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FA Cup draw gives Preston North End and Sheffield United huge incentive


Incentives don't come any bigger - the winners of the Sheffield United versus Preston North End replay next Tuesday (3rd Feb) have potentially a huge pay day ahead - assuming Manchester United overcome League 2 Cambridge in an Old Trafford replay as they meet the winners of that tie.

In another twist, of the remaining Premier League sides two of the eight ties are definitely all Premier League affairs and potentially so is Crystal Palace v Liverpool - if the Reds can overcome a tricky replay against Bolton.

The Derby County versus Reading tie ensures at least one Championship club makes the last eight. Middlesbrough's reward for beating Manchester City is a trip to face Arsenal at the Emirates.

The draw in full: (Premier League sides in bold)

  • Crystal Palace v Liverpool or Bolton Wanderers
  • Arsenal v Middlesbrough
  • Aston Villa v Leicester City
  • West Brom v West Ham
  • Bradford City v Sunderland or Fulham
  • Blackburn Rovers v Rochdale or Stoke City
  • Derby County v Reading
  • Preston NE or Sheffield Utd v Cambridge Utd or Manchester Utd
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