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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]