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.

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 7:46 pm

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.

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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.

Billy Sharp booked Sheffield United's place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with the winning goal from a penalty against Bristol City on Wednesday night. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

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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.

  • 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?

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

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:

  1. Bournemouth
  2. Manchester United
  3. Sheffield United
  4. Southampton
  5. Barnsley or Chelsea
  6. Everton
  7. Manchester City
  8. Leicester City

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