Hull vs Arsenal replay date confirmed: FA thank Uefa in scheduling of the fixture for 8 March

The match will kick off at 7pm

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The FA have confirmed that the FA Cup fifth-round replay between Hull City and Arsenal will take place on Tuesday, March 8 with a 7pm kick-off. The original tie between the teams ended in a goalless draw last Saturday at the Emirates Stadium.

This fixture, which will be shown on BT Sport, comes just three days after the Gunners crucial Premier League tie at north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The replay will be played on the same night as Champions League ties, and FA chief executive Martin Glenn has thanked Uefa for their cooperation in the scheduling of the fixture. Usually Uefa does not allow any to-level domestic games to be played at the same time of the Champions League ties, and have allowed the FA Cup game to take place with a premature start.

"We want all of our clubs to be part of strong, vibrant domestic competitions, to perform well on the European stage and for the England team to be challenging for international honours," Glenn said in a statement on the FA's official website.

"To have a better chance of achieving these aims more effectively, it is imperative we resolve the on-going problem of match scheduling together.  

“We would like to thank UEFA for taking the time it has to understand our position on this matter.

"Fixture scheduling is an issue for the whole game so let’s build upon the productive conversations we have held with the Premier League and Football League and call upon UEFA to join the discussion to create clear, workable guidelines for the benefit of all.

"This will help our teams in the pursuit for trophies; enable fans to fully enjoy and access all the matches their teams participate in and allow broadcast partners to maximise the TV rights they have purchased."

The winners of the replay will host take on Watford in the sixth round.