FA Cup quarter-finals: How to follow all the action on the BBC and what to look out for


Kyle Walker-Peters scored his first Premier League goal for Southampton in their 1-1 draw with City in JanuarySouthampton’s FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester City on Sunday will be live on BBC One, iPlayer, Radio 5 Live and the BBC website (15:00 GMT).

The Saints are looking to claim the scalp of City having earned a draw against the Premier League leaders in both league meetings this term.

However, recent history shows that City’s expensively assembled squads have tended to hold sway in this contest, with Saints having won only three of their last 21 meetings in all competitions.

Should Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side go through it would see them reach the last four of the competition for the third time in five seasons, while City are bidding for a fourth semi-final appearance in five years having last won the trophy in 2019.

Read a preview of Saints v City hereThe other two quarter-final ties on Sunday, Crystal Palace v Everton (12:30) and Nottingham Forest v Liverpool (18:00), are both on ITV.

You can watch the semi-final draw on BBC One at about 17:30.

Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the first tie on Saturday to book their place in the final four.

Here, BBC Sport outlines what else to look out for on Sunday.

Watch all of the latest FA Cup highlights and reaction herePoignant meeting between Reds?After the fifth-round was played on weekdays to help alleviate fixture congestion, we move back to a more conventional FA Cup weekend.

Forest host Liverpool in a poignant first meeting in the competition since the rescheduled 1989 semi-final which was played at Old Trafford, following the Hillsborough disaster.

Former Liverpool academy manager Steve Cooper has already guided his side past Arsenal and Leicester on their way to the quarter-finals.

And he will be hoping that his mix of experienced professionals like Steve Cook and Jack Colback, plus some exciting youngsters like Brennan Johnson and on-loan Joe Garner, can push Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League and Premier League contenders close.

Can serial winner Vieira inspire Palace? As a player, Patrick Vieira won the FA Cup on four occasions between 1998-2005 and he will be hoping his knowhow in the competition can help Crystal Palace reach the semi-finals.

Vieira will be going up against another former midfield great and four-time winner when he locks horns with Everton manager Frank Lampard in the technical area.

However, the recent form of both teams and the fact the tie will be played at Selhurst Park tilts the tie heavily towards the hosts.

Palace look to have overcome a sticky patch and are comfortably placed in the Premier League but Everton’s dismal form away from home (with one win in 13 top-flight matches) has left them in a relegation battle.

This game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

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