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FA Cup- draw sees big four meet as Man City host Chelsea and Arsenal host Liverpool

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It was a black weekend again for the bookmakers. After a £35 million pay day only a week ago when all bar one of the top 20 favourites obliged, the FA Cup has also come up trumps for punters.

With only two of the sixteen ties going to replays (Forest v Preston and Sheffield Utd v Fulham) and only Huddersfield failing as favourites, 13 favourites did oblige. Only Crystal Palace from the Premier League fell to lower league opposition - and that was to holder Wigan who started 11/10 favourites in any case.

As Joe Ross from betting website www.­footytinsider.­co.­uk said:
'The bookmakers have taken another hammering, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea the mainstay of many accumulators.'

'The draw has been kinder to the layers in Round 5 with four of the favourites set to meet each other.'

'Last season's winning manager, Roberto Martinez, looks to be best rewarded with his Everton at home to Swansea.'

Holders Wigan face an away trip to struggling Cardiff City

Manchester City v Chelsea

Sheffield United or Fulham v Nottingham Forest or Preston North End

Arsenal v Liverpool

Brighton & Hove Albion v Hull City

Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic

Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton Athletic

Sunderland v Southampton

Everton v Swansea City

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