The date for our FA Cup semi-final against Championship side Reading has finally been announced, with the match set to take place on Saturday, 18 April, at 17:20, as reported by the BBC.
We have a superb chance to progress to the final, and retain the FA Cup trophy that ended our decade long drought.
We’ve already reached Wembley for the second successive year, and should be confident about going all the way.
The other semi-final will take place the following day, although the teams are yet to be announced. Aston Villa will certainly be involved, but their opponents will be decided following the replay between Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool.
Reading struggled against Bradford at the Valley Parade, but made light work of them in the replay at the Madjeski stadium. We will hopefully have no problems dispatching the Royals – and as entertaining as it was looking back, most will be looking to avoid a repeat of the nerve wracking 7-5 Capital One Cup win last time we met.
If we successfully retain our title this year, then we will have won the competition a record 12 times.
Our Premier League clash with Sunderland has also been given a date, with the struggling Black Cats set to head to the Emirates on Wednesday, 20 May.