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Premier League big boys kept apart in FA Cup fourth round draw

It’s been an exciting weekend of FA Cup action, with the third round ties throwing up a number of shocks and plenty of drama along the way.

Cambridge United upset the apple cart as they defeated the world’s richest club, Newcastle at St James’ Park, boyhood Magpies fan Joe Ironside netting a second-half winner to earn a famous 1-0 victory.

 

Non-league Kidderminster caused a massive upset to knock Reading out to earn a fourth-round clash against Premier League high-flyers, West Ham, while fellow non-league side Boreham Wood beat AFC Wimbledon.

Most of the Premier League’s big boys secured safe passage to the fourth round, Man City beating Swindon 4-1 on Friday night before Chelsea cruised past Chesterfield 5-1 on Saturday

Meanwhile, Liverpool and Spurs were both forced to come from behind to beat Shrewsbury and Morecambe respectively to earn their place in the next round.

However, 14 time winners Arsenal were knocked out by Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon courtesy of a late Lewis Grabban goal to set up an East Midlands derby against FA Cup holders and local rivals, Leicester.

Here is the FA Cup fourth round draw in full:

Crystal Palace v Hartlepool United
Bournemouth v Boreham Wood
Huddersfield Town v Barnsley
Peterborough United v Queens Park Rangers
Cambridge United v Luton Town
Southampton v Coventry City
Chelsea v Plymouth Argyle
Everton v Brentford
Kidderminster Harriers v West Ham United
Manchester United/Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton and Hove Albion
Liverpool v Cardiff City
Stoke City v Wigan Athletic
Nottingham Forest v Leicester City
Manchester City v Fulham
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City

Read – Five of the biggest 3rd round upsets in FA Cup history

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