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Premier League Giants All Kept Apart In FA Cup Fifth Round Draw

This evening’s draw for the fifth round of The Emirates FA Cup kept all of the remaining Premier League giants apart but did throw up a rematch of the 2013 final. Wigan Athletic famously upset Manchester City to win the cup five years ago at Wembley and they will have to come through the Sky Blues again if they hope to reclaim …

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Liverpool Suffer Injury Blow Ahead Of West Brom FA Cup Clash

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Adam Lallana has suffered yet another injury setback this week.  The severity of Lallana’s latest injury is yet to be confirmed but Klopp did reveal that the England international will miss out on the FA Cup fourth-round tie against West Brom at Anfield on Saturday. While Klopp did explain that the setback is …

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How Liverpool’s Youngsters Performed As Reds Enter Fourth Round

PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Ben Woodburn of Liverpool controls the ball during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Plymouth Argyle and Liverpool at Home Park on January 18, 2017 in Plymouth, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

One of the strongest arguments against Liverpool’s ability to sustain a title challenge this season has been the lack of depth within Jurgen Klopp’s squad. The German’s first eleven is as good as any in the league when in full flow, one or two omissions and the quality drops off dramatically. On Wednesday night in the FA Cup Klopp handed several …

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Watch: Paul Merson Makes Another Clanger With FA Cup Predictions

Sky Sports football ‘expert’ Paul Merson’s views draw a lot of attention to say the least. Recently he made the bizarre suggestion that West Ham should sell Dimitri Payet for £30 million and buy Anthony Martial for £20 million. “Sell Payet for £30m, bring in Martial for £20m” New year, same old Paul Merson…pic.twitter.com/RfogABMqdA — BigSport (@BigSportGB) January 2, 2017 …

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How The Irish Have Fared So Far In The Third Round Of The FA Cup

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Newcastle player Daryl Murphy scores the opening goal past Birmingham defender Che Adams on the goalline as striker Aleksandar Mitrovic (floor, right) is injured during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Birmingham City and Newcastle United at St Andrews (stadium) on January 7, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Daryl Murphy, Tom Field, Matt Doherty and Lukas Jutkievicz were all on target in today’s third round FA Cup ties with a number of other Irishmen also in action. Murphy earned a rare start for the Magpies having struggled for game time this season since joining from Ipswich Town. The Waterford man opened the scoring from close range after just five …

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Manchester United Legend Stam Discusses Old Trafford Return

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Jaap Stam, Manager of Reading gives his team instructions during the EFL Cup fourth round match between Arsenal and Reading at Emirates Stadium on October 25, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

While speculation mounts that club legend Patrice Evra could be set for a shock emotional return to Old Trafford, one confirmed return of a club legend is that of 44-year-old Jaap Stam, who will take his Reading side to Manchester in the FA Cup this weekend. Many United fans will count the shock sale of the treble winner to Lazio …

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Arsenal: Experienced Premier League Boss Backs Under Pressure Wenger

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Arsene Wenger Manager of Arsenal keeps his eye on the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium on March 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger has been Arsenal manager for longer than this writer’s been alive. The Frenchman has won Premier League titles, FA Cups, and his side have consistently featured in the Champions League. His illustrious career at Arsenal is something that managers everywhere are envious of, as he is the longest serving manager in the English league pyramid, by ten years (by sixteen in …

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Video: Salford City’s FA Cup Goal Was A Goal Of The Year Contender

Owned by the famed Class of ’92, Salford City have reached the FA Cup First Round for the first time in their history thanks to a wondergoal. James Poole’s vision and stroke of genius in the sixty-ninth minute made the difference for Salford City in their 1-0 win over Vanarama National side Southport. Neville brothers Gary and Phil, along with fellow Class of ’92 …

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Arsenal Set To Extend Arsene Wenger’s Contract

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to be offered a two-year contract extension in the wake of his side beating Everton and going top of the Premier League table this weekend. Wenger’s current deal runs until 2017 but the Sunday Mirror report that the Arsenal hierarchy do not want speculation around his future to intensify by letting him move into the …

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Rant Of The Week: Villa & Spurs Are Papering Over Cracks

Much fanfare has added an artificial, and purely cosmetic shine to some Premier League sides’ seasons. Certain circumstances have meant that clubs, who would otherwise be hanging on, are able to escape the fact they have under-performed, as a team, this season. The spotlight has been drawn away from teams as a whole. In some instances a sub-plot has formed around one …

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5 Talking Points From Bradford’s 2-0 Win Over Sunderland

Yet another FA Cup upset was caused by League One’s Bradford City, this time against Sunderland, as Phil Parkinson’s men dispatched of Premier League opposition for the second time this year. Here are some of the main talking points from today’s fifth round tie. 5. The pitch The surface today at Valley Parade certainly wasn’t conducive to attractive football. Sunderland struggled …

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