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FA Cup fifth round draw live updates

November 22, 2019


 Manchester City, United and Chelsea are the biggest teams left in the FA Cup as we reach the fifth round     Arsenal and Tottenham fell by the wayside in the last-32 after Liverpool made their premature exit in the previous round     Non-league Barnet are also in the hat as they prepare for their fourth round tie against Brentford tonight     And AFC Wimbledon will be hoping for a plum tie after their shock win over Premier League West Ham      Click here to see all the ball numbers for tonight’s draw.   And you can follow all the action live right here from 7pm 18:30Plenty for Poch to ponder While both Carabao Cup finalists Manchester City and Chelsea were both able to navigate a safe passage into Monday’s fifth-round FA Cup draw, Tottenham saw their hopes of staying in the hunt for silverware ended with defeat at Crystal Palace  While boss Mauricio Pochettino can point to missing key men like captain Harry Kane and Dele Alli, the squad still should have had enough strength in depth to get the job done at Selhurst Park  South Korea striker Son Heung-min will, though, soon be back in the fold from the Asian Cup to lead from the front – and try to make sure a campaign which promised so much does not fade away 18:15Ole on his way to Wembley? The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer effect shows no signs of slowing down, with a freshened-up Manchester United securing a hard-earned 3-1 win at Arsenal on Friday night to kick off the weekend’s ties with what was an eighth straight win under the caretaker boss  There is, of course, a long way to go over the course of the season – but momentum is a major force in football  No-one will fancy facing United in this form, home or away – but a trip to Old Trafford would at least boost the coffers, if not perhaps offer genuine hope of progress 17:46Crazy Gang dream on Former Dons midfielder Wally Downes was the toast of Kingsmeadow after his Sky Bet League One strugglers sent West Ham packing with a 4-2 victory, having raced into a 3-0 lead early in the second half  While it may not have made the same headlines that Lawrie Sanchez’s header and Dave Beasant’s penalty save did at Wembley more than 30 years ago, few would begrudge the south-west London club another little slice of FA Cup history and the target of another big-name scalp in round five 17:36Crowds on the wane Attendances have increased to a five-year high in this season’s FA Cup third round but the fourth round is set to be the second-lowest supported during the same period  Press Association Sport has looked at the average attendances over the two rounds of the competition since the 2014-15 campaign, and there were contrasting results for the current campaign  The 2018-19 season tops the list for third-round crowds during the five-year period with an average of 18,972, eclipsing the previous best total of 18,404 in 2016  This season’s third round benefited from Premier League champions Manchester City, Manchester United and West Ham having home ties against Championship opposition – with all three teams ranking amongst the top four for highest average crowds in England’s top flight  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer maintained his perfect start as interim United boss with a 2-0 win over Reading in front of 73,918 fans at Old Trafford, while 54,860 supporters went to West Ham’s London Stadium to watch the Hammers defeat Birmingham by the same scoreline

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