Leeds to Play Manchester City in F.A. Cup; Oldham Hosts EvertonPeter-Joseph Hegarty
Second-tier Leeds United, which upset Tottenham 2-1 today, was drawn to play at Premier League champion Manchester City in the fifth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup.
Five-time Cup winner City last won the competition in 2011. Leeds’s only F.A. Cup title came in 1972.
Third-tier Oldham Athletic was drawn to play Everton after today’s surprise 3-2 win over the Toffees’ Merseyside rival Liverpool, a seven-time F.A. Cup champion.
Fifth-level Luton Town, the biggest surprise winner with a victory at Premier League Norwich yesterday, meets another upset winner Millwall, which defeated Aston Villa.
Premier League leader Manchester United hosts Reading, while defending F.A. Cup champion Chelsea will play at Middlesbrough if the Blues overcome third-tier Brentford in a replay.
MK Dons, a surprise winner at top-division Queens Park Rangers, hosts Barnsley, while Huddersfield or Leicester plays Wigan. Arsenal hosts Blackburn.
Seven-time winner Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 in last May’s F.A. Cup final to win the competition for a fourth time in six seasons.
Huddersfield/Leicester vs Wigan MK Dons vs Barnsley Oldham vs Everton Luton Town vs Millwall Arsenal vs Blackburn Manchester City vs Leeds Manchester United vs Reading Middlesbrough vs Brentford or Chelsea
Matches to be played on weekend of Feb. 16-17