THE FA Cup is back – and we will soon know who is in the semi-finals.
It was feared that the tournament would not be completed when the country went into coronavirus lockdown – but the FA have laid out the groundwork for a safe return to action.
The final eight teams remaining in the competition are battling it out to reach the semi-finals, with the final itself being held at Wembley on August 1.
- Start time: 7.29pm (Half time of Newcastle vs Man City)
- TV channel: BBC One
- Stream: The FA website, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube/BBC iPlayer
- Ball numbers: 1) Arsenal 2) Newcastle or Man City 3) Man Utd 4) Chelsea
'HERE WE COME'
Chelsea made it in to the FA Cup draw with a 1-0 win over Leicester.
They face a semi-final with either Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City or Newcastle.
The FA have given a VERY specific update as to the start time of the semi-final draw.
They say it will start at exactly 7.29pm today.
THEY'VE GOT FOUR-M
Should Man City triumph over Newcastle, the FA Cup semi-finals will have a very familiar look to them.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have shared out every FA Cup between them since Wigan famously won the competition by beating City in 2013.
Ross Barkley's strike saw Chelsea progress to the FA Cup semi-final at the expense of Leicester City.
And Man City will now look to make it a last four consisting solely of the Premier League's big six with a win at Newcastle.
Follow all the action from St James' Park here…
NEW BALLS PLEASE
There may only be four, we are to find out whether Newcastle or Man City join Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd.
Here are the ball numbers:
2) Newcastle United or Manchester City
3) Manchester United
4) Leicester City or Chelsea
It's great to have football back on the BBC – they are the original broadcaster and some would say the best.
Gary Lineker is in the studio at St James' Park alongside pundits Alan Shearer and Micah Richards.
The opening montage showed a nice bit of history of the FA Cup and a statistic that makes grim reading for Newcastle fans – 1955 was the last major trophy they won.
FA CUP DRAW
Roll up, roll up, we have the FA CUP SEMI FINAL draw – and it's a doozy.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd have booked their places in the last four and they will be joined by either Man City or Newcastle.
Man Utd knocked out Norwich last night, with Harry Maguire the matchwinner at Carrow Road in a 2-1 extra-time victory.
Arsenal kicked off the action today with a 2-1 win over Sheffield United, Dani Ceballos scoring the winner.
Chelsea then knocked out Leicester with a 1-0 triumph, Ross Barkley getting the decided at the King Power Stadium.
And Newcastle host Man City in the final quarter-final of this weekend, which kicks off at 6.30pm at St James' Park.
We are expecting the semi-final draw at half-time of that game, which should be around 7.15pm.
You can watch the Toon take on Pep Guardiola's men live on BBC ONE.
For those of you who want to stream, the draw will also be shown across the FA's social channels.
These include their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts plus the BBC iPlayer.
The ball numbers are:
2. Newcastle United or Man City
3. Man Utd
Ties will take place on the weekend of July 18-19, with the FA Cup final is set for Saturday, August 1.
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