30 Jan 2012

Liverpool draw Brighton in FA Cup fifth round

3:13 pm on 30 January 2012

Liverpool's sights are set firmly on a second route to Wembley after being drawn at home to Championship football side Brighton in the FA Cup fifth round.

Kenny Dalglish's side, who are already through to next month's League Cup final against Cardiff City, beat Manchester United 2-1 at Anfield in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday.

Brighton, who beat Liverpool on the way to the 1983 final before falling on hard times, knocked out Premier League Newcastle United in the biggest upset of the fourth round.

Chelsea will host Birmingham City while Arsenal travel to Middlesbrough or Sunderland after beating Aston Villa 3-2 on Sunday having trailed 2-0 at half-time at The Emirates.

If Middlesbrough win the replay at the Riverside there will be no all-Premier League ties in the last 16.

Crawley Town, who are enjoying their first season in the Football League, fly the flag for League Two with a plum tie against last year's runners-up Stoke City.

Another David versus Goliath clash on the weekend of February the 18th-19th is third tier Stevenage's home tie with Premier League title contenders Tottenham Hotspur.