The 2022/23 FA Cup campaign is fast approaching the pointy end of the famous competition. The quarterfinal draw took place on Wednesday, March 1 and saw both Manchester clubs — the favorites to win the tournament — avoid one another in the final eight.
Both Manchester City and Manchester United were draw to host their single-elimination quarterfinal matchups. Man United welcome fellow Premier League side Fulham FC, while Man City destroyed Burnley, managed by their former captain Vincent Kompany.
Cinderella side Grimsby Town saw their run ended by Brighton & Hove Albion, who have never won the trophy in their club’s history. It’s been 84 years that Grimsby Town haven’t reached this stage.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United overcame Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers in a thriller.
The Sporting News breaks down all you need to know about the FA Cup quarterfinals below.
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FA Cup quarter final draw results
Host teams are listed first. The match schedule is yet to be determined, but they will take place on the weekend of Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19.
|Manchester United vs. Fulham||March 19||TBD|
|Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Grimsby Town||March 19||Brighton 5-0 Grimsby|
|Sheffield United vs. Blackburn||March 19||Sheff. Utd 3-2 Blackburn|
|Manchester City vs. Burnley||March 18||Man City 6-0 Burnley|
Are there FA Cup quarter final replays?
The quarterfinal round of the 2022/23 FA Cup does not include replays. The previous round (Round of 16) was the first stage of this season’s tournament that did not come with replays for drawn matches.
Replays have slowly been phased out of the FA Cup, beginning with the final and now including the Round of 16.
The English FA scrapped replays in the final in 1998/99, then one year later it did away with semifinal replays. It took a few years for the quarterfinal replays to be erased (2016/17), and the 5th Round (Round of 16) was the latest round to do away with replays in 2018/19.
In lieu of a replay, if teams are drawn after 90 minutes of their quarterfinal, they will head into 30 minutes of extra time, followed by a penalty shootout if necessary.
When was the FA Cup quarter final draw?
The FA Cup quarterfinal draw was conducted on Wednesday, March 1 live on BBC One in the UK.
It took place after the final fifth round match between Sheffield United and Tottenham.
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— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) March 1, 2023
FA Cup quarter final draw live stream
As is customary, the draw was live streamed for free on the FA Cup’s official YouTube channel.
Broadcast rights holders from around the world were also expected to provide TV coverage with BBC broadcasting the draw in the UK.
Teams in FA Cup quarter finals 2023
All eight quarterfinalists were set on Wednesday, March 1 with four Premier League sides and four lower division sides making the cut: three from the second-tier Championship, and Grimsby Town from League Two.
Brighton & Hove Albion and Fulham, two of the surprise teams in the Premier League in 2022/23, are seeking their first FA Cup trophy in club history.
|Club||Division||FA Cup titles
|Brighton & Hove Albion||Premier League||—|
|Blackburn Rovers||Championship||6 (1928)|
|Fulham FC||Premier League||—|
|Grimsby Town||League Two||—|
|Manchester City||Premier League||6 (2019)|
|Manchester United||Premier League||12 (2016)|
|Sheffield United||Championship||4 (1925)|
When will the FA Cup quarter finals be played?
The FA Cup quarterfinals are slated to take place on the weekend of Saturday, March 18.
The four games will likely be split across two days that weekend so expect a game or two to also be played on Sunday, March 19.
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FA Cup 5th round results
Before the quarterfinals took shape, the 5th round delivered plenty of drama with eight matches featuring nine Premier League teams.
Blackburn shocked Leicester City on the road, while Sheffield United needed just one goal from Iliman Ndiaye to down Tottenham. Man United came from behind to beat West Ham, while Fulham downed Leeds United in another battle between Premier League sides.
Man City eased past Bristol City, while Brighton needed just one goal to beat second-tier side Stoke City.
The upset of the round was fourth-tier Grimsby Town going to St. Mary’s to beat Premier League’s cellar dwellers Southampton.
Here is the full schedule of games below with final results.