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Waiting game for Saints as United relish Cup reunion with Brighton

Safely through: Southampton will face Man City or Wigan
Safely through: Southampton will face Man City or Wigan

By Robert Jones

Southampton await the winners of this evening's clash between Wigan Athletic and Manchester City.

Saturday night's FA Cup quarter-final draw provided an interesting sub-plot to yesterday's fifth round clashes, with a host of teams sizing up potential last-eight opponents before they'd even negotiated their path to that stage of the competition.

Should Pep Guardiola's side get the better of the Latics tonight, they will have home advantage against the Saints, while the winners of the replay between Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale will travel to face either Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea City.

In a draw that kept all the big guns apart, the only confirmed fixtures are Manchester United's home date with Brighton and Hove Albion, as well as Chelsea's trip to Leicester City.

The Blues and Foxes advanced on Friday night, with respective 4-0 and 1-0 victories over Hull City and Sheffield United.

FA Cup quarter-finals (March 16-19): Leicester City v Chelsea; Manchester United v Brighton; Sheff Wednesday/ Swansea v Rochdale/ Tottenham; Wigan/ Man City v Southampton

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