Thomas Tuchel on the 'Magic' of the FA Cup
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The ball numbers have been confirmed for the FA Cup fourth round draw as this weekend’s action continues to take shape. With English football’s big hitters vying to avoid a timeless upset, underogs are invariably aiming to emulate the magic of the cup and set up more blockbuster ties in the later rounds.
Manchester City kicked off the action by seeing off Swindon Town on Friday evening.
A host of others sides joined them in the hat for the fourth round with a cluster of early kick-offs on Saturday, while the likes of Leicester City, Watford, Newcastle United and Brighton were among the 3pm brigade.
More Premier League heavyweights are due to begin their FA Cup campaigns later in the day, with even more to come on Sunday.
The fourth round draw is set to take place at 16:50 GMT on Sunday, ITV One, with ties to be played on February 4 and February 7.
With Cambridge United producing perhaps the upset of the round at ST James’ Park, here is what we know about the fourth round so far:
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1. Boreham Wood
2. Yeovil Town / AFC Bournemouth
3. Stoke City / Leyton Orient
4. Swansea City / Southampton
5. Chelsea / Chesterfield
6. Liverpool / Shrewsbury Town
7. Cardiff City / Preston North End
8. Coventry City
9. Huddersfield Town
10. West Bromwich Albion / Brighton & Hove Albion
11. Kidderminster Harriers
12. Leicester City
14. Hartlepool United
15. Hull City / Everton
17. Tottenham Hotspur / Morecambe
18. Crystal Palace
20. Manchester City
21. Wigan Athletic
22. Luton Town / Harrogate Town
23. Birmingham City / Plymouth Argyle
24. Manchester United / Aston Villa
25. Wolverhampton Wanderers / Sheffield United
26. Cambridge United
27. Barnsley / Barrow
28. Peterborough United
29. West Ham United / Leeds United
30. Queens Park Rangers / Rotherham United
31. Charlton Athletic / Norwich City
32. Nottingham Forest / Arsenal
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