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We used to win by scoring lots of goals, but this time we won by being strong mentally and defensively. The final returned to Wembley in , followed by the semi-finals from In the 51 years prior to the Empire Stadium opening, the final including 8 replays was held in a variety of locations, predominantly in London, and mainly at the Kennington Oval and then Crystal Palace. The ball broke back to Rooney 30 yards from goal, but his shot went over the bar. Prior to that game, the last time a non-league side defeated a Level 1 club was in when Sutton United claimed a 2—1 victory at home over Coventry City , who had won the FA Cup less than two years prior. The New York Times. They took the lead in the 19th minute when Ruud van Nistelrooy scored, and Scholes extended the team's advantage just before half time.

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Portsmouth's manager Jack Tinn was rumoured to have kept the FA Cup trophy 'safe under his bed' throughout the duration of the war, but this is an urban myth. Because the naval city of Portsmouth was a primary strategic military target for German Luftwaffe bombing, the FA Cup trophy was actually taken ten miles to the north of Portsmouth, to the nearby Hampshire village of Lovedean , and there it resided in a quaint thatched roof country pub called The Bird in Hand for the seven years of the war.

Just over 60 years later, 80 year old career criminal Henry Harry James Burge claimed to have committed the theft, confessing to a newspaper, with the story being published in the Sunday Pictorial newspaper on 23 February He claimed to have carried out the robbery with two other men, although when discrepancies with a contemporaneous report in the Birmingham Post newspaper the crime pre-dated written police reports in his account of the means of entry and other items stolen, detectives decided there was no realistic possibility of a conviction and the case was closed.

Burge claimed the cup had been melted down to make counterfeit half-crown coins, which matched known intelligence of the time, in which stolen silver was being used to forge coins which were then laundered through betting shops at a local racecourse, although Burge had no past history of forgery in a record of 42 previous convictions for which he had spent 42 years in prison.

He had been further imprisoned in for seven years for theft from cars. Released in , he died in After being rendered obsolete by the redesign, the replica was presented in to the FA's long-serving president Lord Kinnaird. The redesigned trophy first used in was larger at A smaller, but otherwise identical, replica was also made by Fattorini, the North Wales Coast FA Cup trophy, and is contested annually by members of that regional Association [37].

The replica was made by Toye, Kenning and Spencer. The replica was made by Thomas Lyte , handcrafted in sterling silver over hours. A weight increase to increase durability has taken it to 6. Each club in the final receives 40 winners or runners-up medals to be distributed among players, staff, and officials.

Since the start of the —95 season , the FA Cup has been sponsored. However, to protect the identity of the competition, the sponsored name has always included 'The FA Cup' in addition to the sponsor's name, unlike sponsorship deals for the League Cup where the word 'cup' is preceded by only the sponsor's name.

Sponsorship deals run for four years, though — as in the case of E. ON — one-year extensions may be agreed. Since March , Nike has supplied the official match ball. The possibility of unlikely victories in the earlier rounds of the competition, where lower ranked teams beat higher placed opposition in what is known as a "giant killing", is much anticipated by the public.

Such upsets are considered an integral part of the tradition and prestige of the competition, and the attention gained by giant-killing teams can be as great as that for winners of the cup. One analysis of four years of FA Cup results showed that it was The probability drops to Since the creation of The Football League, Tottenham Hotspur is the only non-league "giant-killer" to win the Cup, taking the FA Cup with a victory over reigning league runners-up Sheffield United: Only two other actual non-League clubs have even reached the final since the founding of the League: Sheffield Wednesday in champions of the Football Alliance, a rival league which was already effectively the Second Division, which it formally became in — Wednesday being let straight into the First Division , and Southampton in and in which years they were also Southern League champions, proving the strength of that league: Prior to that game, the last time a non-league side defeated a Level 1 club was in when Sutton United claimed a 2—1 victory at home over Coventry City , who had won the FA Cup less than two years prior.

Hereford finished the shocking comeback by defeating Newcastle 2—1 in the match. Some small clubs gain a reputation for being "cup specialists" after two or more giant killing feats within a few years. For non-league teams, reaching the Third Round Proper — where all Level 1 sides now enter — is considered a major achievement. In the —09 FA Cup , a record nine non-league teams achieved this feat.

They were drawn at home against West Ham United in Round 5 but lost 0 - 1 in a close game at Aggborough. Chasetown , while playing at Level 8 of English football during the —08 competition , are the lowest-ranked team to ever play in the Third Round Proper final 64, of teams entered that season.

In games between league sides, one of the most notable results was the victory by Wrexham , last in the previous season's league, over reigning league champion Arsenal. Another similar shock was when Shrewsbury Town beat Everton 2—1 in Since its establishment, the FA Cup has been won by 43 different teams. Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence.

Four clubs have won consecutive FA Cups on more than one occasion: Wanderers , and , , , Blackburn Rovers , , and , , Tottenham Hotspur , and , and Arsenal , and , In , Arsenal became the first side to win both the FA Cup and the League Cup in the same season when they beat Sheffield Wednesday 2—1 in both finals.

Liverpool in and Chelsea in have since repeated this feat. In —99 , Manchester United added the Champions League title to their league and cup double to complete a unique Treble. The FA Cup has only been won by a non-English team once. Cardiff City achieved this in when they beat Arsenal in the final at Wembley. They had previously made it to the final only to lose to Sheffield United in and lost another final to Portsmouth in Cardiff City is also the only team to win the national cups of two different countries in the same season, having also won the Welsh Cup in The Scottish team Queen's Park reached and lost the final in both and Since the creation of the Football League in , the final has never been contested by two teams from outside the top division, and there have only been eight winners who were not in the top flight: With the exception of Tottenham, these clubs were all playing in the second tier the old Second Division — Tottenham were playing in the Southern League and were only elected to the Football League in , meaning they are the only non-League winners of the FA Cup since the League's creation.

Other than Tottenham's victory, only 24 finalists have come from outside English football's top tier, with a record of 7 wins and 17 runners-up: Sunderland's win in was considered a major upset, having beaten Leeds United who finished third in the top flight that season.

This also marked the last time as of a team from outside the top division won the FA cup. Uniquely, in three of the four semi-finalists Barnsley, Cardiff City and West Bromwich were from outside the top division, although the eventual winner was the last remaining top-flight team, Portsmouth.

In the early years of coverage the BBC had exclusive radio coverage with a picture of the pitch marked in the Radio Times with numbered squares to help the listener follow the match on the radio. Nowadays, this continues with Setanta and ESPN having all-day broadcasts from Wembley, but terrestrial TV coverage usually begins two hours before kick off. ITV shows 16 FA Cup games per season, including the first pick of live matches from each of the first to sixth rounds of the competition, plus one semi-final exclusively live.

The final is also shown live on ITV. Under the same contract, Setanta Sports showed three games and one replay in each round from round three to five, two quarter-finals, one semi-final and the final. Setanta entered administration in June and as a result the FA terminated Setanta's deal to broadcast FA-sanctioned competitions and England internationals. One match and one replay match from the first two rounds will broadcast on The FA website for free, in a similar situation to the World Cup Qualifier between Ukraine and England.

Some analysts argued the decision to move away from the Sky and, in particular, the BBC undermined the FA Cup in the eyes of the public. The first match of the competition, between Wantage Town and Brading Town, was broadcast live online. Highlights of eight games of each round were broadcast as catch up on ITV Local.

Under this deal, the BBC will show around the same number of games as ITV and still having the first pick for each round. Matches involving Welsh clubs are sometimes exclusively broadcast on Welsh language channel S4C , which is also available to view across the rest of the United Kingdom on satellite and cable television, and through the channel's website.

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After 35 minutes Dennis Bergkamp was sent off for his apparent push on Danny Cullip. Both teams played out a goalless draw after full-time and throughout extra-time, so the tie was decided by a penalty shootout. Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia saved two penalties, which ensured progress into the quarter-finals.

Bolton Wanderers hosted Arsenal at the Reebok Stadium in the sixth round of the competition. Ljungberg scored the only goal of the tie after just three minutes; he had an opportunity to extend Arsenal's lead in stoppage time, but hit the ball over from six yards. It was described by BBC Sport as the "most glaring miss of the match, if not the entire season.

Arsenal faced Blackburn Rovers in the semi-final which was played on 16 April Manchester United, the holders of the FA Cup, began their defence of the trophy with a home tie against non-league Exeter City. Even with the second half introductions of Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo , the visitors held on for a goalless draw. Ronaldo scored the opening goal of the match in the ninth minute and Wayne Rooney added a second, three minutes from normal time.

Manchester United's opponents in the fourth round was Middlesbrough. Rooney scored twice in the team's 3—0 victory — he lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer for his first goal and volleyed it for his second. Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren credited Rooney's performance afterwards and said he made the difference in the tie. Everton hosted Manchester United in the next round at Goodison Park.

A goal apiece from Quinton Fortune and Ronaldo in either half ensured a 2—0 win. Southampton was Manchester United's opponent in the sixth round. After two minutes at St Mary's United took the lead; a shot by Roy Keane near the penalty area hit Southampton's Peter Crouch and deflected into the goal.

Ronaldo scored United's second and additional goals from Scholes meant they progressed into the last four of the competition; the final score was 4—0. They took the lead in the 19th minute when Ruud van Nistelrooy scored, and Scholes extended the team's advantage just before half time. Van Nistelrooy made it 3—0 in the 58th minute, before Shola Ameobi scored what proved a mere consolation a minute later, as Ronaldo added United's fourth late on. The final marked the fifth meeting between the two clubs in the —05 season.

The clubs had met in an FA Cup final before — in , when Arsenal won 3—2. Arsenal were also appearing in their 17th Cup final — their fourth in five years. They had won the cup nine times previously, most recently in , when they beat Southampton in the final. Meetings between Arsenal and Manchester United were keenly contested during the s and highly publicised by the media; the cup final this season had added significance as neither club won the league after a decade of dominance, and it was their only chance of silverware.

Wenger welcomed Chelsea's emergence, describing them as the "third force" in English football, but he raised concerns over their conduct and what he perceived as artificial growth. They have enhancement of performances through financial resources which are unlimited. For me, it's a kind of doping because it's not in any way linked to their resources.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson dismissed suggestions that his team had been over physical in previous meetings against Arsenal. Referring back to the league fixture in October , he told reporters: There were six by them on Cristiano Ronaldo.

They are so close so that whoever gets in front has an advantage," he said. The build-up to the final had focused upon many Manchester United fans' discontent at their takeover by American businessman and sports tycoon Malcolm Glazer , and large demonstrations were planned inside and outside the Millennium Stadium.

Despite this, the final was played in the rain and only a small group of around supporters held protests and sang anti-Glazer songs. The police were out in force but did not have any trouble to deal with. Wenger opted for a 4—5—1 formation, with Bergkamp playing as a lone striker. Ferguson had a defensive selection dilemma ahead of the final, with both of his starting full-backs, Gabriel Heinze ankle and Gary Neville groin , having suffered injuries.

Neville's absence meant that John O'Shea started at right-back. Neville was joined on the bench by winger Ryan Giggs and goalkeeper Tim Howard ; Giggs' omission was a surprise, and it meant that Darren Fletcher started on the right wing, while Ronaldo played on the left.

Roy Keane was appearing in his seventh FA Cup Final having previously played in the , , , , and finals. Manchester United kicked the game off, and also fashioned the first chance of the game; Ronaldo beat Lauren on the left wing to put over a cross, only for Scholes to head the ball over the crossbar after losing his marker. Manchester United had the ball in the back of the net on 27 minutes, when Ferdinand turned in the rebound after Jens Lehmann saved from Rooney, but the assistant referee ruled that Ferdinand was offside.

The Dutch forward controlled the ball and then outpaced Cole to the goal line; he then cut the ball back to Rooney, whose first-time shot was turned over the bar by Lehmann. The England midfielder floated the ball over to the edge of the penalty area, where Rooney was waiting, only to volley it just over the bar.

In the closing stages of the first half, Van Nistelrooy got his first shot on goal, turning Senderos only to send the ball trickling along the floor for Lehmann to save comfortably. The English forward took the free kick himself, but it went over the bar to cheers from the Arsenal fans and the sound of the referee's half-time whistle. Manchester United fashioned the first chance of the second half after just three minutes, when Rooney cut inside from the right along the face of the penalty area, but his left-footed shot was blocked away for a corner kick.

Throughout the match, Lauren committed several fouls on Ronaldo, and confronted the Portuguese winger early in the second half, before finally being booked for persistent fouling in the 62nd minute. United then went back downfield and Ronaldo took on Lauren, who dared not dive in for a tackle and risk a second yellow card. With their very next attack, United sent Ronaldo away down the left wing again; he sent over another cross, but it was again too far in front of Van Nistelrooy. Reyes received his first yellow card in the 76th minute, when he was late in tackling Silvestre after the French defender had played a backpass to Carroll.

Scholes returned the ball to Ronaldo, who crossed it into the penalty area, where Keane was unmarked at the back post. The ball eventually broke to the United captain , who shot, only to see four Arsenal players between him and the goal, ready to block his effort behind for another corner. The ball broke back to Rooney 30 yards from goal, but his shot went over the bar.

Manchester United brought Giggs on at the start of extra time, the Welshman taking Fletcher's place in the midfield.

Arsenal finally got their first shot on target in the seventh minute of extra time, when a Van Persie free kick — awarded for a foul by Silvestre — forced a diving save from Carroll. The second half of extra time began with yet another chance for Manchester United, this time constructed from a Giggs break down the left wing, but Van Nistelrooy failed in his attempt to back-heel Giggs' cross into the goal and the opportunity was wasted.

Reyes himself was then the victim of a late tackle by Scholes, who was shown a yellow card. The referee added two minutes of injury time at the end of extra time, during which time Manchester United won another free kick, but Scholes' shot was straight at the Arsenal defensive wall.

Van Nistelrooy took the first penalty for Manchester United, in front of the United fans, and sent Lehmann the wrong way to give United the early advantage. As the Arsenal players ran towards Vieira and Lehmann to celebrate, Ferguson and Keane were seen consoling various players and staff members. Wenger conceded his opponents were the better side, but praised his team's resolve, telling reporters: There were some times in the second half when we were a bit lucky but we defended very well and to keep a clean sheet is good.

If your name is on the cup you win it. Ferguson was proud of his team's performance, but admitted their failure throughout the season to convert chances into goals, had cost them once more. We've had luck in the past, so you understand it can happen. It's not a nice experience but it's one you have to accept.

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