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Big guns apart in FA Cup 4th round

05 January 2014, 17:22

London - Arsenal's reward for beating rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup is a comfortable looking fourth round tie at home to third tier side Coventry City following the draw on Sunday.

The country's big guns were all kept apart with Chelsea, who face Derby County in the third round on Sunday, potentially facing the only all-Premier League clash against Stoke City.

Third tier Sheffield United, who knocked out top flight Aston Villa on Saturday, will have to beat another Premier League club if they are to reach the fifth round after being drawn at home to Norwich City or Fulham.

Manchester United or Swansea City, who face each other in the third round on Sunday, were drawn away to Birmingham City, Bristol Rovers or Crawley, while Manchester City will have to get through a replay against Blackburn Rovers before hosting Bristol City or Watford.

Stevenage, who are bottom of League One (third tier) were handed a home tie against Premier League Everton

Draw for the fourth round of England's FA Cup (home teams listed first):

Matches to be played on weekend of January 25-26

Sunderland or Carlisle v Kidderminster or Peterborough
Bolton v Cardiff
Southampton v Yeovil
Huddersfield v Charlton or Oxford
Port Vale or Plymouth v Brighton
Nottingham Forest vs. Ipswich or Preston
Southend v Hull
Rochdale v Macclesfield or Sheffield Wednesday
Arsenal v Coventry
Stevenage v Everton
Wigan or MK Dons v Crystal Palace
Derby or Chelsea v Stoke
Blackburn or Manchester City v Bristol City or Watford
Bournemouth or Burton v Liverpool or Oldham
Birmingham, Bristol Rovers or Crawley v Manchester United or Swansea
Sheffield United v Norwich or Fulham


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