Premier League heavyweights avoid each other in FA Cup fifth-round draw

Premier League heavyweights avoid each other in FA Cup fifth-round draw
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Premier League leaders Manchester City will travel to second-tier Championship side Peterborough United while Chelsea are away at Luton Town in the fifth round of the FA Cup after most of the top-flight sides avoided each other in Sunday’s draw.

City came from behind to beat Fulham 4-1 while Chelsea defeated Plymouth Argyle 2-1 in extra time on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur, who saw off Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1, must travel to Middlesbrough, who beat Manchester United on penalties at Old Trafford.

In an all-Premier League clash, Southampton host West Ham United who survived a potential upset at the hands of non-league side Kidderminster Harriers with last-gasp goals in normal time and extra time.

Liverpool were rewarded with a home game against Norwich City after overcoming Cardiff City 3-1 on Sunday, while Nottingham Forest set up a clash against Huddersfield Town following a shock win over holders Leicester City.

Elsewhere, Everton will host Boreham Wood after the non-league side stunned Championship club Bournemouth 1-0 in the late game on Sunday.

The fifth-round games will be played in the week commencing Feb. 28.

FA CUP FIFTH ROUND DRAW

  • Luton Town v Chelsea
  • Crystal Palace vs Stoke City
  • Peterborough United v Manchester City
  • Liverpool v Norwich City
  • Southampton v West Ham United
  • Middlesbrough v Tottenham Hotspur
  • Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town
  • Everton v Boreham Wood

-Reuters

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