BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Sean Raggett of Lincoln City (obscure) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Lincoln City team mates during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Burnley and Lincoln City at Turf Moor on February 18, 2017 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Lincoln City outlasts Burnley and heads to FA Cup Quarterfinal for first time ever

This is why people love the FA Cup. Yes, you occasionally will see a Leicester or a Blackburn win the Premier League every 20 or so years but we all know the big boys will dominate and win. In the FA Cup, anyone in England can climb up the ladder, taking things one game at […]

SUTTON, GREATER LONDON – FEBRUARY 16: Paul Doswell manager of Sutton United poses during a Sutton United FA Cup media day on February 16, 2017 at the Borough Sports Ground in Sutton, Greater London. Sutton United are due to face Arsenal in the Emirates FA Cup Fifth round on 20 February. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

FA Cup preview: Getting to know upstarts Lincoln City, Sutton United

The fifth round of the FA Cup is set for this weekend, and it’s a stage usually reserved for teams near the top of the English pyramid. That’s not always true, however. In this year’s edition, Lincoln City and Sutton United — members of the National League, the fifth tier of said pyramid — have […]

HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: The FA Cup trophy on display ahead of the FA Cup Second Round match between Hartlepool United and Blyth Spartans at Victoria Park on December 5, 2014 in Hartlepool, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Unlike the rest of Europe, an overcrowded calendar is dimming the FA Cup’s luster

Approaching its 150th birthday, The FA Cup is the oldest cup competition in the world. It’s absolutely dripping with history and should be on the wish list of every club in England. Why then do Premier League teams spend a good chunk of the early rounds using it as an excuse to trot out the kids? […]

LONDON – MAY 17: Portsmouth players celebrate victory following the FA Cup Final sponsored by E.ON between Portsmouth and Cardiff City at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Midtable Premier League teams should be taking the FA Cup more seriously

Maybe it’s because I support a club that not only values the FA Cup but has won it more than anyone else. Or maybe it’s because it was the first trophy said club won after I started supporting them. Or maybe it’s because in the last 10 years, not only have Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, […]

STOURBRIDGE, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: Luke Benbow of Stourbridge moves away from Lewin Nyatanga of Northampton Town during The Emirates FA Cup Second Round match between Stourbridge and Northampton Town at the War Memorial Athletic Ground on December 13, 2016 in Stourbridge, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

The most intriguing FA Cup third round matches this weekend

The FA Cup is always a fun diversion from the Premier League schedule. It’s a competition that any team in England (and Wales) can win, and it sometimes serves up some matches not often seen. In January 2013, Luton Town, playing in the fifth tier of the pyramid of what is now known as the […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 21: Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick of Manchester United lift the trophy after winning The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on May 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

After a slow start, the FA Cup Final got exciting as Manchester United wins in extra time

The first 70 or so minutes of the FA Cup Final wasn’t the greatest but it was somewhat entertaining. Then almost instantaneously, things spiked as the final 20 minutes of regular time and 30 minutes of extra time really opened up resulting in a Manchester United 2-1 win in extra time to take the 135th […]

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MAY 15: Crystral Palace fans cheer on their team during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium on May 15, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace’s history in the FA Cup Final

If history matters, the FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace (Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET, FOX) will be a walk-over. The Red Devils have won this competition 11 times while appearing in 19 finals. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, can’t quite match that level of achievement. Palace, in fact, has only appeared […]


Manchester United’s history in the FA Cup Final

On Saturday, Manchester United and Crystal Palace will meet at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup Final. For United, it will be their 19th appearance in the final, a competition they have won 11 times prior. With a victory over Palace, they will draw level with Arsenal, last year’s winners, for the most in English football […]

(EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally altered) FILE PHOTO – Image Numbers 506411262 (L) and 458624190) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Alan Pardew, Manager of Crystal Palace (L) and Louis van Gaal, Manager of Manchester United. Manchester United and Crystal Palace meet in the FA Cup Final on May 21, 2016 at Wembley Stadium,London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 23: Alan Pardew, manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on January 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on November 8, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Manchester United and Crystal Palace face off for the FA Cup

Twenty-six years ago, Crystal Palace took on Manchester United in the FA Cup final. On Saturday, the same two teams will meet again (12:30 p.m. ET, FOX) for the right to lift one of the most prestigious domestic cups in world soccer. Alan Pardew is a common thread. He played for Palace that season, and […]

during The Emirates FA Cup semi final match between Everton and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2016 in London, England.

WATCH: Wild FA Cup semi features a saved de Gea PK, a Smalling own goal and Martial winner for Manchester United

While it appeared Manchester United was going to walk away with the win and a berth in the FA Cup Final, Everton came roaring back and got a little bit of luck to go along with things. But in the end, Manchester United prevailed and will head to the FA Cup Final. First, Everton won […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United talks to Louis van Gaal, manager of Manchester United during The Emirates FA Cup, sixth round replay between West Ham United and Manchester United at the Boleyn Ground on April 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

FA Cup preview: Everton, Manchester United meet in semifinal clash

When this tournament began, 736 clubs across England and Wales had the chance to lift the FA Cup. Now, only four remain and they are at Wembley. Everton and Manchester United will square off in one of the semifinals (Saturday, noon ET, FOX Sports 2) while Crystal Palace and Everton will meet in the other […]

READING, ENGLAND – MARCH 11: Yohan Cabaye of Crystal Palace scores their first goal from the penalty spot during the Emirates FA Cup sixth round match between Reading and Crystal Palace at Madejski Stadium on March 11, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

New and unlikely faces in the FA Cup semis can spark new life in the tournament

As we fill out our NCAA brackets this week, we must thank our lucky stars we don’t fill out a bracket for the FA Cup because I don’t think anybody could have predicted this semifinal. Crystal Palace, Everton and Watford all punched their tickets to Wembley Stadium for the semifinal. Manchester United and West Ham […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 15: The FA Cup Trophy is pictures prior to the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Chelsea and Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium on May 15, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

You need to watch Gary Lineker’s On The Road To FA Cup Glory

“In an era of Champions League superstars, do fans still care? Do the fans still dream of drawing a big club, of slaying a giant? Do the players dream of the Wembley arch, like I once dreamed of the Twin Towers? Do the chairmen still pray for a lucrative draw at Anfield or Old Trafford? […]

HULL, ENGLAND – MARCH 08: Theo Walcott of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team’s fourth goal during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Replay match between Hull City and Arsenal at KC Stadium on March 8, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Video: Theo Walcott follows Giroud brace with brace of his own

It’s no secret Arsenal have been struggling for form recently. Part of that issue is that they haven’t been able to get consistent goalscoring from any of their stars recently. Danny Welbeck’s return from injury has provided a small spark, but it’s also caused a shift in Arsenal’s team, which has resulted in Theo Walcott […]