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When is the FA Cup draw? Start time, ball numbers for fourth and fifth rounds

By Tom Dutton

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Published: 16:32, 10 January 2021

League Two Crawley Town put their name in the hat for the next round of the FA Cup with a rampant second-half performance against Premier League Leeds United on Sunday.

Crawley cruised past Marcelo Bielsa’s side with a 3-0 win in West Sussex to seal one of the most famous wins in the club’s history. They will be joined in the next round by non-league Chorley, who saw off a makeshift Derby side to advance to the fourth round on Saturday.

Blackpool were among the other clubs to defy the odds, beating West Brom on penalties, while Burnley were taken all the way to a shootout by MK Dons.

Elsewhere, Tottenham put on a five-star showing at non-League Marine as the 160 places between them in the football pyramid told. Carlos Vinicius scored a 13-minute hat-trick as 16-year-old substitute Alfie Devine became the club’s youngest-ever scorer in the 5-0 win. 

Sheffield United secured their first win of the season as they reached the fourth round with a 3-2 victory at Bristol Rovers.

Manchester City, who are the favourites to lift the FA Cup, cruised past Birmingham, Manchester United edged out Watford, and Liverpool beat a young Aston Villa side on Friday night.

Holders Arsenal needed extra-time to see off Newcastle at Emirates Stadium while last season’s runners-up Chelsea made light work of Morecambe as Timo Werner ended his goal drought in a 4-0 win.

When is the FA Cup draw?

The draws for the fourth and fifth rounds will both be made on Monday January 11. The fourth-round fixtures will be picked out of the hat from 7.10pm with the fifth-round draw to follow shortly after.

Is it on TV?

The draws will form part of BT Sport 1’s build-up to West Ham’s third-round trip to Stockport. Reshmin Chowdhury will host the draw, which will be conducted by 2006 FA Cup winner Peter Crouch. Fans can also find out who their team will face in the next round by watching a live stream on the official Emirates FA Cup Twitter and Facebook channels.

Ball numbers

1 Plymouth Argyle
2 Southampton or Shrewsbury Town
3 Chorley
4 Tottenham Hotspur
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers
6 Stockport County or West Ham United
7 AFC Bournemouth
8 Manchester United
9 Swansea City
10 Everton
11 Nottingham Forest
12 Arsenal
13 Barnsley
14 Sheffield United
15 Millwall
16 Doncaster Rovers
17 Leicester City
18 Wycombe Wanderers
19 Crawley Town
20 Burnley
21 Bristol City
22 Fulham
23 Liverpool
24 Brentford
25 Manchester City
26 Luton Town
27 Chelsea
28 Sheffield Wednesday
29 Norwich City
30 Blackpool
31 Brighton and Hove Albion
32 Cheltenham Town

The numbers for the fifth round will be available following the conclusion of the fourth-round draw.

Fourth-round ties are scheduled for the weekend of January 23 while the fifth round is due to take place on Wednesday February 10.

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