Manchester United will meet Brighton and Hove Albion in a repeat of the 1983 final as the Premier League big guns were kept apart in the FA Cup quarter-final draw.
Jose Mourinho’s side booked their place in the last eight of the competition with a 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town that once again saw VAR at the centre of attention.
Juan Mata had a goal disallowed after a tight offside call was referred by on-field referee Kevin Friend, though Romelu Lukaku’s double made sure United still progressed from the all top-flight tie.
Brighton ended League Two side Coventry City’s fairytale run, as a goal from debutant Jurgen Locadia helped the home side clinch a 3-1 win at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
10 – Romelu Lukaku has scored 10 goals in his last 10 appearances in the FA Cup. Specialist. pic.twitter.com/6z4akjVW1Q
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 17, 2018
Chelsea and Leicester City – who defeated Championship opponents Hull City and Sheffield United respectively on Friday – will face each other at the King Power Stadium in the next round.
Swansea City could host top-flight rivals Tottenham, who face Rochdale on Sunday, but the Welsh club must first see off Sheffield Wednesday at the second attempt after their initial meeting ended in a 0-0 stalemate.
Manchester City must avoid an upset at Wigan Athletic if they are to keep alive their dream of the quadruple, with Pep Guardiola’s side knowing a win on Monday at the DW Stadium will set up a home game against Southampton.
All quarter-final fixtures will be settled on the day, with extra time and penalties, if required, determining who will progress through to the last four.
Nice to get the win today, looking forward to the next round! #EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/EcCoU5JXHO
— Alex McCarthy (@Alex_Macca23) February 17, 2018
Draw in full:
Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea City v Rochdale or Tottenham
Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion
Leicester City v Chelsea
Wigan Athletic or Manchester City v Southampton
Ties will be played across March 16-19