The magic of the FA Cup returns this weekend with the competition at the quarter-final stage and an intriguing set of fixtures to examine.
As well as a re-run of last year's final between Manchester City and Wigan, there are two all-Premier League clashes with Arsenal hosting Everton and Sunderland travelling to Hull.
Meanwhile, League One side Sheffield United take on struggling Championship side Charlton Athletic at Bramall Lane.
Read on for the full schedule, live stream, TV information and a preview of each quarter-final.
|Date||Time||Fixture||Live Stream||TV Info|
|8 March||12.45pm GMT, 7.45am ET||Arsenal v Everton||not available||ITV1 (UK), Fox Sports 1 (US)|
|9 March||noon GMT, 7am ET||Sheff Utd v Charlton||BT Sport app||BT Sport 1 (UK)|
|9 March||2pm GMT, 9am ET||Hull v Sunderland||not available||ITV1 (UK)|
|9 March||4.05pm GMT, 11.05am ET||Man City v Wigan||BT Sport app||BT Sport 1 (UK), Fox Sports 2 (US)|
Arsenal vs. Everton
As Arsenal's Premier League challenge stutters, it is looking more and more likely that the FA Cup is the best opportunity for Arsenal finally to end their trophy-less streak which stretches back to 2005.
However, Everton will also see the FA Cup as a chance to end their own barren run which goes back even further to 1995.
And Roberto Martinez, who won the trophy with Wigan last season, beating Manchester City 1-0 in the final, is aware of the challenge facing his side:
Everton need to be ruthless against Arsenal to keep FA Cup dream alive, insists Roberto Martinez http://t.co/a5mPKwXhoI— Everton News (@ToffeesNews) March 6, 2014
Both sides had good wins in the previous round with Everton overcoming Swansea and Arsenal beating Liverpool.
The fact that it is at the Emirates gives Arsenal the edge, but they will need to be mindful of the attacking prowess of Romelu Lukaku.
Manchester City vs. Wigan
A repeat of last year's final and an opportunity for Manchester City to exact revenge for their shock loss at Wembley when Ben Watson's late header stunned the Sky Blues.
Wigan currently sit sixth in the Championship, and their primary goal this season will be to return to the Premier League so a win at the Etihad seems highly unlikely.
They do, however, come into the game on the back of four consecutive wins in the league while Manchester City will be buoyant following their Capital One Cup triumph over Sunderland last weekend.
Which lower league side will reach the FA Cup semi-finals?
Sheffield United vs. Charlton
This match ensures that at least one lower-league side will make it to the semi-finals with United, 10th in League One, the lowest-ranked side to reach the quarter-finals since 1990.
The Blades have claimed the significant scalps of Aston Villa and Fulham in their campaign whilst Charlton, currently in the Championship's bottom three, saw off Sheffield Wednesday in the last round.
Result: Sheffield Wednesday 1 Charlton Athletic 2. Londoners set-up return to the Steel City for FA Cup quarter-final with Sheffield United— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) February 24, 2014
Sheffield United would seem to have the edge historically, having won all three previous meetings against Charlton, according to Eurosport.
Hull vs. Sunderland
Sunderland are involved, yet again, in the latter stages of a cup competition, having lost out last weekend to Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final.
I want to go back there, to be at Wembley.
Scoring at Wembley is always special, especially for a foreign player.
If we can win against Hull, we’ll be going back again, which will be good. But the main thing is to get points and start pushing up the league.
And indeed Sunderland's lowly position in the Premier League—they are in the relegation zone—will likely give Steve Bruce's side the edge in this encounter.