Sheffield United V Arsenal - As it happened.
FT: Sheffield United 1-2 Arsenal. Arsenal are into the semi-finals of the FA Cup after a hard-fought victory at Bramall Lane. Dani Ceballos scored a dramatic injury-time goal at a time when Sheffield United looked the likelier winners, and Mikel Arteta’s side will join Manchester United in the last four.
An Arsenal change: Sokratis replaces Pepe.
That goal came out of nothing!!! Arsenal broke three on three before Pepe was tackled by Stevens in the area. Ceballos picked up the loose ball, danced past Stevens and slid the ball under Henderson from a tight angle. That wasn’t great keeping from Henderson, who left a pretty big gap at the near post!!!
GOAAAAAAAALLLL DANI CEBALLOS!!!
Two stunning saves by Martinez! Sheffield are in this!
The Blades have a late equaliser! And it's a comical moment at the back for Arsenal. Kolasinac clears a long throw straight into team-mate Mustafi. The ricochet presents a simple close-range finish to McGoldrick. It's 1-1 with just a few minutes left at Bramall Lane!
GOAAAAAALLLLLL SHEFFIELD! Arsenal let their defensive weakness get the best of them!
Henderson’s long kick almost breaks for McBurnie, who is about to shoot when Mustafi pokes the ball away.
Billy Sharp replaces Chris Basham for Sheffield United.
Robinson goes into the book. An easy decision for the referee after the defender stepped across Nketiah's path to break up a counter-attack.
Around 20 minutes remaining at Bramall Lane and the players have another chance to rehydrate. The home side have threatened in this second half without managing to respond to Pepe's first-half penalty.
A cracking long-range shot from Xhaka is well blocked by Robinson.
Nketiah and Ceballos come on for Arsenal with Willock and Lacazette going off. Xhaka is given the armband.
Just past the hour now and Wilder makes a second change, with Kieron Freeman replacing wing-back Baldock.
Basham misses! Sheffield the better side here...
Sheffield United have another goal disallowed! Norwood’s brilliant free-kick from the right found McGoldrick, whose close-range shot was superbly saved by Martinez. Egan headed the rebound into the newt but the flag had rightly gone up against McGoldrick.
Dean Henderson’s wind-assisted goal kick almost goes in at the other end! It bounced just inside the penalty area and landed on the roof of the net with Martinez backpedalling frantically.
Holding comes on for David Luiz.
David Luiz is down with an injury. I’m not sure what the problem is but he’s going to be replaced by Rob Holding.
ON TARGET! The long throw comes in from the left and McBurnie wins it, but Martinez is positioned well and holds on to the header. Arsenal's defence being asked some questions.
HT: Sheffield 0-1 Arsenal. Sheffield United have work to do in the second half but they've created enough chances to be confident that they can score an equaliser. Arsenal got better and better as the half went on. More of the same in the next half for the Gunners.
Another head clash, this time between Tierney and Baldock in an aerial duel. Tierney comes off worse but he's fine to play on after being checked.
Action at both ends! Arsenal keeper Martinez first holds a curling Norwood effort. The Gunners then get at their opposition with Tierney able to overlap on the left and spot Pepe's run, which he rewards with a fine cut-back, but the Ivory Coast international finishes the wrong side of the upright.
Arsenal threaten again! Maitland-Niles gets around the United defence on the right and draws an involvement out of Henderson from an attempted cross. The ball eventually comes out to Tierney, who shoots past the left post.
Both players now back to their feet and will seemingly continue.
Willock and McBurnie collide just outside the Arsenal area. Both are flat on their back and look badly winded.
Lundstram is down receiving some treatment on his left shoulder after tangling with Willock. The shoulder problem is too much for Lundstram and he's forced to come off. Berge is his replacement in midfield.
It's much better from Arsenal after the goal. More possession spells and harder pressing.
Fleck is booked for a foul on Lacazette.
SAVE!! And it's a very, very sharp one from Henderson, who gets down to his left to push Pepe's stinging shot around the post. Good play all round.
Free kick for Sheffield United, but the hosts can't quite get it to become dangerous.
GOAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!!!!!!! PEPE SCORES THE PENALTY!!!
PENALTY!! Basham clips Lacazette's ankle just inside the box and Arsenal have a spot-kick. Huge opportunity here for the visitors.
Willock’s corner goes straight to Fleck at the near post. I’ve no idea what he was trying there.
Not much happening at the moment... Both teams are struggling to get organised.
Robinson puts a long throw into the box. Mustafi flicks the ball on and McGoldrick almost taps it in at the far post but misses the ball when he dives at it.
DISALLOWED! The Blades look to take the lead as McBurnie gets his head to a corner, sending it back across goal for Lundstram to nod home. But replays show Lundstram was offside and the goal is chalked off following a VAR review. Big let-off for Arsenal!
McGoldrick makes a good run down the left and pulls the ball back to Robinson, whose shot deflects wide off Xhaka.
SHOT! The first attempt of the match comes in from the centre-back Robinson, whose deflected effort goes out for a corner. Good, adventurous move from the hosts.
An early free-kick in a decent area for the Blades but Norwood's delivery goes beyond everyone and out for a goal-kick.
And we're off!
Mikel Arteta finally registered his first Premier League away win as Arsenal head coach with a 2-0 victory over Southampton on Thursday, but this is a different challenge. The Gunners are battling injury problems, an FA cup could be their best chance at a place in a European tournament next season.
Neither side has looked particularly assured since returning to action earlier this month. The Blades have been especially disappointing, recording successive 3-0 losses following their goalless draw against Aston Villa despite an otherwise exceptional campaign.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is only on the bench for Arsenal, while Matteo Guendouzi and Mesut Ozil aren’t in the squad... Is this Arteta's way of punishing the Frenchman after his antics against Brighton?
Sheffield United’s team is pretty much as expected, with the regulars making their appearance in what they hope will be a ticket for the semis after an impressive season.
Arsenal: Martinez; Mustafi, David Luiz, Kolasinac; Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Willock, Tierney; Pepe, Lacazette, Saka.
Sheffield United starting XI: Henderson; Basham, Egan, Robinson; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, McBurnie.
Hello and welcome to our minute to minute coverage as Sheffield United host Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-finals!