FA Cup quarter-final draw review: Fixtures & what’s happened so far
The details on the FA Cup 5th round & quarter-final draw.
As the oldest national football competition in the world, the FA Cup is as prestigious as they come for all British sides.
The 2023/24 competition has reached the latter stages now, with only eight teams remaining and the quarter-final stage next up.
Find out how things have looked so far and the details of the quarter-final, including the fifth-round results, the quarter-final draw results, fixture dates and more.
FA Cup 2023/24 fifth round results
The fairytale run this year came from sixth-tier Maidstone United as they reached the dizzying heights of the fifth round after beating strong opponents in Reading and Ipswich along the way.
Unfortunately for them, their story ended at the hands of Championship side Coventry City, being beaten 5-0 away from home.
Southampton continued their poor run of form as of late by crashing out to Jurgen Klopp's tricky teens who were fresh off their Carabao Cup victory over Chelsea. Not a good sign for their hopes back in the Premier League next season if they even make it there.
Manchester United and Chelsea both barely scraped by in their victories, scoring in the dying minutes of their games to make their way through to the next round.
Newcastle also needed penalties against Blackburn Rovers to make their way through despite fielding essentially their ideal starting lineup.
Brighton failed to capitalise on a dominant performance (on paper), losing to Wolves 1-0 via a second-minute goal from Mario Lemina.
But the stars of the round were the defending champions, Manchester City routing Luton 6-2 including five goals from Erling Haaland, with Kevin De Bruyne assisting four of them.
FA Cup 2023/24 quarter-final draw: Fixtures
The FA Cup quarter-final draw took place on Wednesday 28th February, and with only eight teams remaining, there were sure to be some bangers drawn.
Here is the fixture list for the FA Cup quarter-final:
- Manchester United vs Liverpool
- Wolves vs Coventry City
- Chelsea vs Leicester City
- Manchester City vs Newcastle
Man United vs Liverpool is the clear highlight for the round, pitting the two rivals against one another for a chance in the final four.
Liverpool will want the win to continue their hopes of a farewell treble for Klopp, while United will want some silverware because, well, it’s just been a while since they’ve won a worthwhile trophy.
Man City vs Newcastle could also be an interesting matchup, although the Magpies haven’t exactly been the force to be reckoned with this season like they were last year. City will have to work for the result still, but if they can perform anywhere near like they did against Luton, they’ll be absolutely fine.
Chelsea will know they can’t take it easy against Leicester. The Championship table-toppers look primed and ready to return to the top flight next season and will be eyeing the weakened Blues as a showcase for their readiness.
Finally, Wolves have been given the lighter draw with Coventry, although like Chelsea, they will know they can’t exactly coast through to the semi-finals.
FA Cup 2023/24 semi-final: Draw date
The next-round draw typically happens shortly after the final game of the previous round is completed, and this should be the same with the semi-final draw.
As things stand, the draw will be happening on Sunday 17th March, although this could change.
FA Cup 2023/24: Round dates
The quarter-finals will take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March, likely with two games on each day.
The remaining rounds will take place towards the end of each month up until the Final in May.
Here are the dates for each of the remaining rounds of the competition:
- Quarter-final – 16th March 2024
- Semi-final – 20th April 2024
- Final – 25th May 2024