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FA Cup: Chelsea v Manchester City

The latest news and score from this FA Cup semi-final, live from Wembley Stadium




STORY OF THE MATCH...


Samir Nasri puts City 1-0 up after 34 minutes.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Apr 14, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Manchester City celebrate after taking the lead.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Apr 14, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Sergio Aguero heads City into a 2-0 lead after 47 minutes.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Apr 14, 2013 at 5:21 PM

...and then runs off to celebrate in front of City's fans.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Apr 14, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Demba Ba celebrates his goal in trademark fashion.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Apr 14, 2013 at 5:37 PM





  • Full time: Chelsea 1 Manchester City 2
    • The action kicked off at 4pm
    • Nasri scores for City after 34 mins
    • Aguero double's City's lead after 48 mins
    • Ba scores for Chelsea are 66 mins
    • The full-time whistle goes
    • Manchester City make it to the final of the FA Cup where they will play Wigan
    4/14/2013 4:55:04 PM
  • 60 min: Chelsea win a corner after Oscar kicks it against Kompany - but Bertrand's resulting cross is far too deep. It has to be said that City simply look sharper than their opponents. Is the fixture congestion getting to Rafa's team?
    4/14/2013 4:19:06 PM
  • 61 min: City are enjoying themselves out there now. So much so Kompany has a crack from 30 odd yards. Hardly need to tell you that it went sailing over the bar.
    4/14/2013 4:20:32 PM
  • Sergio Aguero heads City into a 2-0 lead after 47 minutes.

    4/14/2013 4:21:54 PM
  • ...and then runs off to celebrate in front of City's fans.

    4/14/2013 4:23:14 PM
  • 65 min: Chelsea really struggling to find gaps in this defence as a chipped ball to the back post is nodded tamely at goal by Ramires.
    4/14/2013 4:24:51 PM
  • 67 min - GOAL!: Torres come off the bench for Mikel and in seconds Chelsea are back in it. Ba gets the goal though with a fine swivelling finish. Game on!
    4/14/2013 4:26:47 PM
  • 69 min: Chelsea have got the wind in their sails right now. Where before Ba's goal they looked lethargic, they now look like scoring again. And they nearly do. Mata is in behind the defence but Pantilimon does brilliantly to come out and get a touch on the ball as the Spaniard tries to round him. Shouts of penalty go up from Chelsea fans but the City keeper did great there.
    4/14/2013 4:30:04 PM
  • 72 min: And he does great again - Ba shoots with power from close range but the City keeper is behind it - just.
    4/14/2013 4:31:01 PM
  • 73 min: Tevez is off Garcia - Mancini trying to shut up shop?
    4/14/2013 4:32:08 PM
  • 75 min: City have lost their swagger now and are failing to find each other in the final third. Chelsea - roared on by their supporters - look a danger every time they go forward.
    4/14/2013 4:34:33 PM
  • Demba Ba celebrates his goal in trademark fashion.

    4/14/2013 4:37:04 PM
  • 80 min: Kompany has been booked and from the resulting free-kick Luiz nearly dips it into the top corner. But nearly's not good enough for Chelsea. 10 minutes to go...
    4/14/2013 4:39:32 PM
  • 82 min: Yaya nearly made that task harder but while stumbling to the ground shoots just wide. Aguero than appears to deliberately stamp on Luiz. As the two fell to the ground, the City striker dug his studs into the Chelsea defender's back side. He should have seen red for that but Foy misses it.
    4/14/2013 4:41:39 PM
  • 83 min: Torres nearly brings it level but can't quite connect to the ball over the top.
    4/14/2013 4:42:17 PM
  • 85 min: City continue to lose it tamely in the final third before Torres makes a silly challenge on Aguero to slow things down.
    4/14/2013 4:44:19 PM
  • 87 min: Mancini is most definitely looking to simply hold on now. Goal scorer Nasri is off for Lescott. Can they see it out?
    4/14/2013 4:46:21 PM
  • 88 min: Torres is so nearly in. He gets behind the defence and Kompany does all he can to put him off without fouling him - and succeeds.
    4/14/2013 4:47:24 PM
  • 89 min: Corner to Chelsea...
    4/14/2013 4:47:52 PM
  • 89 min: ...but it's too deep and City clear for a throw in on the far side before getting it away altogether.
    4/14/2013 4:48:42 PM
  • 90 + 3 min: Bertrand floats a cross in but Pantilimon catches it much to the relief of City fans.
    4/14/2013 4:52:00 PM
  • 90 + 3 min: Cech is way out of his box - this is proper FA Cup stuff. But with the whole team forward Hazard shoots high and wide from outside the box. Silly.
    4/14/2013 4:52:52 PM
  • 90 + 4 min: Chelsea with yet another attack - hoofing it long. City are holding firm - just.
    4/14/2013 4:53:53 PM
  • FT: ...and City have done it. The final whistle goes - Chelsea 1 Manchester City 2!
    4/14/2013 4:54:31 PM
  • FT: As Blue Moon rings out around Wembley we reflect of City's victory. When 2-0 up they looked to be coasting, but out of nowhere Ba got one back for Chelsea and after that it was squeaky bum time. But City held out to ensure a return trip to Wembley.
    4/14/2013 4:56:30 PM
  • FT: City will play Wigan in next month's final. We'll be back for that. Hope to see you then. Good night!
    4/14/2013 4:57:17 PM
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