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Premier League giants learn FA Cup draw

FA Cup semifinal draw

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Christian Pulisic of Chelsea handles the ball watched by Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Man Utd. during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

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The FA Cup semifinal draw avoided London and Manchester derbies, keeping those possibilities alive for the final.

The FA conducted the semifinal draw during the break at St. James’ Park, delivering two intriguing ties.

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Manchester United will meet Chelsea in a July 18 semifinal at Wembley Stadium in London.

One day later, Mikel Arteta and Arsenal meet Manchester City after Pep Guardiola’s men won 2-0 at Newcastle United on Sunday to complete the field.

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Chelsea advanced to the semifinal behind a Ross Barkley goal at Leicester City, while Dani Ceballos lifted Arsenal past Sheffield United and Harry Maguire was Manchester United’s difference maker at Norwich City.