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theguardian - 29 days ago

Chelsea v Manchester City: FA Cup semi-final – live!

Updates from the first semi-final kicking off at 5.30pm BSTJacob Steinberg: Abramovich must give Tuchel freedom
Live scoreboard: Saturday’s latest scores and resultsAnd you can contact Scott by email here 1.53pm BST This is only the second time Chelsea have faced Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals. City won the first meeting, back in 2013, Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero giving Roberto Mancini’s side a two-goal lead, Demba Ba pulling one back for Rafa Benitez’s men, City in the end hanging on. City went on to lose to Wigan in the final, but let’s not reopen old wounds.Nevertheless, history is very much City’s friend here. That semi-final win was one of four victories over Chelsea in six FA Cup ties. The Citizens have also got the upper hand over the Pensioners at the new Wembley, unbeaten in three, winning the 2013 semi, the 2018 Community Shield and the 2019 League Cup final, and yes those old nicknames are indeed rarely used these days. Continue reading...

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