FA Cup semi-final draw: Holders Wigan to face Arsenal at Wembley

FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic will face Arsenal in the last four after ending Manchester City's hopes of a quadruple.

Wigan, who beat Manchester City to win the FA Cup last season, won 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

"It doesn't matter who we play, we're going to enjoy every single minute - we're still holders," Wigan captain Emmerson Boyce told BT Sport.

League One side Sheffield United will face Hull City in the other semi-final, both of which will be at Wembley.

FA Cup minnow magic

  • Before this season, the last time the FA Cup semi-final draw featured two teams from outside the Premier League was 2008, when Barnsley and Cardiff made the last four
  • No team from outside the top flight have won the FA Cup since West Ham - then in the second tier - did so in 1980
  • The last side from outside the top two divisions of English football to reach the FA Cup final were Southampton - then of the Southern League - who lost to Sheffield United in 1902
  • That came a year after fellow Southern League side Tottenham won the trophy, beating the Blades 3-1 in a replay

Nigel Clough's Blades - the first third-tier side to reach the semi-finals since Wycombe Wanderers in 2001 - will face their former manager Steve Bruce, now in charge at Hull.

"But we're not going there for a day out," said Clough. "You go to the seaside for a day out, not to Wembley."

Clough, a losing finalist as a player with Nottingham Forest in 1991, is looking to guide Sheffield United to their first FA Cup final since 1936, when they lost to Arsenal in the final.

They secured their place in the last four by defeating Charlton Athletic 2-0 at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

Hull, in the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1930 after beating Sunderland 3-0, have never reached the final.

Their boss Bruce, who managed Sheffield United between July 1998 and May 1999, said he was delighted with the draw.

"Sheffield United gave me my chance in management a long, long time ago," he said.

"I'm delighted for everyone. I've seen the scenes at Bramall Lane today and now we've got a big Yorkshire derby to look forward to at Wembley, which will be a magnificent occasion for everyone."

Arsenal, without a trophy since they last won the FA Cup in 2005, won a place in the last four by beating Everton 4-1 on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger's side were last in the semi-finals in 2009, when they lost to Chelsea.

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler was excited about the chance to pit himself against Wenger, saying: "When you ask a young manager who wants to climb the ladder if they want a chance to play against Arsenal at Wembley, then of course you would take that."

The semi-finals will be played at Wembley on 12 and 13 April.

Semi-final draw

Arsenal v Wigan Athletic

Hull City v Sheffield United