The teams for the 2011 FA Cup Semi-Final were decided over the weekend of 12-13th March 2011, as Manchester United, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers and Stoke City all came through their Sixth Round (Quarter Final) matches at the first attempt.
FA Cup 2011 Semi-Final Draw & Fixtures
The FA Cup 2011 Semi-Final matches are scheduled to take place on the weekend of Saturday 16th April 2011 and Sunday 17th April 2011 at Wembley Stadium, London.
- Bolton v Stoke – 4pm, Sunday 17 April 2011
- Man City v Man Utd – 5.15pm, Saturday 16 April 2011
Bolton v Stoke
Kick-Off (GMT) 4pm, Sunday 17 April 2011
Bolton have not reached an FA Cup Final since 1958, and have not played in this stage of the competition since 2000, while Stoke City have never reached the final of the competition. Meaning that, whichever side progresses, we will see a team who has not been in an FA Cup Final for more than 50 years.
Man City v Man Utd
Kick-Off (GMT) 5.15pm, Saturday 16 April 2011
Manchester City have not won the FA Cup since 1969, and have not played an FA Cup Final since they were runners-up in 1981, so will be keen to get the better of their bitter across-town rivals, Manchester United. United have a great record in the FA Cup, though they have not lifted the trophy since the 2004 final.
This will be the first Manchester Derby to be played at the new Wembley Stadium.