Big guns kept apart in FA Cup 5th round draw

All eight Premier League teams managed to avoid each other when the draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup was made on Monday night.

Holders Manchester United, who knocked out Wigan Athletic on Sunday will travel to Championship side Blackburn Rovers while neighbours Manchester City's reward for beating Crystal Palace is a trip to face Huddersfield Town.

Arsenal, who comfortably beat Southampton in the previous round, will play the lowest ranked side left in the competition,  Sutton United, away from home.

Sutton play in the National League, the fifth tier of English football. They currently lie in 16th place on the table.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, the club’s assistant manager Micky Stephens said: “I’ve had to come and sit down, I can’t quite believe that.

“I’m a life-long Chelsea fan so I had my fingers crossed for that – but it can’t be much better.

“Craig Eastmond and Roarie Deacon have both been involved at Arsenal in their younger days and I’ve never seen them jump up and down as much.

“It’s a fantastic draw.”

The only other non-league side left in the competition, Lincoln City, have been drawn away at Premier League side Burnley.

Paul Lambert's Wolves, conquerors of Liverpool at Anfield, have a tough game at home against Premier League leaders Chelsea, while Tottenham Hotspur travel to Fulham.

Millwall, who dumped Watford out of the Cup, will play either Derby or Premier League champions Leicester, who have to replay their game after a 2-2 draw on Friday night.

Full draw:

Burnley vs Lincoln City

Fulham vs Tottenham

Blackburn Rovers vs Manchester United

Sutton United vs Arsenal

Middlesbrough vs Oxford

Wolves vs Chelsea

Huddersfield vs Manchester City

Millwall vs Derby or Leicester

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