FA Cup & Premier League reaction

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FA Cup & Premier League reaction
Gerard Deulofeu & Troy Deeney

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As per my last entry… perfect timing from BBC Sport’s chief football writer Phil McNulty.

The FA Cup has still got it. Try as some might to kill it off and downgrade its significance, Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers produced a classic Wembley semi-final as a reminder that this great old competition can still touch all the sport’s senses.

Watford’s remarkable victory that confirmed their return to meet Manchester City in their first final since 1984 on 18 May, had all the classic FA Cup ingredients.

Manchester City’s win over Brighton on Saturday was a low-key affair, played out against the backdrop of empty seats and an atmosphere far removed from what these occasions should be and used to be.

Fast forward 24 hours and Wembley was a packed house, a cascade of colour dressed in the yellow of Watford and the old gold of Wolves – and playing host to a thriller that can take its place alongside the great FA Cup games.

You can read Phil’s piece in full here.

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