Derby possibilities dominate draw

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The FA Cup semi-finals could feature a Merseyside derby and a London derby after the draw for the last four of the competition was made on Sunday.

Following their 2-1 win over Stoke at Anfield, Liverpool were drawn to face the winners of the replay between Sunderland and Everton, who drew 1-1 at Goodison Park on Saturday.

And Tottenham will face London rivals Chelsea if they can overcome Bolton in their quarter-final clash, which was abandoned on Saturday evening after Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch late in the first half with the score 1-1.

Chelsea saw off Leicester in Sunday's quarter-final tie at Stamford Bridge, with Fernando Torres scoring twice to end his goal drought in the 5-2 win.

Liverpool beat Everton 3-0 at Anfield on Tuesday, with Everton boss David Moyes making the controversial decision to rest a number of players ahead of the cup game with Sunderland.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish told ITV: "The people on Merseyside have two clubs they can be proud of. They [Everton] have a difficult game going to Sunderland to try and get themselves through; we are there and whoever you were going to get was going to be really difficult.

"If it's a Merseyside one fine, but it's a difficult hurdle for Everton to go to Sunderland."

The semi-final ties will be played at Wembley over the weekend of April 14 and 15.

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