FA Cup Semi-final Draw: EPL Heavy Weights Battle For Final
Manchester City defeated Newcastle 2-0 to set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Arsenal as Manchester United will battle Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final draws released Sunday, Bestchoicesports.com.ng reports.
Manchester United will renew their rivalry against Chelsea once again after they were paired in the semi-final draw of the oldest tournament in England.
This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides this season, following two clashes in the English Premier League and one in the League Cup.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has triumphed in all three matches, two of which were played at Stamford Bridge.
In the other match, Arsenal will face either Manchester City.
FA Cup draw
Manchester United vs Chelsea
Arsenal vs Manchester City
Chelsea booked a slot in the semi-finals on Sunday evening following a 1-0 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Ross Barkley stepped off the bench to score the winner, as the Blues kept alive their dreams of winning the cup.
In an earlier match, Arsenal needed a late Dani Ceballos goal to sail into the semis with a 2-1 win over Sheffield United.
Nicolas Pepe gave the Gunners the lead from the spot on the 25th minute, but the hosts equalized through David McGoldrick on the 87th minute, before the Spaniard grabbed the winner on the 91st minute.
On Saturday evening, Manchester United became the first side to qualify into the semis with hard-fought 2-1 win over Norwich City.
The match was forced into extra time after the two teams tied 1-1 in normal time, thanks to goals from Odion Ighalo for United and Todd Cantwell for the hosts.
With the match seemingly headed for a penalty shootout, Harry Maguire popped up to score the winner and send the Red Devils into their 30th FA Cup semi-final appearance.
In the last match on Sunday, Man City defeated Newcastle 2-0 thanks to a Kevin de Bruyne penalty and a classy Raheem Sterling finish.
The semi-final matches will be played on the 18th and 19th of July.