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FA Cup fifth round draw in full: Fixtures, dates, kickoff times and more

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The FA Cup fifth round brings 16 teams closer to the final at Wembley Stadium on June 3 with Premier League and EFL sides doing battle.

Defending champions Liverpool face a major test to to reach round five as they prepare for a weekend trip to Brighton & Hove Albion, with Manchester City hosting Arsenal in the other all-Premier League meeting.

With just 10 top-flight sides in the fourth round, there is an almost certain prospect of a lower-league team reaching the quarterfinals.

Here’s all you need to know about the draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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FA Cup fifth round draw

The FA Cup fifth round draw features 16 teams from the Premier League and across the EFL pyramid, all bidding for a place in the last eight.

Premier League teams in bold

Ball No. Teams
1 Preston North End/Tottenham
2 Southampton/Blackpool
3 Wrexham/Sheffield United
4 Ipswich Town/Burnley
5 Man United/Reading
6 Luton Town/Grimsby Town
7 Derby County/West Ham
8 Stoke City/Stevenage
9 Blackburn Rovers/Birmingham City
10 Walsall/Leicester City
11 Sheffield Wednesday/Fleetwood Town
12 Man City/Arsenal
13 Bristol City/WBA
14 Brighton/Liverpool
15 Fulham/Sunderland
16 Accrington Stanley/Leeds United

When is the FA Cup fifth round played? 

The FA announced at the start of the season that the 2022/23 FA Cup fifth round will commence from March 1, 2023, with the draw taking place on January 30.

The change to a midweek fixture window is required due to a backlog of domestic matches following the 2022 World Cup.

BBC and ITV hold the rights to televise matches in the UK, with the eight games expected to be spread across four days.

Are there replays in the FA Cup fifth round? 

The fifth round of the 2022/23 FA Cup does not include replays. It is the first stage of the tournament not carrying the option of a replay for drawn matches.

The FA has come in for criticism over its insistence to keep replays in earlier rounds, with plans in place to remove them in future tournaments.


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