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  • FA Cup fifth-round draw headlined by a 2013 rematch between two of the winningest teams in English football this term as League One leaders Wigan host Premier League champions elect Manchester City
  • Ben Watson's stoppage-time goal at Wembley five years ago secured the only major trophy win in the Latics' history
  • Coventry will hope to secure another notable scalp when they face Brighton at the Amex
  • Elsewhere, Manchester United will travel to either Huddersfield or Birmingham after seeing off Yeovil Town on Alexis Sanchez's debut
  • Chelsea entertain Championship strugglers Hull and Tottenham will play away at Millwall or Rochdale if they overcome fourth-tier Newport in a replay next week
  • Leicester take on Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday welcome the winners of the replay between Notts County and Swansea and West Brom meet Southampton in a battle between two relegation battling top-flight teams
  • Fifth-round matches will take place across the weekend of 17-18 February
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That is all for IBTimes UK's coverage of the FA Cup fifth-round draw, thanks for following along.

Be sure to join us again tomorrow for all the latest transfer news and live coverage of a three-match Premier League slate that includes Swansea vs Arsenal and Huddersfield vs Liverpool in addition to West Ham vs Crystal Palace.

Goodbye for now.

Not a stellar draw by any stretch of the imagination, but at least Coventry have been rewarded with a tie against another Premier League team.

Wigan vs Manchester City is of course a repeat of the 2013 final, which the Latics, who were later relegated to the Championship, won 1-0 thanks to Ben Watson's last-minute goal at Wembley.

It was the first major triumph in their 81-year history.

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Wigan vs Manchester City

Brighton vs Coventry

Millwall or Rochdale vs Newport or Tottenham

Huddersfield or Birmingham vs Manchester United

Leicester vs Sheffield United

Chelsea vs Hull

West Brom vs Southampton

Sheffield Wednesday vs Notts County or Swansea

The balls are in the bowl. Here we go...

We should be underway shortly, after Gullit and Savage have finished explaining the VAR controversy to Matt Baker and Alex Jones...

Manchester City confirm that Leroy Sane suffered ankle ligament damage during yesterday's 2-0 win at Cardiff. The German forward was substituted at half-time following an awful challenge from Joe Bennett, who was sent off late on.


Gullit won the FA Cup as a manager in 1997, when Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 2-0 at the old Wembley Stadium thanks to goals from Roberto Di Matteo and Eddie Newton.


Tonight's draw will be conducted by Ruud Gullit and Robbie Savage, per the FA.

Winning clubs in the fifth round will pocket £180,000 from the FA Cup prize fund.


I think Coventry fans would probably take this. Memories of Michael Mifsud's brace at Old Trafford in the League Cup in 2007 come rushing back...


Fifth-round contests will take place across the weekend of 17-18 February, which is just before the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham play the first legs of their Champions League last-16 ties.

9. Millwall/Rochdale

10. Southampton

11. Brighton & Hove Albion

12. Wigan Athletic

13. Hull City

14. Newport County/Tottenham

15. Chelsea

16. Sheffield United

Before we go any further, here are the all-important ball numbers for tonight's draw:

1. West Bromwich Albion

2. Leicester City

3. Huddersfield Town/Birmingham City

4. Notts County/Swansea City

5. Manchester United

6. Sheffield Wednesday

7. Manchester City

8. Coventry City

After an another engrossing FA Cup weekend headlined by a surprisingly entertaining and incident-packed all-Premier League affair between Liverpool and West Brom at Anfield, the draw for the fifth round of the 2017-18 edition of the world's oldest football competition takes place this evening.

With holders Arsenal already unceremoniously eliminated in the last 32 by Nottingham Forest, Jurgen Klopp's side also failed to make it to the latter stages courtesy of a 3-2 home defeat by the Baggies dominated by VAR decisions.

However, Manchester United had no problem in seeing off the challenge of League Two strugglers Yeovil on Friday night as Alexis Sanchez made his eagerly-anticipated debut and rivals Manchester City remain in the hunt for an unprecedented quadruple after they vanquished another Championship challenger in Cardiff City in front of a record crowd in South Wales.

Liverpool vs west brom

Michy Batshuayi netted a brace as Chelsea downed Newcastle, Leicester City thrashed Peterborough thanks to an eye-catching start to life in England from Fousseni Diabate and League One leaders Wigan stunned 10-man West Ham on home soil.

Coventry will be hoping for a plum draw against one of the big boys after following up their win over Stoke with a narrow victory at MK Dons, while fellow fourth-tier outfits Newport and Notts County impressively secured replays against top-flight opposition in Tottenham and Swansea respectively.

Brighton, Southampton, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Hull are all still in the hat, while replays will also be required to settle the ties between Millwall/Rochdale and Huddersfield/Birmingham.

Tonight's festivities are scheduled to get underway on the BBC's The One Show at approximately 19.20 GMT, so stay tuned...