BRISTOL CITY HANDED HOME TIE IN FA CUP FIFTH ROUND


BRISTOL CITY have been handed a home tie against either Shrewsbury Town or Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

City have reached the last 16 for the first time in nearly 20 years and will now be eyeing the quarter-finals of the competition.

“It’s great to get a home tie and we’re really looking forward to another Cup occasion at Ashton Gate in two weeks,” said Robins head coach Lee Johnson.

“We have three big Championship games before then and that’ll be our focus to try and maintain our momentum.

“It’s an interesting draw this year. With Manchester United and Chelsea playing each other many teams will fancy their chances of progressing into the next round.”

Cup holders Chelsea drawing in-form Manchester United was the big tie of the round.

Fifth round ties will take place on the weekend of Friday, February 15 to Sunday, February 18.

The  FA Cup fifth round draw

1 Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town or Wolverhampton Wanderers
2 AFC Wimbledon v Millwall
3 Doncaster Rovers v Crystal Palace
4 Middlesbrough or Newport County v Manchester City
5 Chelsea v Manchester United
6 Swansea City v Barnet or Brentford
7 Portsmouth or Queens Park Rangers v Watford
8 Brighton & Hove Albion or West Bromwich Albion v Derby County

 

 

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