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Summary of Football news for week ended 18 March 2018

Lucas Moura Photo by NPR

Mike van der Hoorn (left) challenges Tottenham’s Lucas Moura in Spurs’ 3-0 win at Swansea and will now play Manchester United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Tottenham have reached the FA Cup semi-finals in consecutive seasons for the first time since the 1980-81 and 1981-82 campaigns. They won the competition in both those seasons.

Son Heung-min Photo by NPR

Son Heung-min Son reaches the ball ahead of Kyle Bartley. Five of the nine home goals Swansea have conceded in all competitions in 2018 have been against Tottenham.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace Photo by NPR

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace attempts a volley as Palace beat Huddersfield 2-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium. Crystal Palace ended a seven-match winless run in the Premier League in securing their first victory since a 1-0 win over Burnley in January.

Junior Stanislas Photo by NPR

Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas celebrates scoring the winning goal from a free-kick in the 2-1 defeat of West Brom at the Vitality Stadium. The Cherries have picked up 16 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.

Scott McTominay Photo by NPR

Manchester United’s Scott McTominay (front) and Brighton’s Leonardo Ulloa challenge for a header as United win 2-0 and progress to the semi-finals of the FA Cup. José Mourinho has reached the last four for the first time since 2007 when managing Chelsea.

Solly March Photo by NPR

Solly March is hounded by Manchester United’s Chris Smalling. Mourinho has won 15 of his 17 home FA Cup matches, winning all three with Manchester United by an aggregate score of 12-0.

Romelu Lukaku Photo by NPR

Romelu Lukaku scores the opener. Lukaku has scored 12 goals in his last 11 FA Cup appearances – the only match he failed to score in was against Man Utd for Everton in the 2016 semi-final.

General view of match action through the snow as Stoke lose 2-1 to Everton at the bet365 Stadium. This is the first time Stoke have lost both league meetings against Everton in a single season since their first campaign in the Premier League in 2008-09.

Mohamed Salah Photo by NPR

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah celebrates completing his hat-trick in the 5-0 drubbing of Watford at Anfield. Salah, who finished with four, has scored 36 goals for Liverpool in all competitions – the most by a single player in their debut season for the Reds.

Manolo Gabbiadini Photo by NPR

Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini is fouled by Wigan’s Dan Burn, leading to a penalty at the DW Stadium. The Saints beat the league one side 2-0 and will meet Chelsea next. Southampton are in the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since the 2002-03 season, when they lost the final to Arsenal.

Mark Hughes,  Photo by NPR

Mark Hughes, in charge for his first game at Southampton, celebrates after Cédric Soares scores his side’s second. Hughes has progressed from all three of his FA Cup quarter-finals as a manager (including 2004-05 and 2006-07 with Blackburn).

Pedro Photo by NPR

Chelsea’s Pedro kicks the corner flag as he celebrates scoring the winning goal in extra time to beat Leicester 2-1 at The King Power Stadium. Chelsea progressed to the semi-finals for the fourth time in the past seven seasons.

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