The full fixtures for this season’s FA Cup fourth round are out and the biggest fixture of the round is Manchester United vs Liverpool which is scheduled to take place on January 23.
The two clubs especially Manchester United are desperately in need of a title and unfortunately, one of the two Premier League giants would have to step down from the FA Cup race after January 23.
All eyes will be on the fixture due to the pressure on the manager of Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to win a title for a club he has led to four semi-finals in less than two seasons.
Liverpool’s coach Jurgen Klopp needs to also win the FA Cup to stamp his authority on domestic titles. The only domestic title the German tactician has won for Liverpool in five years has been the Premier League. Asides from that, he is yet to do much in other domestic tournaments.
On the other hand, the reigning champions of the FA Cup, Arsenal would have to wait for the outcome of the third-round game between Shrewsbury vs Southampton to know their FA Cup Fourth round opponent.
The Shrewsbury vs Southampton third round fixture was postponed due to a high number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the camp of Shrewsbury.
As for Manchester City, Pep Guardiola’s team is expected to have it easy against League Two side Cheltenham Town. While Wolves will visit Chorley for their FA Cup fourth round game. It will be interesting to see how Wolves will handle the non-league club that shocked Derby County out of the FA Cup race in the third round.
Another match that the followers of the FA Cup will look forward to seeing is the FA Cup fourth round match between Crawley Town and Bournemouth. Since Crawley Town stunned Leeds United out of the FA Cup, they have attracted attention and football lovers want to see how far they will go in the campaign.
Tottenham Hotspur will be pleased with the Monday night’s draw which paired them against Championship side Wycombe Wanderers for the FA Cup fourth round which is expected to commence between January 22 and 25, 2021.
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Below is the full fixtures of the FA Cup fourth round:
Cheltenham vs Manchester City
Bournemouth vs Crawley
Swansea vs Nottingham Forest
Manchester United vs Liverpool
Southampton or Shrewsbury vs Arsenal
Barnsley vs Norwich
Chorley vs Wolves
Millwall vs Bristol City
Brighton vs Blackpool
Wycombe vs Tottenham
Fulham vs Burnley
Sheffield United vs Plymouth
Chelsea vs Luton
West Ham vs Doncaster
Brentford vs Leicester
Everton vs Sheffield Wednesday
FA Cup fifth-round draw
Brentford or Leicester vs Brighton or Blackpool
Swansea or Nottingham Forest vs Cheltenham or Man City
Everton or Sheff Wed vs Wycombe or Tottenham
Barnsley or Norwich vs Chelsea or Luton
Chorley or Wolves vs Southampton/Shrewsbury or Arsenal
Sheff Utd or Plymouth vs Millwall or Bristol City
Man Utd or Liverpool vs West Ham or Doncaster
Fulham or Burnley vs Bournemouth or Crawley