FA Cup: Man City Face Wigan While Chelsea Host Hull In Humdrum Fifth Round Draw

Alan Duffy

29th, January 2018


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Premier League leaders Manchester City will travel to Wigan Athletic in the fifth round of the FA Cup, a repeat of the 2013 final which saw the Latics win 1-0.

Overall, the draw for the fifth round failed to throw up any particularly mouth-watering ties, with Manchester United travelling to Huddersfield (if they beat Birmingham) and Chelsea hosting Hull City.

Elsewhere, if Tottenham can overcome League Two Newport County at Wembley in their fourth round reply, they’ll travel to either Championship side Millwall or League One Rochdale.

Here’s the full list of ties…

The draw was made during BBC’s The One Show, and it was a rather cringey affair, with opposing fans made to shake hands with each other.

Here’s the televised draw, with ridiculous handshaking nonsense..

We can think of more than one hand gesture which would accurately sum this up.

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  1. Steve says:

    The sides still in the FA Cup demonstrate what a joke this competition is

    • jackie wilshere says:

      ya chelsea, man u, man city… what a joke

      • Steve says:

        Potentially as many as 9 out of the 16 being teams out of the top flight are you on crack.

        Of course you are going to get the big boys making it into the fifth round *rolls eyes* (Chelsea and the Manchester clubs spend enough money), but the disparity between the premier league and even the championship is so vast. No explanation other than Premier League survival and positioning at the end of the season is more important and vastly more lucrative than preparing for cup competitions (more fatigue, potential for injuries et al).

        The FA Cup needs a revamp.

  2. Sean says:

    Hey Huddersfield still have the mountainous task of beating Birmingham to advance. Don’t write the blues out just yet!

  3. Alan Duffy says:

    that’s a fair point Sean!

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