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…

1 min

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.

13 min

Mustafi and McBurnie challenge for the same ball, which dribbles past the far post for a goal kick.

18 min

Arsenal have struggled to create any real chances in the game so far.

23 min

PENALTY! Basham catches Lacazette on the back of the foot.

GOAL! SHEFFIELD UNITED 0-1 ARSENAL (Pepe pen, 25)

30 min

Lacazette holds the ball before laying it into Pepe’s path whostrikes at goal but Henderson diverts it wide.

35 min

The Blades have problems, compounded now by the loss of Lundstram to injury. with club-record signing Berge replacing him.

41 min

Maitland-Niles drives it into Pepe and sprints down the flank before being found by Joe Willock but Tierney’s shot is wide

45 min

Seven minutes additional time to be played.

45 + 7 min

HT: SHEFFIELD UNITED 0-1 ARSENAL


46 min

we are back underway again after half-time…

53 min

Luiz down with a muscle proble and cannot continue, with Holding replacing the Brazilian in the Gunners back three.

60 min

Basham missed the gaping goal with his header.

62 min

Wilder decides to bring on Freeman in place of Baldock.

65 min

Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos replace Alexandre Lacazette and Joe Willock.

70 min

Time now for our second scheduled water break of the game.

76 min

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

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