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Football: Gerrard eyes defining moment as Liverpool chase title

As Steven Gerrard soaked up the sunshine in the quiet Merseyside suburb of Formby on Monday, it was hard to imagine that just 24 hours earlier the unassuming man in the James Dean T-shirt had stoked up an emotional whirlwind which looks set to sweep Liverpool to their first league title in 24 years.

Football: Leicester edge closer to second tier title

Leicester moved a step closer to clinching the Championship title after a 1-1 draw against Reading on Monday. Nigel Pearson's side had assured themselves of promotion to the Premier League last weekend and they remain on course to go up as champions thanks to a battling display at the Madejski Stadium. The Foxes are now seven points clear of second-placed Burnley with four games left, while sixth placed Reading hold the final play-off berth ahead of Brighton and Ipswich on goal difference.

Football: Wenger calls on Arsenal to make final push

Arsene Wenger has called on his Arsenal stars to use the momentum from their FA Cup semi-final victory to regain their place in the Premier League's top four. Wenger's side host West Ham on Tuesday looking to move back above Everton in the race to qualify for the Champions League. Everton leapfrogged the Gunners into fourth spot with their win at Sunderland on Saturday and hold a two-point lead over Arsenal with five matches remaining.

Football: Bruce reveals skipper's blast fired Cup win

Hull City manager Steve Bruce revealed a half-time blast from captain Curtis Davies inspired a thrilling 5-3 win over Sheffield United that booked his club's first FA Cup final appearance. Bruce's side were in danger of suffering a humiliating defeat in Sunday's semi-final at Wembley after a woeful first half display left them trailing 2-1 against the League One underdogs. The former Manchester United defender was set to give his players a major rollicking at the interval, but before he even got started Davies took the words right out of his mouth.

Football: Saints to make most of nine lives, says manager

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright says there is a belief amongst his squad that this could be his side's year after they made history by booking a first ever Scottish Cup final appearance. The Saint boss watched as his side completed a superb second half comeback as they came from a goal down at half-time to defeat Aberdeen 2-1 in their semi-final at Ibrox.

Football: Liverpool tribute to Hillsborough dead

Liverpool's Anfield stadium will witness emotionally charged scenes on Sunday when it marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster before their Premier League game with Manchester City. In tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the stadium tragedy, kick-offs in matches across England have been moved back by seven minutes this weekend. The supporters were killed after a crush during an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 15, 1989, which caused play to be halted in the sixth minute.

Football: Arteta hopes Arsenal boosted by Cup win

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal's dramatic FA Cup semi-final victory over Wigan can provide a springboard to save his club's season. Arsene Wenger's side survived a scare against the holders, equalising eight minutes from full-time through Per Mertesacker before finally winning 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time at Wembley. Gunners goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was the hero in Saturday's shoot-out, with his two saves from Gary Caldwell and Jack Collison while Arsenal converted all four of their spot-kicks.

Football: Arsenal beat Wigan in shoot-out, reach FA Cup final

Arsenal beat holders Wigan Athletic 4-2 on penalties to win a dramatic FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday after the teams were level at 1-1 after extra-time. Arsenal will play either Hull City or Sheffield United in the final. Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianksi, selected by manager Arsene Wenger instead of regular first-choice Wojciech Szczesny, saved Wigan's two opening penalties from Gary Caldwell and Jack Collison.

Football: Arsenal-Wigan FA Cup semi-final into extra-time

Arsenal forced extra-time in their FA Cup semi-final with holders Wigan after coming from behind to leave the match all square at 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes at Wembley on Saturday. Jordi Gomez's 63rd minute-penalty put Wigan, who beat Manchester City in last season's final before being relegated from the Premier League, on the brink of claiming another memorable Wembley scalp.

Football: Fulham enjoy lifeline against slumping Norwich

Fulham's hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League were given a huge boost by a winner from Hugo Rodallega in a 1-0 win at home to Norwich, who must now fear they are instead destined for the drop. Felix Magath's side are still in the bottom three with four games remaining but Saturday's win at Craven Cottage means they are now only two points behind the Canaries, who have an unenviable run-in with fixtures against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
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