Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given has experienced some of the most agonising moments of his career in the FA Cup and as he prepares for his fourth final this Saturday, it seemed as if his curse had struck again.
Given has been a shining star of Villa's run to a Wembley clash with Arsenal but a groin injury was threatening to derail his hopes of career-defining FA Cup triumph, as American keeper Brad Guzan waited in the wings to take his place.
Yet Villa boss Tim Sherwood has confirmed that his first...
The fact that Saturday gives Arsene Wenger the chance to become modern football's most prolific collector of the FA Cup speaks much of his longevity and how tightly he has woven himself into the fabric of English football.
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By 7:30 p.m. (BST), allowing for extra-time, he may have surpassed Sir Alex Ferguson's five winners' medals, with the next best manager of the post-Second World War years being Bill Nicholson, who collected the last of his three with Spurs in 1967. George Ramsay, the only manager...