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Manchester City to face Chelsea in FA Cup semis, Man Utd plays Coventry City

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HOLDERS Manchester City will play Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals in an all-Premier League clash next month while Manchester United take on Coventry City after the draw for the last four was made on Sunday.

Man Utd won a thrilling quarterfinal against Liverpool, beating their arch rivals 4-3 in extra time to deny Juergen Klopp a fairytale sendoff in his final season. The Anfield side were in contention for four trophies before Sunday’s loss.

Coventry are the lowest ranked side left in the competition after the Championship club upset Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 on Saturday with two injury-time goals to reach the semis for only the second time in their history.

Chelsea came out on top in a six-goal thriller, beating Leicester City 4-2 to reach the semifinals of a second competition this season.

Despite their dire league form with Chelsea 11th in the table, Mauricio Pochettino’s expensive but young side also made the final of the League Cup earlier this season, losing to Liverpool.

United are the second-most successful side in the FA Cup with 12 wins, behind Arsenal’s record haul of 14 titles, while Chelsea have lifted the cup eight times and Manchester City seven. — Reuters