Big guns get kind FA Cup fourth-round draw

The Premier League big boys have all been kept apart with Arsenal, who beat rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium, at home again against cash-strapped Coventry.

Santi Cazorla of Arsenal

Chelsea will host Stoke after beating Derby in their third-round tie, with the winner of the Manchester City v Blackburn replay facing a home fixture against Bristol City or Watford.

Stevenage's reward for knocking Doncaster out of the FA Cup is a fourth-round tie against five-time winners Everton.

The Hertfordshire side overcame their Championship opponents at the Keepmoat Stadium and will now host Roberto Martinez's men, who have impressed in the Premier League so far this season.

Rochdale's reward for beating Leeds in the third round is a fourth-round meeting at home to either Macclesfield or Sheffield Wednesday.

Keith Hill's Sky Bet League Two side recorded a deserved 2-0 win over the 1972 winners and will be hopeful of progression in to round five as they welcome either cash-strapped Macclesfield or three-time winners Wednesday.

Brendan Rodgers will take his Liverpool side to either Bournemouth or Burton after the Reds beat Oldham 2-0, while Swansea face a trip to Birmingham, Bristol Rovers or Crawley after knocking out Manchester United in a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

Nottingham Forest will be at home once again as they face either Ipswich or Preston after Billy Davies' side recorded a memorable 5-0 win over Premier League outfit West Ham on Sunday, while Conference outfit Kidderminster will travel to face Sunderland if they can overcome Peterborough in a replay.

Southend saw off Millwall 4-1 in their third-round meeting and their manager Phil Brown will now pit his wits against former club Hull at Roots Hall in the next round.

Holders Wigan were held at home by MK Dons on Saturday, but if they can win at stadium:mk they will host Crystal Palace, with Southampton facing Yeovil and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer taking Cardiff to Bolton.

The winner of the all-Premier League replay between Norwich and Fulham will travel to Sheffield United while Port Vale or Plymouth will host Brighton, and Huddersfield, who squeezed past Grimsby on Saturday, will take on Charlton or Oxford.

Fourth round

Sunderland v Kidderminster Harriers/Peterborough
Bolton v Cardiff
Southampton v Yeovil
Huddersfield v Charlton/Oxford
Port Vale/Plymouth v Brighton
Nottingham Forest v Ipswich/Preston
Southend v Hull
Rochdale v Macclesfield/Sheffield Wednesday
Arsenal v Coventry
Stevenage v Everton
Wigan/MK Dons v Crystal Palace
Chelsea v Stoke
Blackburn/Man City v Bristol City/Watford
Bournemouth/Burton Albion v Liverpool
Birmingham/Bristol Rovers/Crawley v Swansea
Sheffield United v Norwich/Fulham

*Ties to be played January 25-26



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