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Ball numbers, how to watch live, fixture dates, potential opponents – Emirates FA Cup fourth round draw



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Manchester City will discover their opponents for the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup next week, as plans for the next stage of the competition have been confirmed.

Pep Guardiola’s side begun the defence of their FA Cup crown on Sunday afternoon, welcoming Huddersfield Town to the Etihad Stadium in the third round of the competition, as FA Cup ties take place between Thursday and Monday.

Ilkay Gundogan’s brace against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium secured the Blues’ seventh FA Cup and second under the management of Guardiola in June, with the Catalan’s side breezing into the fourth round on Sunday afternoon.

The Championship side hadn’t beaten Manchester City since 1999, but successfully forced a fifth round replay in 2017, however Darren Moore’s side were unable to do the same this weekend, as they slumped to a 5-0 loss.

Phil Foden, Julian Alvraez, Oscar Bobb and Jeremy Doku were all on the scoresheet, as Kevin De Bruyne made his Manchester City return at the Etihad Stadium.

As third round ties take place across the weekend, here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Emirates FA Cup fourth round draw.

When is the Emirates FA Cup fourth round draw?

The Emirates FA Cup fourth round draw will take place on Monday 8th January.

How can I watch the Emirates FA Cup fourth round draw?

The fourth round draw will be broadcast live on ITV 1 for viewers in the United Kingdom, taking place ahead of the third round tie between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United, from around 19:50pm GMT.

City Xtra will also have live updates across their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as live coverage and reaction on YouTube!

When will Emirates FA Cup fourth round matches be played?

Fourth round ties are scheduled to be played across the weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January 2024.

What ball number are Manchester City?

Manchester City will be ball number 21 in the fourth round draw.

Who could Manchester City potentially face in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round?

1. Luton Town or Bolton Wanderers
2. Wrexham
3. Liverpool
4. Brighton & Hove Albion
5. Norwich City or Bristol Rovers
6. West Ham United or Bristol City
7. Tottenham Hotspur
8. Fulham
9. West Bromwich Albion
10. Southampton
11. Ipswich Town
12. Leeds United
13. Leicester City
14. Watford
15. Newcastle United
16. Sheffield Wednesday
17. Crystal Palace or Everton
18. Aston Villa
19. Nottingham Forest or Blackpool
20. Wigan Athletic or Manchester United
22. Blackburn Rovers
23. Sheffield United
24. Swansea City
25. Chelsea
26. AFC Bournemouth
27. Coventry City
28. Brentford or Wolverhampton Wanderers
29. Plymouth Argyle
30. Maidstone United
31. Newport County or Eastleigh
32. Hull City or Birmingham City