Complete FA Cup fifth round draw revealed

The FA Cup draw was announced late on Monday night and there are plenty of interesting clashes!

Complete FA Cup fifth round draw revealed

(L-R) Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez, Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (Photos: AFP)

The FA Cup fifth round draw took place on Monday night, with Premier League leaders Manchester City set to travel to Wigan Athletic while Chelsea will host Championship side Hull City at Stamford Bridge.

All fifth round ties will take place on the February 17-18 weekend, it was announced at the draw, which was made by Chelsea icon Ruud Gullit.

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Manchester United will have to wait a while to know their opponents as they will visit the winner of the Huddersfield Town-Birmingham City replay while Tottenham Hotspur will have to beat Newport County in their replay if they are to play either Millwall or Rochdale in the fifth round. For the Red Devils and Spurs, the FA Cup is perhaps their sole realistic chance of lifting silverware this season, despite the fact that both are in contention in continental competition as well.


Manchester City’s quest for a quadruple is very much on and while Wigan will make life difficult for the Premier League leaders, expect Pep Guardiola’s men to exact revenge for a humiliating FA Cup Final loss in 2013.

Chelsea, whose Premier League title defence has gotten off to a poor start, it is also perhaps their sole probable shot at lifting a trophy this season and the Blues are heavy favourites to progress to the quarter-finals.

West Bromwich Albion, who scripted the upset of the fourth round by knocking out Liverpool, will host fellow Premier League side Southampton at the Hawthorns.

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An in-form Leicester City side will host Championship side Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium while Coventry City pay Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion, who play at the Amex Stadium, a visit.

Swansea City have a replay with Notts County ahead and will be hosted by Sheffield Wednesday if they are able to beat the lower-league side.

Complete fifth round fixtures:

Sheffield Wednesday v Notts County/Swansea City
West Bromwich Albion v Southampton
Chelsea v Hull City
Leicester City v Sheffield United
Huddersfield Town/Birmingham v Manchester United
Millwall or Rochdale v Newport County/Tottenham Hotspur
Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry City
Wigan Athletic v Manchester City