Plan to scrap FA Cup fifth-round replays is brought forward to this season

• FA makes move to reduce fixture congestion for top six sides
• Fifth-round games will move to midweek from 2019-20 season

Plans to scrap FA Cup fifth-round replays have been brought forward to include this season, the Football Association has announced.

The decision had previously been made to get rid of fifth-round replays from the start of next season, deciding last-16 ties with extra time and penalties in order to create space in the calendar for a winter break from February 2020 onward.

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via Football | The Guardian