FA Cup fifth round draw

Spurs face Stevenage trip

January 29, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Stevenage have been handed the plum tie of the FA Cup fifth round, with Tottenham Hotspur making the trip to Broadhall Way.

Luke Freeman
GettyImagesLuke Freeman's deflected shot led to the only goal of the game as Stevenage progressed

Gary Smith, the former Colorado Rapids manager, booked a place in the last-16 for the first time in Stevenage's history in his first game at the helm. The Boro needed an own goal from Notts County's Damion Stewart to emerge victorious from the clash of the two League One sides.

Crawley Town, who went to Manchester United at this stage last season, will play host to Stoke City after their shock win away at Hull City.

Brighton & Hove Albion's reward for knocking out Newcastle United is another high profile game, this time away from home at Liverpool. The two sides met in the third round of the Carling Cup in September at the Amex Stadium, with goals from Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt earning a 2-1 win, Ashley Barnes replying from the penalty spot at the end of the match.

Chelsea will entertain Birmingham, who have not won at Stamford Bridge since 1980 and have lost eight of their last ten visits. Arsenal, after their comeback win over Aston Villa, will go to the victors of the Sunderland v Middlesbrough replay.

Everton will be at home to Blackpool, while Bolton will travel to Millwall. The final pairing sees Norwich City play Leicester City.

Ties will be played on the weekend of February 18-19.