FA Cup semi-final draw: Arsenal to play Bradford or Reading, Aston Villa face Liverpool or Blackburn

Ties to be played at Wembley

Arsenal have been rewarded for their victory over Manchester United with the perfect draw for the FA Cup semi-final against either Bradford or Reading.

The defending champions beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford and are guaranteed to play a team from a lower division at Wembley. Bradford City play in League One whilst Reading play in the Championship. They drew 0-0 when they met at Valley Parade.

In the other semi-final, Aston Villa will play the winners of the replay between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers.

Tim Sherwood's side secured their place in the last four with a 2-0 win over local rivals West Brom. Meanwhile Liverpool and Blackburn played out a goalless draw at Anfield and must play again, this time at Ewood Park.

The ties will be played under the arch of the national stadium on 18 and 19 April.


Breadford or Reading vs Arsenal

Aston Villa vs Liverpool or Blackburn