Vincent Kompany, one of the pillars behind Manchester City's rise as the major force in English soccer, said Sunday he was leaving the club after 11 seasons to become player-manager at former team...
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City swept aside Watford to complete the first clean sweep of English men's football trophies.
The fourth piece of silverware of the season was sealed by four...
One team is looking to complete an unprecedented domestic treble, bolstering its status as possibly the greatest ever in English soccer. The other is trying to capture a major trophy for the first...
WATFORD, England (AP) — Watford's preparations for next weekend's FA Cup final against Manchester City were hit by a 4-1 loss to West Ham on the final day of the Premier League season on...
LONDON (AP) — Growing up in the area, Keira Walsh never envisaged Manchester City being a force in women's football, let alone playing for them and being part of trophy-winning teams.
LONDON (AP) — Gerard Deulofeu was watching from the Watford bench when Raul Jimenez followed up scoring Wolverhampton's second goal with a pre-planned celebration.
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's fans seem more presumptuous than their quadruple-chasing players.
Thousands of the seat allocation went unsold at Wembley Stadium as City reached the FA Cup...
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea's players saved their season but maybe not their manager.
Collecting the FA Cup, after beating Manchester United 1-0 on Saturday, is looking like Antonio Conte's final act with Chelsea.
"After two years, the club knows me very well," Conte said. "And if they continue to want to work with me they know I can't change. My way is always the same."
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea produced a lackluster Premier League title defense this season and the last thing the players want is to sign off the campaign, and in all probability Antonio Conte's reign as manager, with a second consecutive FA Cup final defeat.
Motivation will be sky high, for more reasons than one, when Chelsea takes on the most successful coach in its history, Jose Mourinho, and his Manchester United side at Wembley on Saturday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Michael Carrick ended his Manchester United playing career at Old Trafford by helping to set up the goal in a 1-0 win over Watford on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.
Carrick's superb long pass played Juan Mata in behind the defense and Marcus Rashford tapped into the goal in the 34th minute for the runners-up.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Ayoze Perez struck twice to end Chelsea's faint hopes of Champions League qualification as Newcastle secured a top-10 finish on its return to the Premier League on Sunday.
Chelsea lost 3-0 in the final game of a pitiful title defense that saw the London club finish fifth. Chelsea could soon be looking for a new manager with Antonio Conte expected to leave after Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester United.
Mourinho doesn’t think Lukaku injury is serious
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku is unlikely to miss the FA Cup final even though the striker hobbled off with a foot injury in the 2-1 win over Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
Lukaku couldn't play on after being on the receiving end of a challenge from Konstantinos Mavropanos and was substituted in the 49th minute.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea will play Manchester United in the FA Cup final after beating Southampton 2-0 in the second semifinal at Wembley Stadium on Sunday with goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata.
Giroud, who had been selected ahead of Morata to spearhead Chelsea's attack, scored the first goal within 30 seconds of the second half after a mesmerizing piece of dribbling inside the Southampton penalty area.
LONDON (AP) — A third cup final with Manchester United for Jose Mourinho. More FA Cup semifinal misery for Tottenham.
While Mauricio Pochettino wins admiration for his style of football, the manager has yet to actually win a trophy in management.
A 2-1 collapse to United at Wembley Stadium on Saturday left Tottenham reeling from an eighth successive loss in the FA Cup semifinals.
LONDON (AP) — Ander Herrera kept Manchester United in with a shot of silverware this season by securing a place in the FA Cup final after beating Tottenham 2-1 on Saturday.
Herrera struck in the 62nd minute at Wembley Stadium after Paul Pogba canceled out Dele Alli's opener for Tottenham to send Jose Mourinho into his third final with United.
But it was Tottenham's eighth consecutive FA Cup semifinal loss since last winning world football's oldest knockout competition in 1991.
Initially there was intrigue. Then there was admiration, many years of it. Next came pity, followed by a mixture of anger and apathy.
It has been a roller-coaster of emotions during the 21 1/2-year tenure of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, which will end next month.
LONDON (AP) — Antonio Conte is a machine when it comes to winning league titles.
The Chelsea manager just can't seem to lift a cup trophy.
Conte won three consecutive leagues at Juventus before becoming coach of Italy. On his return to club soccer, he won the English Premier League with Chelsea this month.
But he still has yet to win a major cup in an impressive coaching career, missing out on doing the double with Chelsea after losing to Arsenal 2-1 in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
LONDON (AP) — Per Mertesacker hardly had the ideal preparation for the FA Cup final.
The Arsenal defender was starting a match for the first time in 392 days, was unsure he would be able to last 90 minutes, had never played as part of a back three, and was lining up in a new-look and makeshift defense against one of the most potent attacks in English soccer.
LONDON (AP) — Prince William laid a wreath on the Wembley Stadium pitch before a minute's silence to honor the victims of the Manchester bomb ahead of the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Policing was intensified at English soccer's 90,000-capacity national stadium as part of a vast national security operation. Authorities are still unravelling the plot behind the attack at a concert on Monday that killed 22 people.
LONDON (AP) — For Chelsea, it's a chance for a double. Arsenal is just looking for some redemption.
The London teams will meet Saturday in the FA Cup final, with Chelsea hoping to win its second league-cup double since 2010 and Arsenal wanting to make up for missing out on the Champions League with a season-ending trophy at Wembley Stadium.
"It has been a great season," Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said. "To be a fantastic season we have to win the FA Cup."
Antonio Conte acknowledges it's been a great first season with Chelsea, the new English Premier League champion.
It could have a sweeter ending on Saturday if they can take the FA Cup, too.
The ability of the managers' manager of the year to get his side up for a second big match in a fortnight will be key.
Chelsea has been in party mode for two weeks, since clinching the league then a week later lifting the trophy at home in the final round.
Pep Guardiola's first season in English soccer with Manchester City will end without a trophy.
He's even facing a battle just to qualify for the Champions League.
Alexis Sanchez's extra-time goal earned Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinals at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
While Arsenal can look forward to an FA Cup final against Chelsea next month, City's unraveling season will now be defined by finishing in the top four of the Premier League.
LONDON (AP) — Alexis Sanchez ensured Arsenal's stormy season will end with an FA Cup final after securing a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in extra time at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
The Chilean striker struck in the 101st minute to secure an all-London May 27 final against Chelsea. Arsenal is chasing a third title in four seasons in the competition that has provided a comfort blanket for Arsene Wenger during a 13-year Premier League trophy drought.
LONDON (AP) — Eden Hazard had a rare view from the Chelsea bench, and it wasn't comfortable viewing.
Twice Willian scored, but each time Tottenham struck back in the FA Cup semifinal on Saturday.
Approaching an hour in with a sharper, slicker Spurs seizing the initiative at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte finally deployed Hazard.
"When you play football you want to play every game," Hazard said, "but he made a great choice."
FA Cup fights for relevance as EPL gets wealthier
LONDON (AP) — Within minutes of lifting the FA Cup in May, Louis van Gaal discovered how little the competition factored into the decision on his Manchester United future.
United's approach for Jose Mourinho to succeed Van Gaal emerged as the Dutch coach was facing the media at Wembley Stadium straight after beating Crystal Palace. Two days later, Van Gaal was booted out of United, paying the price for failing to secure Champions League qualification by finishing in the top four.