Holders City ease into semi-finals with win over Newcastle

Arsenal Secure Record Equaling FA Cup Semi Final Appearance After Dramatic Win Vs Sheffield United

The draw for the semi-final took place at half time of Newcastle's quarter final against Manchester City, Kevin de Bruyne giving the holders the lead from the spot in what has been a thoroughly dominant display, setting up the potential for a Manchester or London derby in the final on August 1st.

Manchester United were the first team to qualify for the final four after they defeated Norwich City 2-1 at Carrow Road yesterday, however, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were pushed all the way by the Canaries, squeezing over the line in extra-time.

Sheffield United's Oliver McBurnie (R) reacts after a FA Cup sixth round loss to Arsenal.

Ross Barkley stepped off the substitutes' bench to send Chelsea through with the game's only goal in a deserved 1-0 win at Leicester.

The FA quarterfinals did not produce much in the way of surprises, as all of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal all progressed through the semis.

Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos netted an injury-time victor in a 2-1 win at Sheffield United, which had two goals ruled offside by video replay.

Arsenal progressed to the last four thanks to a late victor against Sheffield United on Sunday, with Dani Ceballos popping up with the decisive goal after Nicolas Pepe's first-half penalty was cancelled out by a David McGoldrick goal.

Dani Ceballos' stoppage-time goal secured Arsenal's semi-final place in a 2-1 win at Sheffield United.

BBC pundit Alan Shearer conducted the draw during half-time in the last-eight clash between Newcastle and City at St James' Park.

In Sunday's only Premier League game, striker Danny Ings scored twice to reach 18 goals as Southampton won 3-1 at struggling Watford.



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