FA Cup Fifth Round Draw: Man United, City and Tottenham Learn Fate

FA Cup Fifth Round Draw: Man United, City and Tottenham Learn Fate

  • This season's FA Cup campaign is slowly taking shape as the tournament enters the last 16 round
  • Man City, Man United, and Tottenham Hotspur are among the top teams still in the tournament
  • However, Arsenal, Chelsea, and holders Liverpool are all out after they were eliminated
  • Wrexham are the lowest-ranked team yet to be eliminated, with the non-League side eyeing a spot in the last 16

Premier League giants Manchester United, Man City, and Tottenham Hotspur have all learned their FA Cup fate following the draw for the fifth round of the tournament.

The three EPL clubs are among the heavyweights still firmly in the competition following the elimination of Chelsea, Arsenal, and holders Liverpool.

FA Cup, Man United, Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Wrexham.
A detailed view of the Emirates FA Cup Trophy prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium. Photo by Catherine Ivill.
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Chelsea and Arsenal were both dumped out of the tourney by Man City, with Liverpool's shock defeat to Brighton on Sunday sending them packing.

According to Metro UK, seven non-Premier League clubs were in the hat ahead of the Monday night last-16 draw.

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Elsewhere, non-league side Wrexham and League Two outfit Grimsby Town are the lowest-ranked teams still in the competition.

Who will Man United and City face?

Both Man City and rivals Man United will not be facing each other at this stage of the competition.

The two teams, who are the favourites to win the cup landed relatively easier draws, at least on paper.

Pep Guardiola's men are scheduled to face Bristol City away in the fifth round as the Red Devils entertain West Ham United at home.

On their part, Tottenham Hotspur face a tricky away trip to face the winner between Wrexham or Sheffield United.

FA Cup fifth round draw in full:

Southampton v Luton Town or Grimsby Town

Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers or Birmingham City

Stoke City v Brighton

Wrexham or Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur

Fulham or Sunderland v Leeds United

Bristol City v Manchester City

Manchester United v West Ham

Ipswich Town or Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday or Fleetwood Town

Ref issues round red card

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the FA Cup match between Wrexham and Sheffield United witnessed something strange.

The referee issued a round card as against the commonly issued rectangular card.

Fans had a mix of surprise and confusion as to why it was used in the FA Cup fourth round.

Source: SportsBrief.com