Manchester United take on Chelsea in the FA Cup this evening, with both clubs looking to save their seasons by getting their hands on some silverware. However, four years ago, it was Hull City who were looking to lift the famous trophy having reached the final for the first time, but to do so they would have to see off the might of Arsenal. Goals from James Chester and Curtis Davies gave the Tigers a shock lead at Wembley inside eight minutes, before Arsenal started their fightback. Santi Cazorla scored in the first half to get the Gunners back in the game and with 19 minutes to spare Laurent Koscielny bagged an equaliser to take it to extra time. And with a penalty shootout just eleven minutes away Aaron Ramsey popped up to bag the winner and break City’s hearts. However, since that day, the club has undergone a complete facelift as every member of the squad has subsequently left the club. As such, Will Jackson looks at what became of the class of 2014. Allan McGregor … [Read more...] about Where are the members of Hull City’s 2014 FA Cup final side now?
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On May 17, 2014 Hull City made their first appearance in the FA Cup final. The result may not have gone the way of the Tigers as Arsenal came back to win the trophy in extra-time after Steve Bruce's had raced into a two-goal lead, but it is still a day no City fan will forget. While that may be the case, can you remember just how City got to Wembley? We've put together 10 questions to test your knowledge not just of the FA Cup final, but the path taken to reach the showpiece match for the first-ever time. It was a season where Premier League safety was always the first goal, but with it came a Cup final debut which nobody had expected when the competition got underway for City in January 2014. Take our quiz below and see how well you recall the run to Wembley. Question -1 of 10 Score -0 of 0 What was the score at half-time in the FA Cup semi-final with Sheffield United? Hull City 3-2 Sheffield United Hull City 2-2 Sheffield United Hull City 1-2 Sheffield United Next question … [Read more...] about How well you remember Hull City’s route to the FA Cup final?
The Premier League’s ‘big six’ will continue their recent domination of the FA Cup as Manchester United and Chelsea meet in Saturday’s final.Since the cup final returned to its spiritual home of Wembley in 2007, nine of the 11 finals have been won by either the Blues (four), Arsenal (three), United or Manchester City.Press Association Sport have taken a look back over all the finals under the arch.2007: Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0 (after extra time)The first final at the rebuilt national stadium did not live up to expectations but Didier Drogba, who had clipped a post with a free-kick in normal time, settled it superbly with an extra-time winner.2008: Cardiff 0 Portsmouth 1Nwankwo Kanu scored the only goal in the 37th minute after a fumble from Cardiff goalkeeper Peter Enckelman in the only final at the new Wembley not to feature a member of the ‘big six’.2009: Chelsea 2 Everton 1Everton threatened a shock when Louis Saha scored the fastest goal in … [Read more...] about ‘Big six’ continue FA Cup dominance at new Wembley
Sport by Press Association May 18, 2018, 11:49 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Subscribe todaySubscribe today from 99p The Premier League’s ‘big six’ will continue their recent domination of the FA Cup as Manchester United and Chelsea meet in Saturday’s final. Since the cup final returned to its spiritual home of Wembley in 2007, nine of the 11 finals have been won by either the Blues (four), Arsenal (three), United or Manchester City. Here, Press Association Sport looks back over all the finals under the arch. 2007: Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0 (after extra time) The first final at the rebuilt national stadium did not live up to expectations but Didier Drogba, who had clipped a post with a free-kick in normal time, settled it superbly with an extra-time winner. 2008: Cardiff 0 Portsmouth 1 Nwankwo Kanu scored the only goal in the 37th minute after a fumble from Cardiff goalkeeper Peter Enckelman … [Read more...] about ‘Big six’ continue FA Cup final dominance at new Wembley
Save the date: May 19, Chelsea vs Manchester United in the 137th FA Cup final. The first final between these two clubs since a fateful, rain-soaked night in Moscow a decade ago. The first final between Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte, two of the titans of modern coaching. And a chance for two giants of English football to add a silver lining to their largely disappointing seasons. With the Premier League noodling towards its foregone conclusion, next month’s final now stands as the biggest fixture left in the 2017-18 domestic season. On a slowly greying afternoon at Wembley, Chelsea booked their place in it for a second successive season, seeing off a spirited but limited Southampton side. After a goalless first half, Chelsea squeezed the accelerator in the second, Olivier Giroud scoring within seconds of the restart and Alvaro Morata making sure late on. As much as anything, it was a vindication of Antonio Conte’s decision to give Giroud a starting place over … [Read more...] about Chelsea see off Southampton to set up FA Cup final date with Manchester United