Man United, Chelsea get tough opponents in FA Cup quarter final

Man United, Chelsea get tough opponents in FA Cup quarter final

Akan Anwankwo
February 12, 2021 at 7:11 AM

- The quarter-final draws of the FA Cup have been conducted as interesting fixtures emerged

- Three of the four contests will be an all-Premier League affair while one Championship side is still in the competition

- Four of the Premier League's top teams are still in contention for a shot at the FA Cup

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The FA Cup is getting to its toughest stage as the draws for the quarter-final fixture have been made.

Premier League side Manchester City and Everton will play their encounter at Goodison Park, a ground where the Toffees knocked Tottenham out with a 5-4 scoreline.

On the other hand, City dispatch Championship club Swansea City by 3-1 as Pep Guardiola's men took their winning streak to 15 in all competitions.

FA Cup: Man United, Chelsea get tough opponents in quarter final draw
FA Cup: Leicester City vs Man United, Chelsea vs Sheffield, Man City vs Everton, Bournemouth vs Southampton. Photo by Marc Atkins
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Another Premier League quarter-final fixture will see Manchester United and Leicester City flex muscles at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes needed a 90th-minute winner from Kelechi Iheanacho to secure their passage into the next stage in their 1-0 win over Brighton.

The Red Devils 5th Round tie with West Ham United went into extra time as Scott McTominay scored the winner.

The interesting part about the tie is that Leicester and United are also going neck-to-neck in the Premier League title race.

The remaining non-Premier League side in the tournament Bournemouth will take on Southampton who went past Wolves by 2-0 at the Molineux.

And the last fixture of the draw will see the in from Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea go up against Sheffield United.

Despite being at the foot of the league table, the Blades have excelled in the FA Cup as they defeated Bristol City by 1-0 in their 5th Round contest.

While Chelsea laboured to a 1-0 win over Barnsley at the Oakwell Stadium courtesy of a lone goal from Tammy Abraham.

The matches will be played on 20 and 21 March 2020, as the ticket for the semi-finals is up for grabs.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Chelsea have qualified into the FA Cup quarter-finals following a 1-0 win over Championship club Barnsley at the Oakwell Stadium.

Tammy Abraham got the only goal of the match as the Blues sailed into the last eight of the oldest cup competition.

Barnsley started on a bright note as Kepa Arrizabalaga was called into action with a smart save but Marcos Alonso had to make a proper clearance after the Spanish keeper saved a shot on goal.

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