April 03, 2013, 11:59 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Saturday 13th April will see one of the most anticipated weekends in the UK sporting calendar: FA Cup semi-final weekend. With the business end of the season in full swing, the two matches dictate a lot more than just who gets to compete for silverware in May.
Now that Chelsea have secured the final semi-final place with a morale boosting victory against Manchester United football fans can start looking forward what promises to be an exciting weekend of football.
By the time semi-final weekend rolls around, the old adage that you can't keep your job at a semi-final but you can certainly lose it will seem troublingly pertinent for both Rafael Benitez and Roberto Mancini. At Chelsea Rafael Benitez is widely predicted to be on his way out at the end of the season anyway but, given Manchester United's seemingly unassailable lead at the head of the - Premier League table, could an FA Cup semi-final defeat – and with it the last hope of any silverware - bring the curtain down on Roberto Mancini's reign at the Etihad?
Away from the colossal struggles of the Premier League's big boys, FA Cup semi-final weekend sees south London's Millwall make the short pilgrimage to Wembley for an intriguing tie with Premier League strugglers Wigan. Millwall currently sit in a relatively safe mid-table position in the Championship and will be hoping that Wigan's precarious position at the foot of the Premier League will prove enough of a distraction to see the Bermondsey underdogs secure a trip across the capital.
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