The FA Cup quarter final schedule has been revealed – with the four clashes set to take place on March 21 and 22.
Holders Manchester City will travel to Newcastle on the Saturday for a 7pm kick off, with that game to be shown on BBC One. Leicester and Chelsea are set to open the action at lunchtime on the same day, and supporters can watch the encounter live on BT Sport 1.
Sheffield United entertain Arsenal at 1:30pm, live on BT Sport 1, the day after. Norwich’s home tie with Manchester United rounds off the set of fixtures back on BBC One.
Manchester City travel to Newcastle on Saturday 21 March in their FA Cup quarter-final clash
With all four ties shown live on UK television, there is a broadcast fee of £350,000 per club. Winning teams will receive £720,000, and also secure a spot in the Wembley semi finals.
Pep Guardiola’s side lifted the coveted trophy last season after demolishing Watford at the national stadium, and will hope to move closer to defending their crown at St James’ Park.
Leicester edged past Championship outfit Birmingham in the fifth round to secure a spot in the final eight, with Ricardo Pereira firing the hosts ahead in the 82nd minute. They host Frank Lampard’s Blues at the King Power.
Manchester City hope to edge closer to retaining their crown after beating Watford last season
The action on Sunday gets underway at Bramall Lane, with high-flying Sheffield United facing a resurgent Arsenal.
And Daniel Farke’s relegation-threatened Norwich will aim to round off a testing campaign on a high, but will face a stern test against Manchester United at Carrow Road.
The occasion will mark the first time in 28 years that the Canaries have reached this stage of the competition – and the club’s Premier League clash against Everton, originally meant to be played on March 21, will now be rescheduled.
Norwich reached the quarter finals for the first time in 28 years and host Manchester United