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Fabian Delph: Pitch invasion 'very, very scary'

Villa's Fabian Delph has spoken about the fans rushing on at the end of the match and admits he was concerned.

Press Association reporter Nick Mashiter said the goalscorer described the pitch invasion at the end as 'very, very scary'.

Read: Aston Villa are heading to Wembley after beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in the FA Cup Sixth Round.

Aston Villa fans celebrate amongst Leandro Bacuna (centre) and Jack Grealish (right) as they invade the pitch after the final whistle Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Aston Villa fans celebrate as they invade the pitch after the final whistle Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport


FA Cup quarter final starting line-ups: Bradford v Reading

Yakubu looking to take Reading to Wembley

Ayegbeni Yakubu is back in England. Credit: PA

Ayegbeni Yakubu is hoping to fire Reading to Wembley after the Nigerian striker return to English football to fulfill his dream.

The striker was absent when former club Everton lost to Chelsea in the 2009 FA Cup final due to injury, something Yakubu wants to make amends for.

I never thought my Wembley dream was over. I had the chance to come back here so I took it.

England is one of the best places to play football, so I'm happy to be here, enjoying the moment and hopefully I can do more to help the team.

I was going crazy when I couldn't play in that game for Everton against Chelsea.

But that was years ago, now we've got another 90 minutes to play, and hopefully we can be there again.

If we could get through to Wembley it would be special, every player wants to play at Wembley.

– Ayegbeni Yakubu


Rooney eyeing missing FA Cup triumph

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says he is desperate to lift the FA Cup, a trophy he hasn't won.

Rooney will lead his side against Arsenal on Monday night, hoping he can emulate his boyhood heroes Everton, who he witnessed win the trophy in 1995.

Wayne Rooney is keen to win more silverware. Credit: PA

"We have an FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal on Monday and that is massive for us.

"We haven't been to a final for a few years, we want to try to win that game and we are looking forward to that.

"Of course, I think it is a massive trophy. It is a trophy that, growing up as a youngster, I used to love watching and I was fortunate enough to see Everton lift the FA Cup in 1995 when I was nine years old. It is something which I would love to do and hopefully it can be this year."

Bradford boss wants FA Cup Wembley return

Reaching an FA Cup semi-final will be a bigger achievement than making it to the League Cup final, according to Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson.

The Bantams take on Reading for a place in the final four, which could see Parkinson and his men return to Wembley, having made it to the League Cup final in 2013.

Phil Parkinson is eyeing Wembley again. Credit: PA

"The FA Cup is obviously a level above the Capital One Cup. If we can do it this time it will be the first time since 1911 and this group of players will be remembered.

"This is what being involved in football is all about, and the big teams from the Premier League will be casting very envious eyes on ourselves and Reading playing in an FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday."

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