The FA Cup semifinal draw avoided London and Manchester derbies, keeping those possibilities alive for the final.
The FA conducted the semifinal draw during the break at St. James’ Park, delivering two intriguing ties.
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Manchester United will meet Chelsea in a July 18 semifinal at Wembley Stadium in London.
One day later, Mikel Arteta and Arsenal meet Manchester City after Pep Guardiola’s men won 2-0 at Newcastle United on Sunday to complete the field.
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Chelsea advanced to the semifinal behind a Ross Barkley goal at Leicester City, while Dani Ceballos lifted Arsenal past Sheffield United and Harry Maguire was Manchester United’s difference maker at Norwich City.Follow @NicholasMendola