Arsenal and Chelsea reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup with away wins

Substitutes made the difference when Chelsea and Arsenal both won away from home to reach the English Cup semi-finals on Sunday.

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

Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos scored an injury goal in a 2-1 win at Sheffield United, which had two goals scored offside from the video’s replay. Ceballos launched himself with a low shot, just four minutes after David McGoldrick had leveled at close range.

Later on Sunday, the Manchester City Cup holder was away in Newcastle.

In Bramall Lane, the penalty by striker Nicolas Pépé led Arsenal to halfway through the first half after United midfielder John Lundstram immediately knocked an offside. The header by United defender John Egan at the start of the second half was also canceled.

Arsenal have won the FA Cup a record 13 times, one more than Manchester United, who made it to the semifinals with a 2-1 extra time win against Norwich by 10 men on Saturday.

In Sunday’s only Premier League game, striker Danny Ings scored twice to reach 18 goals while Southampton won 3-1 in the fight against Watford.

Ings has scored in every goal to move a goal behind top scorer Jamie Vardy, who is undergoing a lean period for Leicester in third place.

Southampton rose one place to 13th place 13 points behind the relegation zone. But sixteenth place Watford remains a point above the pitch with six games left.


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Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press



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