FA Cup: Five fifth-round ties to look out for this weekend

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FA Cup fifth spherical on the BBC
Date: 15-18 February
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It is FA Cup fifth-spherical weekend, with all eight ties played to a develop on the day after replays had been abolished to ease fixture congestion.

A competition which started with 736 golf equipment is correct down to the final 16 – with Newport County the lowest-ranked crew standing.

The League Two membership host Pep Guardiola’s Manchester Metropolis, who are chasing a quadruple, at a sold-out Rodney Parade.

Within the period in-between, holders Chelsea host Manchester United in a repeat of the 2018 final, with the tie being broadcast are dwelling on BBC One on Monday (19:30 GMT).

BBC Sport takes a stare at five of this weekend’s ties.

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AFC Wimbledon v Millwall: Unhappy within the league – substantial within the cup

Saturday, 16 February (15:00 GMT)

There will be no no longer up to 2 non-Premier League golf equipment in Monday’s quarter-final blueprint, which is are dwelling on BBC One from 19:00 GMT.

That is on myth of Swansea Metropolis entertain Brentford in an all-Championship tie on Sunday (16:00 GMT), while League One AFC Wimbledon host 2d-tier Millwall.

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Wimbledon is at risk of be bottom of League One but they devour already upset West Ham United, and boss Wally Downes is eyeing one other famend have in opposition to a crew where he started his coaching profession.

“I modified into as soon as chatting with ‘Bomber’ [Millwall boss Neil Harris] prior to the blueprint and we each and each stated, ‘blimey, we develop no longer desire every assorted’, but that’s the type or no longer it’s turned out,” stated Downes.

“It is a neighborhood derby and it ought to be a substantial day. On the day, the rest can happen.”

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Millwall, 20th within the Championship, also claimed a Premier League scalp within the final spherical after Everton crumbled at The Den.

Wimbledon devour yet to drop on the lend a hand of on this season’s FA Cup, while Millwall’s outdated three victories within the competition devour seen them concede the first goal.

Newport County v Manchester Metropolis: ‘No heated seats at Rodney Parade’

Saturday, 16 February (17:30 GMT)

That is what the FA Cup is all about.

Newport, 15th in League Two, are at home to Manchester Metropolis, who are chasing a Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup quadruple.

Cup fever has gripped the South Wales city, with Newport followers queuing throughout the early hours to fetch a label for the sell-out at Rodney Parade, which will probably be home to 2 rugby union golf equipment.

Within the previous 13 months within the FA Cup, Newport devour knocked out Premier League Leicester Metropolis, taken Tottenham to a Wembley replay, and overwhelmed Championship golf equipment Leeds United and Middlesbrough.

County’s document signing, goalkeeper (and recent father to twins) Joe Day, rate about £30,000, while Metropolis’s Riyad Mahrez signed from Leicester for £60m.

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Joe Day modified into as soon as taking half in in opposition to Middlesbrough while his wife modified into as soon as giving birth to their twin ladies.

Will Newport add Metropolis – overwhelmed by then-League One Wigan on the same stage in final season’s competition – to a formidable listing of large-killing feats?

“Their Premier League stars are aged to heated seats, heated changing rooms. It will be a wide surprise,” stated Jeff Challingsworth, secretary of Newport’s supporters membership.

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Metropolis near for the tie on the lend a hand of a 6-0 hammering of Chelsea, and Guardiola’s facet devour gained their two FA Cup games this season by an mixture rating of 12-0.

On the different hand, there is a glimmer of hope for Newport.

Metropolis devour gained simply one of their previous six FA Cup away games in opposition to facets from a lower division.

Bristol Metropolis v Wolverhampton Wanderers: One other high-flight scalp?

Sunday, 17 February (13:00 GMT)

Bristol Metropolis love a cup tie in opposition to Premier League opposition.

Within the previous 18 months, Watford, Stoke Metropolis, Crystal Palace, Manchester United and Huddersfield Town devour all misplaced to the Robins in knockout competitions.

Now Lee Johnson’s facet devour their eyes build on upsetting Wolves, the ‘easiest of the comfort’ within the Premier League desk on the lend a hand of the ‘wide six’.

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The Championship hosts are taking a stare to prevail within the quarter-finals for the first time since 1974 and they scuttle into the tie on the lend a hand of nine successive league and cup wins.

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“With Manchester United and Chelsea taking half in every assorted, many groups will like their probabilities of progressing into the following spherical,” stated Robins boss Johnson.

It is 16 years since Wolves final reached the quarter-finals.

Nonetheless with simply seven Premier League golf equipment left – and no no longer up to yet every other about to drop – may per chance well Nuno Espirito Santo resolve the Black Country membership your total scheme to the final?

Doncaster Rovers v Crystal Palace: Upset brewing in South Yorkshire?

Sunday, 17 February (16:00 GMT), are dwelling on BBC One

That is League One Doncaster’s first look within the fifth spherical of the FA Cup since 1956.

And locals can odor an upset in opposition to a Crystal Palace facet who sit down three parts above the Premier League’s relegation zone.

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Doncaster are sixth within the third tier and, below Grant McCann, are taking half in a magnificent urge of possess.

In 2019 on my own, they devour gained five out of eight league and cup games, including a 3-1 success at Championship Preston within the third spherical.

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Venerable Millwall striker John Marquis has scored 22 targets this season, including three within the FA Cup.

Roy Hodgson’s precedence is defending Palace within the Premier League, yet there are many who would favor to stare the prone England boss rush out at a Wembley on 18 Would possibly well also, three months prior to his 72nd birthday.

Palace devour gained simply two games within the competition since reaching the final in 2016, but such a modified into as soon as a formidable victory over Tottenham within the final spherical.

Chelsea v Manchester United: Final season’s final revisited

Monday, 18 February (19:30 GMT), are dwelling on BBC One

Will the final fifth spherical tie be the ideal?

On paper, Chelsea at home to Manchester United has the ability to be a cracker.

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The hosts’ inconsistencies are nerve-racking their supervisor Maurizio Sarri but they did answer to final weekend’s 6-0 thrashing at Manchester Metropolis by a hit their Europa League tie in Malmo in Thursday.

United devour had an even open up below caretaker supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but this will probably be exciting to stare how they tackle the midweek defeat by Paris St-Germain within the Champions League.

No topic a hit the FA Cup final season, Antonio Conte modified into as soon as sacked by Chelsea and his successor Sarri is already feeling the warmth after final week’s capitulation at Etihad Stadium.

“It is no longer easy to play after dropping 6-0,” stated Sarri. “Nonetheless now we must play and now we must play effectively. We need to raise. We need to react straight away.”

Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial each and each scored when United beat Arsenal within the fourth spherical.

On the different hand, each and each are struggling to be fit after struggling injuries in Solskjaer’s first defeat as caretaker supervisor.

“Now we must judge of the FA Cup in opposition to Chelsea and withhold our build within the head four,” stated United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera.

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