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FA Cup fourth round draw: Everything you need to know

By Harry Edwards

Published: 13:08, 6 January 2020

After a weekend FA Cup action, we are a step closer to knowing all 32 participants of the FA Cup fourth round.

The third round brought the introduction of Premier League and Championship sides after lower league clubs started their FA Cup campaigns in 2019.

A total of 64 teams entered the round with 32 games spread across three days, starting with Saturday. There were 20 games throughout the day, including one all-Premier League tie and 16 matches between teams in different divisions.

Sunday brought another 11 games, including the Merseyside Derby, and there have already been a number of Premier League teams eliminated. Brighton and Hove Albion were the first to go and were shortly followed by Aston Villa, both being knocked out by lower league opposition.

Crystal Palace also fell to a Championship side while Everton lost to Liverpool. In perhaps the shock of the round, League One Tranmere Rovers fought back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Nigel Pearson’s Watford side.

With one game, plus replays, left to go there is still plenty of FA Cup third round action to come, but some teams will already be looking forward to the draw and eyeing their dream scenarios.

Read on for everything you need to know about the FA Cup fourth round draw.

When is the FA Cup fourth round draw and where can I watch?

Date: Monday, 6 January 2020

Time: 7:30 PM

TV coverage (UK): BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

When will the FA Cup fourth round ties take place?

The 16 ties of the FA Cup fourth round are scheduled to take place between Friday, 24 January and Monday, 27 January with games spread across all four days.

Who will be involved in the FA Cup fourth round?

Already, 23 teams have confirmed their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup, with 18 teams left fighting for a spot either through fixtures yet to come or replays. But the FA have confirmed the ball numbers for each side, so you know what to keep an eye on when the draw is made.

1. Leicester City
2. Queens Park Rangers
3. Fulham
4. Chelsea
5. Wolverhampton Wanderers or Manchester United
6. West Bromwich Albion
7. Rochdale or Newcastle United
8. Cardiff City or Carlisle United
9. Oxford United
10. Sheffield United
11. Southampton
12. Liverpool
13. Bristol City or Shrewsbury Town
14. AFC Bournemouth
15. Sheffield Wednesday
16. Bristol Rovers or Coventry City
17. Barnsley
18. Manchester City
19. Middlesbrough or Tottenham Hotspur
20. Reading or Blackpool
21. Watford or Tranmere Rovers
22. Norwich City
23. Millwall
24. Derby County
25. Hull City
26. Brentford
27. Portsmouth
28. Arsenal or Leeds United
29. West Ham United
30. Northampton Town
31. Burnley
32. Birmingham City

When are the FA Cup third-round replays?

Although the dates of the fixtures are not officially confirmed, we do know that the FA Cup third-round replays are scheduled to take place in the week commencing Monday, 13 January 2020.

Currently, there are eight FA Cup third-round replays set to take place, which are:

Blackpool vs Reading
Carlisle vs Cardiff
Coventry vs Bristol Rovers
Manchester United vs Wolves
Newcastle vs Rochdale
Shrewsbury vs Bristol City
Tottenham Hotspur vs Middlesbrough
Tranmere vs Watford

Should those games be drawn then the teams will play 30 minutes of extra-time and a penalty shootout if needed.

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FA Cup third round results and fixtures in full

Birmingham 2-1 Blackburn
Bristol City 1-1 Shrewsbury
Burnley 4-2 Peterborough
Millwall 3-0 Newport County
Rochdale 1-1 Newcastle
Rotherham 2-3 Hull
Brentford 1-0 Stoke
Brighton 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Cardiff 2-2 Carlisle
Fulham 2-1 Aston Villa
Oxford United 4-1 Hartlepool
Preston 2-4 Norwich
Reading 2-2 Blackpool
Southampton 2-0 Huddersfield
Watford 3-3 Tranmere
Bournemouth 4-0 Luton
Fleetwood 1-2 Portsmouth
Leicester 2-0 Wigan
Man City 4-1 Port Vale
Wolves 0-0 Man Utd
Bristol Rovers 2-2 Coventry
Burton 2-4 Northampton
Charlton 0-1 West Brom
Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Crewe 1-3 Barnsley
Crystal Palace 0-1 Derby
Middlesbrough 1-1 Tottenham
QPR 5-1 Swansea
Sheffield United 2-1 AFC Fylde
Liverpool 1-0 Everton
Gillingham 0-2 West Ham
Arsenal vs Leeds