Sheffield Utd strike late to reach FA Cup semi-finals

Sheffield United came from behind twice to reserve their place in the FA Cup semi-final as early winner Tommy Doyle won 3-2 over Blackburn on Sunday.

The Blades are nine points ahead of Blackburn in the battle for automatic promotion to the Premier League next season.

But it was Rovers who won the previous meeting between the teams two weeks ago, with the visitors leading twice to Bramall Lane.

Ben Brereton Diaz scored from the penalty spot after Sam Gallagher’s shot hit Jack Robinson’s outstretched arm.

The lead was short-lived as Gallagher deflected a long-range shot from Max Low into his net in the 27th minute.

Sam Schmodix restored Blackburn’s lead by scoring at the hour mark.

Sheffield United would have been eliminated by non-league Wrexham were it not for the drama at the end of the fourth round.

And they did even more heroism before they died to book a trip to Wembley.

Oli McBurney fired from a tight angle nine minutes from time.

Doyle then took center stage with a rushing strike in the 91st minute.

The Manchester City tenant controlled Sander Berge’s pass, after which he fired a shot into the top corner with lightning speed.

Sheffield United have joined City for the last four games after Josep Guardiola’s side thrashed league leaders Burnley 6-0 on Saturday.

Erling Haaland scored his sixth hat-trick of the season and his second in five days as City continued to hunt for the treble.

Manchester United are also gearing up for a cup treble ahead of the quarter-final at home to Fulham on Sunday.

Fourth tier Grimsby are set to deliver another huge shock later when they travel to Brighton in uniform in another quarter-final.



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