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Ten teams cause surprise in the FA Cup and those ball numbers for the Fourth Round Draw

It’s been another busy weekend of FA Cup action and whilst majority of it have been played out, there is still three more to settle before the replays are played on the 14th and 15th of January.

There’s the matter of Gillingham hosting West Ham in the evening kick off and on Monday, Arsenal face Leeds in what should be an exciting clash.

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Moving on to surprising from those already played and we saw four sides produce wins over those in a higher league themselves, with five other sides getting a draw against their league above opposition.

Adam Reach’s low strike, which took a deflection, ended up being the only goal of the game to seal Sheffield Wednesday‘s win over Brighton.

League Two club Northampton Town booked their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a deserved 4-2 victory over League One Burton Albion at Pirelli Stadium.

Chris Martin’s close-range strike just after half an hour gave Derby County a shock win at Premier League Crystal Palace.

Substitute Harry Arter scored a wonder goal minutes after coming on to send Fulham through with victory over Premier League side Aston Villa.

In terms of those who got a draw against a league above, Shrewsbury Town from League One drew 1-1 at Bristol City of the Championship, 40 year old sub Aaron Wilbraham earned League One Rochdale a draw against Premier League Newcastle United, League Two Carlisle were denied one of the upsets of the third round when Championship Cardiff City fought from 2-0 down to draw 3-3, Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet missed with a ‘Panenka’ style penalty attempt but the League One side still secured an FA Cup replay by drawing 2-2 with Reading, Premier League Watford threw away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 against League One Tranmere and lastly Lucas Moura’s header cancelled out Middlesbrough forward Ashley Fletcher’s opener to keep Tottenham in the competition.

Right then, those all important ball numbers, find out who is what ready for Monday’s draw which we’ll have as soon as it’s made plus the fan reaction.


1 Leicester City
2 Queens Park Rangers or Swansea City
3 Fulham
4 Chelsea
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers or Manchester United
6 West Bromwich Albion
7 Rochdale or Newcastle United
8 Cardiff City or Carlisle United
9 Oxford United
10 Sheffield United
11 Southampton
12 Liverpool
13 Bristol City or Shrewsbury Town
14 AFC Bournemouth
15 Sheffield Wednesday
16 Bristol Rovers or Coventry City
17 Barnsley
18 Manchester City
19 Middlesbrough or Tottenham Hotspur
20 Reading or Blackpool
21 Watford or Tranmere Rovers
22 Norwich City
23 Millwall
24 Derby County
25 Hull City
26 Brentford
27 Portsmouth
28 Arsenal or Leeds United
29 Gillingham or West Ham United
30 Northampton Town
31 Burnley
32 Birmingham City


After finding out those ball numbers fans of different clubs took to reveal who they wanted in the next round – see what they tweeted on the next page.


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  1. Jamie

    5th January 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Oxford fan – Arsenal or Fulham at Kassam

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