FOOTBALL - Wigan Athletic have won the 2012/2013 FA Cup. They are still not safe from relegation in the Premier League. No top flight club has ever won the FA Cup final and been relegated in the same season.
FOOTBALL – Second-tier Blackburn Rovers shocked the Emirates Stadium on Saturday by knocking Arsenal out of the FA Cup on the Londoners’ own turf. By doing so, the Rovers ended Arsenal’s home unbeaten streak of 34 matches in the competition, the longest in FA Cup history. Click the Read More button to see the top 10 of these streaks.
FOOTBALL – Fifth tier Luton Town ousted Premier League club Norwich City from the FA Cup on Saturday. It was the first time a fifth tier or lower level team beat a top flight club in a FA Cup away match since Altrincham beat Birmingham City 1-2 on 14 January 1986.
FOOTBALL - Since his arrival at Manchester United last summer, Robin van Persie has not only scored heavily, but has also proved a key difference maker in the closing seconds of the game. His stoppage time strike averted FA Cup elimination against West Ham United. Previously this season, ‘RvP’ had scored stoppage time winners in Premier League away matches at Southampton and Manchester City.
FOOTBALL - Norman Whiteside is 47 years old today. He began his career at Manchester United. He was the youngest player to take part in a World Cup, the youngest player to score in a League Cup and FA Cup final. His career was ended by a knee injury at the age of 26 but not before he won FA Cups in 1983 and 1985. He also played the FA Youth Cup final in 1982, the 1983 League Cup final, and the FA Charity Shield in 1983 and 1985.
Shares birthday with: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Eva Perón, Eagle-Eye Cherry
FOOTBALL - On Saturday, May 5, Chelsea won the FA Cup by beating Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley Stadium. Ashley Cole became the first player to win an FA Cup medal seven times. No other player has more than five medals.
FOOTBALL - We are beginning to suspect that Fernando Torres is one of the loyal readers at this website. Only yesterday, we produced an article on his 150-day scoring drought at Chelsea. One day later, the drought is over. Torres scored twice today as Chelsea knocked Leicester City out of the FA Cup. Hit the tag ‘Fernando Torres’ below this text to get quick access to the article.
FOOTBALL - Fabrice Muamba has been reported to be in stable condition after collapsing on the pitch during Bolton Wanderers’ Saturday FA Cup encounter against Tottenham Hotspur. The 23-year-old received treatment on the pitch for some 10 minutes before being rushed to hospital. We wish him a speedy and full recovery!
FOOTBALL - We are looking for help. We are looking for people that will help us to create the ultimate list of honours database. With many different definitions worldwide about what constitutes winning prizes, we need to sort out this massive project manually. You like football, stats and research? Shout out to us and join our team. And we will start our research 140 years back in time, when Wanderers won the first trophy in association football history: the 1871/1872 FA Cup.
FOOTBALL - On 3 March, 1934, Maine Road, Manchester City’s former ground, was packed with a record 84,659 spectators to watch the Citizens play a FA Cup tie against Stoke City. This remains -to this day- the largest attendance for a match played at an English club ground. Maine Road was nicknamed “The Wembley Of The North” until it was closed in 2003.