Man City beats United 1-0 to reach FA Cup final

Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park, right, is tackled by Gareth Barry Manchester City's Joleon Lescott during their English FA Cup soccer semi final match at Wembley stadium, London, Saturday April 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  NO INTERNET/MOBILE USAGE WITHOUT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE(FAPL)LICENCE. CALL +44 (0) 20 7864 9121 or EMAIL info@football-dataco.com FOR DETAILS
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Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park, right, is tackled by Gareth Barry Manchester City's Joleon Lescott during their English FA Cup soccer semi final match at Wembley stadium, London, Saturday April 16, 2011.

Manchester City ended Manchester United's chances of winning three trophies in the same season, beating its local rival 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday to reach its first FA Cup final in 30 years.

Chelsea kept alive its faint hopes of retaining the Premier League title with a 3-1 win at West Bromwich Albion.

Yaya Toure scored in the 52nd minute for City, leaving United in contention for only the domestic championship and Champions League. Toure scored after intercepting a poor clearance by Michael Carrick. United ended with 10 men after Paul Scholes' 72nd-minute red card for a dangerous lunge on Pablo Zabaleta.

City is fourth in the Premier League and on course to qualify for next year's Champions League. It plays Stoke or Bolton in the May 14 final — when it will try to end a 35-year streak without a trophy.

"We've done nothing yet," City goalkeeper Joe Hart said. "We've got ourselves into a good position in the league and we've put ourselves in the final."

Backed by an investment of about $1 billion by owner Sheikh Mansour since 2008, City now has a shot at a first trophy since the 1976 League Cup. It reached the 1981 FA Cup final, but lost a replay to Tottenham.

"The boys are over the moon; the club are over the moon," Hart said.

United was without suspended Wayne Rooney while Javier Hernandez, who scored in Tuesday's Champions League victory over Chelsea, was benched.

With six games left, United is seven points ahead of Arsenal in the chase for the Premier League title and faces Schalke in a two-leg Champions League semifinal this month.

Chelsea recovered from a 1-0 deficit down at the Hawthorns, with goals by Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Frank Lampard moving the defending champions to within eight points of United. Arsenal hosts Liverpool in Sunday's match.

Everton continued its late-season rally with a 2-0 win over Blackburn, while Birmingham eased its relegation worries with a 2-0 win over Sunderland and Aston Villa did likewise with a 2-1 win at West Ham.

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BERLIN (AP) — Jan Polak scored in the last minute, helping Wolfsburg draw 2-2 with fellow relegation candidate St. Pauli in the Bundesliga. Hannover was held to a 0-0 tie at Hamburger SV.

Goals from Deniz Naki and Matthias Lehmann appeared to put St. Pauli in position for a crucial win after Mario Mandzukic's opening score. But Polak scored to leave both sides even on points in the relegation zone.

Third-place Hannover could be overtaken Sunday if Bayern Munich beats Bayer Leverkusen. Hamburg remains seventh, three points behind Nuremberg, which won 2-0 at Kaiserslautern, thanks to goals from Christian Eigler and substitute Robert Mak.

Roberto Firmino scored the winner as Hoffenheim beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 at home, and Stuttgart ended Cologne's seven-game winning streak at home with a 3-1 win.

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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Stephen Craigan scored his first goal in five years to help Motherwell beat St. Johnstone 3-0 and reach the Scottish Cup final for the first time since 1991, when it last won the trophy.

The 34-year-old defender headed in a fifth-minute corner kick that eluded goalkeeper Peter Enckelman's attempted catch. Jamie Murphy scored with a low shot in the 14th minute and John Sutton made it 3-0 with a 25-yard shot six minutes before halftime.

Twenty years after beating Dundee United 4-3 in the final, Motherwell will meet Celtic or Aberdeen on May 21 at Hampden Park.

With Celtic playing Aberdeen in the second semifinal Sunday, Rangers defeated St. Mirren 2-1 to leapfrog its great rival and go one point in front at the top of the Scottish Premier League.