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“Big Six” All Avoid Each Other As FA Cup Fourth Round Draw Is Made

The FA Cup fourth round draw took place on Monday evening, and has thrown up a number of interesting ties.

With the exception of Everton, most of the Premier League’s bigger sides remain in the competition (though Liverpool will need a replay against Plymouth next week), as the prospect of a Wembley final becomes that bit more real.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)  of Liverpool during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Plymouth Argyle at Anfield on January 8, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

There were a number of shocks, however, as Championship sides Derby County and Wolves knocked out West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City respectively.

Non-league sides Lincoln City and Sutton United are still involved, but they will need replays against Ipswich and AFC Wimbledon respectively as they hope to progress to the next round.

The good news for the Premier League “Big Six” is that they have all avoided each other – in fact, depending on replays (and assuming Liverpool progress), they could all be playing against lower league opposition in the next round.

FA Cup Fourth Round Draw in Full

Tottenham Hotspur v Wycombe Wanderers

Derby County v Leicester City

Oxford United v Newcastle United/Birmingham City

AFC Wimbledon/Sutton United v Cambridge United/Leeds United

Plymouth Argyle/Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Southampton/Norwich City v Arsenal

Lincoln City/Ipswich Town v Brighton and Hove Albion

Chelsea v Brentford

Manchester United v Wigan Athletic

Millwall v Watford

Rochdale v Huddersfield Town

Burnley/Sunderland v Fleetwood Town/Bristol City

Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley/Blackpool

Fulham v Hull City

Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley

Crystal Palace/Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City

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The ties will be played in the weekend of the 27th to 30th of January.

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