Blades can earn United tie with win in Cup replay

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Nigel Clough’s cup specialists Sheffield United will earn themselves a home tie against either Manchester United or Cambridge United in the fifth round of the FA Cup, if they can beat Preston in their fourth-round replay next week.

United or Preston were drawn at home following their 1-1 stalemate at the weekend, while Cambridge held their Manchester namesakes to a 0-0 draw on Friday evening.

Elsewhere, West Brom face West Ham in an all-Premier League tie while Middlesbrough, who beat Manchester City away in the fourth round, have the chance to cause another away upset when they travel to face Arsenal.

Bradford’s reward for beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge is a home tie, against either Sunderland or Fulham.

United’s fourth round replay against Simon Grayson’s Preston is next Tuesday. Fifth round ties take place on February 14/15 - when United are scheduled to face to Bristol City.