26 Jan 2009

Big Four football clubs avoid each other in FA Cup

1:29 pm on 26 January 2009

The English football clubs Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have been kept apart for the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton face a potential last 16 clash with Aston Villa after drawing 1-all at Anfield.

The winners of the Derby and Nottingham Forest game face a home tie with the English, European and world champions Manchester United .

Arsenal or Cardiff, who drew nil-all, face the winners of the replay between West Brom and Burnley while Chelsea face Watford away.

The fifth round games will be played next month.