With the fourth round of the FA Cup all done and dusted, the fifth round of this famous tournament appears to promise the most exciting round of fixtures this year.

The tie of the round is Chelsea away to Premier League challengers Manchester City. Chelsea defeated Premier League side Stoke 1-0 after a fantastic free-kick from Brazilian international Oscar to make it to the last 16.

Manchester City had to come from behind to beat Championship side Watford, after the former Premier League champions went 2-0 down. However, in-form striker Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick in the second half, followed by a strike from City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov.

Another huge tie in the fifth round of the FA Cup is Premier League leaders Arsenal hosting rivals Liverpool. Arsenal proceeded to the last 16 after a comfortable 4-0 home win over League One side Coventry that was secured with a brace from German striker Lukas Podolski in the first half and two late goals from Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud.

Liverpool made the fifth round after a nervy 2-0 away win over Championship side Bournemouth after goals from Chelsea loanee Victor Moses and England striker Daniel Sturridge.

In the other fifth-round ties, Roberto Martinez's Everton host his former side Swansea, while Sunderland will play Southampton in the round's other all-Premier League tie.

Premier League strugglers Cardiff are at home to holders Wigan who advanced after beating Premier League side Crystal Palace. Hull City travel to Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday host fellow Championship side Charlton.

The round's other tie sees Sheffield United or Fulham host Nottingham Forest or Preston, which are the only two ties that need fourth-round replays.

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