Appleton: We looked like a five-a-side team
Jan31

Appleton: We looked like a five-a-side team

Oxford United boss Michael Appleton admitted his side looked like a five-a-side team as Blackburn Rovers ran out comfortable 3-0 winners from Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at the Kassam Stadium. The 40-year-old, who used to manage the Championship opponents back in 2013, says his group of giant killers that knocked out Premier League outfit Swansea City in the previous round were simply outclassed and overpowered by the...

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Mullins: Oxford United still fully focused on getting to Wembley
Jan31

Mullins: Oxford United still fully focused on getting to Wembley

Oxford United defender Johnny Mullins insists the League Two side will not wallow following their FA Cup fourth-round exit to Blackburn Rovers as the U’s have the perfect opportunity to redeem themselves with a trip to Wembley Stadium in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final. Michael Appleton’s side, who were easily thrown aside by their Championship opponents 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Kassam Stadium, have a...

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FA Cup Head-to-Head: Kyle McFadzean (Milton Keynes Dons) vs Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
Jan31

FA Cup Head-to-Head: Kyle McFadzean (Milton Keynes Dons) vs Gary Cahill (Chelsea)

The Stadium MK hosts the final serving of this weekend’s exciting FA Cup fourth-round action when Milton Keynes Dons host defending Premier League champions Chelsea on Sunday afternoon (16:00). The Championship outfit, who currently lie just two points above the relegation zone in the second-tier of English football, will be hoping defender Kyle McFadzean can cope with Diego Costa’s devilish antics to help the hosts record...

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FA Cup Report: Oxford United 0-3 Blackburn Rovers
Jan30

FA Cup Report: Oxford United 0-3 Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers booked their place in the fifth-round of the FA Cup after easing past Oxford United 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Midfielder Ben Marshall scored twice for the Championship club, one from the penalty spot and the other with a wonderful free-kick, either side of debutant Tony Watt’s piercing strike on the stroke of half-time against the League Two hosts. Michael Appleton’s United; who were the giant...

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Kane: We want to have a go in every competition
Jan30

Kane: We want to have a go in every competition

Tottenham striker Harry Kane says the club want to have a go at all of the competitions they are in after beating Colchester 4-1 in the FA Cup fourth...

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FA Cup Head-to-Head: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) vs Enner Valencia (West Ham United)
Jan30

FA Cup Head-to-Head: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) vs Enner Valencia (West Ham United)

Saturday evening’s serving of FA Cup fourth-round action sees West Ham United welcome Liverpool to the Boleyn Ground for an enticing all-Premier League clash (17:30). The Hammers; who have already defeated the Reds twice in the English top-flight this season, are reaping the benefits following striker Enner Valencia’s return from injury lately, with the Ecuador international scoring four goals in his last three outings....

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