Man City joins Arsenal, Chelsea, Man U in FA Cup semifinals

  • Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Shaun Botterill/Pool via AP)

    Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Shaun Botterill/Pool via AP) Associated Press

  • Chelsea's Ross Barkley, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020.

    Chelsea's Ross Barkley, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. Associated Press

  • Chelsea's Ross Barkley celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Tim Keeton/Pool via AP)

    Chelsea's Ross Barkley celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Tim Keeton/Pool via AP) Associated Press

  • Arsenal's Dani Ceballos, front, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Sheffield United and Arsenal at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Andrew Boyers/Pool via AP)

    Arsenal's Dani Ceballos, front, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Sheffield United and Arsenal at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Andrew Boyers/Pool via AP) Associated Press

  • Arsenal's Dani Ceballos, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Sheffield United and Arsenal at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Oli Scarff/Pool via AP)

    Arsenal's Dani Ceballos, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Sheffield United and Arsenal at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Oli Scarff/Pool via AP) Associated Press

  • Southampton's Danny Ings celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Southampton at the Vicarage Road stadium in Watford England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP)

    Southampton's Danny Ings celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Southampton at the Vicarage Road stadium in Watford England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP) Associated Press

  • Southampton's Danny Ings, left helps Watford's goalkeeper Ben Foster to his feet after the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Southampton at the Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. Southampton won the game 3-1, with Ings scoring twice. (Adam Davy/Pool via AP)

    Southampton's Danny Ings, left helps Watford's goalkeeper Ben Foster to his feet after the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Southampton at the Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. Southampton won the game 3-1, with Ings scoring twice. (Adam Davy/Pool via AP) Associated Press

  • Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Shaun Botterill/Pool via AP)

    Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Shaun Botterill/Pool via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 6/28/2020 2:52 PM

Holder Manchester City reached the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday after goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling secured an untroubled 2-0 win at Newcastle.

City conceded the Premier League title to runaway champion Liverpool this week, and must beat 13-time FA Cup winner Arsenal to reach another cup final. In Sunday's draw, Chelsea will face 12-time winner Manchester United in the other semifinal.

 

Games will be held July 18-19 at Wembley with no fans present.

Earlier Sunday, Chelsea won 1-0 at Leicester and Arsenal needed an injury-time winner to edge a 2-1 win at Sheffield United.

City's win was far more comfortable.

De Bruyne put City ahead from the penalty spot in the 37th minute of a dominant first half. Dwight Gayle missed a great chance to equalize for Newcastle midway through the second half, blazing Allan Saint-Maximin's pinpoint cross over from close range.

It was a rare opportunity for Steve Bruce's side and a costly miss as Sterling scored moments later, curling a shot in from the edge of the box following a quick counterattack in the 68th.

Substitutes made the difference for Chelsea and Arsenal.

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley turned in a cross from Willian in the 63rd.

Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos netted in the 91st for Arsenal with a low shot, just four minutes after David McGoldrick had equalized from close range.

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Forward Nicolas Pépé's penalty put Arsenal ahead midway through the first half, after United midfielder John Lundstram had an early header ruled out for offside. Defender John Egan's header early in the second half was also chalked off, much to the frustration of the home fans.

Man United beat Norwich 2-1 on Saturday in the other quarterfinal.

In Sunday's only Premier League game, striker Danny Ings scored twice to reach 18 goals as Southampton won 3-1 at struggling Watford.

Ings struck in each half to move one goal behind top scorer Jamie Vardy, who is enduring a lean spell for third-place Leicester.

Southampton moved up one place to 13th and is a comfortable 13 points clear of the relegation zone. But 16th-place Watford remains one point above the drop zone with six games left.

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