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FA Cup Fourth Round TV selections revealed by BBC and ITV

The FA Cup Fourth Round TV selections are revealed by BBC and ITV coverage with games taking place on weekend commencing 5th of February.

The draw of the FA Cup competition took place on Sunday the 9th of January 2022 and the majority of fans were excited to see that non league side Kidderminster would play host Premier League outfit West Ham.

Kiddy, who play in the National League North (the sixth tier of the English football league system) were rewarded a home tie against the Hammers, who currently sit fourth in the Premier League, after pulling off a win against second tier Reading.

And after the backlash to non league sides not getting initially picked for TV broadcast, it would seem even harsher if they got snubbed again in favour of say all Premier League ties.


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The following fixtures in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup’s 150th anniversary season have been selected for live television broadcast in the UK from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 February 2022.

Friday 4 February: Manchester United v Middlesbrough, 20:00 – ITV, ITV Hub, STV, UTV

Saturday 5 February: Kidderminster Harriers v West Ham United, 12:30 – BBC One, BBC iPlayer

Saturday 5 February: Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion, 20:00 – ITV4, ITV Hub, STV, UTV

Sunday 6 February: Liverpool v Cardiff City, 12:00 – ITV, ITV Hub, STV, UTV

Sunday 6 February: Nottingham Forest v Leicester City, 16:00 – BBC One, BBC iPlayer

Sunday 6 February: Bournemouth v Boreham Wood, 18:00 – ITV4, ITV Hub, STV, UTV

There will also be comprehensive coverage across BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT, and these clubs will receive a live broadcast fee of £110,000.

The full fourth round schedule and any further broadcast details will be announced in due course.


Crystal Palace (1) v Hartlepool United (4)
Bournemouth (2) v Boreham Wood (5)
Huddersfield Town (2) v Barnsley (2)
Peterborough United (2) v Queens Park Rangers (2)
Cambridge United (3) v Luton Town (2)
Southampton (1) v Coventry City (2)
Chelsea (1) v Plymouth Argyle (3)
Everton (1) v Brentford (1)
Kidderminster Harriers (6) v West Ham United (1)
Manchester United (1) v Middlesbrough (2)
Tottenham Hotspur (1) v Brighton & Hove Albion (1)
Liverpool (1) v Cardiff City (2)
Stoke City (2) v Wigan Athletic (3)
Nottingham Forest (2) v Leicester City (1)
Manchester City (1) v Fulham (2)
Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) v Norwich City (1)



First Round Proper
AFC Sudbury v Colchester United (BBC)
St Albans City v Forest Green Rovers (BBC)
Stockport County v Bolton Wanderers (Replay) (BBC)
Banbury United v Barrow (ITV)
Sheffield Wednesday v Plymouth Argyle (ITV)
Stratford Town v Shrewsbury Town (ITV)
Dagenham & Redbridge v Salford City (ITV)
Solihull Moors v Wigan Athletic (Replay) (ITV)

Second Round Proper
Buxton v Morecambe (BBC)
Yeovil Town v Stevenage (BBC)
Gateshead v Charlton Athletic (ITV)
Rochdale v Plymouth Argyle (ITV)
Salford City v Chesterfield (ITV)
Boreham Wood v St Albans City (ITV)
Barrow v Ipswich Town (Replay) (ITV)

Third Round Proper
Hull City v Everton (BBC)
Swansea City vs Southampton (BBC Wales)
Chelsea v Chesterfield (red button)
Yeovil Town v Bournemouth (red button)
Manchester United v Aston Villa (BBC)
Swindon Town v Manchester City (ITV)
Millwall v Crystal Palace (ITV)
West Ham United v Leeds United (ITV)
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal (ITV)
Cardiff City vs Preston North End (S4C)

Twitter users reacted as the FA Cup Fourth Round TV selections get revealed by BBC and ITV…

@MattHuddyHudson: Well done for thinking about travelling supporters .

@SibsMUFC: Please stop moving our games to awful kick off times. Nobody wants to watch us rotate half the team and struggle against Boro.

@CraigJamesMosti: Chelsea/Plymouth miss out while Tottenham/Brighton and Liverpool/Cardiff get shown 🤡🤡🤡

@marcb3381: Ridiculous fa cup kick off time ruins my Saturday night 8pm thinking about fans

@SpencerH2003; What an awful time to have the Kidderminster game! Make that the Friday night, no one wants to watch United v Middlesbrough.

@NHSMorgan: 12pm on a Sunday? You taking the piss ITV?

@JSB93x: Why the fuck are united on TV? Should be Hartlepool and give them extra money you mugs

@alexkilbyy: Shocking. Again. Not surprised though.

Man U?
On TV?
In the FA cup?
At home?
To Middlesbrough?
Whoda thunk it??

@MarcSpurs: Earlier in the week you tweeted ‘its all about the fans’ 8pm Saturday night KO, Friday night travel for Boro fans tells me that claim the other day is a bit of a fib.. its not really about the fans because you dick around with the KO times and dates..

@smit112: Only ties worth watching are kidderminster, forest and boreham wood

@MCFC_EDS_ACAD: For the 12768948 time United have been selected for one of the tv games…..

@JoeStephenson96: I get there’s not a great deal of stand out ties but surely Palace v Hartlepool and Chelsea v Plymouth might be mildly more entertaining than Tottenham v Brighton

@stevenblake92: Good picks by the BBC but come on Itv Man utd vs. Middlesbrough and Liverpool vs. Cardiff. Really??? The draw may not have been great but there were better fixtures than that.

@Mr_k_hills: Why on Earth would Tottenham v Brighton get picked for tv? @only1argyle and @Official_HUFC both drew premier league sides. Football fans wanna see giant killings not top flight mid table dribble

@dylanstevenson4: Canny shocking how they haven’t put Palace vs Hartlepool on like. Premier league side vs League 2 🤷🏽‍♂️

@youpalaceee: grim that Tottenham Brighton is on tv and not Hartlepool. No one wants to watch either Brighton or Tottenham and they dont need the money.

@TomKirwan12: Should of swapped spurs v Brighton for chelsea v Plymouth. Apart from that there’s a few upsets in there that could happen.

@AliHunter1: Snubbed again, albeit very understandable this time. Hopefully that means we’re Saturday 3pm again. #CamUTD

@Plym_Wardle: 3pm on a Saturday then? Surprised Spurs v Brighton gets a TV tie when they play each other twice a season. Yet Argyle play Chelsea and we miss out on extra money… Good going FA…

@nathancole09: Some questionable decisions here but glad Kidderminster got their tv pick and why are games on itv 4 for don’t get that at all

@ManYooDan: Fuck right off you pricks. Monday at 8pm last round and now a Friday. Couldn’t give a fuck about the fans, but sure #magicofthefacup

@luke_tizzard: Yet again @itvfootball and @BBCSport choose to televise an all PL tie over a more interesting Cup tie such as #CFC vs #PAFC ! Also the fact its on ITV4 shows that they even know that no-one will care. Talking of ITV4, putting #AFCB v #BorehamWood on ITV4 isn’t great either #FACup

@charliecufc: Chelsea Vs Plymouth not being shown but Brighton Vs Spurs is. Honestly what’s the fucking point.

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