Archive: Kite’s late goal eliminates Man Utd from the FA Cup.
|Dates : 22 – 25. January Coverage : Manchester United vs Liverpool (17:00 GMT) live on Sunday 24. January; plus five more games at Liverpool.|
Between two big clubs winning 19 FA Cups, one place on Sunday.
Manchester United take on Premier League champions Liverpool for the second weekend in a row. This time it’s the fourth round of the FA Cup – and it’s live on One.
But with a total of six games across the board, did you plan your own game plan for the lobby?
Who else is there, where will the shocks be and how can you watch?
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool look for the way back to victory at Old Trafford on Sunday live at 17:00 GMT (kick-off at 17:00 GMT).
Apart from a 4-1 win over Aston Villa’s youth team in the third round, the Reds have not won in 2021 and have not won the FA Cup since 2006.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won the trophy twice as a Manchester United player and now hopes to win his first prize as the team’s coach.
Join Gary Lineker and the rest of the team live and online from 4.30pm on Sunday.
What is the lowest team?
We lost to Marine in the last round, but Chorley, who play in the Northern National League, are still in contention and will face the Wolves on Friday (7:45pm).
They are the only ones still out of the competition, but Cheltenham Town and Crawley from Ligue 2 are also still in action. Crawley’s game against Bournemouth, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until Tuesday due to a series of positive Covid-19 tests at the club and the players self-isolation.
Chorley boss Jamie Vermiglio, who is also a teacher, says the aim is to ensure the Premier League club does not fall into the trap of the huge FA Cup killing.
The pressure is on them to come out and win, Vermiglio said. I think [Nuno Espirito Santo] will want to field one of his strongest teams to make sure there are no banana peels.
If guys are playing at their level, doing the exceptional thing and getting results, those are the players you’re going to be talking about for the next 40 years.
Where can vibrations occur?
There was no shortage of drama in the third round at the start of this month, with Chorley leading the way for Derby County, the Championship team forced to field a youth team after the exit of Covid-19.
But they are not the only team looking to cause a sensation in the fourth round as Cheltenham Town, Plymouth Argyle, Luton Town, Doncaster Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers are also looking forward to some exciting encounters.
Cheltenham host Manchester City’s Ligue 2 on Saturday (kick-off at 5.30pm) – live on the first – and will the Robins’ win be one of the big shocks of the FA Cup?
Champions Wycombe will be licking their lips ahead of Monday’s (19:45) visit to Tottenham Hotspur, while Ligue 1 side Doncaster could move to the top of the table with a win at West Ham United (Saturday, 15:00).
Other potential shocks to watch out for are Plymouth at Sheffield United in the Premier League, Blackpool at Brighton (both at 3pm on Saturday) and Frank Lampard’s Luton at Chelsea under pressure (at 12pm on Sunday).
There is no FA Cup replay this season, leaving hopes for drama after the penalty shoot-out.
Three draws took place in the third round and the other three were decided in extra time.
Fans will not attend the games anyway, as millions of people in the UK will have to stay home.
All players must be tested for the coronavirus 72 hours before the game. Tests for clubs not in the first division are funded by the Football Association.
Each team may use nine substitutes, five of which may be used three times during the game. The winners of each draw will receive a prize of £90,000.
- You can watch five fifth-round matches live this weekend, including Liverpool’s trip to Manchester United. For more information, click here.
When will the draw take place?
The draw for the fifth round took place at the same time as the fourth round. Here are the details.
Full list of televised FA Cup fourth round matches – all times GMT
Friday 22th January
Chorley versus Wolves (19:45) – Live on BT Sport 1
Saturday the 23rd. January
Southampton v Arsenal (12:15) – Live on BT Sport 1
Swansea City versus Nottingham Forest (3pm) – Live on One Wales.
Sheffield United vs Plymouth Argyle (3pm) – Live and on iPlayer
West Ham vs Doncaster Rovers (3pm) – Live Sports Site and Red Button
Cheltenham City / Manchester City (17:30) – Live only
Sunday the 24th. January
Chelsea – Luton Town (12:00) – Live only
Brentford versus Leicester City (14:30) – Live on BT Sport 1
Manchester United vs Liverpool (17:00) – Watch it live.
Everton vs Sheffield Wednesday (8pm) – Live on BT Sport 1
Monday the 25th. January
Wycombe Wanderers versus Tottenham Hotspur (19:45) – Live on BT Sport 1