FA Cup results: Usual suspects sneak through to next round

Tanya Simon
June 29, 2020

The draw for the FA Cup semi-finals has been made and they are going to be electric.

Manchester United have been drawn to face Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, with Arsenal playing holders Manchester City.

Arsenal, a 13-time champion, will play Manchester City, and 12-time victor Manchester United faces Chelsea.

The FA Cup semi-finals are scheduled to take place behind closed doors over the weekend of 18-19 July at Wembley Stadium with the FA Cup final set for Saturday 1 August.

Ross Barkley stepped off the substitutes' bench to send Chelsea through with the game's only goal in a deserved 1-0 win at Leicester.

City are on course to meet the Gunners, with a Kevin De Bruyne goal sending them ahead at half-time at St James' Park, when the draw was made.

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Arsenal struck late in the second half to advance to the FA Cup semi-finals after defeating Sheffield United 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

United, who beat Norwich to reach the last four, have won it 12 times, while Chelsea, who edged past Leicester in the quarter-finals, have eight wins. Ceballos pounced with a low shot, just four minutes after David McGoldrick had equalised from close range.

Shefield came out firing in the second half and had the ball in the back of the net on 57th minute, but Joe Hogan's header was flaged offside.

Arsenal will clash with former Premier League champions Manchester City in the other game.

Pep Guardiola's team are looking to defend their crown, having beaten Watford in the decider a year ago, but Arsenal are the FA Cup's most successful team, having won it 13 times in their history.

The last semifinal ticket will be contested between Newcastle United and Manchester City.

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