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FA Cup Sunday including Sheffield United, Hull and Manchester City - LIVE!

Follow the latest news and scores from today's three FA Cup quarter-finals including Sheffield United v Charlton, Hull v Sunderland and Manchester City v Wigan.


FA Cup holders Wigan reach the semi-finals after beating Manchester City once again.
by Sam Dymond

  • Sheffield United 0 Charlton 0: The home side get the second FA Cup quarter-final underway amid a cracking atmosphere at Bramall Lane; a football ground that, in this day and age of identikit modern all-seater stadia is still an intimidating throwback for away fans to visit. 
    3/9/2014 12:05:52 PM
  • Sheffield United 0 Charlton 0: Rampaging centre-back Harry Maguire gets the crowd on their feet (not that they weren't standing already) with an incisive run through the heart of the Charlton midfield. The defender then finds Jamie Murphy on the left wing, who does well to make space for himself before delivering a ball into the middle that results in little other than panic defending, eventually being cleared to safety.
    3/9/2014 12:15:31 PM
  • Sheffield United 0 Charlton 0: The visitors force their first spell of pressure as they attack their mass of fans in the wonderfully named Jessica Ennis stand. Captain Johnnie Jackson sends a teasing corner over from the right, but neither attacker or defender can get a head on the ball, and that too is dispatched downfield without an effort on goal being registered.
    3/9/2014 12:22:49 PM
  • Sheffield United 0 Charlton 0: Co-commentating for BT Sport, Owen Hargreaves brings a touch of Spain to the Steel City by likening Sheffield United's false nine Jose Baxter to Lionel Messi. It's a ridiculous comparison, of course, considering the Argentine's propensity for going missing each time he pitches up in England.

    Meanwhile, Marcus Tudgay tests Mark Howard with a scuffed shot from the edge of the area, but the home goalkeeper scampers across his box to turn the ball away.
    3/9/2014 12:39:32 PM
  • Sheffield United 0 Charlton 0: On-loan Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady has the ball in the back of the Charlton net five minutes before the half-time break, but the linesman's flag had long gone up for offside.

    Moments earlier, Johnnie Jackson was rightly booked for what can be described at best as an 'industrial challenge' on Ryan Flynn, joining his victim on a yellow card.
    3/9/2014 12:45:43 PM
  • Sheffield United 0 Charlton 0: Bob Harris has an old-school football name, and he nearly scored an old-school FA Cup goal in injury time at the end of the first half. Again, Sheffield United's attack began with Maguire bringing the ball out of defence, and when Murphy pulled the ball back from the wing to Harris, the left back curled a shot from 25 yards just over the bar with Ben Hamer beaten.
    3/9/2014 12:50:37 PM
  • Half-time - Sheffield United 0 Charlton 0:
    3/9/2014 12:50:49 PM
  • The Sheffield United groundsman: still not as wet as anybody who attended the Blades' fourth round tie with Fulham at Bramall Lane.

    3/9/2014 1:02:37 PM
  • Sheffield United 0 Charlton 0: The second half has started in a similar vein to the first, and it's looking more and more likely that if there is it be a decisive goal, it will come from a set-piece. Harry Maguire nearly finds it after collecting Stefan Scougall's pass in the box following Jose Baxter's corner, but after rolling his marker, the defender was only able to fire into the side netting.
    3/9/2014 1:17:01 PM
  • Sheffield United 0 Charlton 0: The best opportunity of the afternoon has come and gone in the blink of an eye for Callum Harriott. A quickly taken free-kick sent Marcus Tudgay into the box, and when the forward looped the ball over the outrushing Mark Howard, Harriott was unmarked ten yards from a gaping goal. Unfortunately for the young Charlton midfielder, his thumped his first time effort the wrong side of the post and the game remains goalless.
    3/9/2014 1:23:56 PM
  • Mid-table in League One versus bottom of the Championship, and putting many top-flight clubs to shame...


    3/9/2014 1:25:53 PM
  • GOAL! Sheffield United 1 Charlton 0: The League One side are in front! Jose Baxter has been then most creative player on the pitch this afternoon, and the former Everton youngster has just set up Ryan Flynn for the opening goal with a wonderful cross from deep on the left. The curling delivery cut out each one of Charlton's defenders, and there was the Sheffield United right winger, arriving at the far post to toe-poke a finish past Ben Hamer and into the top left-hand corner. 
    3/9/2014 1:26:08 PM
  • GOAL! Sheffield United 2 Charlton 0: Two goals in two minutes and surely Sheffield United of League One are heading to Wembley! With their tails up, Jamie Murphy went on a surging run and cut in from the left wing before playing a square ball across the area to John Brayford. The full-back took a touch to steady himself before unleashing a shot from 25 yards that took a wicked deflection and wrong-footed Hamer. The noise inside this famous old ground is deafening!
    3/9/2014 1:27:05 PM
  • The third FA Cup quarter-final, and the second of the day, is just twenty minutes away. Here's how Hull City and Sunderland line up at the KC Stadium.

    Sunderland: Ustari, Bardsley, Dossena, O'Shea, Vergini, Cattermole, Colback, Larsson, Giaccherini, Fletcher, Scocco

    Subs: Ki, Johnson, Cuellar, Celustka, Bridcutt, Borini, Mannone

    Hull: McGregor, Figueroa, Rosenior, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Elmohamady, Sagbo, Aluko, Fryatt

    Subs: Harper, Bruce, Faye, Henderson, Quinn, Boyd, Koren

    Referee: Craig Pawson
    3/9/2014 1:39:19 PM
  • As stats go, it's not the most exciting, but let's roll with it...


    3/9/2014 1:40:54 PM
  • Sheffield United 2 Charlton 0: The home side have the ball in the net again, but once more Conor Coady sees an effort of his own chalked off for offside after he followed in a shot that had rebounded out off the post. The midfielder is now on a hat-trick - of disallowed goals.

    Meanwhile, Jose Baxter is booked for a two-footed challenge on Charlton substitute Danny Green, and is immediately replaced by Nigel Clough. On in his place has come Ben Davies. 
    3/9/2014 1:46:24 PM
  • Memories of Alan Cork as John Brayford celebrates that goal that ensures Sheffield United are off to Wembley.

    3/9/2014 1:48:51 PM
  • Sheffield United 2 Charlton 0: Sheffield United are four minutes of added time away from an FA Cup semi-final, four minutes of added time away from a trip to Wembley and four minutes of added time away from a club record ninth straight win in all competitions. Their opponents from the Championship haven't mustered a response since being hit by those two goals in as many minutes midway through the second half, and Charlton will shortly become the Blades latest FA Cup scalp.
    3/9/2014 1:52:26 PM
  • FULL TIME - Sheffield United 2 Charlton 0:
    3/9/2014 1:54:47 PM
  • There's no rest for the wicked as we race off to Hull and back...
    3/9/2014 2:03:40 PM
  • Hull 0 Sunderland 0: From one raucous atmosphere to another; the noise emanating from inside the KC Stadium is just as cacophonous as Bramall Lane earlier this afternoon. The home fans nearly have reason for further cheer inside the opening five minute too as Sunderland stand-in goalkeeper Oscar Ustari completely misjudges Maynor Figueroa's cross from the left. Fortunately for the Argentine stopper, the ball drops on to the crossbar and diverts away to safety.
    3/9/2014 2:08:13 PM
  • The Blades could face Arsenal again in this year's semi-finals...


    The draw will be made later today.
    3/9/2014 2:14:58 PM
  • Hull 0 Sunderland 0: Tom Huddlestone is the first player in Craig Pawson's notebook after a poor studs-up challenge on a Sunderland player. However, any outrage from watching football fans was curtailed on noticing that the recipient was Lee Cattermole, or as Countdown's Clarke Carlisle more eloquently put it, "Lee Cattermole receiving a taste of his own medicine."

    Meanwhile, some crisp passing from the visitors opens up Hull's defence down the right flank, but Ignacio Scocco was only able to sky Phil Bardsley's cross over the bar.
    3/9/2014 2:22:27 PM
  • Hull 0 Sunderland 0: And there's no prizes for guessing the second name in Craig Pawson's notebook! Not wanting to be outdone by one mentalist operating in the north-east, Lee Cattermole thunders into the back of David Meyler and receives his customary caution. Hull players are furious with the foul, Sunderland players are furious with the booking.
    3/9/2014 2:33:56 PM
  • PENALTY SAVED! Hull 0 Sunderland 0: Sunderland players are incensed once again as Craig Pawson points to the penalty spot after Sebastian Larsson clipped Sone Aluko's feet in the box. There was only slight contact as the Hull forward attempted to turn the Swedish midfielder, but it was enough to stop Aluko in his tracks and the decision appears the correct one.

    The Nigerian international steps up to take the penalty himself, but his effort is weak and allows Oscar Ustari time to get down low to his right and keep the ball out. Suddenly, Sunderland's players seem much more pleased with matters.
    3/9/2014 2:35:10 PM
  • Manchester City 1 Wigan 2: Three minutes plus five minutes of injury time for Wigan Athletic to hold on for a famous win - another famous win - over Manchester City. That's more than enough time for the hosts though, who have made scoring late goals at that end of the Etihad Stadium something of a speciality.
    3/9/2014 5:54:58 PM
  • FULL TIME - Manchester City 1 Wigan 2:
    3/9/2014 6:00:53 PM
  • Here's one in the eye for those who like to criticise the away support of smaller clubs...


    3/9/2014 6:05:02 PM
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