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FA Cup fourth round draw announced

The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup has been carried out.

30 of the 32 third round fixtures have been completed at the time of writing. Nottingham Forest and Arsenal are set to clash just after the draw, while Manchester United and Aston Villa will face off for a place in the fourth round on Monday.

The biggest shock of the round came at St James’ Park, as Newcastle United were knocked out by League One Cambridge United.

Sixth-tier Kidderminster Harriers also pulled off an upset, coming from behind to eliminate Championship side Reading.

Boreham Wood are the only other non-league club remaining, having knocked out AFC Wimbledon.

There will be 14 or 15 Premier League sides in the fourth round. Newcastle, Leeds United, Burnley and Watford were all eliminated.

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur all suffered scares at home to Shrewsbury Town and Morecambe respectively, but managed to come from behind to progress. Meanwhile, Manchester City and Chelsea made it through without too many problems.

There are up to four all-Premier League ties in the fourth round. Everton were drawn against Brentford, Tottenham face Brighton & Hove Albion, and Wolverhampton Wanderers will play Norwich City.

Meanwhile, holders Leicester City will travel to either Nottingham Forest or Arsenal, depending on the result of their third-round tie.

The fixtures will take place between February 4/7, 2022.

Full FA Cup fourth round draw

Kidderminster Harriers are the lowest-ranked team left in the competition – they will face West Ham United in the next round

Crystal Palace vs Hartlepool United
Bournemouth vs Boreham Wood
Huddersfield Town vs Barnsley
Peterborough United vs Queens Park Rangers
Cambridge United vs Luton Town
Southampton vs Coventry City
Chelsea vs Plymouth Argyle
Everton vs Brentford
Kidderminster Harriers vs West Ham United
Manchester United/Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough
Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton and Hove Albion
Liverpool vs Cardiff City
Stoke City vs Wigan Athletic
Nottingham Forest/Arsenal vs Leicester City
Manchester City vs Fulham
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City

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