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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tough trips for big guns

ESPN staff

Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham have all been handed tricky away ties in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Holders Chelsea will face the short trip west to Brentford for a London derby after the League One high-fliers saw off Southend in a replay.

Manchester City will travel to Stoke City in a repeat of the 2011 FA Cup final, with the reigning league champions having never won at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League, drawing four and losing once.

Spurs are also on the road and will face a trip to Elland Road to face Championship side Leeds United, who fought back from a goal down to beat Birmingham City in a replay.

Oldham Athletic's reward for winning at Nottingham Forest is a home game against Liverpool, while record 11-time FA Cup winners Manchester United have a home tie against Fulham.

Brighton & Hove Albion, conquerors of Newcastle United, will entertain Arsenal after the Gunners beat Swansea in their replay.

Macclesfield Town, who sensationally knockout out runaway Championship leaders Cardiff City, are rewarded with a tie against Premier League outfit Wigan Athletic, while fellow Conference team Luton Town, who defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers, also face top-flight opposition in Norwich.

Another notable tie sees struggling Aston Villa head to London to take on Millwall.




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