Man City to take on Brighton in FA Cup semi-finals

Manchester City will take on Brighton in the FA Cup semi-finals as they pursue a historic quadruple.

The Citizens overcame a challenging quarter-final fixture at Swansea City on Saturday night after coming back from two goals down to claim a 3-2 win.

Matt Grimes and Bersant Celina had given Swansea a comfortable first-half lead, but the introduction of substitute Sergio Aguero changed the tide of the game for Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Argentine first set-up Bernardo Silva just five minutes after coming on before scoring the match-winner in the 88th-minute following an own goal from Swansea keeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt at the Liberty Stadium.

Now the Football Association (FA) have drawn City with fellow Premier League side Brighton for their semi-final tie.

The Seagulls defeated Millwall this afternoon 5-4 on penalties upon settling for a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes of football were played.

Although Brighton were lucky to have made it to the last-four as two second-half goals from Alex Pearce and Aiden O’Brien set Millwall on course for an upset.

But Brighton responded with two goals in as many minutes following Jurgen Locadia’s effort and Solly March’s stoppage-time free-kick.

Millwall’s Jake Cooper then made the decisive miss in the penalty shoot-out to enable Brighton to progress to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Now Chris Hughton’s side will prepare for a trip to Wembley next month as they plot to end City’s quadruple hopes by knocking them out of the competition.

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In the other semi-final tie, Watford will meet the high-flying Wolves in what will be the second time they’ve met in the competition’s history at this stage.

While Watford claimed a comfortable 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, Wolves’ 2-1 win against Manchester United was undoubtedly the more impressive one as they reached the semi-finals for the first time in 21 years.

The Wanderers had the measure of United throughout the second-half and deservedly emerged victors following late goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota.

The FA Cup semi-final ties will all be played at Wembley and will take place on April 6 and April 7.

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