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Manchester City handed FA Cup tie with Newcastle United in quarter-finals

Man City handed FA Cup tie with Newcastle in quarter-finals
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Holders Manchester City to face Newcastle United in FA Cup quarter-finals, while Manchester United and Liverpool could meet if they win their respective last-16 ties.

Holders Manchester City have been handed a FA Cup quarter-final tie with Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium.

The draw for the last eight was held prior to the four remaining last-16 fixtures on Wednesday evening, creating a few ifs and buts regarding the make-up of the next round.

Nevertheless, holders Man City know that they will square off against Newcastle, who beat the Citizens in the EFL Cup earlier this season at St James' Park.

Meanwhile, Manchester United will play host to Liverpool if the teams can come through their respective encounters with Nottingham Forest and Southampton on Wednesday.

Whoever prevails from the meeting between Chelsea and Leeds United will go up against Leicester City, throwing up the possibility of a Championship side being guaranteed representation in the semi-finals.

Coventry City's reward for seeing off National League South side Maidstone United is a trip to either Wolverhampton Wanderers or Brighton & Hove Albion.

The ties are due to be played across the weekend of March 16 and March 17.

Quarter-final draw in full:

Wolverhampton Wanderers/Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Coventry City
Nottingham Forest/Manchester United vs. Liverpool/Southampton
Chelsea/Leeds United vs. Leicester City
Manchester City vs. Newcastle United

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