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FA Cup semi-final draw confirmed


The FA Cup semi-final draw was made by Ian Wright on Sunday evening, so here’s who will be playing who at Wembley in the final four:


Manchester City vs Chelsea

Coventry City vs Manchester United


These ties will be played on the weekend of 20/21 April.

In terms of UK broadcasting, BBC get the first pick, so will opt for Manchester City vs Chelsea, with Manchester United vs Coventry therefore on ITV.

We would imagine that Manchester City vs Chelsea will take place on Sunday, with kick off at around 4pm, while Man United vs Coventry will likely be on Saturday, kick off around 5:30pm, although these are of course to be confirmed.


Manchester City have reached the semi-finals for a sixth successive season, aiming to retain the FA Cup for the first time in their history.

This is only the second time Coventry City have got to the semi-finals, going all the way back in 1987, defeating Leeds at this stage back then, before a 3-2 extra time final victory over Tottenham.

Chelsea have featured in five of the last seven FA Cup Finals, hoisting aloft the trophy in 2018, but beaten in 2017, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Last season’s beaten finalists Manchester United have reached the semi-finals in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2005, hoping to lift this trophy for the 13th time.

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".