FA semi-finals: Broken dreams and butterfingers


Aston Villa beat Liverpool in FA Cup semi final

The FA Cup semi-finals took place over the weekend. Yesterday, Aston Villa took on Liverpool at Wembley for a place in the final. Villa have had a dramatic resurgence since Tim Sherwood took over as Head Coach, and had their sites set on fighting for the Cup. However, with Steven Gerrard leaving for LA Galaxy in the summer, beating Villa would mean bowing out for the Reds in the FA Cup Final at Wembley, which coincidentally falls on his 35th birthday.

Coutinho scored first for Liverpool, but Benteke equalised just over five minutes later. Liverpool failed to respond and their lack-lustre performance cost them, as Villa’s Fabian Delph scored the well deserved winner putting Sherwood’s Villa through to the final.

Federici bungles save against Arsenal in FA Cup semi-final

Saturday’s game between Arsenal and Championship side Reading was an evenly fought match which went into extra time after a goal a piece from Arsenal’s Sanchez and Reading’s McCleary. Unfortunately, Reading’s goalkeeper, Adam Federici bungled a save, allowing Sanchez’ second goal to dribble over the line. His mistake lost Reading the match in an otherwise impeccable performance from him, and at the end of the match he was inconsolable.

Arsenal will meet Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on 30th May.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Ste J says:

    I missed all that this weekend which saddens me, ooo being a new reader to your site, could you perhaps knit something about the FA Cup final build up, it may only last three hours on the TV but it always feels like a life time.


    1. Sarah says:

      3 hours? FA Cup final build up starts now! Do not fear, I will be working those FA Cup needles, especially as the Premier League will have ended the weekend before, so at least I’ll get to postpone the post-football existential malaise for a whole week.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ste J says:

        After the English season finishes there are always all the Scandanavian and South American leagues to keep up with, that always gets me through…but being from Mansfield I need something to get me through this season.

        Liked by 1 person

    2. Sarah says:

      Wow, that’s commitment. on both counts! πŸ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Leonor says:

    Your knitted footballers crack me up, they’re adorable! What a great idea ☺️


    1. Sarah says:

      Aw, shucks! Glad you like them πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

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