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1895: The orig­i­nal FA Cup tro­phy was stolen from a shop win­dow in Birm­ing­ham, where it had been on dis­play courtesy of hold­ers As­ton Villa.

1998: Fran­cis Baron be­came the Rugby Foot­ball Union’s first chief ex­ec­u­tive.

1998: Ar­se­nal signed Fred­die Ljung­berg from Halm­stad for £3mil­lion af­ter Arsene Wenger watched him play for Swe­den against Eng­land.

2001: St He­lens for­ward Sonny Nickle was handed a six-month ban for a chal­lenge that broke the jaw of Leeds hooker Robbie Mears.

Crys­tal Palace sacked man­ager Frank de Boer af­ter four straight Premier League de­feats. The Dutch­man lasted only 77 days at Sel­hurst Park.

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