FA Cup semi-final draw in full as Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and City discover fate
FOOTBALL By Waweru Titus | June 29th 2020
The FA Cup semi-final draw is out.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side Manchester United will play Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the semi-final of the 2019/20 FA Cup.
Arsenal will again play Manchester City in the last four at the Wembley Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s men beat Newcastle 2-0 in their quarter-final, which was played at St James' Park on Sunday.
In-form Kevin De Bruyne calmly slotted home a 37th-minute penalty in what was scant reward for a dominant first-half showing.
Raheem Sterling added a fine second 22 minutes from time as City booked their a last-four slot.
FA Cup semi-final draw in full:
Manchester United Vs Chelsea
Arsenal Vs Manchester City
The much-awaited showdowns will be played at Wembley on the 18th and 19th of July.
Facts according to Opta Data
- De Bruyne popularly known as KDB, is the first City player to score a goal on his birthday since Nolito against Everton in October 2016.
- KDB has been directly involved in 30 goals in all competitions this season (12 goals, 18 assists), more than any other City player.
- Newcastle have conceded two or more goals in 20 of their last 24 matches against City in all competitions.
Chelsea’s Ross Barkley came off the bench to secure a 1-0 victory at Leicester City on Sunday.
Barkley scored the crucial goal in the 63rd minute at a tense King Power.
Striker Tammy Abraham had a goal ruled out for offside and then Barkley found space in the area to clip in Willian’s measured cross past Kasper Schmeichel.
Elsewhere, Daniel Ceballos fired Arsenal semi-finals with a stoppage-time goal that sealed a 2-1 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday.
Manchester United was fired into the last four by their captain Harry Maguire with a winner deep into extra-time against 10-man Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.
The win extended United’s unbeaten run in all competitions to 14 matches.
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