The draw for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, which on Thursday drew Chelsea, the third in the Premier League, against Middlesbrough, the eighth in the”Championship”, after they eliminated two big clubs from the competition.
Middlesbrough blew two resounding surprises in the competition when they knocked Manchester United out of the fourth round by winning at the stadium “Old Trafford” 8-7 on penalties after the end of the original and extra time in a draw 1-1, then Tottenham 1-0 after extension into extra time.
The draw resulted in a one-on-one encounter between the Premier League clubs, with leaders Manchester City taking on Southampton in a difficult task, especially as the latter knocked out West Ham United 3-1.
Liverpool, the second in the Premier League and champions of the League Cup, will play with the winner of the final showdown next Monday between representatives of the” Championship ” Huddersfield and Nottingham Forest, who stripped Leicester City of the title.
Crystal Palace play the winner of the match scheduled between Everton and Boreham Wood.
The matches will take place on 19 and 20 March.
Here’s the quarter-final draw:
Crystal Palace vs Everton or Boreham Wood
Nottingham Forest or Huddersfield vs Liverpool
Middlesbrough vs Chelsea
Southampton vs Manchester City