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Fourth round tie at Craven Cottage

The FA Cup had a different look tonight with the fourth round draw immediately followed by the draw for the fifth round to enable clubs more time to plan.

Having beaten MK at home two days ago to go through to the fourth round we now have an away tie at fellow Premier League club Fulham and it will be the seventh time we’ve met in this competition.

We were beaten in the first of them in 1911/12 but have won the other five, the most recent of them in the fifth round in the 2002/03 season when goals from Gareth Taylor, Ian Moore and Drissa Diallo gave us a 3-0 replay win at Turf Moor to take us through to a sixth round tie at Watford.

The winners of the game at Craven Cottage will win a home tie in round five against either Bournemouth or Crawley. Should we go through and face Crawley it will be a first meeting between the clubs but should Bournemouth be visiting Turf Moor it will the fourth time we’ve met in the FA Cup.

I’ve mentioned it a number of times in the last week but our first ever game against Bournemouth was the FA Cup tie in 1961, the first game I ever attended in the competition. We won that one 1-0 and have subsequently beaten them in both 1965/66 and 2004/05.

Fourth Round Draw

Cheltenham v Manchester City
Bournemouth v Crawley
Swansea v Nottingham Forest
Manchester United v Liverpool
Southampton or Shrewsbury v Arsenal
Barnsley v Norwich
Chorley v Wolves
Millwall v Bristol City
Brighton v Blackpool
Wycombe v Tottenham
Fulham v Burnley
Sheffield United v Plymouth
Chelsea v Luton
Stockport or West Ham v Doncaster
Brentford v Leicester
Everton v Sheffield Wednesday

Fifth Round Draw

Fulham or Burnley v Bournemouth or Crawley
Manchester United or Liverpool v Stockport or West Ham or Doncaster
Sheffield United or Plymouth v Millwall or Bristol City
Chorley or Wolves v Southampton or Shrewsbury or Arsenal
Barnsley or Norwich v Chelsea or Luton
Everton or Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe or Tottenham
Swansea or Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham or Manchester City
Brentford or Leicester v Brighton or Blackpool

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