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FA Cup 5th Round: Success To Face Portsmouth Or QPR; Balogun, Mikel Must Win Replays Before Next Ties

FA Cup 5th Round: Success To Face Portsmouth Or QPR; Balogun, Mikel Must Win Replays Before Next Ties

Super Eagles pair of John Obi Mikel and Leon Balogun face tricky ties in the Fifth Round of the Emirates FA Cup with their respective teams, Middlesbrough and Brighton and Hove Albion should they win their Fourth Round replays, reports Completesports.com.

Mikel’s Middlesbrough were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Newport County at the Riverside last Saturday and will contest a fourth-round replay at Rodney Parade with the winner hosting  Premier League champions, Manchester City.

Balogun’s Brighton and Hove Albion will face Derby County should they progress past West Brom in their replay. Their original game ended 0-0 at the Amex Stadium last Saturday.

Isaac Success’ Watford will travel to face the winner of the replay clash between Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers.

In other fixtures, holders Chelsea will face Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth-round.

The Blues beat rivals Manchester United 1-0 in the final at Wembley in 2018 and will be aiming for a repeat when they clash at Stamford Bridge.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has won all eight of his opening fixtures in charge of the Red Devils and overcame a resurgent Arsenal team in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup will be looking to win his first bit of silverware as interim Manchester United boss.

FA Cup Fifth Round Full Fixtures:
Bristol City vs Shrewsbury/ Wolves

AFC Wimbledon vs Millwall

Doncaster Rovers vs Crystal Palace

Middlesbrough/ Newport vs Manchester City

Chelsea vs Manchester United

Swansea vs Barnet/ Brentford

Portsmouth/ QPR vs Watford

Brighton/ West Brom vs Derby

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