Holders Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea advance to FA Cup semifinals

29 Juin, 2020, 23:13 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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It was the first Covid-secure FA Cup draw, with just Shearer - watched by Gary Lineker - pairing up the teams, instead of the usual two guests.

Both semi-finals will be played at Wembley over the weekend of July 18-19, with the final scheduled for Saturday, Aug 1 at the same venue.

Ross Barkley provided Chelsea with the only goal that sent the Nigerian duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as well as their Leicester City teammates out of this season's FA Cup.

Harry Maguire struck an extra-time victor as United saw off 10-man Norwich in the first quarter-final on Saturday, while Chelsea beat Leicester 1-0 on Sunday thanks to Ross Barkley's second-half strike.

Two London clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal, have qualified for the semifinal stage of the 2019/20 Emirates FA Cup.

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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.

Record-holding, 13-time winners, Arsenal also made it into the last four after Dani Ceballos netted a stoppage-time victor for Mikel Arteta's side after Sheffield United's David McGoldrick had equalised following Nicolas Pepe's first-half penalty. United defender John Egan's header early in the second half was also chalked off.

The FA quarterfinals did not produce much in the way of surprises, as all of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal all progressed through the semis.

Either Manchester City or Newcastle United will make up the final four.

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. But 16th-place Watford remains one point above the drop zone with six games left.



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