Holders Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea advance to FA Cup semifinals

Holders Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea advance to FA Cup semifinals

City's domination of the first half was absolute and the only surprise was it took a penalty for them to lead at halftime, De Bruyne slotting home in the 37th minute.

Holder Manchester City reached the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday after goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling secured an untroubled 2-0 win at Newcastle.

Arsenal progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup after Dani Ceballos netted a dramatic victor in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United. Dwight Gayle missed a great chance to equalize for Newcastle midway through the second half, blazing Allan Saint-Maximin's pinpoint cross over from close range.

City's win was far more comfortable.

Arsenal will again play Manchester City in the last four.

Barkley, one of three Chelsea replacements during half-time at the King Power Stadium, turned home the victor at the near post in the 63rd minute following Willian's cross.

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Guardiola's men were relentless in attack but the two goals were enough in the end to send them to last four, joining Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in the semi-final draw.

Lampard opted for a triple change at the start of the second half, which certainly paid dividends as one of the substitutes, Ross Barkley, broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute with a neat finish.

The hosts' David McGoldrick netted on either side of goals from Nicholas Pepe and Dani Ceballos, with the latter scoring at stoppage time.

Man United beat Norwich 2-1 on Saturday in the other quarterfinal. David McGoldrick cancelled out a first half Nicolas Pepe penalty and just as it looked as though we were heading for extra-time, Dani Ceballos slotted home a late victor for the Gunners.

In Sunday's only Premier League game, striker Danny Ings scored twice to reach 18 goals as Southampton won 3-1 at struggling Watford.

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