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Man City vs Chelsea LIVE: FA Cup semi-final result, final score and reaction as Bernardo Silva wins thriller

Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea: Pep Guardiola’s side reach consecutive FA Cup finals as they bounced back from their midweek Champions League exit

Jamie Braidwood
Saturday 20 April 2024 20:12 BST
Man City 'exceptional' against Real Madrid despite crashing out of Champions League, says Guardiola

Bernardo Silva scored an 84th minute winner at Wembley to keep Manchester City’s double hopes alive and punish wasteful Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals.

Just days after missing a penalty in the shootout defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League, Silva struck late on as Pep Guardiola’s side claimed a narrow 1-0 win.

But Chelsea suffered more Wembley heartbreak after Mauricio Pochettino’s side missed several clear chances to take the lead, with Nicolas Jackson spurning three clear opportunities.

Chelsea also saw appeals for a penalty waved away in the second-half when Cole Palmer’s free-kick struck Jack Grealish’s arm in the box, before Silva scored a late winner as City kept their FA Cup defence alive.

Follow all the action from Wembley below


FULL TIME! Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

Death, taxes and Wembley woe for Chelsea. Sorry Mr Jackson, but you need to apologise a trillion times for this one. This is on you.

A bruised and battered Manchester City were there for the taking, just as Liverpool were on the ropes two months ago. Once again, Chelsea weren’t just creating good chances, but gilt-edged, match-deciding ones, with regularity.

Yet somehow, just as Liverpool escaped with a last-gasp winner in February’s Carabao Cup final heartache, against the run of play, Bernardo Silva stole in at the back post to send the FA Cup holders through to next month’s showpiece and keep City’s domestic double hopes alive.

For Chelsea and Nicolas Jackson particularly, their comedic season of woe that Amazon will be rueing the day they hadn’t sent their cameras along to capture is showing no sign of abating.

By Pete Hall at Wembley

Chelsea waste FA Cup chance as Nicolas Jackson lets Man City let off the hook

Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea: While Bernardo Silva rescued Pep Guardiola’s side, Mauricio Pochettino’s striker continued to give him sleepless nights

Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 19:48

FULL TIME! Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

Pep Guardiola says it is “unacceptable” that Manchester City and Chelsea played today while Coventry and Manchester United tomorrow, with City in action against Real Madrid in midweek.

Pretty strong stuff from the Manchester City manager.

“It’s unacceptable to let us play today,” he said. “It’s impossible, for the health of the players. It’s not normal. It’s unacceptable. 120 minutes, the emotions of Madrid, the way we lose, honestly. I know this country is special [with the FA Cup] but it’s for the health of the players. I don’t understand how we survived today.”

Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 19:29

FULL TIME! Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

Seven more wins and City will have won a second consecutive Premier League and FA Cup double, too.

Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 19:24

FULL TIME! Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

Chelsea have now lost 10 of their 13 matches at the new Wembley - losing both games under Mauricio Pochettino this season.

Once again, after the Carabao Cup final, Chelsea had chances to win the game but experience was a factor.

(The FA via Getty Images)
Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 19:24

FULL TIME! Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

We could yet have a repeat of last season’s FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United, but Coventry City will have something to say about that tomorrow afternoon.

Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 19:22

FULL TIME! Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

Bernardo Silva, speaking to the BBC: “Very happy after a very frustrating week for all of us, for me personally. The good thing is in football at Man City, you play every three days. Every three days you have the chance to put things right and now we have a chance to win another trophy.”

“Between Coventry and Manchester United, it’s going to a tough game. We’re happy to be into another final.”

(Getty Images)
Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 19:21

FULL TIME! Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

Manchester City’s players look exhausted. Silva’s goal gets them through to Wembley. That is some response from Wednesday night. They got the job done but Chelsea should have put the game away.

Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 19:18

FULL TIME! Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

Manchester City are heading back to Wembley!

Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 19:14

Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

90+7 mins: One last chance for Chelsea as Mudryk stands over a free-kick out wide....

... and it goes straight out for a goal-kick.

Awful from Mudryk and it sums Chelsea up.

Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 19:14

Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea

90+6 mins: City get the chance to break but De Bruyne heads straight for the corner. City are almost there but Chelsea will get one last chance...

Jamie Braidwood20 April 2024 19:12

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