Are there replays in the FA Cup quarter finals? Will fixtures be played again if tie ends in a draw

The FA Cup fourth round saw Liverpool and Arsenal kicked out of the competition as replays will take next week

The magic of the FA Cup returned this weekend for the quarter-finals of the competition.

Manchester City faced Burnley and Haaland added another hat-trick to his collection. It is an all championship clash with Sheffield United welcoming Blackburn Rovers, Brighton & Hove Albion will take on League Two Grimsby Town and the final game of the round will take place at Old Trafford as Manchester United host Fulham.

But what happens if the games finish level at the end of 90 minutes?

Will FA Cup replays return for the quarter-finals in 2023 or will the matches go straight to extra-time this weekend? Here is all you need to know:

Will there be replays in quarter-finals if game ends in a draw?

For the previous two editions of the FA Cup (2020/2021 and 2021/2022) replays were scrapped for the third and fourth rounds, due to the disruption caused to the schedule by the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision was made to avoid further fixture congestion.

However, for the 2022/2023 edition of the FA Cup replays are returning for the third and fourth round. The fifth round will continue to have extra-time and penalties and there will not be replays at this stage of the tournament.

Will there be extra-time and penalties for quarter finals?

If the FA Cup quarter-finals end in a draw, the matches will go to extra-time and penalties following the 90 minutes of play.

Accrington Stanley celebrates victory over Boreham Wood
Accrington Stanley celebrates victory over Boreham Wood
Accrington Stanley celebrates victory over Boreham Wood

How to stream FA Cup quarter-final games?

UK viewers will be able to stream all the action from the BBC games via the BBC Sport App and the BBC iPlayer. Games on ITV will also be able to stream via ITVX.

You can download the streaming services for both channels on your mobile phone or tablet device.