Man Utd v Tottenham and Chelsea v Southampton in FA Cup semi-finals



Posted Monday, March 19, 2018 by Skysports.com

Man Utd v Tottenham and Chelsea v Southampton in FA Cup semi-finals

Manchester United have been drawn to play Tottenham in a heavyweight FA Cup semi-final showdown next month.

Last year's beaten finalists Chelsea will take on Southampton in the last four - having scored an extra-time winner at Leicester on Sunday.

Both semis will be at Wembley, Tottenham's temporary home for this season, on the weekend of April 21-22.

Man Utd v Tottenham and Chelsea v Southampton in FA Cup semi-finals
Tottenham are chasing a first FA Cup final trip since 1991

United are bidding for a second FA Cup win in three seasons, having beaten Crystal Palace after extra time in the 2016 final under Louis van Gaal.

They beat Brighton 2-0 in their Saturday night semi-final, although manager Jose Mourinho was critical of his team after the match.

United will face a Tottenham side who have enjoyed great success under manager Mauricio Pochettino but are without a trophy since they won the League Cup back in 2008.

Spurs last reached a cup final back in 1991 (2-1 win over Nottingham Forest) and were semi-final losers last season.

Man Utd v Tottenham and Chelsea v Southampton in FA Cup semi-finals
New Southampton manager Mark Hughes used to play for Chelsea and will now try to plot their downfall in an FA Cup semi final

Chelsea won the FA Cup four times in six years from 2007 but have not lifted the trophy since beating Liverpool 2-1 in the 2012 final, losing by the same scoreline to Arsenal last year.

Former Chelsea forward Mark Hughes was named manager at Southampton this week and led the Premier League strugglers to a 2-0 quarter-final win at Wigan on Sunday in his first match in charge.

Southampton won the FA Cup in 1976 and last reached the final in 2003, when they lost 1-0 to Arsenal - although they were beaten League Cup finalists last season.

FA Cup semi-final draw:

Manchester United v Tottenham
Chelsea v Southampton

Ties to be played at Wembley on the weekend of April 21/22



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