FA Cup quarter-final draw – Chelsea host Man Utd, Sutton could face Lincoln

19 February 2017 06:45
Lincoln City will face either Sutton United or Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-finals, while Manchester United will travel to Chelsea and Spurs host Millwall 6.45pm GMT Right, what a ruddy brilliant draw that was. On top of a marvellous draw for Lincoln City, there’s the mouthwatering prospect of Mourinho taking his Manchester United to former club Chelsea. Plus, Tottenham at home to Millwall and the chance for Middlesbrough to prevail at home. Thanks for your company! Bye. Related: FA Cup sixth round draw: Chelsea v Manchester United 6.38pm GMT Lincoln City’s manager, Danny Cowley, speaks over the backdrop of that adapation of the Yaya/Kolo chant at Sincil Bank. “It’s a great draw,” Cowley says. “We wish Sutton all the best tomorrow, I genuinely hope they can do it.” He also says his team have been doing some prep before North Ferriby on Tuesday night. 6.35pm GMT Sutton United or Arsenal v Lincoln CityTottenham Hotspur v Millwall 6.34pm GMT What a draw for Lincoln City – either way. Unbelievable! 6.34pm GMT What a game that will be, which means . 6.33pm GMT Ooo! 6.33pm GMT The Mourinho factor. 6.32pm GMT The balls have been thrown into the pot by Owen Hargreaves. We are seconds away . 6.32pm GMT A reminder of those all important numbers then:1 Lincoln City 2 Tottenham Hotspur 3 Manchester United4 Sutton United or Arsenal 5 Middlesbrough 6 Chelsea 7 Huddersfield Town or Manchester City 8 Millwall 6.27pm GMT The draw is in the, er, capable hands of Chris Sutton and Owen Hargreaves. Neither look exactly ready, but we are, and that’s all that matters. 6.25pm GMT Apparently, the Lincoln City supporters do the Yaya/Kolo chant for their manager and his assistant, Danny and Nicky Cowley. Say no more. 6.21pm GMT Sincil Bank, home to Lincoln City, is absolutely packed to the rafters, with the draw around 10 minutes away. Around 500 fans are at the ground to witness a historic quarter-final draw. 6.17pm GMT Manchester United will be No3 in the draw after beating Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Ewood Park. Zlatan Ibrahimovic did the business off the bench. Might they have the lure of a Manchester derby to look forward to? City – or Huddersfield Town – are No7. 6.09pm GMT And Sutton United, who do not play Arsenal until tomorrow evening, have every chance of having another top-four carrot dangling in front of them inside the hour. It could be Manchester United. It could be Middlesbrough. Or it could be Millwall. Related: Sutton’s Jamie Collins: ‘Wimbledon moaned but their pitch was horrendous’ 5.59pm GMT You just hope Lincoln City get the big draw they deserve. After all, they are the first non-league club to reach the last eight for 103 years. In doing so, they racked up their sixth FA Cup win of the season. And it is their first ever FA Cup quarter-final. The list goes on. A truly phenomenal achievement indeed. Related: Lincoln are bringing the magic of the FA Cup back, says manager Danny Cowley 1.38pm GMT Good evening, the FA Cup quarter-final draw will be underway shortly. And once Manchester United have dispatched of Blackburn Rovers, essentially. It will be bigger draw for Lincoln City than most, into the last eight after victory at Burnley on Saturday. The numbers to look out for are as follows: Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian