FA Cup quarter final draw: All you need to know

In a commanding display, holders Manchester City secured their spot in the FA Cup quarterfinals by dismantling Luton Town, courtesy of Erling Haaland’s exceptional five-goal performance. With last season’s treble winners already through, they are firmly positioned as the frontrunners to lift the trophy once again in 2024, particularly with Haaland exhibiting such remarkable form.

Newcastle United also booked their place in the next round after a tense penalty shootout victory over Championship side Blackburn Rovers. Meanwhile, Championship leaders Leicester City joined them by clinching victory against Bournemouth in extra time.

The upcoming fifth-round matches will determine the remaining quarterfinalists, with Liverpool and Manchester United aiming to progress when they face Southampton and Nottingham Forest, respectively. Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United side, having reached the final last year only to lose to local rivals Manchester City, will be eager to advance.

The draw for the FA Cup quarterfinals is set to take place prior to the match between Chelsea and Leeds United on February 28, with an expected start time of around 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET. The quarterfinal ties are scheduled to occur over the weekend of March 16-17, with specific dates and times to be confirmed following the draw.


Here are the ball numbers for the FA Cup quarter-final draw:

  1. Newcastle United
  2. Chelsea or Leeds United
  3. Leicester City
  4. Liverpool or Southampton
  5. Nottingham Forest or Manchester United
  6. Wolverhampton Wanderers or Brighton & Hove Albion
  7. Coventry City
  8. Manchester City

Once the full draw has been conducted, this page will be updated accordingly.

Regarding the FA Cup fixtures for the 2023/24 competition, replays are mandatory for games ending in draws up to and including the Fourth Round. However, there have been reports indicating plans to eliminate replays in the Third and Fourth Rounds as early as the 2024/25 season.