End Of The Road For Toon?

Last updated : 09 January 2018 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle will visit either Chelsea or Norwich in the FA Cup. Not the draw anyone wanted.

Chances are it will be Chelsea and although Rafa would love to get one over on the club that never really made him at home, the odds for an extended cup run seem remote. 

Image result for Newcastle UnitedLeague Two side Yeovil will host Manchester United in the FA Cup for the second time in four seasons having been pitted against Jose Mourinho's men in the fourth round.

The Glovers were the lowest-ranked side in Monday night's draw and were handed a home clash with the 12-time winners, as they were in 2015 when United won 2-0 thanks to goals from Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria.

"I don't think I could pick anyone better to go up against in the world we live in at the moment," boss Darren Way told ytfc.net.

"It was an extraordinary achievement to get to the fourth round and to get Manchester United is a special moment for the club.

"I want everyone to enjoy it and embrace the fantastic challenge. The players and supporters deserve it. It's going to be a magical day."

Fellow League Two side Newport will entertain Tottenham, and Exiles boss Mike Flynn told his club's official website: "I'm over the moon. I'm so excited.

"It's an amazing draw and it looks like a good candidate for TV. It's going to be so important for the club's finances."

Mansfield, another club from the fourth tier, have the carrot of welcoming Pep Guardiola's Manchester City to Field Mill if they can overcome Cardiff at home in a replay.

It's City who are favourites at 11/4 with Sky Bet, with United next at 4/1 and both Tottenham and Liverpool 6/1.

There are guaranteed to be at least two all-Premier League ties, with Liverpool once more at home against West Brom and Southampton facing Watford at St Mary's.

Bournemouth would end up facing West Ham on the south coast if those two clubs can overcome respective replays against Wigan and Shrewsbury.

Chelsea are 13/2 fifth-favourites, which reflects the fact they must first win a replay before facing top-flight opposition in round four.

The 1987 FA Cup winners Coventry's reward for ousting Stoke in the third round is a trip to League One outfit MK Dons with League Two high-fliers Notts County drawn at home to either Championship leaders Wolves or Premier League strugglers Swansea.

Nottingham Forest, who knocked holders Arsenal out on Sunday and announced the appointment of Aitor Karanka as their new manager on Monday, visit Hull, the side the Gunners beat in the 2014 final.

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis was denied a reunion with old club Crystal Palace when the Eagles lost 2-1 at Brighton, while top-flight Huddersfield face second-tier Birmingham.

The winners of Leicester's replay with Fleetwood will travel to Peterborough, Millwall meet Rochdale and Preston travel to South Yorkshire for a date with Sheffield United.

Either Carlisle or Sheffield Wednesday will have a home match against Stevenage or Reading.

FA Cup fourth-round draw

Liverpool v West Brom

Peterborough v Fleetwood or Leicester

Huddersfield v Birmingham

Notts County v Wolves or Swansea

Yeovil v Manchester United

Carlisle or Sheffield Wednesday v Stevenage or Reading

Cardiff or Mansfield v Manchester City

MK Dons v Coventry

Millwall v Rochdale

Southampton v Watford

Middlesbrough v Brighton

Bournemouth or Wigan v Shrewsbury or West Ham

Hull v Nottingham Forest

Newport v Tottenham

Norwich or Chelsea v Newcastle

Sheffield United v Preston

Ties to be played over weekend of January 26-29