FA Cup Semi-Final Draw Roundup: Man City to face Arsenal, Man Utd take on Chelsea

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Holders Manchester City will face Arsenal in a strong FA Cup semi-final | Pool/Getty Images

Manchester United will square off with Chelsea and Manchester City will face Arsenal as the draw for the FA Cup semifinals was revealed on Sunday. The semifinal round will be played July 18-19, with the final being contested on Aug. 1. The games are scheduled to be held at Wembley Stadium.

Manchester United needed extra time to beat Norwich City in a nervy game on Saturday, while Arsenal, winners of a record 13 FA Cups, beat Sheffield United 2-1 earlier on Sunday to advance, and Chelsea defeated Leicester City 1-0. In Sunday's final match, City handled Newcastle United 2-0.

While Manchester City may have lost their Premier League crown to Liverpool earlier this week, City manager Pep Guardiola said he is eager to defend the FA Cup and add more silverware. His side won the Carabao Cup earlier in March and is still alive for the Champions League.

Arsenal remain in the hunt for silverware to brighten their underwhelming season after Dani Ceballos' 91st-minute winner took them through to the FA Cup semi-finals at Sheffield United's expense.

Here's how the four games over the weekend played out.

Norwich City vs Manchester United

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Harry Maguire scored deep into extra-time as Manchester United overcame valiant 10-man Norwich to reach the FA Cup semi-finals | Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Manchester United became the first club to earn an FA Cup semi-final spot on Saturday, as Harry Maguire struck late to beat Norwich City 2-1 after extra time at Carrow Road.

With penalties looming, the United captain broke the Canaries' resistance with a drilled close-range effort with two minutes remaining.

Odion Ighalo had given United the lead early in the second half but Todd Cantwell's 20-yard drive, and an inspired performance from goalkeeper Tim Krul, forced extra-time after Timm Klose's dismissal for a last-man challenge on Ighalo.

Krul thwarted United time and time again but the visitors found the winner with seconds remaining to book a semi-final spot for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side for the third time in six seasons.

Sheffield United vs Arsenal

Pepe scored the opener, was involved in his side's winner and was also the Gunners' most consistent attacking threat | ANDREW BOYERS/Getty Images

Dani Ceballos' injury-time strike saw Arsenal squeeze past Sheffield United 2-1 in their FA Cup quarter-final clash at Bramall Lane on Sunday. Nicolas Pepe's first-half penalty appeared to have sent the visitors to Wembley, only for David McGoldrick to stab home an equaliser with just three minutes left to play.

However, with extra time seemingly beckoning, Ceballos found himself in the right place to finish off an Arsenal counterattack with a neatly taken goal that keeps his side's season alive as they progressed to the semi-finals of the competition for a record-equalling 30th time.

Arsenal also failed to make it through the game unscathed, with centre-back David Luiz - who had only just returned from suspension - limping out to increase their already lengthy injury list.

The win adds another fixture to Arsenal's already crammed post-restart schedule but they will welcome it as they continue their pursuit of a European place.

Leicester City vs Chelsea

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Ross Barkley came off the bench to send Chelsea to Wembley | Pool/Getty Images

Ross Barkley came off the bench to send Chelsea to Wembley as manager Frank Lampard's half-time changes transformed this FA Cup quarter-final at Leicester City. Lampard's discontent in the first half could be heard echoing around the virtually deserted arena - and he acted by introducing Barkley, Mateo Kovacic, and Cesar Azpilicueta at the interval.

It had the desired effect as Chelsea improved markedly. Barkley, who was on target in the 2-0 win against Liverpool in the last round, scoring the winner after 63 minutes when he reacted to get in just ahead of Jonny Evans and sweep Willian's clever cross past Schmeichel.

There was no doubt Leicester missed Maddison, out with a knock, as his link-up play with Vardy was sorely missed, the striker making his trademark runs but getting very little quality service.

Leicester will remain optimistic and there is hardly any need to get carried away, but they need to re-discover the spark that made them such a potent force in the first seven months of this interrupted season.

Newcastle United vs Manchester City

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De Bruyne penalty gives Man City lead over Magpies | Pool/Getty Images

Newcastle struggled in the first half against their opponents who are aiming to complete a cup treble after conceding the Premier League title to Liverpool this week. Having already won the League Cup and with a lead over Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League, it could still be a memorable season for Pep Guardiola's side.

After looking tired in their 2-1 loss to Chelsea in midweek, the six-time FA Cup winners showed their appetite for the season ahead and a battle against a resolute Newcastle side, who were spearheaded by a combative Andy Carroll. His replacement Dwight Gayle, however, had Newcastle's best chance when he somehow skied over from six yards following Allan Saint-Maximin's low cross.

Following Gayle's crucial miss, Sterling proved clinical to make the game safe and although City could have added to more goals, they were denied by some stern Newcastle defending.

Bruce will rue the fact that two errors cost his side, but he will hope that his team's best FA Cup run under owner Mike Ashley and a strong end to the Premier League season are evidence of his credentials for the job should a takeover finally materialise.