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FA Cup Dates Announced

Dates for this season’s remaining FA Cup fixtures have been confirmed with the quarter-finals to take place over the weekend of June 27-28 and the final fixed for August 1.

The announcement of the Premier League’s resumption on June 17 has given English football impetus and now the Football Association has been able to slot in Cup dates.

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said the dates are “dependent on all safety measures being met” with venues and kick-off times yet to be confirmed.

“The health and wellbeing of players, staff and supporters remains our priority.

“The competition has been an integral part of the English football calendar for nearly 150 years, and we would like to thank the Premier League executive and clubs for their support in scheduling the remaining matches during this unprecedented time.”

The four quarter-finals – Leicester City vs Chelsea, Newcastle United vs Manchester City, Sheffield United vs Arsenal and Norwich City vs Manchester United – will be played over the weekend of June 27-28.

The semi-finals will take place over the weekend of July 18-19 and the final will be on August 1.

Although venues for the semi-finals and final are yet to be confirmed, it is expected the final at least will be played at Wembley as is tradition.

Semi-finals are usually also staged at Wembley but this has yet to be confirmed.

Pep Guardiola’s City side progressed to the last eight with a 1-0 win at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday to continue their quest for a domestic and European cup treble.

Six-time winners Newcastle made the quarter-finals for the first time since 2006 with a 3-2 win at Championship leaders West Brom.

Sheffield United progressed to the quarter-finals for the first time since 2014 with a 2-1 extra-time win at Reading while Norwich reached the quarter-finals for the first time since the 1991-92 season by beating Tottenham 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Chelsea beat runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool 2-0 on Tuesday thanks to goals from Willian and Ross Barkley while Leicester edged out Championship side Birmingham 1-0 thanks to right-back Ricardo Pereira’s late header.

FA Cup quarter-final draw

  • Sheffield United v Arsenal
  • Newcastle v Manchester City
  • Norwich v Manchester United
  • Leicester City v Chelsea

 

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