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FA Cup draw: Chelsea-Man City, Saints await Leicester

FA Cup

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: USA team-mates Christian Pulisic of Chelsea and Zack Steffen of Manchester City chat after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on January 03, 2021 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Visionhaus)


The FA Cup semifinal draw will pit Thomas Tuchel’s new-look Chelsea against Pep Guardiola’s quadruple chasing Manchester City, leaving open one side of the final for an underdog on Manchester United.

Manchester City will play Chelsea while Southampton will play Leicester City.

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The draw was conducted at halftime of the quarterfinal between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, where the Foxes and Red Devils were level at one after 45 minutes on goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Mason Greenwood. Youri Tielemans and Iheanacho then scored in the second half to send the Foxes to Wembley.

Only four teams have won the tournament since Wigan Athletic’s surprising win over Man City in 2013: Arsenal (4), Man City, Manchester United, and Chelsea.

The semifinals will be played at Wembley Stadium in London on April 17 and 18, and there is hope that fans may be allowed inside England’s national stadium for the final on May 15.

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