Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Man. United strives for five
by Paul Kennedy, February 16th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[ENGLAND] Manchester United remained in contention for a record five trophies in a single season when it beat Derby County, 4-1, Sunday in the FA Cup fifth round.

United has already won the Club World Cup and faces Tottenham in the final of the English League Cup on March 1. It leads the English Premier League and has reached the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League -- both competitions in which it is the defending champion.

Nani, Darron Gibson, Cristiano Ronaldo and Danny Welbeck scored for United, which faces the winner of the Fulham-Swansea replay in the quarterfinals.

The play by Gibson, 21, and Welbeck, 18, reflect the new depth United has found to keep its bid for five trophies alive/

"I've been saying for some weeks with all the injuries, it's the squad that's been carrying us through difficult games and they proved it again," United manager Alex Ferguson said. "I made some changes and it worked out well."

The marque match of the fifth round featured Everton against Aston Villa in a battle of American goalies. Tim Howard came out on top as Everton put three goals past Brad Friedel in a 3-1 win at Goodison Park.

Chelsea, a 3-1 winner over Watford, is the only other team definitely into the quarterfinals.

FA CUP, QUARTERFINAL DRAW
Blackburn Rovers or Coventry City (II) vs. Chelsea
Swansea City (II) or Fulham vs. Manchester United
Cardiff City (II) or Arsenal or Burnley (II) vs. Sheffield United (II) or Hull City
Everton vs West Ham United or Middlesbrough
(Dates: March 7 or 8)

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL: Four unbeaten teams all triumph    
The Rochester Rhinos extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a 2-0 victory against the ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"I think boring is 10 years without a title -- that's boring. If you support a ...
U.S. Paralympic team prepping for world championship     
Coach Stuart Sharp has named a 16-player roster for the U.S. Paralympic national team's April 29-May ...
MLS Week 8: Altidore breaks out with two golazos    
Jozy Altidore scored his first two goals since opening with two goals in his debut with ...
Video Pick: Wonderful solo golazo from Down Under     
A 28-year-old striker who plays for Australia's Adelaide United might find himself a candidate for FIFA ...
U.S. Abroad: Johnson's assist hands Bayern title    
Alejandro Bedoya scored his third goal of the season in Nantes' 1-1 tie at Toulouse, and ...
USL: Richmond and Louisville remain unbeaten    
Richmond and Louisville City both remained unbeaten with shutout wins on Saturday. The Kickers defeated FC ...
NWSL: Press makes it four goals in two games    
Abby Wambach is sitting out the season. Alex Morgan has yet to play as she rests ...
NASL: Sellouts and Tsiskaridze bomb highlight weekend play    
There were sellouts at Indy Eleven (10,524), Minnesota United (9,233) and Atlanta (5,511) for a trio ...
MLS Week 8: Fireworks break out on Saturday    
MLS went into Saturday averaging just 2.15 goals a game, but the four games produced 20 ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives