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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: Terry admits red-card chat with referee

Chelsea captain John Terry said he'd spoken to referee Phil Dowd in the lead-up to the official's decision to send off Swansea's Chico Flores. Swansea had to play most of the match a man down after Flores was dismissed in the 16th minute for two reckless tackles at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. But it wasn't until the 68th minute that Demba Ba scored the only goal of the match Chelsea won 1-0 to stay second in the Premier League table, two points behind leaders Liverpool with four games to play. "I just said, 'it's a second yellow for me'," Terry recalled.

Football: Liverpool tribute to Hillsborough disaster dead

Liverpool marked the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster with a solemn minute's silence before their Premier League home game with Manchester City on Sunday. Shortly before kick-off on a sun-soaked afternoon, players and fans stood with their heads bowed in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters killed in a crush during an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 15, 1989.

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: 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.

Football: Arsenal-Wigan FA Cup semi-final goes to shoot-out

The FA Cup semi-final between holders Wigan and Arsenal went to a penalty shoot-out after extra-time failed to separate the teams at Wembley on Saturday. The match was all square at 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes after 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: Fabianski stars as Arsenal reach FA Cup final

Lukasz Fabianski saved two penalties as Arsenal beat holders Wigan Athletic 4-2 in a shootout at Wembley on Saturday to reach their first FA Cup final for nine years. Having stunned Manchester City in last season's final, before being relegated from the Premier League, Wigan looked set for another famous Wembley day when Jordi Gomez put them ahead with a 63rd-minute penalty. But Per Mertesacker made amends for conceding the penalty by heading in an 82nd-minute equaliser and with the score still 1-1 at the end of extra time, Fabianski took centre stage in the shootout.

Football: Fabianski stars as Arsenal reach FA Cup final

Lukasz Fabianski saved two penalties as Arsenal beat holders Wigan Athletic 4-2 in a shootout at Wembley on Saturday to reach their first FA Cup final for nine years. Having stunned Manchester City in last season's final, before being relegated from the Premier League, Wigan looked set for another famous Wembley day when Jordi Gomez put them ahead with a 63rd-minute penalty. But Per Mertesacker made amends for conceding the penalty by heading in an 82nd-minute equaliser and with the score still 1-1 at the end of extra time, Fabianski took centre stage in the shootout.
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