West Brom deeply concerned about pitch invasions at Villa

WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — West Bromwich Albion said Sunday it is deeply concerned about the pitch invasions during and after its FA Cup quarterfinal loss to Aston Villa that “clearly compromised” the safety of the team’s players. Dozens of Villa fans spilled onto the pitch in premature celebration during stoppage time of their team’s[…]

Bradford, Reading go to FA Cup replay

LONDON (AP) — Third-tier Bradford’s chances of reaching the FA Cup semifinals at Wembley Stadium remain alive after drawing 0-0 with Reading in the last eight on Saturday. Bradford’s run to the quarterfinals has been the feel-good story of this season’s competition, with the team having already eliminated Premier League sides Chelsea and Sunderland. Both[…]

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Southampton, Villa grab late winners in Premier League

Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland’s 1-1 draw at Hull. Southampton revived its unlikely tilt at Champions League qualification thanks to Sadio Mane’s 83rd-minute goal in a 1-0 home victory over Crystal Palace. The[…]