FA Cup

Marching On Together: How England's Most Divisive Club Went From A Champions League Semi To League One And Back

Leeds United was 90 minutes away from the 2001 Champions League Final. 

A lively first leg in the semifinal ended goalless. Leeds had plenty of opportunities in the second half, but the club was happy to earn a home shutout against Valencia in an evenly contested match.

The task ahead was formidable, though. Valencia was unbeaten in its last 17 European Cup matches at the Estadio Mestalla, and the Spanish side was Champions League runner-up the previous season.  

FA Cup Replays Scrapped Next Season And Prize Fund Dramatically Reduced

The FA Cup will not have replays for the 2020-21 season to help ease fixture congestion caused by the COVID-19 crisis, England's Football Association (FA) said on Thursday.

Next season's competition is scheduled to begin on Sept. 1 — only a month after the 2020 final — with the showpiece match at Wembley set to take place on May 15, 2021.

Aubameyang’s Dazzling Strike Sends Arsenal Into Europa League Despite Pulisic’s Goal

Arsenal extended its record to 14 FA Cup titles with a 2-1 win over Chelsea, one overshadowed by a startling number of injuries to the men in Blue, namely Christian Pulisic.

Because He’s An Absolute Badass, Christian Pulisic Nearly Scored With A Pulled Hammy

Christian Pulisic had a great start to the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday, scoring in the fifth minute. He nearly had an epic ending, albeit a painful one. Sadly, it all ended prematurely.

The 21-year-old American put Chelsea into the lead in the opening minutes at Wembley. He started the move and then finished it with a composed chip past Emiliano Martinez.

English FA Finally Decides To Allow Women To Finish FA Cup

The 2019-20 Women's FA Cup has been given the green light to complete the last three rounds, with the final to be held at Wembley on Oct. 31, the Football Association said on Friday.

The tournament was suspended at the quarterfinal stage due to the COVID-19 outbreak in March and will now resume three weeks into the 2020-21 women's domestic season.

Chelsea Pounces On David De Gea Errors To Book FA Cup Final Place

Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday to book their place in an all-London FA Cup final, helped by two errors from United goalkeeper David de Gea and an own goal by Harry Maguire.

Chelsea, who will face city rivals Arsenal in the Aug. 1 showpiece, had lost to United three times this season but looked brighter from the start at Wembley and took control with goals either side of halftime from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount.

Mikel Arteta Hopes Wins Over 'Two Best Teams In Europe' Convince Aubameyang To Stay

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says their 2-0 victory against Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinal on Saturday could convince striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to commit his future to the north London club.

Aubameyang, 31, scored in either half to fire Arsenal past holders City at an empty Wembley.

Aubameyang, the club's top scorer this season with 25 goals in all competitions, is out of contract at the end of next season and has not yet agreed to an extension.

Most Impressive 4-Day Period Of Football In 2020 Was Just Accomplished By Arsenal (Yes, Arsenal)

Before Manchester City’s FA Cup semifinal, Kyle Walker said he thought his team could score as many as eight goals if things go well against Arsenal. Indeed, the Citizens could have scored eight on Saturday, creating chance after chance against a Gunners defense that still has plenty of deficiencies.

“It’s a knockout game, it’s what both teams do in both boxes that makes the difference,” Walker said before the match. “I think we have proven that when we’re on fire and things go our way, we can go and score three, four ... and maybe even seven or eight.”

Dwight Gayle’s Impossible Miss Is The Perfect Bookend To Mike Ashley’s Newcastle Ownership

Newcastle United’s FA Cup quarterfinal plan of defending resolutely and hoping for one clear chance against Manchester City actually played out perfectly for Steve Bruce’s side at St James’ Park on Sunday, but the compact rearguard action was undone by a boneheaded play from Fabian Schär and the incredible goalscoring opportunity was wasted by Dwight Gayle.

Chelsea Advances To FA Cup Semis With Christian Pulisic Leading The Charge

Chelsea advanced to the semifinals of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. The tightly contested match was settled by Ross Barkley’s finish in the 63rd minute off a delicious piece of service from Willian.

Leicester came roaring out the gates and overwhelmed Chelsea’s young midfield duo of Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour, forcing the 19-year-old Gilmour into mistake after mistake but failing to fashion anything to deeply trouble Willy Caballero.