The 4th Round of the FA Cup concluded on January the 31st – so who are playing in Round 5, and where can you watch them?
In short, the first 2 fixtures of this round will be played on the 28th February and the latter 2 fixtures on the 1st of March. Kickoff times vary slightly but will all be between 7.15PM – 8pm.
ITV are covering the matches, with games being shown on ITV1 & ITV4 on matchdays simultaneously.
Stoke City vs Brighton
Kickoff: Tuesday 28th February – 7.15PM
Stoke City produced a solid 3-1 victory over League Two side Stevenage to find their way into the 5th Round of the cup. Brighton’s path to meet Stoke at this stage was arguably much tougher, having drawn Liverpool in their 4th Round.
The Seagulls, however, prevailed over Jurgen Klopp’s men after coming back from a goal down. Kaoru Mitoma’s stoppage time goal tipped the scales at the last breath and Brighton made it through to meet Stoke City.
Bristol City vs Man City
Kickoff: Tuesday 28th February – 8PM
Man City had Premier League table toppers Arsenal to deal with in their 4th Round of the cup. Deal with the Gunners they did, and the Citizens came away with a narrow 1-0 victory thanks to a Nathan Aké finish at the 64 minute mark.
Bristol City had a familiar opponent in West Brom for their 4th Round, with the two EFL Championship teams battling it out at Ashton Gate on the 28th of January. West Brom sat a full 7 positions higher than Bristol in their league table going into the FA Cup clash. Despite this, the Robins pulled off a convincing 3-0 victory that included a brace for 20 year old Sam Bell.
Southampton vs Luton OR Grimsby
Kickoff: Wednesday 1st March – 7.15PM
Southampton dispatched Championship side Blackpool with a narrow 2-1 victory at St Mary’s Stadium on the 28th of last month, earning them a place in the 5th Round of the cup. Romain Perraud scored one either side of the halftime whistle to put the Saints through.
League Two side Grimsby met Championship side Luton on the 28th to face off for a place in the 5th Round of the FA Cup. It was an up and down match that saw both teams each take a one goal lead, only to concede minutes later. Their match ended 2-2 and forced a 4th Round replay, which will take place on Wednesday the 8th of February.
Man Utd vs West Ham Utd
Kickoff: Wednesday 1st March – 7.45PM
Erik ten Hag’s men gave Championship side Reading a miserable 4th Round on the 28th, earning a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford. A brace from Casemiro was complimented by a contribution from Fred, with a single consolation goal coming for Reading via Amadou Salif Mbengue late in the game. The Royals also saw Andy Carroll sent off for a clumsy and damaging tackle on Cristian Erikson shortly before United added their 3rd goal of the night to the scoreboard.