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Summary

  1. Arsenal through to semi-finals
  2. Welbeck scores winner against old club
  3. Di Maria sent off after grabbing referee
  4. Semi-final draw: Bradford/Reading v Arsenal; Aston Villa v Liverpool/Blackburn

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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That's all from us for the night - catch up with all of the reaction, highlights and interviews

on our FA Cup index. And we shall see you tomorrow for the Champions League.

Paul pogba
EPA

As if Danny Welbeck scoring at Old Trafford wasn't bad enough for Manchester United fans, another one that got away has been at it too.

Paul Pogba produced a stunning winner to increase Juventus's lead over Roma at the top of Serie A to 11 points with victory over Sassuolo.

The former Manchester United midfielder fired the ball home from outside of the box as Juve finally broke through Sassuolo's defence in the 82nd minute.

A reminder that you voted Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin as man of the match tonight, the Frenchman won 43.2% of the vote.

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

Phil Neville

BBC Radio 5 live

"Reading between the lines there, Louis van Gaal sounds like he's really angry with Di Maria. You cannot put your hands on the referee like he did."

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

Martin Keown

BBC Sport on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think he's been an accident waiting to happen Angel Di Maria in the last few weeks. But, how much help has Di Maria had? The manager has picked him, but what kind of support has he had from everyone around the club to look out for him?"

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

Phil Neville

BBC Radio 5 live

"Momentum works both ways and for United now, they can't win silverware and all they've got left to concentrate on for the rest of the season is a top four finish.

"There's tricky period for them when they still have to play the likes of Chelsea, Man City, as well as Everton.

"It's a massive. massive last two months of the season for them. The results have been OK, but the performances have got to improve."

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

A stat from Opta here which takes us back to a point we made earlier in the evening:

8 - Only Adebayo Akinfenwa (9 v Liverpool) has conceded more fouls in a 2014-15 FA Cup match than Marouane Fellaini v Arsenal.

Player reaction

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BBC Radio 5 live

Per Mertesacker
Getty Images

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker: "In the second half there was a feeling we could get something out of it. The crowd got nervous, we were rewarded with the second goal and then we defended from the top in a special way.

"Danny Welbeck was a great player here at United, he's a bit quiet in the dressing room at the moment. I think it hurts him a bit as well as he was here for a long time. We tried to get him going and to tell him he can enjoy special moments with Arsenal."

Manager reaction

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van_gaal
Reuters

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: "I've said in the dressing room we gave [the game] away by ourselves and that is the biggest disappointment. In the second half, we had the first chance also then we gave it away again.

"We don't lose from the opponent, we lost from ourselves and it was very disappointing. You play this match to win; to beat the opponent, we wanted to be in the semi-final."

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Martin Keown

BBC Sport on BBC Radio 5 live

"When you have performances like this, as Arsenal you look back and see it as a defining moment. I think the aura of Old Trafford has slipped away now.

"They've lost nine games here in the last two seasons and under Alex Ferguson, that was six seasons worth of defeats."

Manager reaction

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Louis van Gaal looks dejected
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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: "I said in advance that [the top four] is a priority but as a manager, and as a player and club you want to win titles and now we cannot win a title."

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

The build-up - if you can call it that - to Arsenal's winner is so poor from Manchester United's point of view. Just a goal-kick downfield. Phil Jones fluffs his chest down under minimal pressure, Antonio Valencia gives the ball away under minimal pressure and Danny Welbeck nips in to score.

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

Martin Keown

BBC Sport on BBC Radio 5 live

"Fair play to Danny Welbeck. He was prepared to celebrate. He was born and bred United, but he's changed colours now and he was determined not to see his former team-mates walk out at Wembley in a May final."

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Hector Bellerin selfie
@HectorBellerin

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin is quick off the mark with

a post-match selfie: So happy to get to the semi-final of the FA Cup and for Nacho. WEMBLEY!!! #COYG

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Okey Francis: Welbeck and Paul Pogba saviours of their respective teams tonight. Wish it were Man Utd..bundles of talent we let go.

Owen Davies: So last train to Euston left on 70 mins. There'll be a few Utd supporters left stranded in Manchester tonight

'Touching the ref is forbidden'

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Angel Di Maria
Reuters

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal on Angel Di Maria's sending off: "In Spain he knows that he doesn't touch the referee, but that is also in his emotion. I've already spoken with him, he knows my opinion but also I have to see on the video.

"I think he's touched the referee and that's forbidden in every country, so he has no excuses."

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Cameron Johnson: Reading v Arsenal semi would be good. Last 3 meetings between teams has provided 24 goals including their last cup match at 7-5.

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

When Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is asked if there are elements of the performance which are positives, he just laughs.

Full reaction to come...

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

Danny Welbeck says he never imagined scoring a winning goal against Manchester United. I don't suppose many United fans did either...

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

Phil Neville

Match of the Day, BBC Sport

"I think United lost the game in midfield. Arsenal were too quick for them in there. Daley Blind really struggled and Welbeck sat deep to protect Arsenal when they didn't have the ball."

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Roy Keane

Match of the Day, BBC Sport

David De Gea looks dejected
AP

"I think David De Gea's the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment. But for United, it's not a good sign at the moment when he's getting man of the match most weeks."

Women's Cup Final

Some landmark news to announce too, The FA Women's Cup final 2015 will be played at Wembley Stadium this year for the first time. It will be held on 1 August 2015 and the BBC will bring it all to you live.

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

That last-minute save from David De Gea to deny Alexis Sanchez was absolutely sensational.

Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal

Roy Keane

Match of the Day, BBC Sport

Louis van Gaal
PA

"Louis van Gaal's going to be criticised after the game, but you've got to give him a chance.

"It takes time, he's only been in the door five minutes.

"A lot of fans don't understand the game and how much of a challenge it is to run a club the size of Man United. They should've given David Moyes more time, but they didn't."

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Neal Collins: Certainly looks like an @Arsenal v @LFC final, remember Charlie George, 1971? I named my first dog after him!

Joe Davies: Looks like #Gerrard's dream career ending is still on then. Looking like #Liverpool v #Arsenal for the #FACup final at #Wembley.

Manager reaction

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "Last year we played a tricky game at Wembley in the semi-final and we expect that again. Tonight I thought we played well and deserved to win the game.

"We had to start without apprehension and play at a a high pace and we did that well. Danny Welbeck, I believe is just happy to score. He worked extremely hard today and deserved his goal.

"We live in the real world and want to compete in every competition. This result can give us good morale for the Premier League and the game in Monaco."

Arsenal will fancy their chances against either Reading or Bradford City at Wembley - but don't forget that Bradford knocked Arsenal out of the League Cup just two years ago.

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Liz Tray: Poor United. Without De Gea it'd have been worse. My heart bleeds for them and their 20 titles. Still, there's always the Europa League?

Victor Chatfield: Lots of decisions went Arsenal's way. Adnan Januzaj lost his balance and didn't seem to appeal. No foul, but no dive either. Lucky Arsenal.

From draw to dance floor

Dermot O'Leary
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Fresh from helping conduct this evening's draw, Dermot O'Leary is dancing non-stop for 24 hours on Thursday to raise money for Red Nose Day 2015.

He's be live from the piazza at BBC's New Broadcasting House and dance live all the way into London's Palladium where the night of Red Nose Day TV is being filmed.

He needs the public to sponsor him by texting DERMOT to 70005 to donate £5 (cost £5 plus standard network rate) or by visiting the

Red Nose day website.

You can follow the action live on BBC Radio 2 and on the BBC Red Button.

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Roy Keane

Match of the Day, BBC Sport

"I think it's important to celebrate the goal for Danny Welbeck. Yes, he's a local boy, but he's got to do his best for Arsenal."

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David Lee Starr: Man Utd players let us down. Took a sending off to show some spirit. Not good enough

Mic Medeska: United supporter here. Michael Oliver was spot on perfect today. No complaints there.

Luke: De Gea is going to get fed up with saving United week in week out. Ronaldo got fed up. Real Madrid in the summer is odds on.

Happy with that Arsenal fans?

The FA Cup draw

Aston Villa v Liverpool or Blackburn Rovers

The FA Cup draw

Bradford City or Reading v Arsenal

The FA Cup draw

Here comes the draw with ex-United keeper Peter Schmeichel and presenter Dermot O'Leary picking the balls.

The numbers to look out for will be:

1 Liverpool or Blackburn Rovers

2 Bradford City or Reading

3 Arsenal

4 Aston Villa

The semi-final ties are to be played on 18 and 19 April.

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Roy Keane

Match of the Day, BBC Sport

"Shocking defending for the second goal. Phil Jones had time to clear, he can do better, the goalkeeper could've sacrificed himself there and Danny Welbeck had read the poor back pass."

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Ian Wright on Match of the Day

BBC Sport

"Danny Welbeck was in the right place for Antonio Valencia's mistake, but Arsenal didn't have much to do. I don't think Manchester United had too many ideas. It was a lot easier for Arsenal than they would have expected."

The BBC pundits are all in agreement that Danny Welbeck should have celebrated his goal. That's a trend we need to see come back isn't it?

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Phil Neville

BBC Radio 5 live

"It was a brilliant performance from Arsenal, such speed in the counter-attacks and United couldn't cope with the speed in those midfield interchanges. Arsenal would've had two or three goals in that second-half had it not been for David De Gea."