The FA Cup always offers surprises and many Premier League clubs had difficult tasks to face in the fourth round. One still has one, in fact.
After Aston Villa, Newcastle, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth were knocked out by lower league opponents in the third round, plus Everton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Brentford knocked out by other Premier League teams, there were only 10 players from first division. teams remaining in the competition.
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Arsenal narrowly lost to Manchester City in a heavyweight clash, while Brighton won late against Liverpool and Manchester United beat Reading easily.
And then there’s Wrexham AFC, who almost upset Sheffield United, but will have to settle for a repeat.
Read on for FA Cup broadcast information, fixtures and predictions.
FA Cup fifth round draw results
Southampton v Luton Town/Grimsby Town Leicester City vs Blackburn Rovers/Birmingham City
Stoke City-Brighton & Hove Albion Wrexham/Sheffield United vs Tottenham Hotspur Fulham/Sunderland vs Leeds United Bristol City vs Manchester City Manchester United vs. West Ham United Ipswich Town/Burnley vs Sheffield Wednesday/Fleetwood Town
FA Cup live scores, schedule, dates, how to watch
Dates: Fourth round (January 27-30) | Round Five (week of March 1) Hours: below Online: Live updates via NBCSports.com How to watch: ESPN+
FA Cup fourth round replays — Calendar
Grimsby Town vs. Luton Town – 2:45pm ET Fleetwood Town vs. Sheffield Wednesday – 2:45 p.m. ET Burnley vs Ipswich Town – 2:45 p.m. ET Sheffield United vs Wrexham AFC – 2:45 p.m. ET
Sunderland vs Fulham – 2:45 p.m. ET
FA Cup fourth round schedule
All games at 10 am ET unless otherwise noted
Friday Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal – Summary/Video Highlights
Saturday Accrington Stanley 1-3 Leeds United Walsall 0-1 Leicester City Fulham 1-1 Sunderland Bristol City 3-0 West Brom Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Fleetwood Town Blackburn Rovers 2-2 City of Birmingham Luton Town 2-2 Grimsby Town Ipswich Town 0-0 Burnley Southampton 2-1 Blackpool Preston North End 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United 3-1 Reading
Sunday Brighton 2-1 Liverpool Stoke City 3-1 Stevenage Wrexham 3-3 Sheffield United
Monday Derby County 0-2 West Ham United
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Friday Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal
Saturday Accrington Stanley 1-3 Leeds United Walsall 1-2 Leicester City Fulham 1-2 Sunderland Bristol City 1-2 West Brom Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Fleetwood Town Blackburn Rovers 1-1 City of Birmingham Luton Town 3-1 Grimsby Town Ipswich Town 1-3 Burnley Southampton 2-0 Blackpool Preston North End 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur Reading Manchester United 2-1
Sunday Brighton 2-2 Liverpool Stoke City 2-1 Stevenage Wrexham 1-2 Sheffield United
Monday Derby County 1-1 West Ham
FA Cup third round replays
Swansea City 1-2 (AET) Bristol City Forest Green Rovers 1-2 birmingham city (original tie postponed due to waterlogged pitch) Wigan 1-2 luton wolves 0-1 Liverpool west brom 4-0 Chesterfields
Leeds United 5-2 Cardiff City
Tuesday, January 24
Accrington Stanley v Boreham Wood
FA Cup third round results
Manchester United 3-1 Everton
Preston North End 3-1 Huddersfield Town Reading 2-0 Watford Tottenham 1-0 Portsmouth Gillingham 0-1 Leicester City Forest Green Rovers vs Birmingham City—PPD Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton Hull City 0-2 Fulham Middlesbrough1-5Brighton Fleetwood Town 2-1 QPR Ipswich Town 4-1 Rotherham Bournemouth 2-4 Burnley Blackpool 4-1 Nottingham Forest Chesterfield 3-3 West Brom Millwall 0-2 Sheffield United Boreham Wood 1-1 Accrington Stanley Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Sunderland Brentford 0-1 West Ham Coventry City 3-4 Wrexham Luton City 1-1 Wigan Grimsby Town 1-0 Burton Albion Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Newcastle Liverpool 2-2 Wolves
Bristol City 1-1 Swansea City Derby County 3-0 Barnsley Cardiff City 2-2 Leeds Stockport 1-2 Walsall Hartlepool 0-3 Stoke City Norwich 0-1 Blackpool Aston Villa 1-2 Stevenage Man City 4-0 Chelsea