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Man United to face Brighton in FA Cup semi-finals



Man United to face Brighton in FA Cup semi-finals

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The FA Cup semi-final draw was made following Brighton’s tie with Grimsby Town

Manchester City will face Championship side Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-finals, while Brighton will play Manchester United. That is the outcome of the draw made on Sunday afternoon. 


Former Everton player Leon Osman made the draw alongside the BBC’s Kelly Somers.

Six-time champions City progressed to the last four with a 6-0 win over Burnley   on Saturday, in which star forward Erling Haaland scored his second hat-trick in five days.

The Blades beat Blackburn 3-2 on Sunday to reach their first FA Cup semi-final since 2014, before Brighton ended League Two Grimsby’s dream run to the last eight with a 5-0 win.

Manchester United came from a goal down to beat nine-man Fulham 3-1 on Sunday.

Both semi-finals will take place at Wembley Stadium across the weekend of 22-23 April.


Loan players are not allowed to play against their parent clubs in the FA Cup, meaning that Sheffield United pair Tommy Doyle and Jamie McAtee will not be permitted to play against City.

Doyle struck a stoppage-time winner against fellow Championship side Blackburn to send the Blades to Wembley.

Brighton last reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 2019 while it would be a first appearance since 2002 for Fulham if they defeat 12-time winners Manchester United.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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