FA Cup 4th Round Draw: Arsenal v Man Utd – the headline tie

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Following Wolves’ 2-1 win over Liverpool yesterday, the FA Cup 4th Round Draw took place. There are interesting ties set to take place but headlining the bill is Arsenal vs Manchester United, a fixture that has continued to intrigue in recent seasons. 

Wolves’ reward for toppling Premier League leaders Liverpool is an away tie against either Shrewsbury or Stoke City, to be decided in a replay fixture next week. League One side Gillingham, who surprised Cardiff with a narrow 1-0 win last weekend, are set for an away trip to their Welsh rivals Swansea.

League Two’s Oldham Athletic, who stunned Premier League side Fulham at Craven Cottage, have a winnable tie against Doncaster Rovers – they are in the division above.

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Claudio Ranieri’s side fell victim to a giant killing late on at Craven Cottage after Callum Lang’s 88th-minute winner

National League side Barnet are the competition’s lowest-ranked team left and have been rewarded for their efforts with a home clash against Championship’s Brentford.

FA Cup holders Chelsea will host either Sheffield Wednesday or Luton, Accrington Stanley will be bracing themselves for another potential scalp with a home tie against Derby County or Southampton while Newport County have a difficult task in the form of Middlesbrough to overcome.

There’s only three all-Premier League fixtures – Man City against Burnley, a London derby between Crystal Palace and Tottenham as well as the headline of Round Four: Arsenal vs last year’s finalists Manchester United.

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Remember me? Danny Welbeck (centre) scored against his boyhood club as Arsenal were 2-1 winners against United in Round Six four seasons ago

The fixtures in full are as follows:

Swansea vs Gillingham
AFC Wimbledon vs West Ham
Shrewsbury or Stoke vs Wolves
Millwall vs Everton
Brighton vs West Brom
Bristol City vs Bolton Wanderers
Accrington Stanley vs Derby County/Southampton
Doncaster Rovers vs Oldham Athletic
Chelsea vs Sheffield Wednesday/Luton
Newcastle/Blackburn Rovers vs Watford
Middlesbrough vs Newport County
Manchester City vs Burnley
Barnet vs Brentford
Portsmouth vs Queens Park Rangers
Arsenal vs Manchester United
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham

The ties will be played on the weekend of the 25-28th of January.

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