Red Devils face Anfield Cup trip

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MANCHESTER United’s reward for coming past Manchester City in yesterday’s FA Cup third-round tie is a fourth-round trip to Anfield to face bitter rivals Liverpool.

United, who overcame City 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium, will face the Reds on the weekend of January 28 and 29.

United have won the competition 11 times, while Kenny Dalglish’s men have triumphed on seven occasions.

The game will be the first meeting of the two sides since the controversial clash in October when Liverpool forward Luis Suarez racially abused United defender Patrice Evra. Liverpool accepted an eight-match ban for the Uruguayan over the incident earlier this month.

QPR will host west London neighbours Chelsea if they can overcome the MK Dons in a replay at Loftus Road.

Chelsea captain John Terry could make a first return to the ground since he was accused of racially abusing Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, a matter which has become the subject of a criminal case and an accusation which he strenuously denies.

As well as Liverpool versus Manchester United, there are two other definite all-Premier League ties with West Brom hosting Norwich and Everton welcoming Fulham to Goodison Park.

Arsenal will be at home to Aston Villa if they can overcome Leeds at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow night, while Bolton will take on Swansea at the Reebok Stadium if they see off Macclesfield in a replay having drawn 2-2 at Moss Rose on Saturday.

Sunderland’s reward for beating Peterborough yesterday is a home draw against local rivals Middlesbrough, while Newcastle will face the winner of the replay between Wrexham and Brighton.

Black Cats manager Martin O’Neill, reacting to the draw, said: “It’s a tough one but we’re at home anyway. I wonder what (former Middlesbrough midfielder) Lee Cattermole thinks of it. It will mean something to the supporters who have stayed on here and cheered us off and maybe Lee himself.”

Swindon, who upset the odds to knock out Wigan on Saturday, will face a trip to the east midlands in round four to take on either Nottingham Forest or Leicester.

n FA Cup fourth round draw: Brighton/Wrexham v Newcastle, Sunderland v Middlesbrough, Dagenham & Redbridge/Millwall v Southampton, Hull v Crawley, MK Dons/QPR v Chelsea, West Brom v Norwich, Blackpool v Sheffield Wednesday, Arsenal/Leeds v Aston Villa, Stevenage v Notts County, Watford v Tottenham, Liverpool v Manchester United, Derby v Stoke, Everton v Fulham, Macclesfield/Bolton v Swansea, Sheffield United v Birmingham/Wolves, Nottingham Forest/Leicester v Swindon. Ties to be played on the weekend of January 28 and 29.