Live Coverage: FA Cup fifth-round draw - as it happened

Live Coverage: FA Cup fifth-round draw - as it happened
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Relive Sports Mole's text coverage of the FA Cup fifth-round draw.

The 18 teams left in the FA Cup found out their fifth-round fate when the draw for the last eight took place at Wembley Stadium this evening.

There were teams from the first three tiers of English football involved and the standout ties came right at the pinnacle as the top four sides drew each other.

Read how it all unfolded in our minute-by-minute updates below.


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5.22pmEvening folks! For the 18 teams left in the competition, the excitement of the draw is soon to be upon us. Who will YOUR team get in the next round?

5.26pmLet's get straight to the teams in the hat. All 16 fourth round games have now been played after Chelsea progressed as expected with a narrow 1-0 win over Stoke City. Read about that win here.

5.29pmTHE NUMBERS! Here are the all important numbers that each team has been assigned for the draw, which is taking place at Wembley Stadium:

1 Sunderland 2 Cardiff City 3 Southampton 4 Charlton Athletic 5 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 Nottingham Forest or Preston North End 7 Hull City 8 Sheffield Wednesday 9 Arsenal 10 Everton 11 Wigan Athletic 12 Chelsea 13 Manchester City 14 Liverpool 15 Swansea City 16 Sheffield United or Fulham

5.32pmSo, what stands out there? Well, the possibility of derbies on Merseyside and in Sheffield catch the eye the most. If Liverpool drew Everton and Sheffield Wednesday got Sheffield United fans in those cities would be licking their lips!

5.34pmWe're just about ready to go at the national stadium, where the draw will be made by father-and-son duo Andros and Troy Townsend.

5.35pm

5.35pmHere we go...

5.36pmMANCHESTER CITY vs. CHELSEA!!


5.36pmARSENAL vs. LIVERPOOL!!

5.36pmTwo huge draws so far!



5.37pmSHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY vs. CHARLTON ATHLETIC


5.38pmEVERTON vs. SWANSEA CITY

5.38pmAND THERE WE HAVE IT! WHAT A DRAW!

5.39pmTies will be played on the weekend of February 15, 16.

5.40pmWithout a doubt, the two standout ties come at the Etihad and Emirates as the top four of the Premier League are drawn against each other. Man City will play Chelsea while Arsenal host Liverpool. Pretty good considering neither Sheffield or Merseyside derbies came up like I hoped!

5.41pmElsewhere, the lowest-ranked side left in the competition, Sheffield United, will play Nottingham Forest or Preston if they can upset Fulham in their fourth round replay.

5.43pmThere will also be at least one Championship side in the quarter-finals after Sheffield Wednesday got a home tie against fellow second-tier side Charlton Athletic. Neither side is having a great season in the league so a cup run might be just the remedy.

5.45pmFinally before I go, defending champions Wigan will continue the defence of the cup at struggling Premier League side Cardiff City. Uwe Rosler's side will certainly feel that they have a great chance of progressing to the last eight.

5.48pmThanks for joining SM for updates. A reminder that those eight games take place in three weeks' time. Can't wait!

Hugo Rodallega of Fulham celebrates with Giorgos Karagounis as he scores their first goal during the FA Cup with Budweiser fourth round match between Sheffield United and Fulham at Bramall Lane on January 26, 2014
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs96211861220
4Chelsea95131710716
5Arsenal95131712516
6Watford94321517-215
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
8Liverpool93421415-113
9Burnley934289-113
10Southampton933389-112
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9243710-310
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
17Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
18Everton9225718-118
19Bournemouth9216613-77
20Crystal Palace9108219-173
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