FA Cup

Clattenburg to referee FA Cup final

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Mark Clattenburg will referee the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley on 21 May. The 41-year-old from County Durham was in charge of the 2012 League Cup final[1] at Wembley when Liverpool won against Cardiff City on penalties. Clattenburg also took charge of the 2012 Olympic men’s final when Mexico beat favourites Brazil[2] at Wembley. ...

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Everton 'can win silverware' – Martinez

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists he is still the right man for the job after an FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United increased pressure on his position. Anthony Martial’s goal deep into injury time gave United a 2-1 victory at Wembley[1] to end Martinez’s hopes of bringing Everton their first trophy since 1995’s FA Cup win. Martinez defiant on ...

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Crystal Palace v Watford

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TEAM NEWS Crystal Palace could be without the injured Scott Dann, who missed the midweek defeat at Manchester United along with several other first-team regulars. James McArthur made his comeback from an ankle injury at Old Trafford but he is unlikely to start on Sunday. Watford also rested players in midweek and Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo are among those ...

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Everton v Manchester United

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BBC coverage How to follow: Watch live on BBC One from 16:50, listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS Everton have a paucity of defenders for their FA Cup tie, with the suspended Ramiro Funes Mori the latest absentee. Seamus Coleman is out with a hamstring injury, Phil ...

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BBC agrees FA Cup deal until 2021

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The BBC has signed a new three-year deal to show the FA Cup until 2021. Live FA Cup action returned to the BBC[1] after a six-year absence for the 2014-15 season in a shared-rights deal. BT Sport has also extended its current contract for the same period. About 36 million people watched FA Cup coverage on the BBC last season, ...

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West Ham United v Manchester United

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BBC coverage How to follow: Watch live on BBC One from 19:00, listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website TEAM NEWS West Ham will be without Diafra Sakho for Wednesday’s FA Cup sixth-round replay against Manchester United. Hammers manager Slaven Bilic insists a knee injury – rather than a rift ...

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No charges over Chris Brunt coin throw

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A teenager arrested after a coin was thrown at West Bromwich Albion’s Chris Brunt during an FA Cup match will face no further action, police have said. The 17-year-old from Shropshire was given a caution for using threatening words, Thames Valley Police said. The Northern Ireland player was hit in the face by the coin during the 20 February game ...

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Everton v Chelsea

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BBC coverage How to follow: Live on BBC One from 17:20 GMT, commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and live text coverage on the BBC Sport website and app TEAM NEWS Everton full-back Bryan Oviedo is doubtful following a chest infection, while Aaron Lennon’s hamstring problem will also be assessed. Kevin Mirallas begins a ban but Gareth Barry and Tom ...

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Arsenal v Watford

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TEAM NEWS Arsenal pair Per Mertesacker and Gabriel are fit despite being injured during Tuesday’s FA Cup replay at Hull. Aaron Ramsey is out with a thigh problem sustained during that match, while defender Laurent Koscielny remains a doubt with a calf injury. Watford’s Craig Cathcart faces a fitness test on the the calf injury that has kept him out ...

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