31 Jan 2017

Sutton United to host Arsenal in FA Cup

9:25 am on 31 January 2017

Sutton United will host 12-times FA Cup winners Arsenal in the one of the feature clashes of the fifth round.

Sutton United players celebrate.

Sutton United players celebrate. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Fellow non-league side Lincoln City face a trip to Burnley as the Premier League clubs were kept apart in today's draw.

Holders Manchester United, who last season matched Arsenal's record FA Cup haul, are at Blackburn Rovers while Premier League leaders Chelsea also visit a Championship (second tier) club after being paired with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Tottenham Hotspur were handed a London derby at second-tier Fulham and Manchester City are away to Huddersfield Town.

Oxford United visit Middlesbrough while Millwall host Leicester City or Derby County who replay their fourth-round tie next week.

But it was the giant-killing non-league sides who again grabbed the headlines following Sutton's victory against Leeds United and fellow fifth-tier club Lincoln's win over Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion in round four.

It is the first time two non-League clubs have progressed this far since the competition was reorganised more than 90 years ago.

The pair can now look forward to money-spinning last 16 ties against top-flight opposition next month.

Fifth round draw (Premier League unless stated):

Burnley v Lincoln City (NL)

Fulham (II) v Tottenham Hotspur

Blackburn Rovers (II) v Manchester United

Sutton United (NL) v Arsenal

Middlesbrough v Oxford United (III)

Wolverhampton Wanderers (II) v Chelsea

Huddersfield Town (II) v Manchester City

Millwall (III) v Derby County (II) or Leicester City

Ties will be played from February 17-20