City, Arsenal and Chelsea through to FA Cup semi-finals
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City, Arsenal and Chelsea through to FA Cup semi-finals

Holders Manchester City did it easily while substitutes made the difference as Chelsea and Arsenal both won away from home to reach the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley turned in a cross from Willian midway through the second half in a 1-0 win at lacklustre Leicester.

Ross Barkley celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Leicester City in the FA Cup sixth round at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Ross Barkley celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Leicester City in the FA Cup sixth round at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.Credit:AP

Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos netted an injury-time winner in a 2-1 win at Sheffield United, which had two goals ruled offside by video replay. Ceballos pounced with a low shot, just four minutes after David McGoldrick had equalised from close range.

In Sunday's later game, City bounced back from surrendering the Premier League crown to Liverpool and kept their hopes of a league-less treble alive with a 2-0 win over Newcastle.

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Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring from the spot on 37 minutes before Raheem Sterling's second in the 68th.

City will face Arsenal and Manchester United take on Chelsea in the semi-finals to be played in front of an empty Wembley on July 18 and 19.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard showed his ruthless side during their match as he hauled off three of his brightest young players at half-time.

Lampard was clearly unhappy with what he witnessed in the opening 45 minutes and admitted he could have substituted seven or eight of his players at the interval.

As it was, Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour and Reece James made way for the vastly more experienced trio of Ross Barkley, Mateo Kovacic and Cesar Azpilicueta and the difference was clear.

"We haven't played that badly since I've been back, we were fortunate at halftime that it was 0-0," Lampard said after the game.

"The first rules of football are urgency and sprinting back and if you don't do that you can't compete. Our game needs to be brighter than that. In the second half there were glimpses of it, but we can't turn up like that again. We got lucky today."

Lampard said his young players would "take it on the chin".

David McGoldrick scores for Sheffield United against Arsenal, but it wasn't enough to see secure victory at Bramall Lane.

David McGoldrick scores for Sheffield United against Arsenal, but it wasn't enough to see secure victory at Bramall Lane.Credit:Getty Images

"It is a learning experience. I could have taken more off, or other players off. I am not pulling those out on their own. They will be top players for this club and have top careers," he added. "But if I have to do something in games I will do it. It was one of those games where I had to do something."

At Bramall Lane, substitute Daniel Ceballos fired Arsenal home with a stoppage-time goal that sealed a 2-1 win over Sheffield United.

Arsenal went ahead after 23 minutes when Chris Basham fouled Alexandre Lacazette in the penalty area and Pepe rattled home the spot-kick.

Arsenal struggled in the second half as Sheffield United fired long balls into the penalty area aimed at the head of striker Oliver McBurnie.

United keeper Dean Henderson almost scored with a wind-assisted kick that bounced and narrowly cleared the Arsenal crossbar, to the relief of his opposite number Emiliano Martinez.

With their defence under pressure, Arsenal lost David Luiz to injury and the game looked to be heading for extra time when David McGoldrick equalised in the 87th minute, hooking home a volley after the visitors failed to clear a corner. But Ceballos popped up to slot home the winner.

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"Today we didn't give up, even when they got the equaliser because you have to prepare for the extra time anyway," Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi told BT Sport.

We believed until the end and we got rewarded."

Arsenal has won the FA Cup a record 13 times, one more than Manchester United, who squeezed into the semis with an extra-time win against 10-man Norwich on Saturday.

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