FA Cup

Sunday, 21 October 2012, 1:30PM – 2:00PM

Mark Pougatch introduces the draw for the 1st round of the FA Cup live from Wembley Stadium.

The 48 teams from League 1 and League 2 join the 32 non-League survivors who have reached the 1st round proper.

Sean Dyche, a member of Chesterfield’s FA Cup semi-final team in 1997, and the former England defender Earl Barrett will make the draw.

Saturday, 5 May 2012, 3:15PM – 7:45PM

Chelsea v Liverpool: 

Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of the 131st FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium. 

Some of the biggest names in English football take centre stage – Chelsea stars John Terry, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres go head-to-head with Liverpool’s lynchpins, Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Jamie Carragher and Andy Carroll.

Between them Chelsea and Liverpool have played in 23 FA Cup Finals.but this is their first meeting in English football’s showcase Final.. Liverpool are looking to achieve a domestic cup double having already won the Carling Cup this season. 

This will be Kenny Dalglish’s fourth FA Cup Final in two spells as Liverpool manager. However his side face a Chelsea side competing in their fourth final since Wembley was re-opened in 2007. Interim coach Roberto di Matteo has overseen a dramatic transformation since succeeding Andre Villas-Boas in March and the Italian has his own special FA Cup Final history having scored for Chelsea in their triumphs at the 1997 and 2000 Finals. 

Expert studio analysis from Roy Keane, Gareth Southgate and Gordon Strachan. Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend. 

FA Cup

Sunday, 19 February 2012, 1:35PM – 4:45PM

Stevenage v Spurs: 

Spurs love a bit of FA Cup glory and the draw in this year’s competition has so far been kind to Harry Redknapp’s team. After struggling at Championship Watford, Spurs now face the short trip to League One Stevenage, just 30 miles north of White Hart Lane and around 45 places below them in the league. Like Spurs, Stevenage are enjoying a strong season and are in the running to make the play offs despite losing manager Graham Westley to Preston. Adrian Chiles presents live from Stevenage with Gareth Southgate, Roy Keane and Graham Westley. Commentary from Peter Drury and Jim Beglin.

FA Cup

Saturday, 18 February 2012, 4:50PM – 7:20PM

Live coverage of a tricky FA Cup 5th round tie for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in the north east of England. It’s seven years since Arsenal last won a trophy and Wenger knows his team will have their work cut out this evening if they are to reach the quarter-finals of FA Cup this season. 

Adrian Chiles is joined by Gareth Southgate and Roy Keane. Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend. 

Saturday, 28 January 2012, 12:00PM – 3:05PM

Liverpool v Manchester United: 

Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of the FA Cup tie of the round between Liverpool and Manchester United from Anfield. 

There is always drama when these two big rivals meet and it’s expected to be no different today with the build-up to this fourth round tie dominated by the recent Luis Suarez – Patrice Evra FA investigation. 

Kenny Dalglish suffered an FA Cup defeat to Manchester United in his first game back as Liverpool manager last year and will want his team to make amends. 

Sunday, 19 April 2009, 3:15PM on ITV1

Steve Rider presents live coverage of the FA Cup semi final between Manchester United and Everton live from Wembley Stadium. 

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have won the cup on a record 11 occasions, but not since 2004. In contrast this is Everton’s first FA Cup semi-final since 1995, when they went on to win the trophy, beating Manchester United 1-0 in the final at Wembley. 

Steve is joined by Andy Townsend and Teddy Sheringham with commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Jim Beglin. Pitchside reports come from Gabriel Clarke.


Sunday, 15 February 2009, 10:20PM on ITV1

Matt Smith introduces highlights of today’s FA Cup fifth round matches, including extended highlights of the winners of the Everton v Liverpool game against the winners of the Doncaster Rovers v Aston Villa game.

Commentary comes from Clive Tyldesley, with studio analysis from Robbie Earle and reports from Tom Skippings.

Sunday, 15 February 2009, 4:00PM on ITV1

Steve Rider introduces live coverage of the FA Cup fifth round tie between the winners of the Derby County v Nottingham Forest game against 11 times FA Cup winners Manchester United.

The sixth round draw, live from the FA’s headquarters at Soho Square and hosted by Jim Rosenthal follows the match.

Commentary comes from Clive Tyldesley and Jim Beglin with studio analysis from Andy Townsend and pitchside reports from Gabriel Clarke.

Saturday, 14 February 2009, 12:10PM on ITV1

Steve Rider introduces live coverage from the Liberty Stadium of the FA Cup fifth round tie between Swansea City and Fulham.

This is Swansea’s first time in the fifth round for five years, having knocked out current Cup holders Portsmouth in the last round.

Steve is joined in the studio by Andy Townsend. Commentary comes from Peter Drury and David Pleat with pitchside reports from Gabriel Clarke.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

Steve Rider presents live coverage from Goodison Park of Everton’s fourth round replay against Liverpool.

For the second time in six days, Everton held their local rivals to a 1-1 draw on January 25, setting up this home replay. The winners of this match will progress to the fifth round and meet either Doncaster Rovers or Aston Villa.

Steve is joined in the studio by Andy Townsend. Commentary comes from Clive Tyldesley and Jim Beglin.


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