at Milan, and the mercurial Totti at Roma.

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This week, introduces the football phrase 'cup replay'

GIF It: Paul Scholes’ trademark booking (Manchester United vs West Ham)

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He's still got it. Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes showed he's still mistiming tackles just as well as he was doing a decade ago during last night's FA Cup third round replay victory over West Ham. Classic Scholesy. Via 101GG

Andy Townsend commentates as West Ham midfielder Gary O’Neil “hand relieves all the pressure”

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Gary O'Neil does his best to ensure West Ham's FA Cup third round replay at Manchester United has a happy ending. At least in the world of ITV co-commentator Andy Townsend.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp hums the Sports Report theme after victory over West Brom

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QPR boss Harry Redknapp celebrated his side's FA Cup third round replay victory over West Brom by humming the tune to BBC Radio Five Live's Sports Report. That's Radio Five reporter Pat Murphy on whatever the humming equivalent of backing vocals might be. Via 101GG

Non-league Bashley demand FA Cup replay over ghost goal

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Non-league side Bashley have written to the Football Association to ask for their tie with Gosport to be replayed after the referee missed a clear goal. Gosport's keeper booted the ball through the side-netting in frustration before ref Will Bull had seen it cross the line. He didn't award a goal, believing that the ball [.

Match Of The Past: Bolton Wanderers

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We continue our series of the Football League Championship clubs' matches of the past this morning with Bolton Wanderers, and six matches from the years between 1954 and 2003. The first match comes from 1954, and sees Bolton travel to the Manor Ground to play Headington United, who were of course to later become Oxford United, on a snow covered pitch in the FA Cup.

Match Of The Past: Birmingham City

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We continue our series of historical videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship this morning with Birmingham City, and six matches from the years between 1975 and 2007. Our first match is a trip to Hillsborough for an FA Cup semi-final against Fulham in 1975, and our second match is from the following year, a trip to Filbert Street to play Leicester City in a league match from December 1976 which features a devastating performance from Kenny Burns.

Match Of The Past: West Ham United

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We are nearly at the end of our summer long series of videos featuring matches involving the clubs of this seasons Premier League, and the latest in this series features the club that scrambled into the Premier League via last seasons play-offs, West Ham United. West Ham have a long history of bouncing between the top two divisions the club has never played below the top two divisions of English football since joining the Football League in 1919 and our six matches for you come from the period between 1971 and 1986.

Manchester United

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez expects to be blamed for fixture pile-up

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Chelsea's interim manager Rafa Benitez has joked that he expected the club's supporters to blame him for their current fixture congestion. The Blues have a busy run-in. They have been playing fixture catch-up for most of the season after a trip to the Club World Cup and a run to the semi-finals of the Capital [.

Robin Van Persie gets intimate with a cameraman (QPR vs Manchester United)

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Robin Van Persie was subbed off with an injury in the first-half of Manchester United's match against QPR this afternoon. The Dutchman had been struggled since tumbling into a cameraman's pit during the build-up to Rafael's goal. None of the footage we've seen so far captures Van Persie's fall, although one replay of the goal [.

United favorites to claim three points against Southampton

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Manchester United take on Southampton at St Mary's on Sunday (4pm KO, Live on Sky Sports 1) and at 1.57 with Betfred look a great bet to come away with all three points.

They have won on their last four visits in all competitions, and having got back on track with a 3-2 win over Fulham following their opening game defeat at the hands of Everton and in reality should prove far too strong for The Saints.


Wales 0-2 Belgium

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Wales chance's of beating Belgium were all but ended in the 25th minute when James Collins was red carded for what the referee saw as a two-footed lunge which in replay's looked very harsh to the central defender who up to that had being immense, Belgium took the lead through Vincent Kompany who scored from a headed corner before Jan Vertonghen's pile-driver ended any Welsh hope of a share of the spoils.

Quotes, Stats, and Links: New York Away Edition

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Portland Timbers Quotes

Timbers general manager/interim head coach Gavin Wilkinson

On New York's controversial second goal:
I'm in trouble however I answer this aren't I? You saw what I saw. We're not allowed to comment on the referee's performance but that second goal summed it up.

Bad start for Liverpool and Rodgers

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers felt harshly treated by referee Phil Dowd after seeing Liverpool crash to a 3-0 defeat at West Brom on the opening day of the Barclays Premier League .

Dowd awarded two second-half penalties, the first of which also saw Daniel Agger red-carded and the second awarded for Martin Skrtel's foul on Long which was tucked away by Peter Odemwingie.

Video: Luisao knocks out the referee in pre-season friendly (Benfica v Fortuna Dusseldorf)

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Benfica's pre-season friendly against Fortuna Dusseldorf was abandoned this afternoon after the referee appeared to be knocked unconscious by Luisao. The Brazilian centre-back clashed with referee Christian Fischer as he and his team-mates protested with him. The ref was about to show a second yellow card to Javi Garcia.

New England Revolution

Five Questions: Revolution vs. Chivas USA

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Shalrie Joseph will be back in Foxboro on Wednesday but as a member of Chivas USA. (Photo: Kari Heistad/

Get ready for all sorts of weird on Wednesday.

Less than a month after he was traded to Chivas USA, former club captain Shalrie Joseph makes his return to Gillette Stadium as a member of the Rojiblancos.

Cooper's brace propels Red Bulls past Union

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Kenny Cooper had gone seven matches without scoring a goal, but he picked a perfect time to end his recent drought.

Cooper headed home crosses from Connor Lade and Thierry Henry to push his season goal total to 13 and help the Red Bulls deliver a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena on Saturday.

Soccer Teams - Club

Swansea rough up comedic horror show West Ham, 3-0

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szólj hozzá: Swansea vs West Ham 3:0 GOALS HIGHLIGHTS

What a shambolic display by West Ham! Jussi Jaaskelainen in goal just makes an unhloly mess as he reacts too late to Angel Rangel's shot allowing it to deflect off his hands straight to goal. Then more disaster as Michu steals James Collins's disaster of a chipped back pass and the rush is on but the Spanish midfielder beats Jaaskelainen for his third Premiership goal.

Real Madrid spank AC Milan, 5-1 at Yankee Stadium

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Kaka was there and we half expected him to be in a Rossoneri jersey but against his former club where a rumoured return hangs in the air, he showed a deft touch assisting in three goals. Angel Di Maria got the crowd warmed up thumping in a magnificent 25 yard volley to open up proceedings.


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Alex Morgan scored in the 123rd Min to elevate the U.S. womanhoods's soccer squad to a 4-3 supererogatory clip triumph over Canada in the womanhoods's soccer semi. The U.S. will today vie Japan in a World Cup last replay.

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Arlo White and Brandi Chastain interrupt downwards Team USA's electrifying romp over Canada in the semifinals and stare before to the U.S.' World Cup terminal replay with Japan in Thursday's amber medal tally.

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It's not simply about the amber medal. It's about salvation. Olympic charwomen's soccer couldn't enquire for a better conclusion: United States vs. Japan in the rubric fit on Thursday a 2011 World Cup concluding replay.

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Alex Morgan's belated heading at Old Trafford staved forth Olympic riddance and forces a replay against Japan in the terminal. Really, it's simply Alex being Alex.

Sesselmann, Canada can't catch Japan

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) and Canada came up just short in their Olympic opener Wednesday.

Reigning Women's World Cup champion Japan scored twice in 11 minutes late in the first half and held off Canada 2-1 in a Group F match at the City of Coventry Stadium.

The Rest

KNVB Cup: Dutch Teams Forced To Replay Penalty Shootout Three Weeks After Original Match (Photos)

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A refereeing error meant that two Dutch teams were forced to reconvene on Wednesday night to settle a penalty shootout that originally took place three weeks prior.

Third-division outfit FC Lisse beat fifth-tier HSV Hoek 5-4 on penalties in the KNVB Cup last month to squeeze through to the next round.

USMNT vs Jamaica Game Thread

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The US returns to World Cup Qualification to take on their toughest Group A rivals Jamaica. It's the first of a doubleheader against the Reggae Boyz with the return leg in 4 days in Columbus. A win in Kingston would be the most important result in group play as it'd put the US in comfortable position to win the group.

Adidas MiCoach: Technology and Major League Soccer

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During the MLS All-Star game against Chelsea, a new technology quietly made it's debut to fantastic results. The adidas miCoach system is a going to be a mainstay for Major League Soccer beginning in the 2013 season. All 19 teams within the league will use miCoach Elite System to provide coaches and trainers with top level analysis of their players' movement, speed changes, and real time metrics.

EJ shows the CenturyLink corner flag who is boss. (animated)

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Let's face it, this goal wasn't something that needed to be animated.

This was a goal that most players should automatically finish. To me it was Brad Evans' run and cross that outshines Eddie Johnson's tap in. Even the flying karate kick into the corner flag was far from a memorable goal celebration.


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Aching for a verbal replay of the Mexico game in all its nuttiness? Finding yourself wanting to soak up more of last night's ridiculousness? I'm here to help. I authored a running commentary post for The Shin Guardian last night that you can read here. If you like to jump from Karate Kid to Honey Badger references with the snap of a finger, I'm your man.

Post-Game Hangover: Reflections on Revs @ Union

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So, I've basically been dreading writing this all day. But, it's time to own up and talk about it. Much like a bad hangover, sometimes you just need to get the hell up, make some coffee, take a shower, and deal with it. Because, you know what? You've got to move on. What's done is done.

I think there's two simple ways to look at this game.

Impact dismantle Red Bulls at Stade Saputo

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The Montreal Impact continue their Jeckyll and Hyde ways, looking terrible on the road but extremely solid at home.

The Impact were at home in Montreal on Saturday night and tore apart a New York Red Bulls defense that came in on a strong run of form. You wouldn't know it on Saturday as the Impact rolled to a 3-1 victory.

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Soccer at the 2012 London Olympics charges forth on Wednesday with some pavilion match-ups in the charwomen's tourney. The large is the 2011 World Cup semi replay between the USA and France, which could be an Olympic amber medal fit prevue. More to semen on from Olympic 2012 Soccer

Well...That Sucked

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A reverse MLS Cup. In Toronto Dallas scored first and then gave up two goals. Saturday night we scored first and then gave up two goals. Other than that, if you saw the Seattle loss or the Vancouver loss or the San Jose loss then you saw this game. I'm not going to spend any time rehashing what we already know.