FA Cup semi-final draw: Tottenham to play Manchester United, while Chelsea face Southampton

Ben Bloom
Manchester United must see off Spurs to reach the FA Cup final - Action Images via Reuters

  • Tottenham vs Manchester United
  • Chelsea vs Southampton

Manchester United will face Tottenham, while Chelsea take on Southampton in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Jose Mourinho's United, 2-0 winners over Brighton in their quarter-final on Saturday, meet Spurs at their temporary Wembley home.

Tottenham got through courtesy of two Christian Eriksen goals in a 3-0 win over Swansea.

Chelsea, who beat Leicester after extra time in their quarter-final moments before the draw was made, face Premier League strugglers Southampton.

That match will see new Saints boss Mark Hughes take on one of his former clubs. Southampton won 2-0 at League One Wigan on Sunday in Hughes' first game in charge

The semi-finals will take place over the weekend of April 21-22.

7:21PM

Clarification

Spurs already use the 'away' changing room at Wembley. So they will be in familiar surroundings when they face Manchester United.

7:15PM

New favourite

I can give you some odds as a result of that draw:

Chelsea are now 6/4 favourites to lift the trophy, with Spurs 2/1. Manchester United are 9/4 and you can get a whopping great 14/1 on Southampton triumphing at Wembley in May.

7:09PM

Awesome foursome

  • Manchester United vs Tottenham
  • Chelsea vs Southampton

Antonio Conte has to be happy with that. Meanwhile, Spurs will be in the AWAY changing room at their HOME ground of Wembley. Would you believe it???

7:07PM

Semi-final No 2

Chelsea vs Southampton

7:06PM

Semi-final No 1

Manchester United vs Tottenham

7:05PM

Ball men

Petr Cech and Gianfranco Zola are the men to pull the balls out of the hat.

7:04PM

Here we go...

Draw time...

7:04PM

Draw imminent

Hopefully. It's in the safe hands of the BBC.

7:00PM

We have our final four

A thrilling match comes to an end at the King Power Stadium, where Chelsea have beaten Leicester City 2-1. Which means the FA Cup semi-finalists will be:

  • Chelsea
  • Manchester United
  • Southampton
  • Tottenham

6:40PM

Are Chelsea into the semi-finals?

Pedro has put Chelsea 2-1 up on the cusp of half time in extra time after a shocker from Kasper Schmeichel. Do we have our fourth team in the pot?

6:21PM

It's not over yet

BREAKING: The FA Cup semi-final draw will be delayed by extra time at the King Power Stadium.

It's finished 1-1 after 90 minutes between Leicester City and Chelsea, which means the game must continue.

6:04PM

Hold that thought...

Jamie Vardy has only gone and scored an equaliser for Leicester. That means it's all square at the King Power Stadium, which could see this draw delayed until after extra time and penalties.

6:01PM

The last berth

Who will join Spurs, Southampton and Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final draw?

Chelsea are currently 1-0 up with around 15mins to play in their quarter-final against Leicester City. Follow the closing stages of that match RIGHT HERE.

Credit: ap

5:58PM

Draw preview

What is it?

It's the draw for the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

When is it?

Today, so Sunday 18 March.

What time exactly?

It follows the conclusion of Leicester vs Chelsea which, if it is decided after 90 minutes, will most probably be drawn around 6.30pm.

How can I watch it?

You can watch the draw on BBC 1 following Leicester-Chelsea. Alternatively, stay on this page and follow our live blog.

Tottenham booked their place in the hat with a comfortable win over Swansea Credit: PA

Who's in the hat and what are their ball numbers?

1 Tottenham, 2 Manchester United, 3 Leicester or Chelsea, 4 Southampton

How did they reach the semi-finals?

Tottenham were the first team to book their place in the last four with a straightforward 3-0 win at Swansea yesterday lunchtime.

Manchester United joined them in the draw by overcoming Brighton 2-0 in the evening kick-off with Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic on the scoresheet.

Lukaku was on target in Man Utd's win over Brighton Credit: Reuters

Mark Hughes got his Southampton tenure off to a winning start this lunchtime as they overcame Wigan, which left Leicester and Chelsea to fight it out over the remaining spot.

What are the dates for the semi-finals?

The ties will be played on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, at Wembley.

What are the latest odds?

Tottenham 7/4

Man Utd 15/8

Chelsea 9/2

Southampton 12/1

Leicester 14/1