Manchester United to host Brighton & Hove Albion in FA Cup quarter-final

Man Utd to host Brighton in quarters
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Manchester United will host Brighton & Hove Albion in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, while Premier League champions Chelsea face a trip to Leicester City.

Manchester United have been drawn against fellow Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Twelve-time champions United, who beat Huddersfield Town to reach the last eight for a fourth consecutive campaign, are bidding for a second title in the last three seasons.

Brighton, meanwhile, overcame League Two side Coventry City to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 32 years and are going in search of only a second ever appearance in the final of the competition.

The tie could be one of four all-Premier League contests in the quarter-finals, although the four Champions League-chasing teams to still be involved have all been kept apart.

Premier League champions Chelsea face a quarter-final trip to Leicester City, who last reached the final of the competition in 1969.

Manchester City, meanwhile, will continue their pursuit of a quadruple against top-flight opposition in the form of Southampton if they are able to beat Wigan Athletic in their fifth-round clash on Monday night.

Tottenham Hotspur are also yet to play their fifth-round game, but if they can avoid an upset against Rochdale on Sunday then they will face either Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea City, who will contest a replay at the Liberty Stadium following a 0-0 draw this afternoon.

The quarter-final ties will be played from March 16 to March 19.

FA Cup quarter-final draw in full:

Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea vs. Rochdale or Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Leicester City vs. Chelsea
Wigan Athletic or Manchester City vs. Southampton

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