Result: Holders out as City reach FA Cup final
Result: Holders out as City reach FA Cup final
Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley to reach the FA Cup final for the second time in three years.
Reaction
Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates his free-kick against Aston Villa on December 23, 2012
David Luiz accepts "great" Sergio Aguero's apology for tackle
Chelsea's David Luiz says that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is a "great man" for apologising for his two-footed tackle on Sunday.
Apr 17, 09:46
Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero apologises to David Luiz
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero reveals on Twitter that he has apologised to Chelsea's David Luiz for a bad challenge on the defender during last weekend's FA Cup semi-final.
Apr 16, 22:45
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his second against Leeds in the FA Cup 5th round on February 17, 2013
Sergio Aguero escapes Football Association punishment
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will face no suspension for his challenge on David Luiz.
Apr 15, 15:27
Man City boss Roberto Mancini against Newcastle on December 15, 2012
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini defends Sergio Aguero's two-footed tackle
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini plays down the severity of "good guy" Sergio Aguero's two-footed tackle on Chelsea's David Luiz.
Apr 15, 09:57
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his second against Leeds in the FA Cup 5th round on February 17, 2013
FA could impose ban on Sergio Aguero for two-footed challenge
Sergio Aguero could potentially receive a three-match ban from the FA following his two-footed tackle on Chelsea's David Luiz.
Apr 15, 09:18
Vincent Kompany is congratulated by team mates after scoring his team's third against Newcastle on March 30, 2013
Vincent Kompany hails Manchester City resilience
Vincent Kompany is pleased with Manchester City as they held on to beat Chelsea on Sunday and reach the FA Cup final.
Apr 15, 08:59
David Luiz
David Luiz demands Sergio Aguero apology
Chelsea defender David Luiz wants an apology from Sergio Aguero for his late tackle during this afternoon's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Apr 14, 23:09
Vincent Kompany
Vincent Kompany expects exciting FA Cup final
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes that next month's FA Cup final against Wigan Athletic will be an exciting encounter.
Apr 14, 22:15
Vincent Kompany
Vincent Kompany expects exciting FA Cup final
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes that next month's FA Cup final against Wigan Athletic will be an exciting encounter.
Apr 14, 22:15
Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez prior to kick-off against Southampton on March 30, 2013
Rafael Benitez disappointed with Chelsea defeat
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez admits that he is "really disappointed" with his side's 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals.
Apr 14, 19:07
Opposing bosses Roberto Mancini and Rafa Benitez stand on the touchline during the FA Cup semi-final on April 14, 2013
Roberto Mancini: 'We deserved victory'
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists that his team deserved their 2-1 win over Chelsea in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium.
Apr 14, 18:54
The Match
Analysis
Sports Mole casts its eye over an entertaining FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Manchester City.
Match Report
Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley to reach the FA Cup final for the second time in three years.
Live Commentary
Read how Manchester City knocked out holders Chelsea to seal their place in the FA Cup final.
HT Report
Samir Nasri's first goal since October gives Manchester City a deserved 1-0 lead over Chelsea at half time in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Team News
John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole are all missing from Chelsea's starting XI for today's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley.
Preview
Sports Mole looks ahead to this Sunday's FA Cup semi-final battle between Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester City.
Head to Head
Feb 24, 2013 1.30pm
Man City
2-0
Chelsea
Touré (63'), Tevez (85')
Rodwell (29'), Touré (40'), Zabaleta (43')

Ramires (37')
Nov 25, 2012 4pm
Mar 21, 2012 7.45pm
Man City
2-1
Chelsea
Nasri (85'), Aguero (78' pen.)
Nasri (88')
Cahill (60')
Mata (44'), Lampard (58')
Dec 12, 2011 8pm
Chelsea
2-1
Man City
Meireles (34'), Lampard (83' pen.)
Meireles (36'), Romeu (64'), Ramires (75'), Drogba (78')
Balotelli (2')
Kompany (41'), Clichy (47')
Clichy (58')
Mar 20, 2011 3pm
Chelsea
2-0
Man City
Luiz (78'), Ramires (90')
Ramires (68'), Luiz (90')

Milner (25'), de Jong (58'), Barry (82'), Kolarov (90')
Build-up
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez gestures from the sideline during his side's match with West Brom on March 2, 2013
Rafael Benitez reveals John Terry's struggle to complete games
Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez reveals that John Terry now finds it tough to complete two games in the same week for the club.
Apr 14, 07:36
Opposing bosses Roberto Mancini and Rafa Benitez shake hands before the Man City v Chelsea match on February 24, 2013
Roberto Mancini: 'Rafael Benitez criticism undeserved'
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini feels that the criticism faced by Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has been unwarranted.
Apr 14, 05:40
Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez prior to kick-off against Southampton on March 30, 2013
Rafael Benitez: I made "right decision" in joining Chelsea
Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez believes that he made the right choice to join the club.
Apr 14, 04:14
John Obi Mikel
John Obi MIkel: 'We can end Manchester City's season'
John Obi Mikel is confident that Chelsea can "end Manchester City's season" by beating them in the FA Cup today.
Apr 14, 00:21
Chelsea's Frank Lampard celebrates scoring against West Ham in the Premier League match on March 17, 2013
Frank Lampard predicts close semi-final
Frank Lampard expects that there will be little between Chelsea and Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley tomorrow.
Apr 13, 13:50
City's Yaya Toure celebrates after a goal against Chelsea on February 24, 2013
Juan Mata: 'Yaya Toure is one of world's best midfielders'
Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata believes that Manchester City's Yaya Toure is one of the "best midfielders in the world".
Apr 13, 11:04
Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez during the match against Everton on December 30, 2012
Rafael Benitez: 'We need to be at our best'
Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez admits that his side will have to play to their full potential if they are to progress through to the FA Cup final.
Apr 13, 08:56
Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez prior to kick-off against Southampton on March 30, 2013
Rafael Benitez expecting difficult Wembley trip
Rafael Benitez is expecting a tough match for Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals this weekend.
Apr 12, 22:21
Pablo Zabaleta
Pablo Zabaleta eyes FA Cup victory
Pablo Zabaleta hopes that Manchester City can go on to lift the FA Cup this year.
Apr 12, 20:08
Man City's David Silva celebrates his second goal against Fulham on January 19, 2013
Roberto Mancini to make late decision on fitness of David Silva
Roberto Mancini reveals that he will give David Silva a late fitness test ahead of their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.
Apr 12, 11:58
An upset David Silva holds his hand to his face after the final whistle on November 21, 2012
David Silva to lose fitness race for Manchester City's FA Cup Chelsea clash?
Manchester City playmaker David Silva is reportedly not responding well enough to treatment on a hamstring injury to be fit in time for Sunday's FA Cup semi-final.
Apr 12, 10:51
Man City's David Silva celebrates his second goal against Fulham on January 19, 2013
Manchester City's David Silva hopeful of being fit for FA Cup semi-final
David Silva remains hopeful that he will overcome a hamstring injury in time for Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea this Sunday.
Apr 10, 10:33
David Luiz scores Chelsea's first from the penalty spot
David Luiz to miss FA Cup encounter?
David Luiz may miss Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City to avoid picking up a two-game ban.
Apr 9, 16:51
David Luiz scores Chelsea's first from the penalty spot
David Luiz to miss FA Cup encounter?
David Luiz may miss Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City to avoid picking up a two-game ban.
Apr 9, 16:51
New Chelsea striker Demba Ba celebrates his second debut goal at Southampton on January 5, 2013
Demba Ba should be fit for FA Cup semi-final
A report claims that Demba Ba will recover from an ankle injury to feature for Chelsea against Manchester City on Sunday.
Apr 9, 16:06
An upset David Silva holds his hand to his face after the final whistle on November 21, 2012
David Silva out of FA Cup semi-final
David Silva is likely to miss the FA Cup semi-final with a hamstring injury.
Apr 9, 06:42
A frustrated Joe Hart waves to fans after the final whistle on November 21, 2012
Joe Hart to miss Chelsea semi-final?
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart will miss his side's FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea as Costel Pantilimon will start in his place, according to a report.
Apr 7, 05:27



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1110103873131
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd117222351823
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs117222071323
4Chelsea117131910922
5Liverpool115422117419
6Arsenal116142016419
7Burnley11542109119
8Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton114341111015
9Watford114341721-415
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield11434813-515
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle114251010014
12Leicester CityLeicester113441616013
13Southampton11344911-213
14Stoke CityStoke113351322-912
15Everton113261022-1211
16West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom11245914-510
17Bournemouth11317714-710
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham112361123-129
19Swansea CitySwansea11227713-68
20Crystal Palace11119422-184
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