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Liverpool set for historic Saturday night FA Cup fixture

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool scores the winner in the last round
Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool scores the winner in the last round

Manchester United will be back on live television in the FA Cup after their fourth-round tie with Yeovil later this month was selected for coverage.

Yeovil, 21st in League Two, are the lowest-ranked side remaining in the competition and United's trip to Huish Park has been moved to a Friday night and will kick-off the fourth-round action on January 26 live on BBC One.

It comes after United's game with Derby in the previous round was also held on a Friday night but not broadcast live, ending the Red Devils' extraordinary run of 58 consecutive televised FA Cup ties stretching back 13 years.

Saturday, January 27 sees a triple-header on BT Sport as Peterborough host the winners of next week's replay between Leicester and Fleetwood in a 12:30pm kick-off, while Newport's reward for their win against Leeds sees their home tie with Tottenham screened at 5:30pm.

The all-Premier League clash between Liverpool and West Brom is scheduled for 7:45pm and this will be the first time that the Football Association has used that slot to show a live FA Cup game.

The coverage will continue on BT Sport on January 28 as the winners of the replay between Chelsea and Norwich host Newcastle in a 1:30pm start, while later that Sunday Premier League leaders Manchester City will be on BBC One at 4pm at either Cardiff or Mansfield.

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