Chelsea, Manchester City and man United  learn fates as FA Cup semi-final draw is made

Chelsea, Manchester City and man United  learn fates as FA Cup semi-final draw is made

The semi-final draw for the 2023-24 FA Cup was made on Sunday as Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Coventry City learned their fates.

United were the last team to book their spot in the last four of the competition with a dramatic 4-3 win over rivals Liverpool in extra-time with Erik ten Hag’s men looking to go one better than their FA Cup runner-up finish last season.

Chelsea, meanwhile, were given a scare by Championship leaders Leicester City on Sunday but despite blowing a two-goal lead they battled back to win 4-2 to keep their hopes alive of registering a trophy in Mauricio Pochettino’s debut campaign.

Current FA Cup holders City sealed their place in the semi-finals with a 2-0 victory against Newcastle United while second-tier Coventry – the only team outside of the Premier League left – scored twice in added-time to stun Wolves 3-2.

United have been drawn to face Coventry in the last four of the FA Cup while the other semi-final clash sees City take on Chelsea.

Coventry are aiming to do the unthinkable and become the first team outside of the top-flight to land the FA Cup trophy in 44 years.

The FA Cup is particularly important to Chelsea as it would secure them European football amid a poor Premier League campaign which sees them 11th in the table.

United have not won the FA Cup since 2016 and lost last year’s final to their Manchester rivals as Pep Guardiola’s side went on to land a treble – winning the competition along with the Premier League and Champions League.

City are looking to land the FA Cup for the eighth time in their history which would see them move level with Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham and mean that only United (12) and Arsenal (14) have won more.

This season’s semi-finals will be played at Wembley on April 20 and April 21 respectively.

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