Last Updated: Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:04
Yorkshire is heading to Wembley next month after Hull City were paired with League One Sheffield United in the last four of the FA Cup.
The Tigers will fancy their chances of a quick return to the national stadium as well given the two division gulf between the two clubs, although nothing is certain judging by the results the Blades have already achieved in the competition this season.
Premier League duo Aston Villa and Fulham have both been dumped out of the cup by Nigel Clough's men along with Nottingham Forest, while another Championship side in Charlton suffered the same fate this afternoon as they lost 2-0 at Bramall Lane.
City were even more convincing as they booked their place in the last four with a 3-0 victory over Bruce's old club Sunderland thanks to goals by Curtis Davies, David Meyler and Matty Fryatt, following earlier successes against Middlesbrough, Southend and Brighton.
The clash with the Blades at Wembley, which is scheduled to take place over the weekend of April 12/13, will have added spice for Bruce as well as offering a real chance of progressing, as he too had a stint in charge of their next opponents at the start of his managerial career.
The other semi-final will be contented by Arsenal, who overcame Everton 4-1 yesterday, and the winners of tie between Manchester City and holders Wigan Athletic.
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