Man United vs Liverpool the standout draw as PL giants discover FA Cup fates

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The draw for both the 4th and 5th rounds of the FA Cup took place a short time ago, with a host of mouthwatering ties in store for clubs across the country.

Man United vs Liverpool the standout draw as PL giants discover FA Cup fates

Rivalries renewed

The FA Cup’s 3rd-round was of course played out this past weekend, with the action, as expected, having given rise to both dominant Premier League victories, and shock lower-league triumphs.

Amongst the standout results were Leeds’ embarrassing 3-0 exit at the hands of Crawley, Brighton’s nail-biting penalty shootout victory over Newport, and non-league Chorley’s ousting of Covid-19-hit Derby County.

The final scheduled fixture of the round is set to take place shortly, when Stockport play host to West Ham United (others have of course seen their ties postponed for the time being).

And, as outlined above, ahead of the action getting underway at Edgeley Park, the remaining clubs set to vie it out for FA Cup glory over the months ahead have this evening discovered their respective fates.

First up was the 4th-round draw, with the undoubted standout tie coming in the form of a showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford:

Elsewhere, champions Arsenal face a potentially tricky trip to Southampton (if the Saints can get the better of Shrewsbury in their rescheduled meeting), though Chelsea and Manchester City will likely fancy their chances of routine victories.

Chorley have been rewarded for their efforts versus Derby with a home tie versus Wolves, whilst an all-Premier League clash will be in store when Fulham welcome Burnley to Craven Cottage:

Everton to face Spurs?

Immediately following the 4th-round draw, meanwhile, was the 5th, as the FA continue their efforts to provide as much time to plan for fixtures as possible amid the scheduling problems brought about by the pandemic.

Arsenal, if they manage to get past Southampton, face another potentially tricky away day in the defence of their title, in the form of a trip to Molineux.

Another intriguing top-flight showdown will also be in store at Goodison Park, should both Everton and Tottenham navigate their way through the 4th-round.

The winner of Manchester United’s meeting with Liverpool, meanwhile, could face any of West Ham, Stockport or Doncaster, whilst Chelsea and Man City, again, will no doubt be pleased with the respective paths afforded to them to the competition’s quarter-finals.

Check out the FA Cup 5th-round draw in full below:

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# Team MP D P
1 Liverpool FC 17 16 33
2 Manchester United FC 16 9 33
3 Leicester City FC 17 10 32
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 16 14 29
5 Manchester City FC 15 11 29
6 Southampton FC 17 7 29
7 Everton FC 16 6 29
8 Aston Villa FC 15 13 26
9 Chelsea FC 17 11 26
10 West Ham United FC 17 3 26
11 Arsenal FC 17 1 23
12 Leeds United 17 -3 23
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 17 -6 22
14 Crystal Palace FC 17 -7 22
15 Newcastle United FC 16 -8 19
16 Burnley FC 15 -11 16
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 17 -7 14
18 Fulham FC 15 -10 11
19 West Bromwich Albion 17 -28 8
20 Sheffield United FC 17 -21 2
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 10
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 6
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 5
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 5
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 5

Source: 101greatgoals.com