We are approaching the end of the 2021/22 FA Cup with the teams reaching the semi final stage being decided this weekend.
As expected, the Premier League giants dominated the quarter final stage with no real upsets across the four games.
Unfortunately, for Middlesbrough the quarter-final proved to be one step too far after knocking out Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Chris Wilder’s men were drawn against last season’s runners-up Chelsea and first-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech ended the Championship side’s run.
Nottingham Forest put up a great fight against Liverpool, probably creating the better chances before the quality of the Merseyside club shone through as they picked up a 1-0 win thanks to a late Diogo Jota goal.
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Manchester City looked shaky against Southampton before finding their feet in the final 30 minutes, scoring three times, to secure a 4-1 win over Southampton. The performance of the round must go to Crystal Palace though, who showed their class by dispatching Everton handily, winning 4-0 and looking like a real threat for the full 90 minutes.
What happened in the FA Cup Semi Final Draw?
The draw for the 2021/22 FA Cup semi-final was made on Sunday 20 March ahead of the last quarter-final tie between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool.
It was made by former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler from the City Ground and broadcast live on ITV. The semi-finals are scheduled to take place on Saturday 16 April and Sunday 17 April both at Wembley.
The FA Cup Semi Final Draw was as follows:
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Man City v Liverpool
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FA Cup quarter-final results
Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea
Crystal Palace 4-0 Everton
Southampton 1-4 Manchester City
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool
Where to watch the FA Cup on TV
- UK: BBC One, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and ITV
- US: ESPN+