FA Cup fourth round draw as Man Utd, Arsenal and more discover fate

FA Cup fourth round draw as Man Utd, Arsenal and more discover fate

 


FA Cup fourth round draw as Man Utd, Arsenal and more discover fate

The sides still left in the FA Cup found out who they will play in the fourth round of the world’s oldest football competition – with several big clashes to look forward to.

Man Utd will face Reading in the FA Cup fourth round
Man Utd will face Reading in the FA Cup fourth round (Image: Getty Images)

The FA Cup fourth round draw brought about mouth-watering fixtures that could see several Premier League giants face off.

Manchester City could play Premier League title rivals Arsenal at home earlier than many would have anticipated – should they beat Chelsea in their third round clash on Sunday. And Mikel Arteta’s Gunners – who are the competition’s most successful ever side – will first need to win at Oxford United on Monday.javascript:void(0)

Meanwhile, Manchester United will take on Reading at Old Trafford after beating Everton 3-1 on Friday. Liverpool have the difficult task of travelling to Brighton, should they defeat Wolves in their third round replay.

Another tantalising clash will be Tottenham Hotspur’s visit to Preston North End – who are currently 10th in the Championship. Spurs edged past Portsmouth in an otherwise frustrating tie on Saturday courtesy of a Harry Kane stunner.

Lower division clubs such as Wrexham were unable to secure the huge clashes with Premier League sides that they had hoped for. Wrexham advanced to the fourth round after a dramatic 4-3 home win against Sheffield United.

Manchester City will play Arsenal if they get past Chelsea on Sunday
Manchester City will play Arsenal if they get past Chelsea on Sunday (Image: Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)
The winner of Oxford vs Arsenal on Monday will progress to the FA Cup fourth round
The winner of Oxford vs Arsenal on Monday will progress to the FA Cup fourth round (Image: Getty Images)

Fourth round fixtures are scheduled to be played between Friday, January 27 and Monday, January 30, while third round replays will be played in little over a week.

FA Cup fourth round draw in full

Preston North End vs Tottenham Hotspur

Southampton vs Blackpool

Wrexham vs Sheffield United

Ipswich vs Burnley

Manchester United vs Reading

Luton/Wigan Athletic vs Grimsby Town

Derby County vs West Ham

Stoke City vs Aston Villa/Stevenage

Liverpool will play another Premier League side if they progress to the fourth round
Liverpool will play another Premier League side if they progress to the fourth round (Image: Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Blackburn Rovers vs Forest Green Rovers/Birmingham City

Walsall vs Leicester City

Sheffield Wednesday vs Fleetwood Town

Manchester City/Chelsea vs Oxford United/Arsenal

Bristol City/Swansea City vs Chesterfield/West Brom

Brighton vs Liverpool/Wolves

Fulham vs Sunderland

Boreham Wood/Accrington vs Cardiff/Leeds United

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