FA Cup 2014: Hull vs. Sheffield United Live Stream, TV Info, Stats, Form Guide

Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 13, 2014

Hull City's, from left, Jake Livermore, Ahmed Elmohamady, David Meyler and Curtis Davies walk off the pitch together after being defeated 2-1 at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Hull City at Upton Park stadium in London, Wednesday, March 26, 2014.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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The FA Cup returns this weekend with Hull City and Sheffield United meeting at Wembley in the semi-finals this Sunday and playing for the opportunity to compete for football's most historic prize.

Steve Bruce's Hull have had a terrific season so far and will be looking to top it off by reaching May's final.

Bruce won the competition three times as a player with Manchester United but has yet to add to that tally as a manager.

Meanwhile, Nigel Clough's Sheffield United side are the lowest-placed club left in the competition, sitting as they do 11th in League One.

Read on for TV and live stream information as well as key statistics and form guide.


Date: Sunday, April 13

Time: 4:07 p.m. BST/11:07 a.m. ET

Live Stream: BT Sport app (subscription required), FoxSoccer2Go (U.S. only, subscription required)

TV Info: BT Sport 1 (UK), Fox Sports 1 (U.S.)


Form Guide

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Hull's only meeting with another top-flight side in this competition so far was their 3-0 home win against Sunderland in the last round.

They have proved very difficult to break down in the FA Cup so far, having conceded only twice all season, in their fifth-round match and replay against Brighton, per BBC Sport

As well as Sunderland, neither Southend nor Middlesbrough could score against the Hull defence.

This should bode well in this semi-final, as the Blades have not necessarily been prolific in League One this season. They have scored 42 goals in 41 games, the lowest of any team in the top half this season, per Sky Sports.

And former England international and talkSPORT broadcaster Stan Collymore reckons Hull will edge it:

However, the Tigers would do well not to underestimate Clough's side, who have seen Premier League clubs Aston Villa and Fulham on their way to Wembley.

They started their FA Cup campaign back in November, seeing off Colchester 3-2 away in the first round.

Others to have fallen to the Sheffield have been Cambridge, Nottingham Forest and Charlton in the last round. 

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If any team represents the fabled "magic of the cup" this season, it is the Blades, and if they can make it to the final, it could set up an historic triumph. 

In their respective leagues, Hull have won three of their last eight games while United overcame Rotherham last time out with a 1-0 victory, per BBC Sport.


Key Stats

Both come into the game on the back of a win. Hull overcame Swansea, 1-0, last weekend in a victory that sees them now sitting 12th and nine points off the relegation positions.

The two Yorkshire sides have been drawn together twice before in the competitionon both occasions, the match went to a replay.

The Blades progressed in 1983, while Hull went through in 2009. With no replays at the semi-final stage the match would go to penalties if the sides can't be separated this time.

A bad omen for United, they have lost in their last four appearances at this stage of the FA Cup, most recently to Arsenal in 2003.

The Gunners also defeated Hull the only time the Tigers have previously got this far in the competition back in 1930.

In the last 17 meetings between these two sides, Hull have won just twice, but those victories have come in the last three games against the Blades.  


All key stats via Opta.