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Sarri To Meet Solskjaer As Chelsea Draw Man Utd In FA Cup

Sarri To Meet Solskjaer As Chelsea Draw Man Utd In FA Cup

If Manchester United are to win the FA Cup this season, they are certainly going to earn that right.

Having left North London with a tactically perfect win over Arsenal, in the Fourth Round on Friday night, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take his side back to the capital for an arguably bigger tie in the last 16 after the twelve time winners were drawn against Chelsea this evening.

Maurizio Sarri's men have already made it to one domestic cup final this year and will be hoping that they can progress in another, in the tie of the round.

The two met each other in the league at Stamford Bridge in October, where Ross Barkley's 96th-minute equaliser denied José Mourinho a much-needed victory.

Amongst the other standout ties, Newport County will welcome Premier League Champions, Manchester City, to Rodney Parade, should they overcome Middlesborough in a fourth round replay at the same venue on February 5th.

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Watford and Crystal Palace will both face testing away fixtures, as the Hornets await the winners of the replay between QPR and Portsmouth, whilst Palace will travel to Yorkshire to face Doncaster Rovers.

Should Brighton beat West Bromwich Albion when they try again, Frank Lampard's Derby County await in Round Five.

Wolves, will be hoping to set up a tie against Bristol City at Ashton Gate. Matt Doherty grabbed a late equaliser agaisnt Shrewsbury Town to throw Nuno Espirito's side a cup lifeline, with the League One side forced to do it all again in the Black Country in eight days time.

In an eye-catching fixture for the neutral, Kingsmeadow will play host to a massive London derby as AFC Wimbledon host Millwall. The Lions win over Everton at The Den on Saturday was marred by racist chanting and violence in the streets surrounding the stadium.

In the round's remaining match-up Swansea City will entertain the winner of tonight's clash between Barnet and Brentford to the Liberty Stadium.

All games are scheduled to take place between the 15th and 18th of February.

 

 

Aaron Strain

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