United drawn away in last eight

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Manchester United's reward for reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Cup is a trip to either Fulham or Coca-Cola Championship side Swansea.

United demolished Derby 4-1 at Pride Park and will now either visit the Cottagers or Roberto Martinez's side on March 7 or 8.

The current Barclays Premier League leaders beat Fulham on the way to their last FA Cup triumph in 2003-04 but they have not met Swansea since the 1982-83 season.

Chelsea, winners in 2007, must travel to face the winners of the replay between Blackburn and Coventry.

The Sky Blues were just moments away from winning at Ewood Park on Saturday but Christopher Samba's injury-time goal saw Rovers claim a 2-2 draw.

The Blues beat Blackburn in the semi-final en route to their cup triumph two years ago with Michael Ballack scoring the winner in extra-time.

Arsenal play last year's losing finalists Cardiff in their fourth-round replay on Monday evening and should they prevail, the Gunners would meet Burnley in the fifth round on quarter-final weekend.

Awaiting the winners of that clash would be either Hull or Sheffield United, who drew 1-1 at Bramall Lane.

Arsenal seem to meet the Blades in cup competition on an annual basis with the north London side demolishing their opponents 6-0 in the Carling Cup earlier this season, but Premier League side Hull are favourites to go through having home advantage for the replay a week on Thursday.

Everton - in the last eight for the first time since 2002 following their 3-1 defeat of Aston Villa - will host either West Ham or Middlesbrough.

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