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Nigerian Players Find Themselves In Tricky FA Cup Ties

8 January 2019 Sport


Super Eagles players Alex Iwobi, Isaac Success, Leon Balogun and Oghenekaro Etebo have been handed tricky ties in the fourth round of the English FA Cup.

Iwobi’s Arsenal have been drawn at home to Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round as the two giants will clash at the emirates to prove more prominance. Iwobi scored his first goal in the competition for Arsenal in their 3-0 win away to Blackpool last Saturday and the
22 year old Nigerian will be looking forward to his 11th appearance in the competition.

The Gunners have won the competition a record 13 times, while United are 12-time winners.

Balogun who made his debut in the competiton for Brighton Hove Albion in a third round clash against Bournemouth will look forward to his second start when Brighton host West Bromwich Albion.

Success on his part will be looking forward to another appearance in the competition with Watford when they travel to face the winner of Newcastle vs Blackburn replay tie.

FA Cup holders Chelsea will take on Sheffield Wednesday or Luton Town at Stamford Bridge with Moses expected to feature.

Non-league Barnet – the lowest-ranked club left in the competition – are at home to Championship side Brentford. League One Gillingham, who knocked out Premier League Cardiff in the third round, will face another Welsh side when they travel to Swansea City.

Premier League champions Manchester City are at home to relegation-battling Burnley, while another top-flight match-up sees Crystal Palace host Tottenham. Wolves, who knocked out Premier League leaders Liverpool on Monday, travel to Shrewsbury or Stoke.

Fourth-round ties will be played from January 25 to 28.

Full list of the fourth round

  • Swansea City vs Gillinham
  • Wimbledon vs West Ham United
  • Shrewsbury Town or Stoke City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Millwall vs Everton
  • Brighton vs West Bromwich Albion
  • Bristol City vs Bolton Wanderers
  • Accrington Stanley vs Derby Country
  • Doncaster Rovers vs Old Athletic
  • Chelsea vs Cheffield Wednesday
  • Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers
  • Middlesbrough vs Newport county
  • Manchester City vs Burnley
  • Barnet vs Brentford
  • Portsmouth vs Queens Park Rangers
  • Arsenal vs Manchester United
  • Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur


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