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Rovers draw Man United at home!

30 January 2017

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Rovers have been drawn at home to Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The tie will take place at Ewood Park on the weekend of February 18th/19th, when Rovers were originally due to host Derby County in the Championship.

Owen Coyle's side booked their place in the last 16 courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 victory over Blackpool, whilst Manchester United saw off Wigan Athletic 4-0 at Old Trafford.

Rovers have a decent record against Manchester United in the competition, having won four and drawn two of the eight previous meetings between the two teams.

The last FA Cup encounter between the sides was back in February 1985, when Manchester United claimed a 2-0 win at Ewood Park, also at the fifth round stage, en route to lifting the trophy.

Fifth round draw in full:

Burnley vs. Lincoln City
Fulham vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Rovers vs. Manchester United
Sutton United vs. Arsenal
Middlesbrough vs. Oxford United
Wolves vs. Chelsea
Huddersfield Town vs. Manchester City
Millwall vs. Derby County or Leicester City

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