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FA Cup fifth round draw: Stream FREE, TV channel, ball numbers as Newport County eye shock win against Man Utd

THERE’S nothing quite like a FA Cup draw to get the heart racing – But teams need to make it into the fifth round hat first.

Ilkay Gundogan’s double inspired Manchester City to lifting last year’s trophy at the expense of noisy neighbours Manchester United.

Ilkay Gundogan fired Man City to an FA Cup final win

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Ilkay Gundogan fired Man City to an FA Cup final winCredit: The Times

But the Treble winners have been handed an early test of their defence with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur looming.

One of Chelsea or Aston Villa is set to exit the competition with the two Prem giants facing each other at Stamford Bridge.

But Newport County will be hoping to provide the story of the round as they host serial winners Manchester United.

When is the FA Cup fifth round draw?

  • The FA Cup fifth round draw will take place on Sunday, January 28.
  • It is scheduled to get underway from around 2pm GMT, ahead of Liverpool’s match against Norwich.
  • Seema Jaswal has been selected to present while former Chelsea and Liverpool star Glen Johnson will be making the draw.

How can I watch the draw for FREE?

  • The FA Cup draw will be broadcast LIVE on ITV 1 in the UK.
  • This is a free-to-air channel only for valid TV license holders.
  • Fans also have the option to stream the entire draw through ITV X.
  • Alternatively, SunSport will have coverage of the whole draw as each tie gets announced through our live blog.

What are the ball numbers?

There are FOUR all-Premier League affairs including the big one between Tottenham and Manchester City.

The ball numbers for the draw can be found below:

1 Watford or Southampton
2 Blackburn Rovers or Wrexham
3 AFC Bournemouth or Swansea City
4 West Bromwich Albion or Wolverhampton Wanderers
5 Bristol City or Nottingham Forest
6 Leicester City or Birmingham City
7 Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry City
8 Chelsea or Aston Villa
9 Ipswich Town or Maidstone United
10 Liverpool or Norwich City
11 Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester City
12 Leeds United or Plymouth Argyle
13 Everton or Luton Town
14 Newport County or Manchester United
15 Sheffield United or Brighton & Hove Albion
16 Fulham or Newcastle United

When will the FA Cup fifth round ties take place?

The FA Cup fifth round matches will take place during the week commencing Monday, February 26.

A prize fund offering £225,000 will be given to the winning clubs of that round.

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