Sunday, 4 January 2009

FA Cup Draw: Man United v Spurs - Liverpool v Everton - Kettering v Fulham.....


Tottenham Hotspur are due to face Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round at Old Trafford if United overcome Championship side Southampton in their third round clash.

The Red Devils and Spurs are both destined to meet at Wembley in the Carling Cup if they can overcome Derby County and Burnley respectively in their forthcoming semi-finals.

The only other, all Premier League fourth round tie pairs Liverpool and Everton together in a Merseyside derby at Anfield. Arsenal, have been drawn away to Cardiff City, while Fulham are away at non-league club Kettering Town. West Ham United must travel to Victoria Park to face League 1 side Hartlepool, who knocked Premiership club Stoke City out in the last round.

All fourth round FA Cup ties are to be played over the weekend of January 24-25th.

Full FA Cup Fourth Round Draw

Birmingham/Wolves v Middlesbrough

Cardiff v Arsenal

Chelsea/Southend v Ipswich

Cheltenham/Doncaster v Aston Villa

Derby v Nottm Forest

Hartlepool v West Ham United

Hull City/Newcastle v Millwall/Crewe

Kettering v Fulham

Leyton Orient/Sheff Utd v Charlton/Norwich

Liverpool v Everton

Portsmouth/Bristol City v Histon/Swansea

Southampton/Manchester Utd v Tottenham Hotspur

Sunderland v Blyth/Blackburn

Torquay v Coventry

Watford v Leicester/Crystal Palace

West Bromwich Albion/Peterborough v QPR/Burnley

1 comment:

  1. Tottenham take on Burnley on Tuesday, coming from a 3-1 win over Wigan on Friday which quite impressed me. However, Darren Bent is now out injured, and Spurs have very few fit players to spare with many sitting on the bench that have not started or featured at all this season. Aaron Lennon has probably returned to full fitness, and Ledley King will probably start the match too, giving a huge boost to Spurs. Redknapp will be all out to win the Carling Cup and will be fielding his strongest team possible I believe.
    Burnley had a bright start to their Championship campaign, and impressed me with wins over Chelsea and Arsenal in this cup. Normally I would not hesitate to take them to produce an upset, but they had two quite disastrous games over Christmas against Doncaster and Barnsley, both of whom sit near the bottom of the table. They have a very acute personnel crisis, with only 17 fit players available for their lacklustre 0-0 draw with QPR in the FA Cup. The situation is improving, with Jordan returning from suspension and McCann & McDonald possibly shaking off injuries to feature. In my opinion they will probably set up more conservatively than they have against Chelsea or Arsenal, play for the draw, and then make a stronger performance at home in 2 weeks time when more players are back from injury.

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