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FA Cup Quarter Finals What The Blogs Say

Arsene Wenger. Original photograph by Olaf Nor...

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Here are a few Blog headlines from todays FA Cup Quarter Finals  which saw Arsen Venger come under increasing pressure as the Gunners crashed out of their 3rd Cup competition in as many weeks.

 

Birmingham 2 Bolton 3 | The Sun |Sport|Football

CHUNG-YONG LEE headed a last-gasp winner to send Bolton into the FA Cup semis.

Publish Date: 03/12/2011 14:03

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3464050/Birmingham-2-Bolton-3.html

Mark Lawrenson column: Arsenal lack leaders and Arsene Wenger must

Arsene Wenger must win a trophy this season – or look at changing his philosophy at Arsenal.

Publish Date: 03/12/2011 7:59

http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/opinion/columnists/mark-lawrenson/Mark-Lawrenson-column-Arsenal-lack-leaders-and-Arsene-Wenger-must-get-a-grip-on-Robin-van-Persie-ahead-of-Manchester-United-FA-Cup-test-article712853.html

Manchester United 2 Arsenal 0 | The Sun |Sport|Football

FABIO and Wayne Rooney made it a hat-trick of cup exits for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Publish Date: 03/12/2011 17:02

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3464178/Manchester-United-2-Arsenal-0.html

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal FA Cup half-time report: Fabio da

Arsenal had better of the first 45 but lacked cutting edge in front of goal.

Publish Date: 03/12/2011 18:10

http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Manchester-United-1-0-Arsenal-FA-Cup-half-time-report-Fabio-da-Silva-puts-Reds-ahead-at-the-break-article713081.html

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Manchester United & Bolton Both Advance To The FA Cup Semi Final

Both of Saturdays FA Cup quarter finals were decided without replays as Bolton struck a late winner to beat League Cup Winners Birmingham 3-2 at St Andrews. Birmingham had just the better of the play, but just as it looked like a replay was beckoning Chung-Yong Lee hit the winner to send the home fans slightly aggrieved. The Attendance was a slightly disapointing 23,699.

Manchester United faced Arsenal in the tie of the round and Arsenals season continued to unravel big style as they were eliminated from their 3rd Cup competition in as many weeks, despite United starting with a somewhat unconventional line up which included 7 defenders. Despite having the better of the chances and possession Arsenal never looked like getting back into the game after going 1-0 down mid way through the 1st half and when Wayne Rooney popped up with their second 5 minutes into the second half the game was as good as over. Arsenal have now been knocked out of the Champions League and FA Cup and lost to Birmingham in the League Cup Final, leaving only the Premier League title for them to try and end their barren silver ware run. The official Att: 74,693

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Darlington Come From Behind To Win FA Trophy Semi 1st Leg

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Darlington battled back from 2-0 down to take a 3-2 lead in the first leg of the FA Trophy semi-final thanks to Liam Hatch who scored two late goals.

In a slow opening, not helped by the poor pitch Gateshead settled better and  Nathan Fisher scored the opener for them on 21 minutes with a low drive, and Adam Rundle doubled their advantage just before half time sending the Tynesiders in for the break in good spirits. However the second half belonged to Darlington and ex Carlisle United player Marc Bridge-Wilkinson pulled one back on 53 minutes before Hatch hit his brace which means its advantage Darlington going into the second leg.

The final score:

Darlington 3-2 Gateshead

Attendance: 4,243

 

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Bangor City v Newport YMCA 05.04.2008 (Welsh Cup Semi Final)

Players entrance

Whitchurch v Cardiff – Welsh Cup Final 2007

The highlights from the Welsh Hockey Men’s Cup Final 2007. Cardiff (in black) v Whitchurch (in blue). Filmed from in front of the Cardiff fans.

Tottenham Through to Champions League Last 8

Tottenham held AC Milan 0-0 at White Hart Lane to progress 1-0 on aggregate in the Champions League. In a nervy game AC looked the better team and had enough chances in the first half where they laid siege to the Spurs goal to overturn the tie.

Tottenham were a bit better in the second half but again it was Milan who remained the more threatening and the home contingent in the 34,320 crowd were mighty relieved to hear the final whistle.

Spurs will now have to wait until the 18 March to find out who they will face and what ever happens they can look back on a successful first excursion in the competition.   

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, is the first English manager to take an English side to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and his resume will now read victories over both Milan giants as they beat holders Inter Milan in the group stages.

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Bangor City v Bridgend Town 11.04.2009 (Welsh Cup Semi Final at Aberystwyth)

Final score: 2 1 Goal 1: Chris Seargeant
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UWIC 4-1 Bala Town

Welsh Cup fourth round, 29 January 2011
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Bangor City v Newport YMCA 05.04.2008 (Welsh Cup Semi Final)

Goal 3:Sion Edwards
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Mansfield Through to FA Trophy Semi Final

Mansfield Town beat their lower league rivals Chasetown 3-1 to progress to the Semi Final of the 2011 FA Trophy.

Adam Murray put the Stags 1-0 up after 35 minutes, however Chasetown never gave up and despite being under a lot of pressure managed to equalise in the 54th minute. Their faint hopes only lasted until the 56th minute though as Briscoe restored Mansfields lead before Mitchleyadded a third for the Stags in the 76th.

Overall Mansfield wer clearly the better team and with 20 shots at goal arguably could have won more comprehensively.

The attendance was 2,295 swelled by 525 Chasetown fans who made the difficult midweek journey.

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