FA Cup semi-final draw – London and Merseyside derbies on the cards
There might only be two teams who have booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals, although there appears a strong possibility that there will be a brace of derbies at Wembley to see who contests the FA Cup final.
March 18th, 2012
Chelsea recorded an emphatic 5-2 win over Leicester City and will play either Tottenham or Bolton Wanderers for a place in the final, with the latter quarter final tie being suspended after Fabrice Muamba’s tragic collapse on the pitch.
Meanwhile, Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Stoke City means that the Reds are back at Wembley for the second time this season and will be favourites irrespective of whether they face Everton or Sunderland in the semi-final.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish told ITV: “The people on Merseyside have two clubs they can be proud of. They [Everton] have a difficult game going to Sunderland to try and get themselves through; we are there and whoever you were going to get was going to be really difficult.
“If it’s a Merseyside one fine, but it’s a difficult hurdle for Everton to go to Sunderland.”
FA Cup draw
Chelsea v Tottenham or Bolton Wanderers
Liverpool v Everton or Sunderland