FA Cup draw LIVE! Manchester United and City learn quarter-final fate after Tottenham knocked out

FA Cup draw LIVE! Manchester United and City learn quarter-final fate after Tottenham knocked out

FA Cup draw LIVE!

The FA Cup quarter-finals will pitch Manchester United against Fulham after Wednesday’s draw.

Manchester City are also at home, up against old captain Vincent Kompany and his high-flying Burnley side.

Grimsby’s reward for downing Southampton in a huge shock was a trip to Brighton. An all-Championship clash between Sheffield United and Blackburn guarantees a lower-league side will be in the final four.

FA Cup draw details

  • FA Cup draw in full

  • Quarter-final dates

Sheffield United FC 1 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur FC

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A very open FA Cup draw has kept the big beasts apart...

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Burnley face a short trip

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Not a long journey but hardly an enviable one as Manchester City await Championship leaders Burnley.

Man United go marching on

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A tricky night for the Red Devils but they will welcome Fulham to Old Trafford in the last eight.

Highlights: How Sheffield United downed Spurs

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It’s Blackburn at home for the Blades as Tottenham are left to ponder another massive missed opportunity.

Grimsby return to the South Coast

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It’s down to Brighton for the Mariners after their stunning upset of Southampton tonight.

The Seagulls will see that as a great chance to reach Wembley...

When will the quarter-final ties be played?

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Not long to wait!

The quarter-final ties will be played on the weekend of March 18 and 19.

FA Cup quarter-final draw in full

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Man City vs Burnley

Man United vs Fulham

Brighton vs Grimsby

Sheffield United vs Blackburn


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Sheffield United vs Blackburn

Next up

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Brighton vs Grimbsy

Second out the hat

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Manchester United vs Fulham

First up

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Man City vs Burnley

Time for the FA Cup draw!

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Straight into the quarter-final ties we go...

FULL TIME! Sheffield United 1-0 Tottenham

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Tottenham chance!

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90+4 mins: KANE HEADS WIDE!

Perisic crosses and, falling backwards, it’s off target from the main man.

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90+3 mins: Perisic nods Hojbjerg’s pretty poor cross goalwards and Foderingham is alert - snatching the ball before any striker can react.

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90+1 mins: Superb challenge from Robinson shuts down Son in the box!

Another brilliant piece of defending from the hosts, who once again go up the pitch to win a free-kick.

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90 mins: Four added minutes...

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89 mins: Good cross falls to Skipp, who finds Son yet the Korean bobbles his touch into nowhere and United clear... then win a foul off Sanchez!

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87 mins: Sheffield United the better team since the goal. Tottenham need to dig deep if they want to drag this tie into extra time!

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85 mins: Lowe booked for a challenge on Kulusevski as Spurs look to grab the leveller.

Perisic’s cross is turned high and away, before it eventually comes back in and Perisic heads down for Foderingham to save.

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84 mins: Sheffield United bring the experienced head of Fleck on for McAtee in their midfield.

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82 mins: Danjuma emerges off the bench to try and save Tottenham. Off comes Porro.

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80 mins: WELL THEN!

Superb goal from Ndiaye, he rode Sanchez and Porro’s challenges before nutmegging Dier with his finish - which Forster will not be happy with.

Spurs go straight on the attack and Basham beats Son to the ball.

GGGOOOOAAALLLLL!!!! Sheffield United 1-0 Tottenham

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79 mins: Great work by Hojbjerg to get himself between Ndiaye and the ball as the Blades look to force the issue.

Spurs fail to clear though and Ndiaye wriggles through... HE SCORES!

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76 mins: Right, are we about to see a winner or will we need another 30 minutes?

Tottenham break with a slick move that Kulusevski sends wide to Perisic, his ball in is overhit with Kane free at the far post!

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72 mins: Brooks goes down with cramp and that’ll do for his night’s work. A very solid full Blades debut as Ndiaye replaces him.

Moura and Sarr are also coming off, Kulusevski and Skipp introduced by Spurs.

Tottenham chance!

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71 mins: Porro breaks the line to latch onto Hojbjerg’s lob and has to check back on his control.

Kane is right behind him but the wing-back opts to fly a shot over the bar. A touch more composure and he could have made that into something bigger!

Dan Kilpatrick at Bramall Lane

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Harry Kane is on and I think it’s fair to say he will not return to the bench this season when fit. Richarlison has been short of service but fluffed his one chance and look ill at ease at No9.

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69 mins: Sanchez with an inexplicable slip and Lowe can race down the left flank, Dier clearing his cross and looking rather peeved with it all.

Just 20 minutes to go as an offside flag shuts down the Blades’ next move.

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67 mins: Berge okay to continue after jumping the first set of advertising boards and clattering into the second after chasing the ball into touch.

Looked a bit of a bang and he spent a few moments collecting himself as fans helpfully patted his back.

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64 mins: Here comes Kane! Richarlison off. Underwhelming from the Brazilian.


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Grimsby are in the FA Cup quarter-finals!

They’ve knocked out Premier League Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s. The draw for the next round follows our game here...

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60 mins: Richarlison with a... bad effort absolutely seared from 22 yards on the spin and very nearly taking the corner flag with it. Not been his night.

Sheffield United bring Baldock and Coulibaly off for Lowe and Berge.

Dan Kilpatrick at Bramall Lane

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Just as against West Ham and Chelsea, Spurs raised the tempo at the start of the second half but United responded in kind, and are growing in confidence.

Harry Kane is warming up and it increasingly feels like a matter of when not if he is called for...

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56 mins: Sarr booked for cleaning out Doyle.

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55 mins: McAtee gets the hosts’ first serious attack of the half going, dazzling Sanchez before winning a corner off Dier.

Doyle curls an out swinger deep for Robinson to head over.

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53 mins: Moura again a threat as he darts forward, waved through by Robinson’s slip. The winger finds Son and he goes early on his left foot, flying a shot high over the bar.

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51 mins: The away end chants the names of Kane and Skipp as they warm up down the touchline, just as Spurs grow a bit more into the game.

A bold run from Moura brings him into the box before a cross deflects up for Foderingham to grab.

Tottenham chance!

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48 mins: Fine corner from Son is flicked on by Perisic at the near post and Foderingham has to react sharply to grab it on his line.

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46 mins: Tottenham straight into some steady possession before Son is sent tumbling by Baldock right by the referee.

An overdue card is sent the way of the Blades defender.

Kick-off! Sheffield United 0-0 Tottenham

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No changes as Sarr gets the ball rolling.

Here come the players!

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Lots of options on the bench for Spurs if they fancy a change, including Harry Kane, Dejan Kulusevski and Arnaut Danjuma.

Stats check

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Goalless at the break but Tottenham lead eight to two in terms of shots, with two on target to zero for the hosts.

A 51-49 split in possession underlines the general course of the game has been very even.

Around the grounds

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Grimsby are 25 mintues away from a mega cupset on the South Coast, they lead Southampton 2-1 courtesy of two Gavin Holohan penalties before Duje Caleta-Car’s goal for Saints.

It’s also goalless at Manchester United vs West Ham and Burnley vs Fleetwood, who are down to ten men.

In the Premier League, Arsenal are two up at home to Everton with Liverpool and Wolves at 0-0.

Not a great half of football

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A scrappy 45 minutes which saw Tottenham need more time than really necessary to find any kind of flow.

Sheffield United look confident on the ball and solid at the back, without a cutting edge in a much-changed side.

Richarlison and Coulibaly have fired the best chances so far off target.

Half-time! Sheffield United 0-0 Tottenham

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All square at the break.


Dan Kilpatrick at Bramall Lane

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The Blades are finishing the half with their tails up, thanks largely to some very meek Spurs defending which left Ismaila Coulibaly through on goal. Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg were all at fault there.

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45 mins: The Blades looking to end the half well after that opportunity goes begging.

Baldock wins a foul off Sarr for Doyle to swing into the box. Forster comes out and claims at the second attempt.

One minute added on.

Sheffield United chance!

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Sharp flicks the ball on and Hojbjerg’s tame header is latched onto by Coulibaly... he shoots wide of the near post!


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40 mins: Moura dinks a cross in from the right channel and it clips the crossbar as Richarlison lurks to head it home - which actually takes it away from the Brazilian!

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38 mins: Porro pops up just outside the box and rolls it to Son, who has two red-and-white bodies in front of him as he feints to shoot and eventually drills an effort into a diving defender.

Dan Kilpatrick at Bramall Lane

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If VAR was in use tonight, George Baldock would surely be in trouble. The defender caught Ivan Perisic on the shins with a lunging tackle, leaving the Croatian in a heap but able to play on.

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35 mins: Brooks pulled up for a foul on Davies to end a promising moment for Sheffield United, who must be happy with their half’s work.

Just 10 minutes until the break.

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32 mins: No VAR, it’s worth noting, as Baldock’s studs land on Perisic’s shin in a brisk challenge that left the Spurs man in pain.

Any video official could not be blamed for a red-card check on that, although whether it would be overturned or not is up for debate.

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31 mins: Moura gets in the Six Nations spirit with a hopeful lash from range that cleared the crossbar and very nearly the roof.

Dan Kilpatrick at Bramall Lane

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Lucas Moura, making his first start since November 1, has been bright so far, buzzing around and trying to make something happen for Spurs. Pape Sarr has also added some calm to a scrappy game but, barring a chance for Richarlison, there’s not much else to report.

Tottenham chance!

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29 mins: The flag stays down as Richarlison is rolled in behind and he fires over at the near post!

The Blades expected a flag that never came... and replays show he was probably onside.

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27 mins: Promising counter for Spurs after Moura flips an early ball wide to Perisic.

Baldock fronts up to the Croatian and blocks the cross, clearing into touch and enjoying a bit of afters with Perisic for good measure to slow things right down again.

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25 mins: A scramble in the United box goes the hosts’ way after the ball very nearly lands for Richarlison to have a swipe at, before Dier is adjudged to have fouled his man amid muted penalty appeals from the distant away end.

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24 mins: A bit of vigour from Dier, who bursts forward and rides two challenges to tee up Richarlison out wide.

A low pass is slotted back towards the defender but he lets in run and Son is caught on his heels!

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22 mins: The first quarter of this game ticks by and, well, it won’t feature very heavily in any match reports.

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20 mins: Perisic tries his own long throw and Richarlison is beaten in the box as United clear.

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17 mins: Sanchez laid out on the turf after a tangle with Sharp which the Blades wanted a foul for. Looks like the took a knee to the stomach but will continue.

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14 mins: A couple of dangerous balls into the box, the first from the right too high for Moura to get on the end of (not really his game, is it?).

Moments later, Son drifts inside from the right and a bobbling cross is grabbed by Foderingham.

Dan Kilpatrick at Bramall Lane

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It’s a cold and wet evening in South Yorkshire, arguably not ideal conditions for a new signing from the continent. And it’s been a difficult start for Pedro Porro, who has already been pickpocketed twice.

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12 mins: A big gap between Hojbjerg and Sarr which may help explain why the Dane is caught in his own half - but Tottenham escape without any real threat on their goal.

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9 mins: That chance has spurred Tottenham on to build a bit of pressure, yet Sheffield United look confident in building out from the back to defuse their visitors.

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7 mins: Great tackle by Ahmedhodzic to shut down Moura’s run into the box from a Brooks error but Spurs keep it alive.

Richarlison fires a shot into a defender in their first real attack of the night!


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4 mins: Young Brooks is looking a tricky player as the Blades put some early pressure on a Spurs side which notoriously starts slow.

Ahmedhodzic heads over from a corner, just getting underneath the ball in.

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2 mins: Early United long throw into the box by Robinson and Dier leaps highest in a crowded six-yard box to nod clear.

The hosts lining up with Brooks and McAtee looking to get on Sharp’s shoulder in a 3-6-1 formation.

Sheffield United vs Tottenham: Kick-off!

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The rain is pouring down in South Yorkshire as referee John Brooks blows his whistle and the Blades get the ball rolling.

John Motson tribute

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Stuart McCall and Cristian Stellini, the two assistants on the touchline, shake hands and the players join up around the centre circle.

Before kick-off, we will have a minute’s applause for the life of John Motson. A brilliant football man who would have loved nights exactly like this one.

Here come the players!

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The two teams step out at a packed-out Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United vs Tottenham: Countdown to kick-off

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The warm-ups are done and atmosphere bubbling away in South Yorkshire...

Teams out next!

A new face for the Blades tonight

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Andre Brooks makes his full debut for Sheffield United in their midfield.

The 19-year-old, who has spent time on loan at Bradford PA, does have three substitute appearances under his belt this season but those tallied a grand total of three minutes!

Sheffield United vs Tottenham: Countdown to kick-off

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Neither side will have their manager in the dugout tonight.

Antonio Conte's gradual return from emergency surgery to remove his gallbladder means he continues to sit out tonight's sideline duties.

And Paul Heckingbottom was today handed a three-game touchline ban for his red card in Sheffield United's defeat at Middlesbrough.

Are there replays in the FA Cup fifth round?

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Remember - tonight’s game must end tonight!

If all square at 90 minutes... it’ll be extra time and maybe even penalties. No replays.

Throwback: The last time the Blades got the better of Tottenham

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Big night for Spurs’ front three

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We’ve just been speaking about Richarlison but, in fact, each of Tottenham’s forwards tonight has a lot to prove.

There were reports Lucas Moura would be shipped off for free before the end of the season but he beats Arnaut Danjuma to a place in the XI.

Heung-min Son netted twice at Preston in the last round of the cup, one of only five games he’s registered in all season...


Sheffield United vs Tottenham: Countdown to kick-off

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The warm-ups are underway with this game the last to kick off on a big night of action.

In the FA Cup, Southampton versus Grimsby has already begun and, shortly, Burnley host Fleetwood before Manchester United face West Ham at Old Trafford.

There is also Premier League action as Arsenal welcome Everton to the capital and Liverpool take on Wolves.

Keep across it all on Standard Sport!

Richarlison set for central striker’s role

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A big night for the Spurs forward, who looks ready to play in Harry Kane’s role just after Cristian Stellini had talked down his chances of being moved centrally.

The Tottenham assistant had told reporters: “We were happy when he played on the right and scored [twice] against Marseille [in the Champions League group stage], and when he played on the left, like the last game, we're also happy with him in this position. That's fine.

"In his national team, he plays as a striker, but we have Harry Kane, who moves a lot around the pitch, so Richarlison can also play like a striker while Harry is moving."

It’s the Kyle Walker derby!

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The Sheffield-born defender is in town for a clash of two of his old clubs.

Why Emerson Royal misses out for Spurs

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A minor knee injury keeps the in-form Brazilian wing-back out of tonight’s game.

He is expected to be back for the weekend’s game against Wolves.

Wholesale changes from Sheffield United

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A whopping eight players rested by the Blades, who may have one eye on Saturday’s promotion clash with Blackburn despite the calibre of tonight’s opposition.

Wes Foderingham in goal and defenders Jack Robinson and Anel Ahmedhodzic are the only players keeping their place from the XI that beat Watford.

Billy Sharp is up front in what is either a shift to a back four or a 3-6-1.

Harry Kane on bench for Spurs

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Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son will flank Richarlison in attack tonight with Harry Kane on the bench.

Those are two of six changes as Dejan Kulusevski, Emerson Royal, Cristian Romero, Clement Lenglet and Oliver Skipp also drop out the XI.

In come Pape Matar Sarr, Davinson Sanchez, Pedro Porro and Ivan Perisic.

How Sheffield United line up tonight

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Sheffield United XI: Foderingham; Ahmedhodzic, Basham, Robinson; Baldock, Osborn, Coulibaly, Doyle, McAtee, Brooks; Sharp.

Subs: Davies, Lowe, Sachdev, Norwood, Fleck, Berge, Ndiaye, Jebbison, McBurnie.

How Tottenham line up tonight

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Tottenham XI: Forster; Dier, Sanchez, Davies; Porro, Sarr, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Lucas, Richarlison, Son.

Subs: Austin, Tanganga, Romero, Lenglet, Skipp, Devine, Kulusevski, Kane, Danjuma.

Cristian Stellini previews team news

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Tottenham’s line-up will be revealed shortly and assistant coach Cristian Stellini offered a hint in his pre-game press conference.

He said: “We will pick the right team to play a great match, we can win also by making some changes.

"We completely trust all the players we have so we can make changes and nothing has to change. Last season we were disappointed after the match against Middlesbrough.

“But now we're in a moment where players have to take responsibility to follow this momentum. Me, Ryan Mason, and all the staff are all working hard, it will be tough for sure tomorrow but we have the possibility to play a good game and win with all the players.”

Sheffield United vs Tottenham: Countdown to kick-off

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Heung-min Son, Richarlison and Pedro Porro among the Spurs players spotted checking in at Bramall Lane a moment ago.

Throwback: A rather unusual wondergoal in this fixture

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Sheffield United vs Tottenham odds

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Sheffield United to progress: 9/4

Tottenham to progress: 1/3

Draw after 90 mins: 27/10

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

Tonight’s venue

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Bramall Lane hosts our clash tonight with a capacity 32,000 crowd expected for this FA Cup tie.

Blades hit by illness in the build-up

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Paul Heckingbottom revealed ahead of tonight’s game that a bug hit Sheffield United’s camp, with Ciaran Clark one player confirmed to have been struck down.

He said on Monday: “We have got illness going through the camp at the minute. [Clark]’s one of those who is not in today.

“We have got a few missing, so we will have to wait and see how everyone is tomorrow. Tomorrow we will then decide on the team off the back of that.

“It's frustrating because we have got a few bodies back and with this tight schedule I know the team I want to pick but we'll have to see now.”

Head-to-head record

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The Blades have won only one of the last six meetings with Spurs.

Sheffield United wins: 29

Draws: 27

Tottenham wins: 38

Sheffield United vs Tottenham: Countdown to kick-off

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It’s the away kit for Spurs tonight as the club post a glimpse inside their dressing room at Bramall Lane.

Team news due in the coming half an hour to 45 minutes.

Evening Standard score prediction

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Sheffield United will pose Spurs plenty of problems but they certainly have bigger fish to fry with promotion to the Premier League a real possibility, so a weaker side could be picked.

Either way, Spurs will make changes of their own and should still see their quality shine through.

Spurs to win, 2-1.

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Predicted Tottenham XI (3-4-3): Forster; Romero, Sanchez, Lenglet; Porro, Sarr, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Son, Richarlison, Kane.

Early Spurs team news

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Tottenham have been unchanged in their last two games but Cristian Stellini and Antonio Conte will be tempted to make changes. Ivan Perisic and Pedro Porro should come in at wing-back on both flanks.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could make way for Pape Matar Sarr in midfield, while Arnaut Danjuma pushing for minutes after scoring on his debut in this competition a few weeks ago despite Richarlison and Harry Kane unlikely to be rested.

Hugo Lloris (knee), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (thigh) and Yves Bissouma (ankle) are out.

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Predicted Sheff Utd XI: Davies; Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Basham; Bogle, Berge, Norwood, Fleck, Lowe; McBurnie, Ndiaye.

Early Sheffield United team news

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Sheffield United are juggling a few injury problems.

Up front, Rhian Brewster and Billy Sharp are ruled out so Oli McBurnie and Iliman Ndiaye should start.

Defence is a little better fitness-wise, with Enda Stevens and Rhys Norrington-Davies all sidelined but George Baldock and Chris Basham pushing to be included.

Oliver Norwood and Sander Berge and Manchester City loanees Tommy Doyle and James McAtee all vying for midfield starts.

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