07 January 2020 10:31

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FA Cup 4th round draw results and fixtures as Manchester United and Man City learn opponents

Out of the confirmed ties in the next round, there are few to write home about with Manchester City against Fulham a vague highlight Liverpool will head to either Bristol City or Shrewsbury in the FA Cup fourth round, while Manchester United will take on Watford or Tranmere following the draw on Monday night. Fulham's reward for knocking out Aston Villa on Saturday is a daunting trip to the Etihad Stadium to take on holders Manchester City. Liverpool will face lower-division opposition in the form of either Bristol City or Shrewsbury. Should League One Tranmere get past Watford, having come from 3-0 down to draw at the weekend, they will host either Manchester United or Wolves. Rochdale, who also secured a replay against a top-flight side, will entertain Oxford if they can finish the job against Newcastle.

Chelsea head to Hull, Leicester travel to Brentford and Tottenham, should they win their replay against Middlesbrough, will be away at Southampton. Former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic will take his West Brom side to the London Stadium. Arsenal or Leeds will travel to Bournemouth while an all-Premier League showdown sees Norwich head to Burnley. Sheffield will migrate to London for the weekend after United were drawn at Millwall while Wednesday landed QPR. Northampton, the lowest-ranked side definitely through, host Wayne Rooney and Derby.

Watford or Tranmere v Wolves or Man Utd Millwall v Sheff Utd West Ham v West Brom Man City v Fulham Rochdale or Newcastle v Oxford Bristol City or Shrewsbury v Liverpool Ties to be played on the weekend of January 24-27 Cardiff City face a potential trip to Reading or Blackpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup. City will still have to overcome Carlisle United in a replay first, after the two sides drew 2-2 at the weekend, following a disappointing performance from the Bluebirds. Both names remain in the hat for tonight's draw, which took place ahead of Arsenal's clash with Leeds United at the Emirates. The winners of that tie will travel to Bournemouth in round four. Elsewhere, Liverpool face a trip to either Bristol City or Shrewsbury, Manchester City take on Fulham, Leicester travel to Brentford, Chelsea go to Hull, while the winners of Wolves v Man United will take on Watford or Tranmere Rovers. You can catch up with the draw in full with our blog below.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that a number of key Manchester United figures are either hobbled or unwell ahead of Tuesday's EFL Cup semifinal clash with Manchester City (3 p.m. ET) at Old Trafford, lamenting the fact their first leg wasn't the one to fall on Wednesday instead. According to Solskjaer, the last two days were meant for a few players — Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw — to spend "a night or two in their own beds" accompanied by a combination of homemade remedies and prescription cures to recover from the illness which kept each of them out of Saturday's FA Cup draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Add the unwell stars to the list of injured players who'll miss Tuesday's game — Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Eric Bailly — and what was already going to be an uphill battle for the Red Devils becomes that much steeper. Pep Guardiola, who's got his own selection headaches with Aymeric Laporte (knee) and perhaps Nicolas Otamendi (illness) still unavailable, is looking at Tuesday's Cup derby as the biggest game remaining this season, not only because it's against Man United, but because it's Man City's fastest route to a trophy. With the Premier League title seemingly gone to Liverpool already (the Reds lead City by 14 with 17 games left to play), Guardiola is focused on picking up any and every other trophy available to his squad between now and the end of May. Despite the fact they'll likely relinquish the PL title after a two-year reign, City could still finish the 2019-20 season with three trophies.

Still, the rivalry with United remains front and center in his mind, as he made a bold proclamation regarding his feelings for the other side of Manchester — quotes from the Guardian: "After training City, I will never train them. I'd be in the Maldives if I don't have any offers. Maybe not the Maldives, because it doesn't have any golf courses." The two sides have already met once this season, with United besting City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium, which will host the second leg on Jan. 29, back in early December. Manchester City have discovered who they will face in the FA Cup fourth round, while Manchester United have also found out who awaits them should they beat Wolves in their third round replay. City beat League Two Port Vale on Saturday - despite being held at 1-1 in the first half by Tom Pope's equaliser - to book their place in the hat.

Goals from Aleks Zinchenko, Sergio Aguero, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Phil Foden got City's defence of the FA Cup off to a winning start. Their reward for the win is a tie against Fulham at home in the fourth round. United will face the winners of a replay between Watford and Tranmere should they beat Wolves at Old Trafford next week after their 0-0 draw at Molineux. The draw took place before Arsenal's home clash with Championship side Leeds tonight. We'll bring you all the reaction to the draw as it happens below: