FA Cup fifth-round draw: Arsenal vs. Middlesbrough, Midlands derby, minnows at home


Some intriguing matches were set up as the fifth-round draw for the FA Cup took place on Monday.

Holders Arsenal will be at home against Middlesbrough, the team who shocked Manchester City away from home at the weekend, while Bradford City’s reward for knocking out Chelsea is a home game against either Sunderland or Fulham.

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Two all-Premier League ties have been set up as Aston Villa host Leicester City in a Midlands derby, while West Bromwich Albion welcome West Ham United to the Hawthorns. There’s an all-Championship tie as Derby County host Reading and second-tier side Blackburn Rovers will take on either Rochdale or Stoke City at Ewood Park.

If Manchester United get past League Two Cambridge United in their fourth round replay, easier said than done after a 0-0 draw last Friday, the Red Devils face another tricky away trip to either Preston North End of Sheffield United in the last 16.

Below is the full draw for the fifth round of of the FA Cup, as the games will be played on the weekend of February 14 and 15.

FA Cup, fifth-round fixtures

Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool/Bolton Wanderers
Arsenal vs. Middlesbrough
Aston Villa vs. Leicester City
West Bromwich Albion vs. West Ham United
Bradford City vs. Sunderland/Fulham
Blackburn Rovers vs. Rochdale/Stoke City
Derby County vs. Reading
Preston North End/Sheffield United vs. Cambridge United/Manchester United