Manchester cup derby beckons

Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United will play derby rivals Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.

Bolton will play Stoke in the second semi-final, with the latter having defeated West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

The ties will be played on 16th/17th April for the chance to reach the showpiece final.

Premier League leaders United are still in contention for a repeat of their 1999 Treble following Saturday's quarter-final win over Arsenal and ahead of Tuesday's UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg against Marseille.

City beat Reading 1-0 on Sunday to set up the clash with United and will be desperate to upset Ferguson's side, with the blue half of Manchester having gone without a major piece of silverware since the 1976 League Cup.

Bolton grabbed a last-minute win over Birmingham on Saturday to reach the semi-finals and continue manager Owen Coyle's hopes of repeating the club's 1958 cup final success.

Coyle's men will face Tony Pulis' Stoke, who battled to a 2-1 victory over West Ham to secure a semi-final place.

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 14 March 2011