FA Cup: Premier League big guns get favourable draws


FA Cup: Premier League big guns get favourable draws

FA Cup: Premier League big guns get favourable draws


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Cup holders Manchester United will play Wigan Athletic and Premier League leaders Chelsea have been paired with Brentford.

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Holders Manchester United and Premier League leaders Chelsea were both handed favourable home draws on Monday against second-tier opposition in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Man Utd to meet Wigan, Blues take on Brentford

United host nearby Wigan Athletic, the 2012-13 FA Cup winners, at Old Trafford, while Chelsea will also be strong favourites to go through when they play Brentford at Stamford Bridge in a west London derby.

Wayne Rooney scored a milestone goal as holders United beat Reading in the third round.

Wigan are just one place off the foot of the Championship and in a relegation battle. Brentford are mid-table.

Plymouth or Liverpool to host Wolves

If Plymouth Argyle can pull off a shock in their home replay with Liverpool their reward will be a home tie with Wolverhampton Wanderers, also of the Championship.

Man City against Bolton or Palace, Foxes at Derby

Manchester City travel to either Bolton or Crystal Palace and local pride will be at stake when Derby host Premier League champions Leicester City.

Tottenham Hotspur will expect to beat Wycombe Wanderers, of the fourth tier, at White Hart Lane, but Arsenal face a potentially tricky away trip to either Southampton or Norwich City.

Sutton United, the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, will play home to Cambridge or Leeds if they win their replay against AFC Wimbledon.

Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams after his side's draw at Liverpool.

The ties will take place on 27-30 January.

Draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup:

Tottenham v Wycombe

Derby v Leicester

Oxford v Birmingham or Newcastle

Sutton or AFC Wimbledon v Cambridge or Leeds

Liverpool or Plymouth v Wolves

Southampton or Norwich v Arsenal

Ipswich or Lincoln v Brighton

Chelsea v Brentford

Manchester United v Wigan

Millwall v Watford

Rochdale v Huddersfield

Sunderland or Burnley v Bristol City or Fleetwood

Blackburn v Barnsley or Blackpool

Fulham v Hull

Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley

Bolton or Crystal Palace v Manchester City


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