FA Cup semi-final date confirmed

Friday 22 March 2024 16:30

The fixture details for Manchester United's Emirates FA Cup semi-final with Coventry City have been announced.

The big game is being held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 21 April, kicking off at 15:30 BST, with the FA stating this decision was agreed with the clubs, the local authority, members of the Safety Advisory Group and broadcasters.

Extra-time and penalties will take place, if required, as we meet up again with former Reds striker Mark Robins, who scored the winner of our 1990 FA Cup semi-final replay against Oldham Athletic.

Robins is the Coventry manager and steered the Championship club past Wolves in a thrilling quarter-final tie at Molineux.

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The last time the clubs played each other competitively was in 2007, when the Sky Blues knocked Sir Alex Ferguson's men out of the League Cup at Old Trafford, with a brace from Malta international Michael Mifsud.

Current Red Jonny Evans made his senior debut for the club in that fixture.

We also lost our most recent FA Cup tie with the West Midlanders, with competition specialist Keith Houchen netting the only goal at the Theatre of Dreams in 1987, the year John Sillett's side famously lifted the trophy.

However, United are unbeaten in the other five FA Cup meetings with Coventry, winning four of those.

The other semi-final pits Manchester City against Chelsea, who are looking to reach a second domestic final of the season under Mauricio Pochettino.

The two Manchester clubs had never previously took part in a major final but there is now, of course, the possibility it could happen for the second year in succession.

That game will also be held at Wembley, kicking off at 17:15 BST on Saturday 20 April.

The final is scheduled for Saturday 25 May.

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Saturday 20 April

Manchester City v Chelsea (17:15 BST)
Live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport

Sunday 21 April

Coventry City v UNITED (15:30 BST)
Live on ITV1, UTV, STV and ITVX