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  1. City's stellar season now feels underwhelming

    Simon Curtis

    Manchester City, deep into Phase 3 of a strangely serpentine season, must now hope that there might just be an obtuse, jarring, exhilarating and extremely short Phase 4 before the season's curtain drops on us all in less than a month's time. Phas...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Buoyant Hull ready for FA Cup final preview

    John Brewin

    Ever since Steve Bruce was Manchester United captain in the early 1990s, he has used a phrase for trips to Wembley. After Sunday's FA Cup semifinal victory over Sheffield United, the Hull City manager will be "smelling the hot dogs" at least once mor...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Ozils return a timely fillip

    James McNicholas

    It's actually turning into a good week for Arsenal. After securing their place in the FA Cup final with a penalty shootout victory over Wigan, they beat the twin threat of fatigue and West Ham 3-1 to take three points on Tuesday night. The positive e...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Grit must guide the Gunners

    John Brewin

    Age before beauty. On Tuesday night, Arsene Wenger opted for a squad that was the oldest -- by average age -- he had selected in 1,000-plus Arsenal matches. If Arsenal are to get over the line in both Champions League qualification and the FA Cup, th...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  5. Prem: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham

    ESPN Staff

    Olivier Giroud's sublime finish and a double from Lukas Podolski gave FA Cup finalists Arsenal a 3-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium to move back up into the top four of the Premier League. After a slow start following their nerve-shredd...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  6. Hammers come up short at the Emirates

    Peter Thorne

    West Ham continued a recent poor habit against Arsenal, going ahead against the Gunners but eventually succumbing to the FA Cup finalists in a 3-1 defeat. - Report: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham - Delaney: Three things: Arsenal vs. West Ham This is the...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  7. Silver lining for Wenger?

    Ian Darke

    Nothing lasts forever. Not even the Arsene Wenger Show at Arsenal, which has been running almost as long as "Les Miserables" in London's West End. After 18 years and more than 1,000 matches, a sizable portion of Gunners fans are wondering wheth...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  8. Cup final dream now a reality for Hull City

    Philip Buckingham

    "Think you're dreaming?" asked an advertising wagon from Hull City's sponsors doing laps of Wembley during the build-up to Sunday's FA Cup semifinal. "Well think again," came the answer beneath. A Yorkshire derby in the capital against Sheffield U...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  9. The Big Red Machine grinds toward glory

    David Hirshey

    If there were any justice in the world, then Liverpool would win the league this year and newly minted Harvard Business School lecturer Sir Alex Ferguson would be forced to teach a course entitled Building A Championship Team The Scouser Way. Of c...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  10. Gerrard's emotion, an Anfield epic, Martino's mess, more

    Gabriele Marcotti

    Sometimes, the mask falls. Professionalism, leadership, the distance that comes from being both a 1-percenter and a celebrity, the machismo that 30-something young men affect ... all of it slips away. And you're left naked. Steven Gerrard rarel...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  11. Same old story in Emirates test

    Peter Thorne

    The inevitability of the comment was such that I was actually sitting waiting for it. Sure enough, the little epithet duly arrived from the TV commentator during the first half of the extra 30 minutes of Saturday evening's FA cup semi-final between A...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  12. Redemption beckons for Lukasz Fabianski

    James McNicholas

    Once upon a time, Lukasz Fabianski was branded with the disparaging sobriquet "Flappy." On Saturday, he became enshrined as an Arsenal hero. Redemption beckons for the improving Polish goalkeeper. In 2010, Fabianski was stuck in a spectacularly po...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  13. Arsenal's great escape

    John Brewin

    Arsene Wenger did not linger long. His Wigan counterpart Uwe Rosler received a consoling pat on the back, but the Frenchman was soon heading down the tunnel. His players could look after the celebrations, even if their own joy at beating the Latics 4...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  14. Three things: Wigan vs. Arsenal

    John Brewin

    LONDON -- Three observations from Arsenal's FA Cup semifinals win (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) over Wigan at Wembley Stadium. 1. Dismal Arsenal squeeze through Arsenal's FA Cup dreams live on, but first they had to avert a nightmare and hold their n...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  15. Arsenal make hard work of it, but get there in the end

    Andrew Mangan

    Arsenal made it through to the FA Cup final after a penalty shoot-out win over Wigan -- but only after a 120-minute display that was torturous at times and salvaged late in normal time by a redemptive Per Mertesacker goal. The German was guilty o...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  16. Blades looking to put Hull to the sword at Wembley

    Kevin Palmer

    Wealth has been tended to be celebrated as much as glory in the football industry over recent years, but League One side Sheffield United have provided a timely reminder that this sport still has room for dreams during their remarkable run to the FA ...

    Blog | April 12, 2014