The game brings together two of England’s biggest rivals as they meet in the FA Cup for the first time since 2009. Liverpool face mounting pressure to win the FA Cup following a disappointing run in the Barclays Premier League, while Everton manager David Moyes will be targeting Cup success to mark ten years at the helm of the club. Both teams have an impressive FA Cup pedigree – Liverpool have notched seven wins, while Everton have lifted the trophy five times.
Liverpool started the FA Cup with a 5-1 victory over Oldham in the Third Round. They were then handed one of the toughest ties of the Fourth Round, but overcame Manchester United 2-1 thanks to a late Dirk Kuyt strike. Kenny Dalglish’s men notched another big win in the Fifth Round, thrashing Brighton 6-1 to secure a Sixth Round game against Stoke, which they won 2-1.
Everton avoided a potential giantkilling in the Third Round, beating Tamworth 2-1, before knocking out Barclays Premier League rivals Fulham 2-1 in the Fourth Round. A 2-0 victory at home to Blackpool was followed by a replay against Sunderland as David Moyes’ men secured their Semi Final place with an impressive 2-0 triumph at the Stadium of Light.
Everton and Liverpool last faced each other in the FA Cup in the 2008/09 season, when Everton made it all the way to the Final after knocking Liverpool out following a Fourth Round replay. The Toffees will be hoping they can repeat that feat, while Liverpool will be looking to pick up a second trophy this season following their victory in the Carling Cup.
FA Cup Semi Final live on ESPN
Saturday 14th April from 11.00am
Liverpool v Everton
Liverpool are making their second appearance at Wembley this season after they lifted the Carling Cup in February. Everton meanwhile have suffered defeats in both league Merseyside derbies this season.
The FA Cup on ESPN, ESPN Classic and ESPN.co.uk
ESPN’s live TV coverage of the FA Cup is led by Ray Stubbs with commentator Jon Champion and reporter Rebecca Lowe live from the games themselves. From a custom-built set, all coverage comes live from the game, capturing the environment and adding a further dimension to broadcasts.
ESPN Classic offers up a range of classic FA Cup programming before and during every round in the tournament proper featuring classic FA Cup matches and special documentaries on the world’s oldest domestic cup competition. Get ready for the action with FA Cup Corner, airing on the morning of each weekend cup tie, to re-live those moments of triumph and despair. As the tournament progresses, ESPN Classic will also broadcast matches involving the teams who will feature in each round.
ESPN.co.uk, ESPN’s news and information portal, will offer football fans in the UK extensive online coverage of the FA Cup including live scores, match reports and special features. ESPNsoccernet.com also supplies users access to a network of club bloggers. Both sites will also offer video highlights of selected FA Cup matches plus access to Extra Time, an online extension of ESPN’s televised FA Cup coverage. On mobile, fans can access all of the best content from ESPNsoccernet on the move.
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