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Fall and rise of Sterling: City's Raheem Sterling is fouled against Newcastle

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Sterling has the last laugh after scoring in 2-0 victory

Sterling has the last laugh after scoring in 2-0 victory

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Fall and rise of Sterling: City's Raheem Sterling is fouled against Newcastle

This year's FA Cup final could be a tasty Manchester or London derby.

It's the battle of the heavyweights in the semi-finals with Manchester United taking on Chelsea and Manchester City facing Arsenal.

Both matches will be at Wembley Stadium on July 18 and 19. The final is scheduled for Saturday, August 1 at the same venue.

Cup holders City won 2-0 at Newcastle United yesterday with birthday boy Kevin de Bruyne (29) and Raheem Sterling on the scoresheet. Ross Barkley stepped off the substitutes' bench to send Chelsea through with the game's only goal in a deserved 1-0 win at Leicester, while Dani Ceballos' stoppage-time goal secured Arsenal's semi-final place in a 2-1 win at Sheffield United.

City boss Pep Guardiola said: "It was not easy to attack against a team defending so deep but it was a good performance. I am happy to go back to London, to Wembley.

"After the defeat against Chelsea, now in the Premier League we are struggling to focus. We are at Wembley again and were winners last season so that is so good. We are preparing for Madrid now."

Belfast Telegraph