After a thrilling F.A Cup Semi Final weekend, we can now reveal that Manchester United will face off against Newcastle United.
First Newcastle went into there match with Watford as overwhelming favourites but it took a goal from the Championship side to make The Toon spring into life. Former Newcastle man Danny Guthrie combined brilliantly with Wilfried Zaha to allow a one on one chance for midfielder Danny Pudil, who made no mistake!
That was it for the Championship side though, as Newcastle took control and were level after only 10 minutes of going behind through Erby Emanuelson. The Dutchman latched onto a Loic Remy pass to cooly slot past Bond in between the sticks.
Emanuelson scores for Newcastle in the Semi Final
The second half was a barrage of attacks from Newcastle then, and it eventually paid off as Remy won a free-kick on the edge of the area, which Guthrie was booked for and then he curled a delightful free-kick past the outstretched Bond and into the net for 2-1. Watford look doomed and the game was put beyond on doubt when Newcastle countered a Watford attack and Remy scored to make it 3-1 and the match for Newcastle.
The other Semi Final was just as entertaining, as Manchester United hammered Liverpool at Wembley. Liverpool, who has one of the worse defensive records in the league this season continued to struggle as Manchester United's free-flowing attacking attitude meant that Liverpool could not get going.
Striker Nicolas Castillo got Man Utd off to a flyer on the 8th minute by scoring a well timed close range effort. United had started like a train and there fans were really getting behind them.
Steven Naismith and Vlad Chiriches went close before half time, and although Liverpool were not playing at there best Coutinho and Suarez also forced good saves out of David De Gea.
Liverpool and Man Utd get stuck in at Wembley
In the second half Liverpool started the same way as they had ended the half, on the backfoot and this was shown as the first touch of the half from Tom Cleverley was a long hopeful ball that Joe Allen mistimed and Castillo chipped the keeper to make it 2-0.
Fernando was then next to make an error as Naismith extended the lead further with an exquisite finish to make it 3-0. Fernando then made an awful second error for winger Antonio Candreva to score with a well struck effort from around 14 yards out.
Coutinho got one back late on but Man Utd won 4-1 to progress into the final to play Newcastle.
In the last couple of season's Manchester United have had the upper hand on Newcastle United with 3 wins and 1 defeat.
There latest match in the Premier League resulted in a 2-1 win for Newcastle but other than that they had been defeated very easily in the other 3 matches 2-0, 4-1 and 4-0. Obviously Cup matches are different but Man Utd have been on fire in the League, F.A Cup and Champions League this season.
Newcastle are in really good form at the moment and will need to be treated with respect and we will know the gameplan of what to do when the day comes
said Brendan Rodgers.
The last time Manchester United played Newcastle United in the F.A Cup final was back in 1999. It was contested between Manchester United and Newcastle United, with goals from Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes giving Manchester United a 2–0 win to claim their 10th FA Cup title. It was the second part of the Treble Manchester United won during the 1998–99 season, which was completed four days later, when they won the European Cup. Since Manchester United qualified for the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League both by virtue of winning the 1998–99 competition and by winning the 1998–99 FA Premier League, England's place in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup usually reserved for the FA Cup winners was given to Newcastle United as the runners-up. Manchester United did not defend their title, choosing instead to participate in the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship in Brazil, believing that it would help The Football Association's bid to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup (which was eventually awarded to Germany).
Manchester United went into the match as champions of England, having clinched the Premier League title in their final game the previous weekend after losing just three league games all season. They had also qualified for the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich, due to be played four days later on 26 May, and were unbeaten in their previous 31 matches in all competitions. By contrast, Newcastle United had finished 13th out of the 20 teams in the Premier League, and had been knocked out of the Cup Winners' Cup in the first round and the League Cup in the fourth round.
The line up for the 1999 F.A Cup Final
It was Newcastle's second consecutive appearance in the FA Cup Final – having lost 2–0 to Arsenal in 1998 – and their 13th appearance overall. They had a 50 percent record in their previous 12 finals, having won in 1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952 and 1955. Manchester United had a better record in their 14 previous final appearances, having won on a record nine occasions – in 1909, 1948, 1963, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994 and 1996, the latter two having been part of Doubles.
The two teams had met previously met 128 times in all competitions, with Manchester United winning 60 times, Newcastle United winning 37 times, and the remaining 31 finishing as draws. Only two of those meetings occurred in the FA Cup: the first happened in the 1908–09 semi-final, when Manchester United won 1–0 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on the way to their first FA Cup title, and the second in the Fifth Round of the 1989–90 competition, with Manchester United winning 3–2 at St James' Park before going on to win their seventh FA Cup. Manchester United also came out on top in their two league meetings in the 1998–99 season, winning 2–1 at St James' Park on 13 March after playing out a goalless draw at Old Trafford on 8 November.
How the teams got to the 1999 F.A Cup Final
The match will be played at a fast and furious pace and we expect it to be like the 1999 final.
Prediction: 2-0 United