Hull City, who take on Sheffield United on Sunday at Wembley and manager Steve Bruce, who won the trophy three times as a Manchester United play, is looking for glory.
Bruce would highly rate an FA Cup victory for Hull as one of his finest achievements in his career. He will take on the side he used to manage, with the winners of the game taking on either favourites Arsenal or holders Wigan.
The Premier League new boys are aiming to reach the final of the competition for the first time and Bruce, who is no starnger to an FA Cup victory having won it three times, is setting his sights on another famous win.
Bruce told the Daily Mirror: “It is not often you get to an FA Cup final as a player or a manager,
“I was fortunate enough to win it three times as a player, but it’s taken me 16 years to get to a semi-final as a manager.
“If I could win as a manager, it would be up there with the best achievements of my career.”
League One side Sheffield United and Championship side Wigan Athletic have certainly come up against some tough opposition and are remarkably still in the competition, and Bruce claims it is ‘refreshing’ to see these teams still fighting.
“I think it is so refreshing to see the FA Cup not being dominated by the big boys. It’s brought a bit of sparkle back to it,” he added.
“Sheffield United versus Hull City in the semi-final – I don’t think many people would have picked that at the start of the season.
“And how well have Wigan done again after beating Manchester City to lift the trophy last season?”
By Phil Wellbrook