Big guns drawn together in FA Cup fourth round

Other News Materials 4 January 2009 21:27 (UTC +04:00)

The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup paired some of the competition favourites together with Liverpool given a Merseyside derby clash against Everton and Tottenham Hotspur facing a possible trip to face Manchester United, dpa reported.

United were facing a third-round clash with Southampton on Sunday to secure their place against Tottenham.

Among the other notable ties to emerge from Sunday's draw, Arsenal will have to travel to Championship side Cardiff, while Chelsea, providing they get past Southend in a third-round replay, will take on Ipswich at Stamford Bridge.

Non-league side Torquay were drawn at home to Coventry City, while Kettering Town will welcome Premier League side Fulham.

Fourth-round draw:

Liverpool v Everton Southampton or Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur Hull City or Newcastle United v Millwall or Crewe Sunderland v Blyth Spartans or Blackburn Rovers Hartlepool v West Ham United Lleyton Orient or Sheffield United v Charlton Athletic or Norwich City Cardiff City v Arsenal Portsmouth or Bristol City v Histon or Swansea City Chelsea or Southend v Ipswich Cheltenham Town or Doncaster Rovers v Aston Villa West Bromwich Albion or Peterborough v QPR or Burnley Torquay v Coventry City Kettering Town v Fulham Watford v Leicester City or Crystal Palace Derby County v Nottingham Forest Birmingham City or Wolverhampton Wanderers v Middlesbrough

The fourth round ties will played on the weekend of January 24/25