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It's deja-vu as United to visit Yeovil, while Tottenham head for Newport


By Robert Jones

League Two side Yeovil will host Manchester United in the Emirates FA Cup for the second time in four seasons having been pitted against Jose Mourinho's men in the fourth round.

The Glovers were the lowest-ranked side in yesterday's draw and were handed a home clash with the 12-time winners, as they were in 2015 when United won 2-0 thanks to goals from Ander Herrera and Angel di Maria.

Fellow League Two side Newport will entertain Tottenham, while Mansfield, another club from the fourth tier, have the carrot of welcoming Pep Guardiola's Manchester City to Field Mill if they can overcome Cardiff City at home in a replay.

There are guaranteed to be at least two all-Premier League ties, with Liverpool once more at home against West Brom and Southampton facing Watford at St Mary's. Newcastle will visit either Chelsea or Norwich, while Bournemouth would end up facing West Ham on the south coast if those two clubs can overcome respective replays against Wigan and Shrewsbury.

Draw: Liverpool v West Brom, Peterborough v Fleetwood/Leicester, Huddersfield v Birmingham, Notts County v Wolves/Swansea, Yeovil v Man Utd, Carlisle/Sheff Wed v Stevenage/Reading, Cardiff/Mansfield v Man City, MK Dons v Coventry, Millwall v Rochdale, Southampton v Watford, Middlesbrough v Brighton, Bournemouth/Wigan v Shrewsbury/West Ham, Hull v Nottm Forest, Newport v Tottenham, Norwich/Chelsea v Newcastle, Sheff Utd v Preston.

Ties to be played over weekend of January 26-29

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