United tops Blackburn to reach quarterfinals

Feb 20, 2017

United tops Blackburn to reach quarterfinals

Manchester United turned to Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come to the holders’ rescue and eliminate second-tier Blackburn in the F.A. Cup on Sunday. The duo came off the bench with around 30 minutes remaining at Ewood Park and combined to complete United’s ...

Non-league Lincoln reaches F.A. Cup quarterfinals

Feb 19, 2017

Non-league Lincoln reaches F.A. Cup quarterfinals

The players and coaches of non-league team Lincoln wandered the field, some singing and celebrating between themselves, some on their phones to family and friends, others just in shock at the size of their achievement. Behind one of the goals, the club’s jubilant supporters ...

Underdogs make F.A. Cup history

Jan 30, 2017

Underdogs make F.A. Cup history

The F.A. Cup threw up its latest heartwarming story line on Sunday when Sutton United beat second-tier Leeds 1-0 to ensure there would be two non-league teams in the fifth round for the first time. Adding a touch more magic on a historic day ...

Wolves knock free-falling Liverpool out of F.A. Cup

Jan 29, 2017

Wolves knock free-falling Liverpool out of F.A. Cup

Liverpool’s season continues to implode after second-tier side Wolverhampton Wanderers inflicted the latest setback in the F.A. Cup on Saturday. Wolves won 2-1 at Anfield to cap a week of misery for manager Juergen Klopp. First the team’s challenge for the English Premier League ...

Liverpool advances in F.A. Cup

Jan 19, 2017

Liverpool advances in F.A. Cup

Liverpool managed to eliminate Plymouth on the second attempt in the F.A. Cup on Wednesday, edging past the fourth-tier club 1-0 to reach the fourth round. Liverpool’s Brazilian duo combined for the goal with Lucas heading in from Philippe Coutinho’s corner in the 18th ...

Jan 18, 2017

Lincoln, Sutton spring F.A. Cup surprises

Minor league sides Lincoln City and Sutton United produced a welcome shot in the arm for F.A. Cup romantics with surprise wins over two former holders in third-round replays on Tuesday. Lincoln’s snug Sincil Bank stadium was heaving for the arrival of 1978 winner ...

Oct 25, 2016

F.A. gets reported $1 billion deal for overseas broadcast rights

England’s governing Football Association announced on Monday it had agreed to a new overseas broadcast rights deal for the F.A. Cup worth a reported $1 billion (£820 million). The new agreement will run for six seasons starting in 2018-19. Although the F.A. refused to ...

Man United fires van Gaal, expected to appoint Mourinho

May 24, 2016

Man United fires van Gaal, expected to appoint Mourinho

Replacing Alex Ferguson is proving harder than Manchester United could ever have imagined. United is looking for its third manager since Ferguson’s trophy-laden 26-year dynasty ended in 2013 after firing Louis van Gaal on Monday following months of uncertainty around his position. Jose Mourinho ...

Van Gaal exit rumors overshadow United's F.A. Cup victory

May 22, 2016

Van Gaal exit rumors overshadow United's F.A. Cup victory

Louis van Gaal had little time to savor delivering Manchester United’s first trophy since the Alex Ferguson dynasty ended three years ago. Within an hour of collecting the F.A. Cup after Saturday’s victory over Crystal Palace, Van Gaal left his jubilant players to be ...