Manchester City vs Liverpool LIVE: FA Cup semi-final team news and line-ups with Kevin De Bruyne major injury doubt



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Follow for live updates as Manchester City and Liverpool renew their rivalry in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley. An enthralling 2-2 draw at the Etihad last weekend saw Manchester City remain one point clear in the Premier League title race and the quality and intensity of the match means another encounter between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s heavyweight sides promises to be another unmissable occasion.

While last weekend’s Premier League draw means the title is once again set to go down to the wire, the outcome of this afternoon’s semi-final will have a more immediate impact on City and Liverpool’s respective ambitions this season. For the Reds, this will be the greatest test yet of their quadruple hopes, while City are also trying to keep their treble bid alive. The winner of Chelsea and Crystal Palace’s match tomorrow will await in the final.

Today’s match comes after a busy midweek for both teams which saw City and Liverpool progress to the Champions League semi-finals, and a step closer to a potential European final in Paris. Liverpool were able to rest key players as they advanced against Benfica, but City’s exertions in a fiery and brusing battle at Atletico Madrid could be significant in what has been a short turnaround.

Follow live updates from Manchester City vs Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals following the conclusion of Spurs v Brighton, below.

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Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

57 mins: Chance! Much better from Tottenham. They win the ball in their own half and play it up to Son. He threads it across to Hojbjerg who drives into the penalty area before cutting it back to Son. He shoots but the effort is blocked and rebounds out to Bentancur. Bentancur fires one towards the far corner but misses the target and sends the ball wide of goal.

Michael Jones16 April 2022 13:48

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Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

54 mins: Eric Dier fires a long ball down the left side in a different mode of attack for Spurs. Ben Davies and Sergio Reguilon both go sprinting after the ball to try and keep it in play but neither player is successful and Brighton win a goal kick.

Michael Jones16 April 2022 13:46

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Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

51 mins: Chance! It’s not how Spurs would have been expecting it to happen but they get a the first chance of the second half when Harry Kane sends a long throw into the penalty area. Son Heung-Min brings the ball down under pressure and turns towards goal. He scuttles back to create space to shoot but Joel Veltman is there to block it and clear for the visitors.

Michael Jones16 April 2022 13:41

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Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

48 mins: Gross links up with Mac Allister to work the ball up the inside right channel and over to Lamptey on the right wing. He carries the ball towards the byline and sees his cross into the box blocked.

Michael Jones16 April 2022 13:39

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Second half: Tottenham 0 – 0 Brighton

Kick off: Graham Potter does make a change at half-time and Danny Welbeck comes on to replace Enock Mwepu. Spurs get the game back underway.

Michael Jones16 April 2022 13:35

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Antonio Conte bringing an infectious joy back to Tottenham amid pressure of top four run-in

When Antonio Conte took over at Tottenham just five short months ago, the despondency from Spurs fans was at its lowest ebb since Juande Ramos’ final hours back in 2008.

The Portuguese coach was shown the exit door in double quick time not only because of the results but the manner of the displays. It was dull, restrained, reactionary football which only yielded more than one league goal on two occasions.

Michael Jones16 April 2022 13:29

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Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

There aren’t many highlights from that first half but it will be interesting to see if Enock Mwepu comes back out for Brighton after the break. He was growing in frustration and looked the most likely to see a second yellow card. Will Graham Potter risk going down to 10-men if Mwepu continues to throw himself about?

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Michael Jones16 April 2022 13:24

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Half time: Tottenham 0 – 0 Brighton

45+2 mins: Nothing to separate the two teams as they head into the break. Tottenham haven’t been at it, they’re a little sluggish, a little slow and a lacking in creativity.

Brighton have been decent but as is usually the case for Graham Potter’s men they’re lacking the clinical finish in the final third.

Michael Jones16 April 2022 13:19

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Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

45 mins: Two minutes of added time to play at the end of the first half. Mwepu is involved in a bit of argy bargy again and is tredding a fine line with the referee. Graham Potter needs to calm him down at half-time.

Michael Jones16 April 2022 13:17

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Tottenham 0-0 Brighton

42 mins: Enock Mwepu is another lucky man. He’s already on a yellow card and raise his foot high in an attempt to bring an aerial pass under control. He doesn’t spot Ben Davies approaching from behind and the Tottenham defender nips in front of Mwepu to head the ball clear. It’s a high foot from Mwepu but the referee awards a free kick to Spurs and keeps the cards in his pocket.

Michael Jones16 April 2022 13:14


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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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