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Provisional dates for FA Cup restart agreed

Provisional dates for FA Cup restart agreed
Manchester City’s FA Cup defence is set to resume at the end of June, with the provisional dates for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign now agreed.

The competition had reached the quarter-final stage before football was suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19, with City due to face Newcastle United in the last eight.

That tie will now take place over the weekend of Saturday 27 June and Sunday 28 June and should we beat the Magpies, the semi-finals are scheduled across the weekend of Saturday 11 July and Sunday 12 July.

The FA Cup Final will be played on Saturday 1 August.

Further information on venues and timings will be announced in due course.

City’s campaign began with comprehensive home victories over Port Vale and Fulham, who were beaten 4-1 and 4-0 respectively.

Sergio Aguero scored the only goal in our fifth round eclipse of Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough to set up our last eight meeting with Newcastle.

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The quarter-final stage is an all Premier League affair, with Leicester City hosting Chelsea and Sheffield United welcoming Arsenal to Bramall Lane, whilst Manchester United make the trip to Norwich City.

“We are pleased to agree the provisional restart date for the 2019-20 Emirates FA Cup,” said FA chief executive officer, Mark Bullingham.

“The competition has been an integral part of the English football calendar for nearly 150 years, and we’d like to thank the Premier League executive and clubs for their support in scheduling the remaining matches during this unprecedented time.

“This has been a difficult period for many people and, while this is a positive step, the restart date is dependent on all safety measures being met. The health and well-being of players, staff and supporters remains our priority.”

FA CUP SCHEDULE

Quarter-finals: Saturday 27 June & Sunday 28 June

Semi-finals: Saturday 11 July & Sunday 12 July

Final: Saturday 1 August

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