A groundsman looks out across Carlisle United’s flooded Brunton Park pitch earlier this month. The ground plays host to Everton in the FA Cup. Photograph: PA

The FA Cup has been called many things over the decades and of late some of the descriptions have been derogatory. The general feeling that the cup ha(...)

André Ayew scored Swansea City’s winner against Everton at Goodison Park. Photogrpah: Getty

Everton 1 Swansea City 2 Francesco Guidolin said an away win would be the ideal way to start his career at Swansea and the Italian head coach was a(...)

Riyad Mahrez scores his third goal for Leicester City to complete his hat-trick. Photo: Paul Childs/Reuters

Swansea 0 Leicester City 3 Leicester returned to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a handsome 3-0 victory at Swansea — and this time they d(...)

Olivier Giroud opens the scoring for Arsenal during the Premier League game against Swansea at Liberty Stadium. Photograph:  Alan Walter/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Swansea 0 Arsenal 3 Arsenal made light of their injury problems with a comprehensive win at Swansea. Swansea were the better team in the first half bu(...)

A day that started with Wales climbing above England in the Fifa rankings for the first time ended in glorious fashion for Chris Coleman’s players as (...)

Bafétimbi Gomis scores the second goal for Swansea against Manchester United during the  Premier League match at Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Reuters

Louis van Gaal must be sick of the sight of Swansea City. The Dutchman has been managing in the Premier League for little more than a year but he has(...)

Swansea City’s Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photo: Paul Ellis/AP

Swansea City 2 Manchester United 1 Louis van Gaal must be sick of the sight of Swansea City. The Dutchman has been managing in the Premier League for (...)

Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City scores his team’s second goal from the penalty spot past Asmir Begovic of Chelsea Photo: Getty Images

Chelsea 2 Swansea 2 Chelsea were fortunate not to become the first ever Premier League champions to start their title defence with defeat after(...)

Former German striker Oliver Bierhoff shows the name of Wales during the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Wales?” George Hamilton’s exclamation was disbelieving, as though a little part of him suspected Oliver Bierhoff and Jérôme Valcke were playing some (...)

Austria’s David Alaba caused the Republic of Ireland all sorts of problems during the the World Cup 2014 qualification match at the Ernst Happel Stadium. Photograph: Christian Hofer/Getty Images.

WALES World Ranking: 10. Ireland’s record against them: P13 W5 D3 L5 F16 A13 The Welsh certainly lack the pedigree of most other top seeds with just o(...)