After a dramatic weekend of FA Cup action featuring cupsets from Barnet, Newport County and Oldham Athletic to name but a few, 36 teams await the name of their next opposition in the fourth round. 

With plenty of exciting ties throw up from the draw, here are the top fourth round highlights to watch out for across weekend commencing 25th January. 

 

Arsenal vs Manchester United

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Without any doubt, this is the stand-out tie from the fourth round draw as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United faces an early Cup test. 

From 13 FA Cup ties, Arsenal have won on both occasions they have been the home team in a tie at their own ground before the business end. Manchester United however have won two of last three FA Cup meetings between these teams. 

This therefore will be a huge battle between two sides who will be targeting this cup as their main source of success of this season, with a top four league finish looking difficult to achieve.

 

Millwall vs Everton

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This is a huge test for Marco Silva’s Everton against a Millwall team who have won their last three FA Cup home games against Premier League opposition. 

The Lions are also unbeaten in three cup meetings with the Toffees at The Den, winning their first ever clash before drawing the latter two cup meetings. That is a stat which will worry Everton, particularly after scraping past Lincoln City, who had that fantastic cup run in same season as Millwall’s three wins over top flight teams. 

Given the overall dullness of this draw, this tie represents the biggest risk of a cupset so Everton better field a strong team who want to win the FA Cup.

 

AFC Wimbledon vs West Ham United

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This is a competition which is winnable for West Ham given their squad quality but face an AFC Wimbledon side who are at this stage for the first time in their history. 

Interestingly enough, this fixture was played in the League Cup in August with the Hammers coming from behind to run out 3-1 winners here. The Dons however had Rodney McDonald sent off in that game so will be looking for revenge this time around.

Add in the fact that this is a London derby which has potential cupset written across it, and there is no doubt that this is one of the ties to watch out for. 

 

 

 

 

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