The draw for the 2019/20 FA Cup semi final took place during the half time interval of Sunday’s quarter final between Newcastle and Man City.
There were safety restrictions in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, with Premier League legend Alan Shearer drawing all four teams out of the hat on his own, under the guidance of host Gary Lineker.
Shearer was the only person handling the balls during the draw, and all balls and equipment prior to the draw was thoroughly disinfected.
The draw was also televised in the UK on BBC One and worldwide via the Emirates FA Cup’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
Manchester United were the first to sealed their place in the draw with an extra-time win over Norwich City.
Arsenal remain in the hunt for silverware for the first time since 2017 to give them something good to take from what has been an underwhelming season for them.
Dani Ceballos’ 91st-minute winner took them through to the FA Cup semi finals at Sheffield United after Pepe opening the scoring from the spot, and then David McGoldrick levelled with minutes of normal time remaining.
Chelsea also booked their place in the draw after Ross Barkley came off the bench to send his side to Wembley as manager Frank Lampard’s half-time changes transformed the FA Cup quarter final tie at Leicester City.
Newcastle have not reached the semis since 2005, and that wait could potentially go on longer with holders Man City 1-0 at half time and looking to add the FA Cup to EFL Cup.
So who got who in the FA Cup Semi Final draw?
• MANCHESTER UNITED v CHELSEA
• ARSENAL v MANCHESTER CITY OR NEWCASTLE
The Emirates FA Cup semi finals are due to take place over the weekend of the 18th and 19th of July, with The Heads Up FA Cup Final scheduled to take place on Saturday the 1st of August. All three matches will be played at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.
How Man Utd reached the semi-finals
Third Round – Wolves (away) 0-0
Third Round Replay – Wolves (home) 1-0
Fourth Round – Tranmere Rovers (away) 6-0
Fifth Round – Derby County (away) 3-0
Quarter Final – Norwich City (away) 2-1
How Arsenal reached the semi-finals
Third Round – Leeds United (home) 1-0
Fourth Round – Bournemouth (away) 2-1
Fifth Round – Portsmouth (away) 2-0
Quarter Final – Sheffield United (away) 2-1
How Chelsea reached the semi-finals
Third Round – Nottingham Forest (home) 2-0
Fourth Round – Hull City (away) 2-1
Fifth Round – Liverpool (home) 2-0
Quarter Final – Leicester City (away) 1-0
How Newcastle reached the quarter-finals
Third Round – Rochdale (away) 1-1
Third Round Replay – Rochdale (home) 4-1
Fourth Round – Oxford United (home) 0-0
Fourth Round Replay – Oxford United (away) 3-2 (after extra time)
Fifth Round – West Brom (away) 3-2
How Man City reached the quarter-finals
Third Round – Port Vale (home) 4-1
Fourth Round – Fulham (home) 4-0
Fifth Round – Sheffield Wednesday (away) 1-0
Fans have taken to social media to react on who got who in the draw, see what they had to say below…
Ole is done
— Adam ?? (@LoftusCheekEra) June 28, 2020
Chelsea fans be like pic.twitter.com/7kI9jcemX0
— ™ (@hiffeyfc) June 28, 2020
United to Frank rn pic.twitter.com/N5dmnVDzrG
— JAC | DKR | MUFC (@Dankrude_) June 28, 2020
— Anna ??⚽️ (@4shaann) June 28, 2020
city with the easy draw again ffs
— michael ?? (@michaelk0303) June 28, 2020
Bye FA Cup ?
— Arsenal Things (@GunnerThings101) June 28, 2020
We are going to make it 4 in a row ???????? pic.twitter.com/i8y90MHmM3
— mastermind???? (@KingNicholas20) June 28, 2020
Fixed as usual. City getting the easiest team
— Sam ??? (@_Sam__MUFC_) June 28, 2020
why are we advertising man city vs arsenal?
— Ethan (@ethannn_03) June 28, 2020
Last time we had City in the semis. pic.twitter.com/bD48wPqGv0
— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) June 28, 2020
It was a good run lads pic.twitter.com/TjkY4DBDPY
— Cody Bristow (@CodybBristow) June 28, 2020
Just say Man City.
— Duncan J (@DuncanJ99079895) June 28, 2020
*Manchester City will take on Arsenal in the semi-final of the #FACup
— Joe Maddox (@joe_maddox1) June 28, 2020
You didn’t need to type this lads. With this Steve Bruce masterclass its Man City playing Arsenal #nufc
— shaun (@ShaunIrving_) June 28, 2020