FA Cup news

Chelsea-United replay date confirmed

March 13, 2013
By Miguel Delaney

The FA Cup quarter-final replay between Chelsea and Manchester United will take place at 12.30pm at Stamford Bridge on Monday April 1, the FA has finally confirmed.

Sir Alex Ferguson, Rafa Benitez
PA PhotosSir Alex Ferguson and Rafa Benitez never saw eye to eye on the touchline or off it.

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The two sides drew the initial game 2-2 at Old Trafford last Sunday, but the Blues' hectic schedule has greatly disrupted their season as well as plans to arrange the restaged game.

With the FA Cup clash taking place on the Monday, Chelsea's Premier League game at Southampton - which had been due to take place on Sunday March 31 - will now be moved forward a day, kicking off at 3pm on the Saturday. United will take on Sunderland in the league on March 30, as planned.

United have also announced that their league match with West Ham United, which had been due to be played March 9, has been scheduled for Wednesday April 17 at 7.45pm.

Meanwhile, FA Cup semi-finalists Wigan Athletic have announced two rescheduled Premier League games as a result of the club's progress in the cup.

Wigan will face Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on the evening of Wednesday April 17 and will play Swansea City on Tuesday May 5 at 7.45pm.