- ESPN to broadcast Tottenham Hotpsur or Stevenage v Bolton Wanderers, and, Birmingham City or Chelsea v Leicester City.
- Live FA Cup Fifth Round Replay between Tottenham Hotspur and Stevenage
ESPN will continue its live televised coverage of this season’s FA Cup with two matches from the Sixth Round on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March. The sports media company will bring fans live and exclusive coverage of Tottenham Hotspur or Stevenage v Bolton Wanderers and Birmingham City or Chelsea v Leicester City.
The FA Cup Sixth Round will see a double bill of live action on ESPN, starting with the winner of the Fifth Round replay between Tottenham Hotspur and Stevenage playing Bolton Wanderers on Saturday 17th March at 5:30pm. Tottenham haven’t had the smoothest of journeys through the early rounds of the competition as they narrowly beat Watford at Vicarage Road and were only able to hold Stevenage to a 0-0 draw in the two sides’ first Fifth Round match. The prize on offer for Spurs or Stevenage is a home tie against four-time winners Bolton. Bolton will be looking to make it into the semi-finals of the competition for the second season running.
Next up, on Sunday 18th March kicking off at 2:05pm, the winner of the Fifth Round Replay between Birmingham City and Chelsea will play Leicester City at home. Should Chelsea have made it into the Sixth Round, their under-fire manager Andre Villas-Boas will be desperate to win this match. Leicester City are currently the only team from outside the Barclays Premier League that is guaranteed to be in the quarter finals. And after a turbulent season which has seen Sven-Goran Eriksson sacked as manager, Nigel Pearson’s men will be eyeing an historic trip to Wembley for the semi-finals, should they prevail.
In addition, ESPN will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the FA Cup Fifth Round Replay on Wednesday 7th March as Tottenham Hotspur face Stevenage. Following a battling performance in the first match against Barclays Premier League title hopefuls Tottenham, Stevenage earned a replay to see if they can cause the biggest upset of this year’s competition. Spurs are still in with a chance of doing the league and FA Cup ‘double’. But League One side Stevenage, the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, will have one eye on making history and reaching the quarter finals.
ESPN broadcasts 25 live and exclusive FA Cup matches this season, from the First Round through to the Final, ensuring fans won’t miss any of the competition’s unique drama and storylines. As well as selected replays through the tournament, the sports media company televises two matches in the first two rounds, three matches from the third to fifth rounds, two quarter-finals, one semi-final and the FA Cup Final for each of the next three seasons.
LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON ESPN
FA Cup Fifth Round Replay on ESPN
Wednesday 7th March at 7:00pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Stevenage
Under the stewardship of new manager, Gary Smith, Stevenage have continued their consistent form this season and currently sit in the playoffs positions in League One. After drawing 0-0 at Broadhall Way, Tottenham face the potential banana skin of a replay at White Hart Lane.
FA Cup Sixth Round on ESPN
Saturday 17th March at 5:30pm
Tottenham Hotspur or Stevenage v Bolton Wanderers
The winner of the replay between Spurs and Stevenage will receive a home draw against Barclays Premier League strugglers, Bolton Wanderers. Despite an upturn in results in recent weeks, Owen Coyle’s team recently suffered a 2-1 home defeat to fellow relegation contenders, Wigan Athletic. However, Bolton will be looking to make it into the semi-finals of the competition for the second season running.
Sunday 18th March at 2:05pm
Birmingham City or Chelsea v Leicester City
After a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, Birmingham and Chelsea head to St Andrews to decide which of these sides will progress to the quarter finals. Waiting for the winners are Leicester City who, despite a poor start to the campaign, still have an outside chance of making the playoffs in the Npower Championship this season, and remain the lowest ranked team to secured a place in the last eight so far.
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