FA Cup quarter-final draw details and ball numbers as Sheffield United await to discover opponent after Bristol City win

Sheffield United booked their place in the last eight of the FA Cup for the second successive season last night after beating Championship side Bristol City 1-0 at Bramall Lane.

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 4:33 pm

The Blades progressed to the quarter-finals of the world’s oldest cup competition courtesy of Blades legend Billy Sharp’s second half winner from the penalty spot.

Now Unitedites will be turning their attention to the sixth round draw and here’s how they can follow it live.

When is the draw?

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The quarter-finals draw takes place at BT Sport studios this evening and is scheduled to be carried out between the final two fifth round ties at around 7.45pm.

It will be conducted after Wolverhampton Wanderers face Southampton and just before Barnsley entertain Chelsea.

However, the time of the draw is subject to change if extra-time is needed in the game at Molineux.

If that is the case, the draw will take place at the conclusion of that tie.

Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp scores the winner from the penalty spot in his side's 1-0 victory over Bristol City in the FA Cup fifth round at Bramall Lane last night. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Is the draw on TV?

The draw will be broadcast live via the official Emirates FA Cup YouTube channel, Twitter and Facebook accounts or on BT Sport 1 and will be hosted by Reshmin Choudhury, with ex-England international Karen Carney drawing the balls out.

Ball numbers

The ball numbers for the quarter-final draw are:

1 AFC Bournemouth

2 Manchester United

3 Sheffield United

4 Wolverhampton Wanderers or Southampton

5 Barnsley or Chelsea

6 Everton

7 Manchester City

8 Leicester City

When will the ties be played?

The quarter-finals are scheduled to take place on Saturday March 20, with semi-final games on Saturday, April 17. The final will be held at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 15.

Arsenal won the competition last season but were beaten by Southampton in the fourth round last month.

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