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FA Community Shield: Video Highlights Of Manchester United’s Last 4 Appearances

Sunday August 7 2011,
Tags: Chelsea, Portsmouth, FA Cup, English Premier League
Defending English Premier League champions Manchester United are the annual football contest’s most successful club in history, with 18 titles overall.

2011 participants Manchester United have featured in all last 4 FA Community Shield contests.The Red Devils had to share their titles in 1965, 1967, 1977 and 1990 with Stevenson Yeats, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool twice respectively - after their games with these opponents ended as draws - with no penalty shootout taking place to decide outright winners. United have featured in all 4 Community Shield matches since 2007, facing Chelsea thrice, and Portsmouth once. 3 of their last appearances had to be decided on penalties; but all in all, the last few years have had positive impacts on the Mancunians’ run in the single-match competition, which was previously referred to as the Charity Shield.

Manchester United come up against FA Cup champions Manchester City on August 7 at the Wembley Stadium, in what could bring them only their second consecutive Community Shield title. Below, we look at their courses in the contest in their last 4 participations.

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A Championship Week

Cardiff City sign another striker in their quest for promotion to the Premier League, as Sheffield United's Gary Speed makes his first signing for the Blades.

 

Queens Park Rangers

Championship leaders, Queen’s Park Ranger’s manager, Neil Warnock is lamenting the loss of Ipswich Town’s Jon Walters to Premier League side Stoke City. Warnock told BBC Radio London, "I think we're miles away. I told the directors we're a sixth to tenth position team.”

He continued, "We need two good strikers but we lost one of them to the Premier League. We thought we had him last week. It's disappointing as Walters has been my number one target now for a long time."

Cardiff City

In contrast to QPR, Cardiff City have no shortage of strikers. As well as having the division’s top scorer in Jay Boothroyd, the Bluebirds have Michael Chopra, Peter Whittingham and Craig Bellemy in the squad, and have just signed Wolves’ striker Andy Keogh on a season long loan.

Dave Jones the Bluebirds boss has also added, Seyi Olofinjana, Danny Drinkwater, Jason Koumas, Lee Naylor and Tom Heaton to the side this summer so will have to shuffle his pack if he wants to keep them all happy.

However, it looks likely that Ross McCormack will be heading out of the club, with Leeds United and Hull City the favorites to sign the talented young striker.

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Chelsea vs. Portsmouth-FA Cup Final Report

Saturday May 15 2010,
Tags: Chelsea, Portsmouth, FA Cup
Chelsea’s clear dominance over Portsmouth on paper was less clear on the pitch in a compelling FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Chelsea bos Carlo Ancelotti is looking to bannish the ghost of MourinhoPremier League champions Chelsea looked very likely to stroll through the 129th FA Cup Final as they squared up against the Premier League’s last place team Portsmouth. It was an opportunity for Chelsea to win “the double,” and for manager Carlo Ancelotti to step out of the shadow of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Underdogs Portsmouth, however, were playing for pride. Despite a horrid season of poor results, financial problems and relegation, they were clearly determined to compete on the big stage.

To no one’s surprise Chelsea dominated much of the game. To everyone’s surprise, however, Portsmouth made a game of it.

Fine goalkeeping, brave defending and woodwork contributed to an entertaining afternoon of football.

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Chelsea vs Portsmouth-FA Cup Final Report

Saturday May 15 2010,
Tags: Chelsea, Portsmouth, FA Cup
Chelsea’s clear dominance over Portsmouth on paper was less clear on the pitch in a compelling FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Premier League champions Chelsea looked very likely to stroll through the 129th FA Cup Final as they squared up against the Premier League’s last place team Portsmouth. It was an opportunity for Chelsea to win “the double,” and for manager Carlo Ancelotti to step out of the shadow of former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

Underdogs Portsmouth, however, were playing for pride. Despite a horrid season of poor results, financial problems and relegation, they were clearly determined to compete on the big stage.

To no one’s surprise Chelsea dominated much of the game. To everyone’s surprise, however, Portsmouth made a game of it.

Fine goalkeeping, brave defending and woodwork contributed to an entertaining afternoon of football.

 

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Chelsea looking for the double as they take on Portsmouth in FA Cup.

Friday May 14 2010,
Tags: FA Cup, Chelsea, Portsmouth
FA Cup this weekend at Wembley stadium - on Setanta Sports Live

TORONTO (May 11, 2010) – Newly crowned league champions Chelsea take on relegated Portsmouth in the 2010 FA Cup Final from Wembley Stadium Saturday, May 15 at 9:30 a.m. ET/ 6:30 a.m. PT live and exclusive on Setanta Sports.

Despite the fact both Chelsea and Portsmouth have been competing in The FA Cup competition for over 100 years this is just the third time the two clubs have met in the competition. The first meeting, a fifth round replay in 1929, ended 1-0 in favour of Portsmouth after the two clubs played to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Pompey went on to lose The FA Cup final that year, 2-0 to Bolton Wanderers.

The most recent clash came in the sixth round when Chelsea slammed Portsmouth 4-1 at Fratton Park. Chelsea went on to win the second of their five FA Cups that season with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the final.

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Chelsea vs. Portsmouth Match Preview

Friday May 14 2010,
Tags: Chelsea, Portsmouth, FA Cup
The 129th edition of the oldest knockout competition in football, the FA Cup, concludes this weekend, with English Premier League champions Chelsea taking on league bottom-feeders Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium.

Portsmouth boss Avram Grant is proud of his clubThe FA Cup is well-known for minnows gobbling up whales, and although Portsmouth FC could hardly be considered a minnow, at least not in the traditional FA Cup sense, they are certainly a much smaller fish then their opponents this weekend, Chelsea.

Chelsea are looking to repeat the FA Cup Final success of last season when they beat Everton 2-1. And as new Premier League champions, a win on Saturday would give the Blues their first ever, and much sought after, “double,” the Premier League and the FA Cup in the same season.

Portsmouth, on the other hand, would be delighted to cap off their miserable season with another FA Cup. But this is a vastly different side from the one that beat Cardiff City 1-0 in the 2008 final. The south coast club is now relegated to the League Championship level of football and has undergone a topsy-turvy campaign dominated by a fiasco of financial woes.
 

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Aston Villa v Chelsea - Portsmouth v Tottenham on Setanta Sports

Friday April 9 2010,
Tags: Aston Villa, Chelsea, Portsmouth, Tottenham, FA Cup, Setanta Sports
FA Cup Semi-finals live and exclusive on setanta sports this weekend. Both semi final matches will be played at historic Wembley Stadium

TORONTO (April 8, 2010) – Aston Villa and Chelsea meet in the first of two FA Cup semi finals Saturday, April 10 at 12 noon ET/ 9 a.m. PT live and exclusive on Setanta Sports.

The second semi final features Portsmouth versus Premier League rival Tottenham Hotspur Sunday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. ET/ 7:30 a.m. PT.

Chelsea cruised into the semi finals with a 2-0 sixth round win over Stoke City. The Blues have scored 13 goals in their four FA Cup matches this season while allowing just a single goal. The club is looking for their second consecutive appearance in the final after they captured their fifth FA Cup last season by downing Everton 2-1.

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