Thursday 23 November 2017

Stevenage to host toffees as big guns kept apart

Everton's Seamus Coleman (centre) celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game with teammates during the FA Cup Third Round match at Goodison Park - Stevenage will host the Toffees in the next round.
Everton's Seamus Coleman (centre) celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal of the game with teammates during the FA Cup Third Round match at Goodison Park - Stevenage will host the Toffees in the next round.

STEVENAGE'S reward for knocking Doncaster out of the FA Cup is a home fourth-round tie against five-time winners Everton.

The Premier League big boys have all been kept apart, with Arsenal at home again against cash-strapped Coventry.

Chelsea will host Stoke, with the winners of the Manchester City v Blackburn replay facing a home fixture against Bristol City or Watford.

Rochdale's reward for beating Leeds is to host either Macclesfield or Sheffield Wednesday.

Brendan Rodgers will take Liverpool to either Bournemouth or Burton, while Swansea face a trip to Birmingham, Bristol Rovers or Crawley after knocking out Manchester United in a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

FA CUP FOURTH-ROUND DRAW

Sunderland v Kidderminster or Peterborough; Bolton v Cardiff;

Southampton v Yeovil; Huddersfield v Charlton or Oxford Utd.

Port Vale or Plymouth v Brighton;

Nottingham Forest v Ipswich or Preston;

Southend v Hull; Rochdale v Macclesfield or Sheffield Wednesday.

Arsenal v Coventry; Stevenage v Everton;

Wigan or Milton Keynes Dons v Crystal Palace; Chelsea v Stoke.

Blackburn or Manchester City v Bristol City or Watford; Bournemouth or Burton v Liverpool; Birmingham or Bristol Rovers or Crawley v Swansea; Sheffield United v Norwich or Fulham

Ties to be played January 25-26.

Irish Independent

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