Facebook Watch to show two Emirates FA Cup fifth round games live this week

Monday 02 Mar 2020
Kelechi Iheanacho scores against Brentford to help Leicester City into the fifth round

Fans across the UK will be able to watch every moment of the Emirates FA Cup fifth round as it unfolds, with two of the ties being streamed exclusively on Facebook Watch.

All eight of the fifth round fixtures will now be broadcast live with the other six shown by the BBC and the remaining two on BT Sport. 

The two UK-only Facebook Watch broadcasts will be:

  • Tuesday 3 March (8pm) – Reading vs Sheffield United
  • Wednesday 4 March (7.45pm) – Leicester City vs Birmingham City

As well as watching on mobile, you can also stream the games to your TV by downloading the Facebook Watch TV app, which is available on multiple platforms include Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV.

In addition to the live games, we'll continue to offer football fans the opportunity to catch up on the action of all Emirates FA Cup games, with highlights posted shortly after the final whistle of the other matches.

In addition to its two games on BBC One, the BBC has announced that it will also show an additional pair of matches on its 'pop-up' iPlayer channel, where fans can watch West Bromwich Albion versus Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur against Norwich City on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

By Tom Dean