Football

Arsenal to face Bradford or Reading in semis

Holders Arsenal will face either Bradford or Reading in the FA Cup semi-finals after winning their quarter-final tie at Manchester United yesterday morning (Singapore time).

The other semi-final sees Aston Villa take on the winners of Blackburn and Liverpool's replay after the pair drew 0-0 at Anfield last Sunday.

Arsenal's 2-1 victory at Old Trafford set up a clash with League One side Bradford, who knocked the Gunners out of the League Cup in 2012, or Steve Clarke's Reading.

Villa secured their place in the semi-finals for the first time since 2010 by seeing off local rivals West Brom 2-0 last Saturday and they will face either Liverpool or Blackburn at Wembley.

The semi-final ties will be played across the weekend of April 18 and 19, meaning Arsenal's Premier League game against Sunderland will be rearranged, as will Villa's home game against QPR which is currently scheduled for April 20. - PA Sport.