FA Cup quarter-final draw: Arsenal to play Everton in quarter-final
The draw for the quarter-final of the FA Cup has taken place
Arsenal's victory over Liverpool has been rewarded with a home draw for the quarter-final, but they must play fellow Premier League high-flyers Everton.
Manchester City, who overcame Chelsea in the last round and are the favourites to win this year's cup, will play Wigan Athletic. It will be a repeat of last year's final when Wigan, then managed by Roberto Martinez, stunned their wealthy opponents at Wembley to win 1-0.
Sunderland, who beat Southampton yesterday, face an away trip to either Brighton or Hull City, who play tomorrow. Should Hull come through that tie, it will see their manager Steve Bruce going up against his former side. Should Brighton win, it will mean a reunion with Gus Poyet.
The final tie will be between Sheffield United, who beat Nottingham Forest, and Sheffield Wednesday or Charlton. While a Sheffield derby is a possibility, one certainty is there will be a side outside the top-flight in the semi-finals at Wembley.
The headline fixture however is the match-up between Arsenal and Everton. Toffees manager Martinez is bidding to become the first ever manager to win successive FA Cup titles with different teams. That task is now looking incredibly difficult however with a trip to the Emirates standing in the way of a return to Wembley.
Arsenal v Everton
Brighton or Hull City v Sunderland
Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday or Charlton
Manchester City v Wigan Athletic
The ties take place the weekend 8-9 March
Latest in Sport
Angel Di Maria reveals wish to return to Argentina - but don't worry Manchester United fans...
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Husain Abdullah penalised after celebrating a touchdown with a Muslim prayer - causing mass outrage among fans
Robin van Persie reveals Louis van Gaal wants Manchester United to 'be more Dutch and pull on the same rope'
Manchester United risk Uefa row over plan to play lucrative midweek friendlies
- 2 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 4 Yes, the iPhone 6 is a miracle, but it's Apple's tax affairs that deserve a double take
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month