How to watch FA Cup stream: Sixteen teams are five wins from hoisting something shiny, as the FA Cup enters the fourth round this weekend.
And the fourth round continues with Wycombe Wanderers – Tottenham on Monday at 2:45pm ET, as Jose Mourinho eyes another piece of silverware, as Spurs should win big against the second-tier minnows. But this is the FA Cup, so who knows?
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- Saints bounce holders Arsenal; West Ham cruise into 5th round
- Man City stage late comeback to beat 4th-tier Cheltenham Town
RECAP – Sunday’s second round of fixtures was highlighted by a hugely intriguing matchup which as League Cup semifinalists and promotion hopefuls Brentford welcomed Premier League title hopefuls Leicester City to snowy west London. Brentford raced out to an early lead before Leicester hit back with three second-half goals.
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Sunday’s fixtures began with Chelsea dispatching Championship side Luton Town by way of a Tammy Abraham hat trick. While the final game on Sunday saw Everton handle Championship side Sheffield Wednesday easily at Goodison Park as Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Yerry Mina were all on target.
RECAP – Saturday’s late game saw Premier League giants and title chasers Manchester City visit League Two side Cheltenham Town at the Jonny-Ricks Stadium. USMNT goalkeeper Zack Steffen made his seventh start of the season (all competitions), including five of Man City’s last nine games.
ROUNDUP – Saturday’s FA Cup action kicked off with six games featuring three Premier League sides dispatching League One competition at 10 am ET. 7th-place West Ham United bested Doncaster Rovers at the London Stadium, while 17th-place Brighton & Hove Albion squeaked by Blackpool to the Amex Stadium and bottom-of-the-league Sheffield United survived a late scare from Plymouth Argyle.
Southampton knocked off Arsenal in Saturday’s early game.
First, we spent Friday afternoon watching sixth-tier Chorley push Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers to the brink at Victory Park.
These Magpies play in a 900-seater stadium with a capacity of 3,700, quite a difference from the Premier League’s outfit with the same nickname. Newcastle United was eliminated by Arsenal.
But Nuno Espirito Santo isn’t about the romance of the cup. He’s worried about the pitch quality at Victory Park.
“We already had photos taken of the pitch and we know that the FA have made an effort to try and preserve the pitch by covering,” Espirito Santo said. “We are aware of all that, but we don’t know the weather conditions. We cannot expect anything other than having a very difficult pitch to play football and we have to adapt to it. Because of the situations that we have, with some players out, some returning, and what is in front of us, we have to be aware of what we have and make the best decisions for the game. Like always, we’ll play the strongest squad that we can to compete well against Chorley.”
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There are also some all-Premier League ties in the fourth round.
It’s all a prelude to Man United and Liverpool’s latest match-up, this time at Old Trafford at Noon ET on Sunday.
We can hope for better than a wasteful Liverpool and a late-arriving United, as we saw in last week’s Premier League tango.
FA Cup 4th round fixtures
Chorley v Wolverhampton Wanderers — 2:45 pm ET Friday
Southampton v Arsenal — 7:15 am ET Saturday
West Ham United v Doncaster Rovers — 10 am ET Saturday
Sheffield United v Plymouth Argyle — 10 am ET Saturday
Barnsley v Norwich City — 10 am ET Saturday
Swansea City v Nottingham Forest — 10 am ET Saturday
Millwall v Bristol City — 10 am ET Saturday
Bournemouth v Crawley Town — canceled
Cheltenham Town v Manchester City — 12:30 pm ET Saturday
Chelsea v Luton Town — 7 am ET Sunday
Brentford v Leicester City — 9:30 am ET Sunday
Fulham v Burnley — 9:30 am ET Sunday
Manchester United v Liverpool — Noon ET Sunday
Everton v Sheffield Wednesday — 3 pm ET Sunday
Wycombe Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur — 2:45 pm ET Monday
Brighton & Hove Albion v Blackpool — 2:45 pm ET Monday
FA Cup 5th round draw
Manchester United v West Ham United
Everton v Tottenham
Swansea City v Manchester City
Barnsley v Chelsea
Wolves v Southampton
Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion
Burnley v Bournemouth/Crawley Town
Sheffield United v Bristol City