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FA Cup semi-final draw in full as Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and City discover fate

FOOTBALL By Waweru Titus | June 29th 2020
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta (left) began his career at Barcelona when Guardiola was captain of the Catalan club, and the pair are known to be close off the field. [Photo: Courtesy]

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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