Norwich City's FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United scheduled for June

Ruben Hill
May 30, 2020

Manchester City's clash with Liverpool is the standout tie in gameweek 32, although barring poor Reds form and unfaltering excellence from Pep Guardiola's side, the title could well be decided already by this point.

Indeed Liverpool could be crowned champions very soon after the campaign restarts.

However, if Arsenal beat City in the first game back on June 17, Liverpool could clinch the title at the home of their Merseyside rivals, heightening pre-existing policing concerns around that fixture.

"We are working with our clubs to ensure risks are assessed and minimised, while cooperating with the police at a local and national level".

Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts of South Yorkshire Police, the UK's football policing lead, said in a statement issued to the PA news agency: "Our discussions with the Premier League throughout this process have been positive, with a shared focus on the priority of public health".

"As a JRG member and co-chair of the medical sub group, he has overseen creation of a comprehensive strategy for testing procedures and safe "return to training" and 'return to playing" protocols that have given confidence that the Scottish Premiership can kick-off in August. "We are prepared for all outcomes and have a neutral-venue contingency".

Sources have told ESPN that the government views Wembley as the ideal neutral venue to relocate matches. It may also include teams threatened with relegation depending on how the league progresses next month.

Leicester take on Chelsea, Newcastle face holders Manchester City, Sheffield United play Arsenal and Norwich meet Manchester United.

ESPN report that Manchester United are interested in a bid to sign the prolific Bundesliga goal-scorer to bolster their attack ahead of the 2020-21 Premier League season.

The Emirates FA Cup has today via its official website confirmed that the FA Cup quarter finals will be held on Saturday 27th June and Sunday 28th June and so Arsenal's game against Sheffield United will be on either of those days.

The semi-finals will be played on July 11 and 12, with the intention being for those matches and the final to be played at Wembley as usual.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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