More Wembley woe as pitch cuts up badly again

Next Saturday's FA Cup final is in danger of being overshadowed by another poor Wembley pitch after the stadium’s latest surface cut up badly on its debut, reports the Daily Mail.

Next Saturday's FA Cup final is in danger of being overshadowed by another poor Wembley pitch after the stadium’s latest surface cut up badly on its debut, reports the Daily Mail.

Numerous players from FA Trophy finalists Stevenage and Barrow slipped on the three-week-old turf, which played very slowly and had a flatter bounce than normal during the 120-minute contest.

More worrying news for FA Cup rivals Chelsea and Portsmouth is that the turf will be damaged further by Sunday's FA Vase final between Whitley Bay and Wroxham.

Wembley’s latest £100,000 pitch - the 12th since the £800million stadium re-opened three years ago - was laid last month after the abysmal surface left players tumbling in both FA Cup semi-finals.