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Man United to host defending champion Arsenal in FA Cup quarters; Liverpool hosts Blackburn


LONDON — Manchester United will host defending champion Arsenal in an FA Cup quarterfinal between two of the biggest teams remaining in the competition.

Monday's draw pitted Arsenal against the winner of United and third-tier Preston, the last game to be played in the fifth round. United avoided an upset by rallying for a 3-1 win and will welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on the weekend of March 7-8.

With Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and Everton among the big clubs already eliminated, it is by far the highest-profile quarterfinal. Liverpool will play Blackburn at home, while third-tier Bradford was rewarded for its latest upset win with a home game against League Championship team Reading. Bradford followed up its stunning victory at Chelsea by knocking out Sunderland on Sunday.

Aston Villa hosts West Bromwich Albion in another all-Premier League quarterfinal.

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