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FA Cup: De Bruyne, Sterling seal Man. City semi final spot

De Bruyne, Sterling seal Man. Metropolis semi closing spot

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Holders Manchester Metropolis will face Arsenal in a powerful FA Cup semi-final line-up after displaying class and endurance to beat Newcastle at a quiet St James’ Park.

Shorn of a fervent dwelling assist, Newcastle struggled within the first half towards their opponents who’re aiming to finish a cup treble after conceding the Premier League title to Liverpool this week.

After losing a number of good probabilities, Metropolis opened the scoring from the penalty spot when Kevin de Bruyne slotted previous Karl Darlow following Fabian Schar’s unnecessary push on Gabriel Jesus.

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However after switching to a extra constructive formation within the second half, Steve Bruce’s group pressed larger up the pitch and the sport opened up earlier than a key turning level after the hour mark.

Though Andy Carroll prompted issues of a bodily nature on his first begin since December, it was his substitute Dwight Gayle who had Newcastle’s finest probability when he someway skied over from six yards following Allan Saint-Maximin’s low cross.

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Inside two minutes, Raheem Sterling raced down the opposite finish and slotted into the underside nook with an beautiful curling end for his 22nd objective of the season.

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The errors by Schar and Gayle undid Newcastle’s onerous work, however Metropolis saved their composure to increase their successful FA Cup run to 10 video games.

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Having already received the League Cup and with a lead over Actual Madrid within the final 16 of the Champions League, it may nonetheless be a memorable season for Pep Guardiola’s aspect.

Manchester United will face Chelsea within the different second semifinal match.



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