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FA Cup Fifth Round: Draw Date, Potential Opponents and More

27 January 2019

Crystal Palace progressed emphatically through to the fifth round of the FA Cup this evening by recording a gripping 2-0 victory over fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

The win takes the Eagles one step closer to Wembley, as they now become one of 16 teams to face-off for a place in the quarter-finals of the prestigious knock-out competition. 

Palace last reached the Cup's fifth round when they went all the way to the final in the 2015/16 season. They faced Spurs at White Hart Lane, winning 1-0 thanks to a Martin Kelly goal on the stroke of half-time.

Including the Eagles, there are only five Premier League teams guaranteed to compete any further this year, however, with Brighton and Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers set to face replay ties to determine whether they will progress or not.

The other two top-flight sides who Palace could be pitted against are Manchester United and Manchester City.

Whether the Eagles face them or a lower-placed side such as AFC Wimbledon, Barnet or historic bogey team Shrewsbury Town, the match will take place between 15-18 February with no replays as an option. The match will therefore go into extra time and, if necessary, penalties if still a draw.

There will also be the chance to face local south London rivals Millwall, who defeated Everton on Saturday.

The draw

The velvet bag will appear on our screens on Monday 28 from 19.00 on BBC One's The One Show. Hosting it will be Mark Chapman, joined by former Palace man Ian Wright and seven-time FA Women's Cup winner Alex Scott.

The ball to keep an eye out for is number 16.

To buy tickets for the fifth round, you will need to purchase membership if you have not already and do not hold a season ticket. Make sure that you can secure your seat for the tie and purchase membership here.


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