The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup is announced and hence football fans are in for some entertaining fixtures over the month of March. Tournament favourites Manchester City and Manchester United are up against some interesting opponents as they hope to make a title push. Whereas another Premier League giant, Tottenham Hotspur, emerges as a dark horse contender.
Manchester United took down Reading in the last round with a 3-1 margin and is set to face West Ham in the next round of the Cup. Whereas Manchester City will be facing an easier opponent - Bristol City after beating big teams like Chelsea and Arsenal.
Tottenham is set to take on Wrexham or Sheffield United for a place in the Quarterfinals. Ryan Reynolds’ team pulled off a near-miracle victory in the first leg and will hope to get a massive fixture against the Spurs if they win the 2nd leg. Whereas Premier League breakout stars Brighton & Hove Albion are scheduled for the toughest test in English football as they will be traveling to the Bet365 Stadium on a cold rainy night in Stoke.
The FA Cup Fifth Round:
1 Southampton v Luton Town or Grimsby Town
2 Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers or Birmingham City
3 Stoke City v Brighton & Hove Albion
4 Wrexham or Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur
5 Fulham or Sunderland v Leeds United
6 Bristol City v Manchester City
7 Manchester United v West Ham United
8 Ipswich Town or Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday or Fleetwood