The FA Cup returned after the international break and we have been treated to several spectacular games. Manchester United were knocked out by Middlesbrough, West Ham United scraped past non-league side Kidderminster and Frank Lampard started his run as Everton manager with a 4-1 win against Brentford. There are still three more games in the fourth round to be played with Liverpool and Leicester City still hoping to punch their way to the fifth round. However, the draw for the fifth round has already taken place and we have many enticing fixtures to look forward to.
The FA Cup Draw: Peterborough United vs Manchester City, Southampton vs West Ham United And More
The FA Cup Fifth Round Draw In Full
The fifth round draw took place before Liverpool vs Cardiff City and the following fixtures have been drawn:
Luton Town vs Chelsea
Crystal Palace vs Stoke City
Peterborough United vs Manchester City
Liverpool or Cardiff City vs Norwich City
Southampton vs West Ham United
Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Hotspur
Nottingham Forest or Leicester City vs Huddersfield Town
Everton vs AFC Bournemouth or Boreham Wood
Ties To Look Forward To
Southampton vs West Ham United is the only tie between two Premier League sides. Southampton beat Coventry City to advance to the fifth round. Meanwhile, West Ham United almost fell victim to a major upset against Kidderminster. Declan Rice’s stoppage-time equaliser took the game to extra time where West Ham picked up the win.
Norwich could also be facing a Premier League team but they will hope that they won’t have to. Liverpool will take on Cardiff at Anfield to decide who Dean Smith’s side will have to prepare for.
Frank Lampard will be happy with the draw too. The Everton manager will play either Bournemouth or Boreham Wood which are two of the easier teams in the fifth round. Lampard made his Everton debut with a statement win over Brentford and will hope to continue his run. However, as we’ve seen in the past, you don’t know what could happen in the FA Cup.