- Date: 01 February 2017
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FA Cup Fourth Round Highlights
Those who betted on Sutton United or Lincoln City last weekend, surely won big money. Indeed, no one expected the non-league team Sutton United to leave victorious after the confrontation with Leeds United in the fourth round of FA Cup. Captain Jamie Collins scored the winner from the penalty spot as the lowest-ranked side in the competition shocked the Championship high-flyers. Sutton has reasons to celebrate: this is the biggest achievement in their history. However, the big challenges are still ahead of them: they will face 12-time winners Arsenal in the fifth round.
Another non-league team, Lincoln City, booked their place in the fifth round for the first time in 115 years as they downed Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1. Brighton manager Chris Hughton’s gamble to play an inexperienced team badly backfired as Lincoln masterfully took advantage of the situation. In the fifth round they are playing against Premier League Burnley.
This is the first time two non-league sides ended up among the first 16 in the fifth-round draw of FA Cup. Will these two giant-slayers manage to shock us once again?
Another great surprise was Wolvehampton defeating Liverpool 2 – 1. Wolves took lead already in the first minute of the game. Liverpool, who have lost three successive home games presented very little threat to the enthusiastic Wolves, especially since Jürgen Klopp changed nine players thus significantly weakening his team.
Finally, Oxford United crushed Newcastle 3 – 0, to reach the fifth round for the first time in 23 years. After Mitrovic squandered a golden chance from the penalty spot to level the game, Oxford strengthened their grip and mercilessly kicked their rival out of the competition.
We are still waiting for the last finalist: the game between Leicester City and Derby County will be played on Wednesday, February 8. Wes Morgan’s late goal salvaged a 2-2 draw for the Premier League champions last Friday to set up the replay at the Foxes’ King Power Stadium.
The fifth round represents the last-16 stage of the competition and all ties are scheduled to be played from 17-20 February.
You will find the scores of the fourth round and the fifth-round draw below:
Southampton 0 – 5 Arsenal
Blackburn 2 – 0 Blackpool
Burnley 2 – 0 Bristol City
C Palace 0 – 3 Man City
Chelsea 4 – 0 Brentford
Lincoln 3 – 1 Brighton
Middlesbrough 1 – 0 Accrington
Oxford Utd 3 – 0 Newcastle
Rochdale 0 – 4 Huddersfield
Spurs 4 – 3 Wycombe
Liverpool 1 – 2 Wolves
Man Utd 4 – 0 Wigan
Sutton 1 – 0 Leeds
Fulham 4 – 1 Hull
Millwall 1 – 0 Watford
Burnley v Lincoln City
Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur
Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United
Sutton United v Arsenal
Middlesbrough v Oxford United
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea
Huddersfield Town v Manchester City
Millwall v Derby County/Leicester City