Bradford City and Middlesbrough have been rewarded for their eye-catching victories at the Premier League’s top two, with both potentially given further opportunity to take top-flight scalps following the draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Middlesbrough’s reward for Saturday’s FA Cup victory against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium is another tricky away tie against holders Arsenal in the fifth round.
The championship side ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Manchester City at the Etihad courtesy of goals from Patrick Bamford and Kike will now take on the Gunners at the Emirates in the next stage of the competition.
The game against Boro who are managed former Real Madrid Assistant Manager, Aitor Karanka would be another hurdle for the Gunners as they look to continue their defence of the cup.
Let’s backtrack to last year’s FA Cup which as we all know was lifted by Arsenal.
We played Wigan after they had defeated Man City and we ended up winning the cup. So is this a sign??
Playing Boro after they defeated City 2-0. Who knows??
Here’s a look at all the fixtures from the fifth round draws:
[alert style=”2″]Crystal Palace v Liverpool/Bolton;
Arsenal v Middlesbrough;
Aston Villa v Leicester City;
West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United;
Bradford City v Sunderland/Fulham;
Blackburn Rovers v Rochdale/Stoke City;
Derby County v Reading;
Preston NE/Sheffield United v Cambridge United/Manchester United[/alert]
Ties will take place across the weekend of 14 and 15 February 2015.