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Stuart Dalgleish 7th Mar 2013 - 20:05

FA Cup quarter-finals Opta Facts


Everton v Wigan Athletic

  • This is only the second time these North West rivals have been drawn together in the FA Cup; in round four of the 1980 competition, Everton defeated the Latics 3-0 at Goodison Park.
  • The Toffees have both scored and conceded in 13 of their last 17 FA Cup games.
  • Wigan have only won two of their last 12 FA Cup games against top-flight sides (D2 L8).
  • On the road, the Latics have only ever won once in the FA Cup against a side from the top tier (3-0 at Sunderland in January 2008).
  • Everton have only lost two of their last 12 FA Cup games on home soil (W8 D2).
  • Wigan have won three consecutive away games in the FA Cup (all this season); already their best ever run of wins on the road in the competition.
  • This is only the second time Wigan have made the sixth round of the FA Cup; in 1986/87, they lost 2-0 to Leeds United.
  • In contrast, this will be Everton's 28th appearance in the FA Cup sixth round (only four teams have made more); they have progressed through 17 of the previous 27.
  • Arouna Kone has already scored in both league meetings with Everton this season.
  • The Latics have not won at Goodison Park since their first ever trip there in September 2005 (1-0); since then, they have lost five and drawn two.



Manchester City v Barnsley

  • The Citizens have won both previous FA Cup meetings with Barnsley (both on home soil), winning 2-1 in 1947/48 (round three) and 2-0 in 1992/93 (round five).
  • Barnsley have only won two of their last 11 FA Cup games against Premier League sides, though those victories did come in successive games v Liverpool and Chelsea in 2007/08.
  • The Tykes have not won three straight away games on the road in the FA Cup proper since January 1957.
  • City have failed to score in only one of their last 18 FA Cup games on home soil, netting 39 goals in total in that run.
  • Roberto Mancini's side are unbeaten in nine games against lower ranked sides in the FA Cup, winning their last four in a row without conceding (13 goals scored).
  • Carlos Tevez has scored in three successive games in all competitions.
  • The Citizens have lost four of their last five FA Cup quarter-finals, though they did win their last one in 2011 (1-0 v Reading).
  • This is Barnsley's seventh appearance in round six of the competition; they were knocked out in the first five before eliminating Chelsea in 2007/08.
  • City have won their last three against Barnsley in all competitions, scoring 15 goals and conceding just two.
  • The Citizens have kept six clean sheets in their last seven games in all competitions at the Etihad.



Millwall v Blackburn Rovers

  • This is the first FA Cup quarter-final not to feature a Premier League side since 2008, when West Brom thumped Bristol Rovers 5-1.
  • Rovers have won both previous FA Cup meetings with Millwall; they won 2-1 in Round Three of the 1978/79 competition and 1-0 in Round Four back in 2001/02.
  • The Lions have not won four successive FA Cup games outright On home soil, Millwall have lost just two of their last 18 FA Cup games (W11 D5).
  • since January 1957.
  • Rovers are one of only two teams (with Man City) yet to concede a goal in the FA Cup proper this season.
  • This is will be Millwall's sixth appearance in round six of the FA Cup; they have progressed through two of the previous five, including the last one (2003/04 v Tranmere).
  • Rovers, meanwhile, are appearing at this stage for the sixteenth time; they have progressed through eight of the previous 15, including the last two.
  • Blackburn have only lost one of their last six trips to Millwall in all competitions (W4 D1), though they did lose at home to the Lions earlier this season.
  • Colin Kazim-Richards has scored the opening goal in each of Rovers' last two FA Cup games.
  • Millwall have only failed to score in one of their last 15 FA Cup games at the New Den.



Manchester United v Chelsea

  • This will be the eleventh FA Cup tie between Manchester United and Chelsea; The Red Devils lead the head-to-head record by eight wins to two, although Chelsea did win the last meeting (the 2007 final).
  • The only previous sixth round meeting between United and Chelsea in the FA Cup is also the only previous tie between the sides to go to a replay; After a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford, the Red Devils won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to progress in their treble winning season (1998/99).
  • Chelsea have never won in five previous FA Cup games at Old Trafford, losing four, drawing one and scoring just one goal in total.
  • The last six meetings between these sides in all competitions have seen 30 goals scored, with 14 netted in just two meetings so far this term.
  • Javier Hernandez has netted in five of his last six games against the Blues in all competitions.
  • Chelsea have only lost one of their last 38 FA Cup games outright, winning 31 and drawing six.
  • Indeed, the Blues are now unbeaten in 27 cup games (excluding penalty shootouts), the longest ever run without defeat by a single side.
  • The Red Devils have only lost two of their last 18 FA Cup away games, with both of those defeats coming at Anfield against Liverpool.
  • Juan Mata has scored five goals and assisted seven in just 10 appearances in the FA Cup.
  • This will be Manchester United's 34th appearance in the FA Cup sixth round; only Arsenal (36) have made this round more often.




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