Sheffield United LIVE: Blades learn FA Cup quarter-final opponents
Sheffield United made it through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup for the second successive year after beating Bristol City at Bramall Lane last night.
It took a Billy Sharp penalty to decide a tie in which the Blades dominated but found it difficult to break down a resolute Robins defence.
We’ll have more reaction from that win here on our live blog throughout the day, and all the details on the quarter-final draw.
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Last updated: Thursday, 11 February, 2021, 21:53
Confirmed: It’s Chelsea
Tammy Abraham's goal against Barnsley in the second half books a place in the quarter-final for Chelsea and it's the Blues who Sheffield United will face. The exact date is to be confirmed but t will be played over the course of the weekend of March 20.
The full draw
- Everton v Man City
- Bournemouth v Southampton
- Leicester v Man United
- Barnsley or Chelsea v Sheffield United
So what do we think, then?
It's always going to be difficult once you get to this stage. I guess everyone would have preferred a home draw but they would have all provided a pretty tough test, regardless of who or where.
The Blaes took on Chelsea last week and certainly weren't outplayed, indeed they could have sneaked a point at least. And Thomas Tuchel has already stated that finsihing in the top four is their priority, so maybe they might take their eye off the ball.
We'll find out in a couple of hours who exactly it will be as Barnsley go out hunting for a giantkilling. You weren't going to watch that one until a few minutes ago, where you?
So there we go...
Come on Barnsley!
They kick off soon against the Blues in the final fifth round tie
Barnsley or Chelsea v Sheffield United
Leicester v Man United
Bournemouth v Southampton
Everton v Man City
Here we go...
We're almost ready for the balls to come out
Look out for BALL No. 3
The Blades are No.3 in the pot. Those numbers in full are:
- Manchester United
- Sheffield United
- Barnsley or Chelsea
- Manchester City
- Leicester City