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FA Cup: Yaya Toure motivated by brother’s absence

Posted Friday, May 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

MANCHESTER, England (AP)—Even if Yaya Toure and Manchester City claim the club’s first trophy in 35 years at Wembley on Saturday, the midfielder’s day will be tinged with sadness. The Ivory Coast international, who will be part of the City team that plays Stoke in the FA Cup final, left Barcelona for Manchester last summer because he wanted to play with his brother, Kolo. But...Full Story »

Man City, Stoke face off in FA Cup final

Posted Friday, May 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport22 hits

LONDON (AP)—Four days after qualifying for the Champions League for the first time, Manchester City can give its success-starved fans more reason to cheer. Beat Stoke in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and City will end a 35-year trophy drought. An investment of more than $1 billion on players since the 2008 takeover of Man City by Abu Dhabi businessman Sheikh Mansour is ...Full Story »

Palermo stun Milan to reach Cup final

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport70 hits

ROME (AFP) - Palermo kept their dream of a first ever piece of silverware and a place in Europe next season alive by beating champions AC Milan on Tuesday to reach the Italian Cup final. Giulio Migliaccio and a Cesare Bovo penalty gave the Sicilians a 2-1 win on the night in the semi-final, second leg and 4-3 aggregate success following a 2-2 draw in Milan three weeks ago. Zlatan Ibrahimovic p...Full Story »

Japan's Nagatomo sets sights on Italian Cup

Posted Friday, May 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

ROME (AFP) - Inter Milan's Japan full-back Yuto Nagatomo has set his sights on winning the Italian Cup now that his side are all but mathematically out of the Serie A title race. AC Milan need just one more point from three games to be crowned champions but Inter are still in with a chance of Cup success. They lead Roma 1-0 from the first leg in Rome two weeks ago with the return to come at ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi top of the world says ossie

Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2011 by hits

LIONEL MESSI has been hailed the greatest player of all time, eclipsing Diego Maradona and Pele. The accolade comes from Ossie Ardiles, one person in the world qualified to make a comparison between Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Maradona, considered by many as the the world’s No1. Argentina’s 1978 World Cup winner Ardiles is a close friend of Maradona and was involved in nurturin...Full Story »

Stoke City vs Wolves preview - Pulis: League takes priority over cup final

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by PA251 hits

Tony Pulis insists Stoke becoming established as a Premier League club is more important than possible FA Cup glory next month. Pulis is full of pride at the Potters' achievement in clinching a Wembley meeting with Manchester City in three weeks. But he knows it is only the icing on the cake compared to Stoke staying part of the top flight and becoming a force at that level. Pulis, whose side...Full Story »

Benfica 2-1 Pacos De Ferreira: Franco Jara and Javi Garcia clinch League Cup victory

Posted Sunday, April 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

Portuguese giants Benfica may have suffered the igmony of seeing their rivals Porto celebrate the league title on the Estadio da Luz pitch but they can console themselves with their third League Cup win in as many seasons. Benfica took the lead in the 17th minute after excellent work from Fabio Coentrao down the left-hand side. The Bayern Munich target picked the pocket of Baiano before deliver...Full Story »

Mourinho more relaxed after Cup win

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by Supersport.com83 hits

Jose Mourinho is feeling more relaxed at Real Madrid after landing his first piece of silverware for the club in the midweek King's Cup final against arch-rivals Barcelona, the Portuguese coach said on Friday. "We won a Cup which is all the more valuable because of the quality of our adversary and the moment that sticks with me is my embrace from the president (Florentino Perez)," Mourinho to...Full Story »

Carlos Tevez given FA Cup warning

Posted Friday, April 22, 2011 by hits

ABOVE: Carlos Tevez must get at least one game under his belt before Wembley MANCHESTER City skipper Carlos Tevez has been given an FA Cup final ultimatum by Roberto Mancini. Injured Tevez has been told he cannot lead City out against Stoke next month unless he gets at least one game under his belt before Wembley. Boss Mancini has pencilled in City’s home game with Euro rivals Spurs on...Full Story »

Montpellier faces Marseille in League Cup final

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2011 by 47 hits

PARIS (AP)—Montpellier looks to end a 21-year trophy drought when it faces Marseille in Saturday’s League Cup final, a role reversal from last season when Marseille was the team chasing elusive silverware. The last time Montpellier won a domestic trophy, an infamously unruly Eric Cantona was playing alongside a scraggly haired Laurent Blanc in the side that won the French Cup in 199...Full Story »

Clinical Lille ease into French Cup final

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport52 hits

PARIS, April 19 (Reuters) - Lille kept their hopes of a domestic double alive when a commanding 2-0 win on Tuesday at Nice earned them a place in the French Cup final. The Ligue 1 leaders’ attacking football was too much to handle for Nice and Lille prevailed through goals by Eden Hazard and Gervinho either side of the interval. They will take on either Ligue 2 side Angers or Paris St ...Full Story »

Coppa could be Cup of salvation for fading Inter

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

ROME (AFP) - After following up their Champions League demise with a humbling loss at Parma which all but extinguished their lingering Serie A title hopes Inter Milan hope to rescue something from the rubble by at least retaining the Italian Cup. Inter head for Roma, who are set to miss out on the Champions League places altogether after a weekend home loss to Palermo, for Tuesday's semi-fina...Full Story »

Tony Pulis relishes Wembley return as Stoke thrash Bolton in FA Cup

Posted Monday, April 18, 2011 by theguardian.com148 hits

• Stoke manager says his team is 'full of confidence'• Bolton captain Kevin Davies 'embarrassed' Stoke's manager, Tony Pulis, celebrates his team's victory in their FA Cup semi-final win over Bolton at Wembley. Tony Pulis believes his Stoke City side will be full of confidence when they return to Wembley to face Manchester City in the FA Cup final next month after their remarkable...Full Story »

Cup was third on Manchester United list

Posted Monday, April 18, 2011 by hits

Manchester United player Paul Scholes is sent off after 72 minutes NANI attempted to put a positive spin on the end of Manchester United’s Treble hopes by insisting the FA Cup was third on their list of priorities. And he said Sir Alex Ferguson’s team will not allow the disappointment of their semi-final defeat to have a negative effect on their remaining games, starting with tomor...Full Story »

Stoke rout Bolton to reach FA Cup final

Posted Monday, April 18, 2011 by hits

Stoke City stormed into their first FA Cup final appearance, routing Bolton Wanderers 5-0 at Wembley. First-half strikes from Matthew Etherington, Robert Huth, and Kenwyne Jones gave Tony Pulis's men a 3-0 lead with just half an hour played, and The Potters never looked back as they booked their place in the final of football's oldest competition with two second-half goals from Jonathan Walte...Full Story »

Man City beats 10-man United to reach FA Cup final

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

WEMBLEY, England (AP)—Yaya Toure kept Manchester City on course to end a 35-year trophy drought and ended Manchester United’s pursuit of a treble by sending his big-spending club into the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory on Saturday. Toure exploited calamitous defending for the only goal in the 52nd minute at Wembley Stadium. City last reached the final in 1981 and hasn’t won ...Full Story »

Carlos Teves Cup Crunch

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by hits

CARLOS TEVEZ faces FA Cup D-Day today. ABOVE: Carlos Tevez walks off the pitch after sustaining an injury against Liverpool Manchester City skipper Carlos Tevez will have a scan on his damaged hamstring – but boss Roberto Mancini is facing up to being without weeks after limping out of his side’s crushing defeat at Liverpool on Monday. City are desperate for him to face Mancheste...Full Story »

Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham preview - Kean: Seven cup finals await Rovers

Posted Saturday, April 09, 2011 by PA45 hits

Blackburn manager Steve Kean refuses to class Saturday's visit of fellow strugglers Birmingham as a "must-win" match in their bid to avoid relegation. With just seven games remaining and the club two points above the drop zone time is running out for teams to safeguard their future. And despite home matches being an obvious strength for Rovers - they have lost seven of the last 40 at Ewood Par...Full Story »

Terry: It’s Chelsea v the world

Posted Friday, April 08, 2011 by hits

SPOT THAT ... Ramires is felled by Patrice Evra JOHN TERRY says the whole world is against Chelsea's bid to finally lift the European Cup. The Blues skipper was fuming after his team were denied a clear-cut penalty during Wednesday's 1-0 home defeat by Manchester United. It was the latest in a catalogue of controversial decisions to go against the Londoners in the Champions League over the pa...Full Story »

Tottenham's William Gallas threatening legal action against French FA over World Cup bonus

Posted Monday, April 04, 2011 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

Tottenham Hotspur defender William Gallas has considered taking legal action against the French FA over unpaid World Cup bonuses. 1998 World Cup winners France saw their 2010 campaign in the tournament hit by controversy when it was revealed that the players had gone on strike, with Nicolas Anelka sent home after a row with then national team coach Raymond Domenech. The governing body of Frenc...Full Story »

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