Excitement Builds as Emirates FA Cup Enters Fifth Round
The Emirates FA Cup is heating up as teams battle it out for glory in the fifth round. From thrilling comebacks to unexpected defeats, the competition is delivering its fair share of drama.
In a nail-biting fourth-round replay, Nottingham Forest edged past Bristol City, setting up a tantalizing clash against Manchester United on February 28. The game went all the way to extra time and penalties, leaving fans on the edge of their seats.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa faced an uphill battle against Chelsea, missing key defender Ezri Konsa due to injury. Despite their best efforts, Villa succumbed to a 3-1 defeat, ending their FA Cup journey for this season.
Coventry City secured their spot in the fifth round with a convincing 4-1 victory over Sheffield, with USMNT forward Haji Wright making his mark with a crucial goal. They now prepare to face underdogs Maidstone United in what promises to be an exciting encounter.
Here’s a rundown of the upcoming fifth-round fixtures:
- Coventry City vs. Maidstone United at 2:45 p.m. ET
- AFC Bournemouth vs. Leicester City at 2:30 p.m. ET
- Blackburn Rovers vs. Newcastle United at 2:45 p.m. ET
- Luton Town vs. Manchester City at 3:00 p.m. ET
- Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Brighton & Hove Albion at 2:45 p.m. ET
- Nottingham Forest or Bristol City vs. Manchester United at 2:45 p.m. ET
- Liverpool vs. Southampton at 3:00 p.m. ET
- Chelsea vs. Leeds United or Plymouth Argyle (time to be determined)
Fans can catch select FA Cup games with an ESPN+ subscription.
As the competition progresses, anticipation builds for the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and ultimately the grand finale on May 25, 2024. Stay tuned as the Emirates FA Cup continues to deliver unforgettable moments on the road to glory.