FA Cup roundup: Man City to face Arsenal, Man Utd take on Chelsea

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Arsenal and Chelsea likewise reserve their locations at Wembley.

Manchester City remained on course to protect their FA Cup crown by beating quarter-final challengers Newcastle 2-0 at St James’ Park.

Kevin De Bruyne transformed a first-half penalty after Fabian Schar’s push on Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling concluded success for the holders with an excellent curling effort after the break.

City, who prevented an all-Manchester semi-final when the draw was made by BBC expert Alan Shearer at half- time, will play Arsenal in the last 4.

The #EmiratesFACup holders are through to the 2019-20 semi-final

Congratulations, @ManCity! pic.twitter.com/84 afYuq3WL

— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) June 28, 2020

Manchester United will play Chelsea with both ties to be dipped into Wembley over the weekend of July 18/19 The final is set up for Saturday, August 1 at the exact same venue.

Ross Barkley stepped off the alternatives’ bench to send Chelsea through with the game’s just goal in a been worthy of 1-0 win at Leicester.

Barkley, among 3 Chelsea replacements during half- time at the King Power Arena, turned home the winner at the near post in the 63 rd minute following Willian’s cross.

It was the England midfielder’s 3rd goal in the competition this season having netted in previous rounds against Nottingham Forest and Liverpool.

Effect. #LEICHE pic.twitter.com/M1ZP5sxrdm

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 28, 2020

Dani Ceballos’ stoppage-time goal protected Arsenal’s semi-final location in a 2-1 win at Sheffield United.

Ceballos, on loan from Real Madrid, fired home a low angled shot in the first minute of added time soon after David McGoldrick’s late equaliser appeared to have actually sent out the tie at Bramall Lane into extra time.

Arsenal, who have won the Cup 3 times in the last 7 years, had actually taken the lead midway through the first half through Nicolas Pepe’s penalty after Chris Basham’s foul on Alexandre Lacazette.

Manchester United, who last won the competition in 2016, scheduled their location in the last 4 on Saturday when Harry Maguire required home the definitive goal in extra-time to clinch his side a 2-1 win at Norwich.

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