Emirates FA Cup fifth round line-up completed

Sunday 24 Jan 2021
The fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup is due to take place in early February

The line-up for the fifth round of the 2020-21 Emirates FA Cup has been completed after Bournemouth secured their safe passage with a 2-1 victory over Crawley Town.

The first sides to secure their places in round five were Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton, who beat non-league Chorley and holders Arsenal respectively to set up a meeting at Molineux.

Six more teams sealed fifth-round spots in Saturday's afternoon matches, with top-flight sides West Ham United, Sheffield United and Brighton & Hove Albion avoiding potential upsets.

Later in the day, Manchester City left it late to secure their place in the next round, as Pep Guardiola's side came from behind to beat League Two Cheltenham Town thanks to goals from Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres.

Sunday's action started in dramatic fashion with Tammy Abraham scoring a hat-trick to help last season's beaten finalists Chelsea overcome Luton, while Leicester City, Burnley and Everton also secured their places in the next round.

Manchester United sealed their spot with Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes all scoring in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Liverpool.

On Monday, Tottenham Hotspur progressed into the last 16 with a victory over Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park, with late goals from Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Winks sealing a 4-1 win for Jose Mourinho's side.

And goals from Jack Wilshere and Josh King ensured Bournemouth set up a meeting with Burnley with a 2-1 win over Crawley, who gave the Championship side a scare after equalising through Tom Nichols.

2020-21 Emirates FA Cup fifth round draw
1 Burnley v AFC Bournemouth
2 Manchester United v West Ham United
3 Sheffield United v Bristol City
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton
5 Barnsley v Chelsea
6 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
7 Swansea City v Manchester City
8 Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion

The Emirates FA Cup fifth round is due to take place on or around Wednesday 10 February.

By Jim Lucas