MANCHESTER UNITED will play Chelsea in next month’s FA Cup semi-finals as both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard hunt down their first major trophies in management.
Sunday’s draw also placed Arsenal against the winners of Newcastle and Manchester City’s evening kick-off.
Following social distancing protocols, Alan Shearer made the draw singlehandedly at half-time of Newcastle’s game against City.
Manchester United were the first to book their place in the semi-finals but had to rely on extra-time to bypass ten-man Norwich.
Harry Maguire struck in the 117th minute at Carrow Road as they seek a first FA Cup win in four years.
Arsenal had Dani Ceballos to thank after he scored late at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon.
The early kick-off was settled by the Spaniard after David McGoldrick cancelled out Nicolas Pepe’s penalty.
Frank Lampard was far from pleased with his Chelsea side’s laboured win at Leicester.
Ross Barkley came off the bench to score the only goal after the Blues boss made a triple substitution at half-time, hooking youngsters Mason Mount, Reece James and Billy Gilmour.
The ties will be played behind closed doors at Wembley on July 18 and 19, before an August 1 final.
United fans will be optimistic as their side heads to the capital for another match-up with Chelsea, having won all three of their meetings this season.
However they were beaten 1-0 in the 2018 final thanks to an early Eden Hazard penalty.
By: Marc Mayo
Title: Man Utd draw Chelsea in FA Cup semi-finals as Solskjaer and Lampard eye first silverware
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11976422/fa-cup-semi-final-draw-man-utd-chelsea/
Published Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 18:32:41 +0000