FA Cup semi final draw: Man Utd & Man City discover last four opponents

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Man City now know their final four opponents
Man City now know their final four opponents / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

The draw for the 2022/23 FA Cup semi finals has been made, with Brighton set to host Manchester United and Sheffield United visiting Manchester City.

Man Utd and Brighton were both victorious on Sunday against Grimsby and Fulham respectively, while Sheffield United came from behind to beat Blackburn Rovers in an all-Championship clash. The Blades' reward is a tie with Man City, who smashed Vincent Kompany's Burnley 6-0 on Saturday.

It means the two Manchester clubs have been kept apart and could meet in the final.

  • Brighton vs Manchester United
  • Manchester City vs Sheffield United

Sheffield United are four-time FA Cup winners though the last of those came in 1925. They last reached a final in 1936, when they were defeated 1-0 by Arsenal.

It's arguably Brighton's best ever chance to win the trophy. They came close in 1983, losing a final replay 4-0 to Man Utd after the immortal "...and Smith must score" words were uttered in the first game as Gary Bailey saved from Gordon Smith with the score locked at 2-2. However, they could be required to beat both Manchester clubs to lift the trophy.

Man City are the favourites on paper and will be confident of securing two wins at Wembley to win the tournament, while Man Utd booked their spot in the last four with a chaotic 3-1 victory over Fulham.

When are the FA Cup semi finals?

The FA Cup semi finals this season will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April. Broadcasting details for Brighton vs Manchester United and Manchester City vs Sheffield United will be confirmed soon.