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The big guns kept apart in FA Cup quarter-final draw

There are two fifth round ties still to be played.

Man United safely progressed this evening.
Man United safely progressed this evening.
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FOUR OF THE top Premier League’s top five were kept apart in Saturday’s draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals as Manchester United host Brighton, whilst Chelsea visit Leicester.

Tottenham Hotspur face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea, who need a replay after Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Hillsborough, should Mauricio Pochettino’s men overcome third-tier Rochdale on Sunday.

Manchester City continue their quest for a historic quadruple of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup with a fifth round trip to Wigan on Monday.

Should Pep Guardiola’s men avoid a repeat of the Latics’ shock 2013 FA Cup final victory, City will be at home to Southampton in the last eight.

The quarter-final ties will be played on the weekend of 16/17/18 March.

FA Cup quarter-final draw:

  • Manchester United v Brighton
  • Leicester City v Chelsea
  • Manchester City/Wigan Athletic v Southampton
  • Sheffield Wednesday/Swansea City v Rochdale/Tottenham

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