Fa Cup Final

Manchester City confirm appointment of Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini. Photo: EPA

Manchester City have named former Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini as the successor to the sacked Roberto Mancini, the Premier League club said yesterday.

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 4:26am

FA Cup final win for Manchester City against Wigan Athletic looks safe bet

Manchester City's players attend a training session on the eve of the English FA Cup Final. Photo: AFP

The first rule of the FA Cup final is that the favourite wins, especially if that team are from the Premier League's big six and are playing an opponent from outside that group.

11 May 2013 - 5:04am 1 comment

Reds can rest easy that every underdog has its day

With their club in a Wembley final for the first time in 16 years, Liverpool fans are reminded of the 'white suits' FA Cup decider when the Merseyside club lost to an Eric Cantona-inspired Manchester United in 1996.

But there may be more relevance to a less-remembered Wembley showcase the year before.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Foreign legion set to shine in Wembley show

RUUD Gullit will be the first foreign manager to lead a team on to the pitch at Wembley for an FA Cup final when he walks down the tunnel with his Chelsea players tomorrow afternoon.

The most prestigious cup final in English football will be a cosmopolitan affair this year, graced by stars from Italy, Brazil, France and Denmark.

16 May 1997 - 12:00am

Blues men looking to send off troops to Wembley joy day

CHELSEA fans in Hong Kong are getting together for drinks at the Winners Bar in Lan Kwai Fong tonight from 8pm to send off the lucky ten club members who are returning to the UK for next weekend's FA Cup Final.

9 May 1997 - 12:00am

Sensational opening seconds in classic

SINCE Wembley 1966, England's finest moment has increasingly become a burden around the necks of succeeding generations of players and fans.

13 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Manchester, Palace hold out for a replay

DEFENDING FA Cup titlist Manchester United twice hit back to equalise and tie 2-2 with Crystal Palace in last night's semi-final match.

The teams will replay on Wednesday to see who goes into the final on May 20 against Everton, who trounced Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 in the other semi-final.

10 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Man U within reach of double

MANCHESTER United's chances of a unique second straight English soccer league and FA Cup double improved dramatically after they beat Queen's Park Rangers 2-0 in last night's cup semi-final.

13 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Merciless Club in Cup romp

HONG KONG Football Club A put their First Division title disappointment firmly behind them when they routed British Forces A 6-0 to lift the Holland Cup for the second straight year at King's Park yesterday.

16 May 1994 - 12:00am

Club poised for Cup consolation

HOLDERS Hong Kong Football Club, still smarting from their league title defeat against Shaheen last week, took out their frustration by thrashing Nav Bharat A 4-2 and booking their place in the Holland Cup final at King's Park yesterday.

9 May 1994 - 12:00am

Showdown at Wembley

SOCCER fans should get the beers in, and the mates round and settle down for the FA Cup Final live from Wembley. All others should take up a hobby, because the alternatives are less than inspiring.

CHARLIE Charters and Eastern striker Dale Tempest will introduce World's live feed from Wembley of the FA Cup Final between Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal.

15 May 1993 - 12:00am