Down to the last 32 of the FA Cup and the next step towards May’s showpiece at Wembley became clearer for all those remaining with the drawing of the 4th Round.
Again, as was the case with the third round, only two confirmed all-Premier League ties came out of the hat. One of them will be a heavyweight clash between the two most successful clubs in the competition’s history when Arsenal host Manchester United.
Following their heroics against Leicester City, and a year on from their doubleheader versus Tottenham Hotspur at the same stage last season, Newport County were rewarded with a trip to Championship side Middlesbrough
Equally remarkable in a weekend of upsets, Barnet, the last remaining non-League side left standing after their victory over Championship side Sheffield United, were paired with another second-tier side in the shape of fellow London outfit, Brentford.
Elsewhere, Cup holders Chelsea host either Sheffield Wednesday or Luton Town, while defending Premier League champions Manchester City host Burnley in an all-Premier League affair.
|Home Team||Away Team|
|AFC Wimbledon||West Ham|
|Shrewsbury or Stoke City||Wolves|
|Brighton and Hove Albion||West Bromwich Albion|
|Accrington Stanley||Derby or Southampton|
|Chelsea||Sheffield Wednesday or Luton|
|Newcastle or Blackburn Rovers||Watford|
|Crystal Palace||Tottenham Hotspur|
All ties will be played between 25th-28th January, and will be the last round to feature replays following a directive that all ties from the fifth round onwards will be decided on the night.