The magic of the FA Cup

The magic of the FA Cup

May not be as important as the Premier League, but the FA Cup still possesses a special attraction. After winning against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool’s next match will be a match against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup Fourth Round.

Football fans all know that the FA Cup is the oldest football tournament in football. But today its credibility has dropped, especially when on a scale comparable to the planet’s most attractive league – the Premier League.

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Even so, former Manchester City defender Micah Richards believes the hundred-year-old tournament has not lost “the magic”. And goals of young talent Curtis Jones against Everton proved that.

I won the Premier League and played for England, but it seems people always remember me the most when I swear live on BBC One on Sunday afternoon, “the 31-year-old defender wrote on the BBC.

“That’s the power of the FA Cup, and I don’t believe this famous long-term tournament has lost all its magic – just ask Liverpool’s Curtis Jones.”

Indeed, after the Merseyside derby in the FA Cup third round, it looks like Curtis Jones has everything to be the future Liverpool superstar. Up to now, the 18-year-old attacking player has played 5 matches for the first team of the Red Brigade. There is 1 assist and 1 goal is extremely beautiful and also very important.

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Premier League legend was sharing the same view with Micah Richards. Alan Shearer also thinks that Jones will have a bright future with the intense desire that this guy has shown.

He will never have the opportunity to show his talent to Liverpool in the Premier League or Champions League. But he had the opportunity in the FA Cup when he was only 18 years old, and certainly made a name for himself.

Yes, some teams use the FA Cup to rotate the squad and take a break. But that also means you will have the opportunity to see some new faces. It’s a perfect platform for young players like Jones to help people see what they can do.

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Chelsea have been preparing for this match when taking a few key players against Southampton took place the previous weekend. Unfortunately, the Blues of Rafa Benitez did not get the best results and spirit because they had to lose 1-2 against their opponents.

On the Manchester United side, coach Ferguson also made certain calculations for the trip to Chelsea. He gave Evra and Cleverley a break in the weekend match against Sunderland in the English Premier League.

That is almost the Premier League title firmly in hand when more than Man City to 15 points. MU aims to win the title double by overcoming Chelsea to win tickets to the FA Cup semi-finals.

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Entering this match, Chelsea and Manchester United entered the battle very cautiously with fierce disputes in the middle area. The Reds dominate possession of the ball, but do not have many real dangerous opportunities.

During the first 45 minutes, the most dangerous opportunity that MU created was a long shot of midfielder Nani. They startled goalkeeper Petr Cech, who had to use the foot to block the ball.

In contrast to Man Utd, with the advantage of playing in front of the home crowd, the Chelsea players have a better match. It is shown by the number of attacks of the home team towards the goal of De Gea. In the first half, Chelsea launched up to 8 shots.

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Senegal striker Demba Ba has always been a big threat to the MU defense. Like in the 31st minute, Demba Ba came down to pick up the pass of midfielder Eden Hazard. Then he shot very quickly but did not beat goalkeeper David De Gea.

In the 49th minute, Demba Ba succeeded in catching the speed of the ice down to catch the long pass of midfielder Juan Mata. Although in a slightly posture but the 27-year-old striker still threw the volley with his right foot to send the ball over the head of goalkeeper De Gea and then always go into the net.