Mancini on alert against Cup giantkillers Leeds

Manchester City's manager Roberto Mancini. Photo: AP

Mancini's side are effectively out of the Premier League title race and Mancini accepts there is now an even greater incentive for his team to look to the FA Cup.

Sunday, 17 February, 2013, 4:41am

Man City look vulnerable for FA Cup fifth-round soccer clash with Leeds

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta. Photo: EPA

This season's competition has already provided a host of memorable moments with several members of the Premier League's elite suffering shock defeats against lower league opposition.

16 Feb 2013 - 5:09am

Leeds punish Spurs as Blues earn replay in FA Cup fourth round

Leeds United's Luke Varney (left) challenges Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker during their FA Cup match. Photo: Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur were dumped out of the FA Cup in the fourth round, beaten 2-1 by second-tier Leeds United last night, after holders Chelsea scraped a 2-2 draw at local rivals Brentford of League One.

28 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

Five-star Chelsea rout Leeds to boost Benitez

Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic (right) scores the second goal against Leeds. Photo: AFP

Chelsea eased the pressure on Rafael Benitez and sealed their place in the League Cup semi-finals thanks to an emphatic 5-1 victory over old rivals Leeds at Elland Road on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

T'each his own

ALAN BENNETT DOESN'T much like giving interviews. When his publicist at the National Theatre is asked for clippings of interviews from the 2003 launch of his play The History Boys, she says there aren't any. 'He didn't do any,' she says. 'He didn't have to - it sold out before it opened.'

12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Bitter loss for Leeds

Even the hardest of hearts would have to spare a thought for poor Leeds United. Champions League semi-finalists two seasons ago, this week they announced the greatest financial loss ever incurred by an English club - close on #50 million (HK$659.2 million) - before going on to lose in heart-breaking fashion to bitter rivals Manchester United in the League Cup.

31 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Poetry in motion

Writing poetry is painting pictures with words. We can all do it. Instead of dipping a brush into coloured paint and painting a picture of what we see or feel, we can take words and put them together, shape them and mix them to express ourselves. Each of us has a massive box of words to dig into. The possibilities are endless.

5 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Leeds launches Chinese Web site

Leeds United have launched an official Chinese language Web site (www.lufc.com.hk) aimed at football fans in the Far East.

16 May 2001 - 12:00am

Comments at odds with genuine fans' feelings

I was saddened to read the letter by I. F. McNicol headlined, 'Troublemakers were English' (South China Morning Post, April 13).

17 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Look to the behaviour of Turkish club

I must write to reply to Sandra Wyatt's letter headlined 'So ashamed' (South China Morning Post, April 8).

I agree with her point regarding the good behaviour of the people in the South Stand at the Rugby Sevens, of which I have been part of many times myself.

11 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

United overshadow FA Cup again in match of the weekend

It's rare that a single Premier League match can outweigh the FA Cup quarter-final programme but that's the case this week as the top two clubs, Manchester United and Leeds, go head-to-head on Sunday.

The match kicks off at the surprisingly early hour of 11.30am in England, 7.30pm here, and CABLE's coverage begins at 7pm.

18 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Embarrassment of riches as FA Cup games fill weekend schedule

It's FA Cup overload this week with some great ties in prospect. Coventry v Charlton marks a welcome return of Gordon Strachan's Sky Blues albeit shorn of their two gifted Moroccans, and a first chance this season to see Alan Curbishley's First Division pace-setters.

28 Jan 2000 - 12:00am