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Reading boss Steve Clarke says goalkeeper Adam Federici has the strength of character to overcome his Wembley nightmare.
Federici saw a soft shot from Alexis Sanchez trickle past him and over the goal line to seal Arsenal's FA Cup semifinal victory in extra time, ending Reading's Cinderella run.
"This is the life of a goalkeeper and Adam Federici is a top goalkeeper, and every chance he will be player of the season for Reading because his performances in the Championship have been crucial," Clarke...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted Reading rattled his underperforming team in the FA Cup semifinal at Wembley, after the Gunners were "a bit lucky" to ease their way into a second successive final.
A howling error from Reading keeper Adam Federici handed Alexis Sanchez the decisive third goal in a tie that saw Arsenal struggle to produce their best form throughout, with Wenger conceding he was surprised by the commitment levels shown by Steve Clarke's Royals.
"It was tough," Wenger told the...
LONDON -- Three observations from Arsenal vs. Reading in the FA Cup semifinal at Wembley Stadium.
1. Arsenal squeeze through
This was Arsenal's third FA Cup game at Wembley in the space of a year -- two semifinals and a final. Each has been against poor opposition and has produced a nervous performance. Each has gone to extra-time, yet each has finished happily. Arsenal never make things easy for themselves.
At this stage last season, they needed penalties to progress past Wigan, a Championship...