New date set for Sheffield United's FA Cup clash

Date set for Blades' FA Cup Quarter-Final Credit: Press Association

The date for Sheffield United's FA Cup quarter-final tie with Arsenal has been announced.

The Blades will play their game on June 27 or 28. The original tie was postponed in March because of the coronavirus crisis.

The Football Association announced the dates, with the semi-finals on July 18 or 19 and the FA Cup final on August 1 at Wembley.

No decision has been reached yet on whether Sheffield United will play at home, as they were drawn, or if the game will be at a neutral venue.

All the ties will be behind closed doors.

The arrangements for broadcasting the FA Cup matches are yet to be confirmed, with BT Sport and BBC holding the UK rights.

The Football Association announcement comes after the Premier League confirmed Sheffield United would kick off the re-start of the league programme with a match at Aston Villa on June 17.

The Blades are then due to play Newcastle United on June 20 or 21 June at St James' Park.

The decision to resume playing was agreed by all 20 Premier League clubs at a meeting on Thursday.

Sheffield United back in training ahead of the June 17 kick off.

The FA Cup 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.

MARK BULLINGHAM – FA CHIEF EXECUTIVE