FA Cup – key dates
Quarter-finals: June 27/28
Semi-finals: July 18/19
Final: August 1
Confirmed Arsenal XI
Confirmed Arsenal XI: Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney; Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Willock, Kolasinac; Pepe, Lacazette, Saka
Substitutes: Macey, Bellerin, Sokratis, Holding, Smith, Ceballos, Nelson, Nketiah, Aubameyang
Confirmed Sheffield United XI:
Henderson, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Baldock, Stevens, Fleck, Lundstram, Norwood,. McBurnie, McGoldrick
Subs: Moore, Jagielka, Freeman, Freeman, Osborn, Berge, Sharp, Mousset, Zivkovic
The two teams are out at Bramall Lane and shaking hands, with the start of this FA Cup clash now just a matter of minutes away…
There will be a minute’s applause for all the NHS key workers who tragically lost their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic.
GOAL! SHEFFIELD UNITED 1-0 ARSENAL (Lundstram, 9)
VAR rules there to be an offside in the box.
Mustafi and McBurnie challenge for the same ball, which dribbles past the far post for a goal kick.
Arsenal have struggled to create any real chances in the game so far.
PENALTY! Basham catches Lacazette on the back of the foot.
GOAL! SHEFFIELD UNITED 0-1 ARSENAL (Pepe pen, 25)
Lacazette holds the ball before laying it into Pepe’s path whostrikes at goal but Henderson diverts it wide.
The Blades have problems, compounded now by the loss of Lundstram to injury. with club-record signing Berge replacing him.
Maitland-Niles drives it into Pepe and sprints down the flank before being found by Joe Willock but Tierney’s shot is wide
Seven minutes additional time to be played.
45 + 7 min
HT: SHEFFIELD UNITED 0-1 ARSENAL
we are back underway again after half-time…
Luiz down with a muscle proble and cannot continue, with Holding replacing the Brazilian in the Gunners back three.
Basham missed the gaping goal with his header.
Wilder decides to bring on Freeman in place of Baldock.
Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos replace Alexandre Lacazette and Joe Willock.
Time now for our second scheduled water break of the game.
Wilder brings on Sharp in place of Basham.
GOAL! SHEFFIELD UNITED 1-1 ARSENAL (McGoldrick, 87)
GOAL! SHEFFIELD UNITED 1-2 ARSENAL (Ceballos, 90+1)
FT: SHEFFIELD UNITED 1-2 ARSENAL