A rematch of last year’s final between Manchester City and Wigan was just one of several fascinating stories set up by the FA Cup sixth-round draw.
Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Liverpool - a match played after the draw was made - meant there will be no Merseyside derby in the quarter-finals, and Gus Poyet may yet take his Sunderland side to former club Brighton, if the Seagulls can win at home to Hull tonight.
Former City favourite Uwe Rosler will take his Latics side to the Etihad Stadium, where Manuel Pellegrini’s side saw off Chelsea 2-0 on Saturday, with Wigan hoping to claim another top-flight scalp after overcoming Cardiff in the fifth round.
Wigan beat City 1-0 in last year’s final thanks to a late header from Ben Watson, but were later relegated from the Premier League.
By the time they walked out at the Emirates, Liverpool knew victory would give them a home tie against Everton, but a much-changed Arsenal side ground out a win littered with refereeing controversies.
Everton saw off Swansea 3-1 at Goodison Park prior to the draw.