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🏆 2️⃣0️⃣ is the magic number in Emirates FA Cup draw

Fourth Round ties to be drawn on Monday night

6 January 2020

Keep an eye out for ball number 20 in Monday night's Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round draw, with Reading or Blackpool featuring in the hat for the next stage of the world's oldest knockout cup competition.

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5 January 2020

The teams played out an entertaining 2-2 draw on Saturday afternoon at Madejski Stadium, and will require a replay to see who will head through to Round Four - with the draw taking place at around 7.35pm on Monday 6th January live on BBC One, in the build-up to Arsenal's Third Round tie against Leeds United.

The draw will also be available to watch via @EmiratesFACup on Twitter, with a special draw preview show starting at 7.10pm online.

Several ties are still to be decided from the Third Round, including eye-catching draws from lower league opposition as Rochdale fought back to draw with Newcastle United, Tranmere Rovers came from three goals down to take Premier League Watford to a replay, and Carlisle United of League Two held Cardiff City of the Championship to a draw at the weekend.

The ball numbers for Monday's draw are as follows:

1 Leicester City
2 Queens Park Rangers
3 Fulham
4 Chelsea
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers or Manchester United
6 West Bromwich Albion
7 Rochdale or Newcastle United
8 Cardiff City or Carlisle United
9 Oxford United
10 Sheffield United
11 Southampton
12 Liverpool
13 Bristol City or Shrewsbury Town
14 AFC Bournemouth
15 Sheffield Wednesday
16 Bristol Rovers or Coventry City
17 Barnsley
18 Manchester City
19 Middlesbrough or Tottenham Hotspur
21 Watford or Tranmere Rovers
22 Norwich City
23 Millwall
24 Derby County
25 Rotherham United or Hull City
26 Brentford
27 Portsmouth
28 Arsenal or Leeds United
29 West Ham United
30 Northampton Town
31 Burnley
32 Birmingham City

If Reading are to secure passage to the Fourth Round, they will need to overcome their League One opponents in a replay, which is due to take place on Tuesday 14th January, 7.45pm at Bloomfield Road - although this is currently subject to change, in case the tie is selected for TV coverage.


Tickets for the replay will go on sale in due course for Reading fans making the journey to Bloomfield Road, and advance prices will mirror those from the weekend's encounter at Madejski Stadium, and will be available to buy soon from

It is also worth noting that, with both Reading and Bristol City being taken to a replay in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round, the date for our home match against the Robins in the Sky Bet Championship remains subject to change.

If either or both clubs advance in the FA Cup from their respective replays, the league fixture which is scheduled to take place at 3pm on Saturday 25th January, will instead be rearranged for a later date.

Ticket, date and kick-off information for this match will be confirmed in due course, once the outcomes of both FA Cup replays have been decided.

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