FA Cup: Giant-killers Bradford City await quarter-final draw

Written by on February 16, 2015

Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

Giant-killers Bradford City will discover their FA Cup quarter-final opponents when the draw is made on Monday night.

The League One side followed up their fourth-round win against Chelsea by beating Sunderland 2-0 on Sunday to secure their place in the last eight. England manager Roy Hodgson will make the draw ahead of Manchester United’s fifth-round game at Preston.

It will be shown live on BBC One and on the BBC Sport website from 19:30 GMT.

Hodgson will be helped by Brian Finney, the son of Preston legend Sir Tom Finney. Bradford City are the lowest ranked team in the last eight, and are joined by 2014 FA Cup winners Arsenal, who beat Middlesbrough 2-0 on Sunday.

The Gunners’ Premier League rivals Liverpool are also in the quarter-finals, after Brendan Rodgers’s sidewon 2-1 at Crystal Palace in the fifth round. “We would like another game at home,” said Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson.

“It is incredible for all the players to experience that sell-out atmosphere. We had all three sides singing and behind the team against Sunderland and it raises the lads to the next level.”


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