The FA Cup quarter-final draw has offered up some huge Premier League battles, with Arsenal heading to Sheffield United and Leicester City hosting Chelsea.

Holders Manchester City face a trip to Newcastle, while Norwich – who won a penalty shootout at Tottenham – face the prospect of a home tie with Manchester United if the Red Devils can see off Wayne Rooney and Derby on Thursday night.

  • Sheffield United vs Arsenal
  • Newcastle United vs Man City
  • Norwich vs Derby/Manchester United
  • Leicester City vs Chelsea


Man City’s trip to St James’ Park is perhaps the most favourable of the fixtures. The champions look to add more silverware to the Carabao Cup they won after beating Aston Villa, having secured their place in the last eight with a 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Leicester will welcome Chelsea to the King Power Stadium in an intriguing affair, arguably one both Brendan Rodgers and Frank Lampard would have liked to avoid.

Leicester overcame a stubborn Birmingham to reach the quarters, while Chelsea produced an outstanding display to knock out Liverpool.

Sheffield United and Arsenal – two teams competing for the Premier League top four – now take battle in another competition, the Blades hosting the Gunners in an impossible-to-pick cup tie.

The Blades were forced to extra-time against Reading, where a Billy Shard goal sent them through. Arsenal, on the other hand, had a more routine passage with a 2-0 win against Portsmouth.

Finally, Norwich will play either Derby or Manchester United – which will be decided on Thursday evening.

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Mourinho on Dier

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“I don’t think that is the most important thing of the game, in fact it does not belong to the game. I think the game was so fantastic I think. It was a real representation of what the FA Cup is and has to be that I would prefer to speak about the game. But I cannot run away from your question. 

“I think Eric Dier did something that we professionals cannot do but in these circumstances every one of us would do. Because when somebody insults you and your family is there and you get involved with the person that is insulting you, in this case a younger brother, I think Eric did what we professional we cannot do. But I repeat, probably everyone of us would do. I repeat, we professionals we cannot do, but I repeat I am with the player and I understand the player. 

“The people that are in these privileged positions by the tunnel. Of course some are Tottenham fans but I think a lot of corporate, a lot of invitation, a lot of people with special status and probably it’s the place of the stadium where I sometimes have doubts over if they are the real Tottenham fans because these are the ones who support the boys until the last. 

“This person insulted Eric, this family was there. The young brother was not happy with the situation and then Eric, I repeat did what we professionals cannot do, but did something that probably we would do.
 
“If the club does that (give disciplinary action) I will not agree, but he did wrong.” 

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