Premier League top teams Manchester United and Arsenal are set for a showdown in sixth round of the FA cup after United get past Preston North End with a 3-1 win and Arsenal beating Middlesbrough 2-0. Liverpool will be taking on blackburn in after a 2-1 win over crystal palace.
The FA Cup holders Arsenal will travel to Manchester United in the quarter-finals on 7 or 8 March. Speaking on the match Marouane Fellaini, who scored Manchester United’s second goal against Preston,said “It will be a good game, a great game. Against Arsenal is always a great game.”
Steven Gerrard has hope of reaching Wembley in his final season with Liverpool, although they will have to overcome a Blackburn side who have knocked out Stoke City to reach the last eight draw.
For the first time since 1976 Bradford made it into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup , and will be confident of progressing further against Reading after beating Premier League sides Chelsea and Sunderland in the previous rounds.
“Ninety minutes from Wembley, both sides will realise, and they will both be going for it. I think we’ll sell out here again, hopefully it will be bouncing and we’ll push through.”- Mark Lawn Bradford chairman
The quarter-final draw was made by England boss Roy Hodgson and Brian Finney, son of Preston legend Tom Finney, at Deepdale on Monday before the Preston-Manchester United game.
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