Football

Giantkillers Boro meet Gunners

Middlesbrough were rewarded for beating Manchester City with a trip to FA Cup holders Arsenal, while Chelsea's conquerors Bradford City host Sunderland or Fulham after the fifth-round draw (yesterday morning, Singapore time).

Third tier Bradford and Championship (second tier) Middlesbrough overcame the odds to register two of the biggest FA Cup shocks in recent memory.

In other ties, Manchester United face a trip to Preston North End or Sheffield United, should they overcome fourth tier Cambridge United - the lowest ranked side still in the competition - after they forced a heroic replay against the 11-time winners.

Seven-time winners Liverpool or Bolton Wanderers will travel to Crystal Palace, and Blackburn Rovers will host Stoke City, who cruised past third tier Rochdale 4-1. - Reuters

FA CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAW:

  • Crystal Palace v Liverpool/Bolton, Arsenal v Middlesbrough, Aston Villa v Leicester, West Brom v West Ham, Bradford v Sunderland/Fulham, Blackburn v Stoke, Derby v Reading, Preston/Sheffield United v Cambridge/Manchester United

Ties to be played on the weekend of 
Feb 14/15.