A goal, but it wasn't to be

Aldershot met Middlesbrough for the first time in the FA Cup - but it wasn't a happy meeting for the Hampshire side.

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Man City boss Mancini accepts he could lose his job

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini accepts he could lose his job even if he won the FA Cup - but is thinking only of a long and successful future.

I won seven trophies at Inter in four years and they sacked me after four years.This is football. I know football enough to understand this situation.I want to do only my job well, if it is possible, and continue to win every year. This is my target.I don't have other situations where I want to improve. I think it is important for every club to have a manager who can take a lot of decisions about the team, but now it is important we win this trophy.

– Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini

Mancini's position has been the subject of recurring speculation throughout the season and it may be questioned again if City suffer a shock loss to relegation-threatened Wigan in the final this weekend.

But the Italian has spoken often enough about how confident he feels in the post and we wants to continue bringing silverware to the Etihad Stadium.

Defeating Wigan would bring a third major trophy in three seasons and this is his only concern.

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Police probe Wembley football violence

Police said they are investigating incidents involving Millwall supporters at today's FA Cup semi-final that left some fans bloodied and younger ones in tears.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said:

Ten people have been arrested following sporadic disorder among fans in the Millwall supporters' area at Wembley. Investigations into the circumstances of the incidents are continuing.

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Pictures show scuffles between Millwall fans

Millwall football fans fought each other at Wembley as their side lost 2-0 to Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final today.

The violence at Wembley involved supporters of the same club
Millwall fans squared up to each other in the stands Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport
The south London club has a reputation for football hooliganism
The south London club has a reputation for football hooliganism Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport
All the violence at Wembley involved supporters of the same club
All today's violence at Wembley involved supporters of the same club Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

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Former Millwall player says fans 'tainted' FA Cup semi

Former Millwall player Paul Ifill said Lions fans who fought each other in the stands during today's FA Cup defeat to Wigan "tainted the day".

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Gutted boys had a go 2nd half Wigan 2 gd great cup run now bk 2 the league must stay up! Shame that a few so called fans tainted the day!

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Millwall fan violence mars Wigan FA Cup win

Wigan Athletic have reached the FA Cup final for the first time in their history, beating Millwall in a match that was marred by scenes of violence involving fans of the London club.

Wigan goalscorers Shaun Maloney (l) and Callum McManaman
Wigan goalscorers Shaun Maloney (left) and Callum McManaman Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Shaun Maloney and Callum McManaman scored in a 2-0 win for the Latics, whose victory means the club qualify for Europe.

Millwall fans could be seen fighting each other in the stands throughout the second half of the Wembley semi-final.

Millwall target Wembley semi-final

Millwall and Blackburn drew 0-0 in their FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Millwall will play in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley if they can overcome Blackburn Rovers in their quarter-final replay at Ewood Park tonight. The two sides drew 0-0 at The Den on Sunday. However, Millwall did win 2-0 when the two sides met in the league at Ewood Park back in November.

The Lions' Liam Trotter said his team think they can do it despite being away from home: "We want to get to Wembley, we realise how important it is to the fans and to the club, but we are focused on playing our normal game against a club in the same league as us.

"We've got every chance of beating them, we have already beaten them at Ewood Park this season and we plan to do the same again.

"It's going to be a difficult game and we have to maintain the performance from Sunday, and if we do that we'll give ourselves a good opportunity."

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