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FA Cup fifth round draw: Chelsea host Man City, Arsenal face Hull again

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | January 31, 2016

Tasty duels for FA Cup fifth round

By far the biggest tie of the FA Cup fifth round was the first one drawn, as Chelsea host Manchester City, while there is also a rematch of the 2014 final between champions Arsenal and Hull City.

The Blues just saw off MK Dons 5-1 in the late match on Sunday, and now aim to salvage something from their woeful Premier League season if they topple fellow English giants City.

Meanwhile, the Gunners (4/1 title favourites with Coral) are bidding for a third straight FA Cup crown, and Hull will certainly be sick of the sight of the north Londoners, having lost to them in this competition the last two seasons.

The Tigers did go 2-0 up in the 2014 final, but were eventually 3-2 and went down 2-0 last year too in the third round.

Man Utd handed favourable draw

Elsewhere, Manchester United have been rewarded after beating Derby County 3-1 with another away trip, this time to League One outfit Shrewsbury Town, who knocked out Sheffield Wednesday thanks to a last gasp winner.

There will be an all-London clash between duo Tottenham and Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane, but the Eagles will not be happy after losing both top-flight fixtures against them this term. Although, Emmanuel Adebayor will make a return to his former club sooner than he would have thought.

Bournemouth and Everton battle at Dean Court in the only other all-Premier League tie, and you can expect goals after the two sides fought out a 3-3 draw in November.

Liverpool and West Ham United face a replay at Upton Park after their stalemate, and the winner will go on to meet Championship club Blackburn Rovers.

Finally, West Bromwich Albion will need to beat League One side Peterborough United to face Reading in the fifth round, while Watford entertain an in-form Leeds United.

FA Cup fifth round draw in full

Chelsea v Manchester City
Reading v West Bromwich Albion or Peterborough United
Watford v Leeds United
Shrewsbury Town v Manchester United
Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool or West Ham United
Tottenham v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Hull City
Bournemouth v Everton

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