Man Utd avoid Man City in FA Cup semi-final draw – but must beat Fulham first
Premier League champions Manchester City will face Championship side Sheffield United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
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In the other side of the draw, Brighton take on Manchester United or Fulham for a place in the 2023 FA Cup final.
Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United, who are aiming to win a League and FA Cup double, face Fulham in the last remaining quarter-final tie on Sunday afternoon.
The FA Cup semi-finals will be played at Wembley across the weekend of Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April.
Manchester City booked their place in the semi-finals with an emphatic 6-0 win over Vincent Kompany’s Burnley, with Erling Haaland scoring his sixth City hat-trick in the rout.
Brighton thrashed League Two side Grimsby Town 5-0 while Sheffield United scored an injury-time winner to see off fellow Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers.
There has never been an all-Manchester FA Cup final but United and City will hope to change that this season.
FA Cup semi-final draw
Manchester City v Sheffield United
Brighton v Manchester United or Fulham
Speaking after Brighton brushed aside Grimsby, striker Evan Ferguson said the team were determined to make this season ‘special’ for fans of the Seagulls.
‘We’ve got the hope and the desire to get to Europe so that’s our ambition and if we can keep on going and winning games we could get there,’ he said.
‘It’s what we were looking for. We obviously wanted to go to Wembley so we had to get to the semi-finals. It wasn’t an easy game because you have to break down teams like that who sit off.’
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