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FA Cup draw is revealed

Published 31/01/2016

Prize guy: Aaron Ramsey with the FA Cup after last year’s win
Prize guy: Aaron Ramsey with the FA Cup after last year’s win

The fifth-round ties will be played across the weekend of Friday February 19 to Monday February 22.

Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea were drawn at home to title challengers Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup, where Sky Bet League One strugglers Shrewsbury have been handed a plum tie against Manchester United at New Meadow.

The Blues impressed as they won 5-1 at MK Dons on Sunday to continue their revival under interim manager Guus Hiddink. City had eased to a comfortable 4-0 win at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Shrewsbury were rewarded for their dramatic comeback to beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 by being given another home tie against the Red Devils, who had beaten Derby 3-1 away in the first of the fourth-round fixtures on Friday evening.

When told of the draw, Hiddink, who won the FA Cup in his last temporary spell as Chelsea boss in 2009, said: "It is already a final.

"Manchester City is a huge game, so (let's) start the final (in the) next round."

Elsewhere, holders Arsenal were drawn at home to Hull, the team they beat to win the 2014 final at Wembley and met again in the third round last season.

The Gunners knocked out Sky Bet Championship side Burnley 2-1 on Saturday, while Steve Bruce's promotion-chasers won 3-1 at Bury.

There will be other all-Premier League clashes when Tottenham host Crystal Palace and Bournemouth take on Everton.

Spurs won 3-1 at League One Colchester on Saturday, while the Eagles beat Stoke 1-0.

Bournemouth secured a place in the fifth round for the first time since 1989 when they won 2-1 at Portsmouth.

The Toffees, meanwhile, coasted to a 3-0 away win over Carlisle.

League One Peterborough battled to a 2-2 draw at West Brom, and if they win through the replay would head to Championship side Reading, who beat Walsall 4-0.

Watford, 1-0 winners at Nottingham Forest, were drawn at home to Leeds, who won 2-1 at Bolton.

The remaining fixture will see Blackburn, 3-0 winners at Oxford, host either Liverpool or West Ham, who played out a goalless draw on Saturday evening.

The fifth-round ties will be played across the weekend of Friday February 19 to Monday February 22.

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