Liverpool and Man City's differing fortunes in FA Cup highlighted

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2021

Jurgen Klopp's men have been pitted against their bitter rivals in the next round, making the trip to Old Trafford next weekend, after hosting them in the Premier League on Sunday.

As I revealed on Twitter on Monday, Arsenal are the only "big six" side they have in the FA Cup since the start of the 2017/18 season, with endless winnable fixtures handed to them.

League Two Crawley, who thrashed Leeds 3-0 in the third round, travel to Bournemouth.

It's the 18th time the Premier League giants have been drawn together in the FA Cup, with United winning all but four of those previous encounters.

Reacting to the draw, Chorley manager Jamie Vermiglio admitted: "That's what we really wanted, Premier League opposition, great".

Should Chorley pull off another upset, they could face holders Arsenal in the fifth round.

"It's just tough, though, to keep them focused on the league, which is our priority".

Everton or Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe or Tottenham, Swansea or Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham or Manchester City, Brentford or Leicester v Brighton or Blackpool. City will take on fourth-tier Cheltenham and Tottenham plays Wycombe, which is in last place in the second-tier Championship.

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