The Ivory Coast striker, who had caused anxiety in the Manchester defense for most of the game, headed in Wayne Routledge's cross to book a fourth-round spot against Birmingham, Bristol Rovers or Crawley Town. The game looked like it was heading for a replay as the hosts held on following Fabio Da Silva's red card 10 minutes from the end after he had scythed down Jose Canas. But Bony's strike ended a run of seven games without a win for the Swans, who had opened the scoring early on through Routledge before Javier Hernandez's equaliser.
It marked a second consecutive defeat for David Moyes's side, which also lost against Tottenham on New Year's Day. They have lost five times at home this season, including four of their last six at Old Trafford. Moyes's gamble to pick a second-string team failed badly, but he was without the injured Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney before kickoff and his side paid for wasting several good chances in the first half. There will also be concern for Rio Ferdinand, who left the field with a knee injury before being replaced by Fabio. The Brazilian lasted only four minutes before he was sent off. United last won the FA Cup in 2004 but that wait must continue with the focus now on Tuesday's first leg of the Capital One Cup against Sunderland as Moyes attempts to salvage some silverware in his first season in charge.
United 2-1 down, Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris slid out to challenge Ashley Young. While making contact with the winger he failed to touch the ball. It's an incredible decision, in fact probably one of the worst I think I saw, said United manager Moyes. He was also angered by Howard Webb's call to book Adnan Januzaj for diving. But it was the Young decision - Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood admitted he also thought it was a penalty - that most infuriated Moyes in a game which saw the visitors go 2-0 up through Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen before Danny Welbeck clawed one back for the hosts to ensure a nervous finish.
If you follow through on a player anywhere else on the pitch with your foot high, it would be a sending-off and a red card. You couldn't do that anywhere else. The goalkeeper comes out, Ashley Young gets the ball before him and he follows through. That penalty appeal is the strongest one, but there was one on Danny Welbeck and then he books Adnan Januzaj for diving when the boy (Tottenham defender Danny Rose) comes and sticks his hip into him. I find it incredible but the people who employ the referees are going to have to look at that and see if they get that right. United's fourth home defeat in the Premier League - their sixth overall in 20 games - leaves them 11 points behind leaders Arsenal. When asked about the Young decision, Sherwood said: "At the time I thought it was a penalty.
Chelsea F.C. earnings of £255.8m for the 12-month period is a evidence figure for the club, but removal from last season's Champions League in the group stages saw a plunge in profits. The club said these figures, joint with the preceding year's profit of £1.4m, drop within the standard set by UEFA's Financial Fair Play policy. Their commercial profits increased from £67m to £79.6m which is almost 19% rise.
Chelsea won the Europa League in 2013 but the club received significantly less prize money for that than they did in winning the Champions League in 2012, which contributed to the loss. For Chelsea FC to attain a record level of income, despite our first group stage removal from the Champions League, shows we have structured our business and are growing in the correct way for long-standing constancy.
Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay said:
“Our viewpoint is that we construct upon victory on the field and although in these financial results we haven't repeated the generous proceeds made the previous year from player transfers; we believe the age profile of the existing squad means we will advantage from that investment for many years to come.
Chelsea profit last year was their first since Roman Abramovich took organize of the club in 2003. That profit was aided by money convey in from player sales, in addition to a curiosity monetary increase that came when the broadcaster BSkyB decided to call off its shares in a joint digital media project with the club. The last two seasons have been the first monitoring period for UEFA's FFP strategy.” For More
The Gunners created several chances early on but Newcastle almost went ahead in first-half stoppage time when Moussa Sissoko's shot was saved and Mathieu Debuchy headed against the bar. As the game became disjointed, Giroud nodded in Theo Walcott's free-kick. Walcott had a lob cleared off the line before Arsenal withstood late pressure. The hosts sent goalkeeper Tim Krul forward in search of a late equaliser, with Hatem Ben Arfa firing wide from a great position.
World Cup Final 2014 Yet the Gunners will now be top of the league on New Year's Day for the first time since the 2007-08 season with a point advantage over Manchester City. That season, their title challenge faded away, but after a run of three games without a win, Arsenal have now earned consecutive victories after a 3-1 triumph win at West Ham on Boxing Day. After a tough festive period, Arsene Wenger's team have favourable league games to come against Cardiff, Aston Villa, Fulham and Southampton, sandwiched around a tantalising FA Cup tie against north London rivals, Tottenham.