The draw for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup has been carried out.
The fifth-round ties have been played over the last two days. The first team to book their place in the last eight was Brighton & Hove Albion, who defeated Stoke City 1-0 thanks to Evan Ferguson’s first-half strike.
They were soon followed by Blackburn Rovers. The Lancashire-based outfit pulled off a shock, knocking out Leicester City with a 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium.
Fulham got the better of Leeds United in one of two all-Premier League ties, with Joao Palhinha and Manor Solomon netting beauties. Meanwhile, Manchester City comfortably saw off Bristol City.
The biggest upset of the round came on Wednesday, as League Two side Grimsby Town qualified for the quarter-finals. They defeated top-flight Southampton at St Mary’s, with Gavan Holohan scoring twice from the penalty spot.
Championship leaders Burnley managed to scrape their way past ten-man Fleetwood Town, thanks to Conor Roberts’ 90th-minute finish.
That wasn’t the only late winner of the evening, as Alejandro Garnacho fired into the far corner to complete Manchester United’s turnaround at home to West Ham United.
Completing the quarter-final line-up was Sheffield United, who also gave us a surprise. They eliminated Tottenham Hotspur, with Iliman Ndiaye scoring the only goal at Bramall Lane.
All quarter-final fixtures are scheduled for the weekend of March 18.
Full FA Cup quarter-final draw
Manchester City vs Burnley
Manchester United vs Fulham
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Grimsby Town
Sheffield United vs Blackburn Rovers
- Man United ready mega bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane
- Tottenham director Fabio Paratici opens up on Conte’s exit, plays down search for replacement
- England Under-21s: 5 players who could break into the first team for Euro 2024
- Arsenal and Brentford want Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Jesper Lindstrom
- Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan undecided about his future