FA Cup fifth round draw: Arsenal set for Middlesbrough clash

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After beating Manchester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup, Middlesbrough have been rewarded with a trip to north London to take on holders Arsenal in the fifth round of the competition. 

The Gunners, who beat Brighton at the Amex Stadium yesterday, will be desperate to reach the quarter-finals as they look to retain the piece of silverware. 

There's no doubt about it, the fifth round has it all to live up to after an epic last round which saw heavyweights Manchester City and Chelsea eliminated from the competition. 

Cambridge vs United round two 

Manchester United, who still have to overcome Cambridge in a replay at Old Trafford next Tuesday, could take on either of Preston or Sheffield United, who will also meet each other for the second time next week. 

And if Liverpool manage to squeeze their way past Bolton, then they will take on Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace, while high-flying West Ham will take on West Brom in an all Premier League tie. 

The winners of tonight's clash between Rochdale and Stoke, meanwhile, will be rewarded with a trip to Blackburn Rovers, who currently occupy 10th place in the Championship. 

FA Cup fifth round draw: 

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool/Bolton
Arsenal vs Middlesbrough 
Aston Villa vs Leicester City 
West Brom vs West Ham 
Bradford vs Sunderland/Fulham
Blackburn Rovers vs Rochdale/Stoke
Derby County vs Reading
Preston/Sheffield United vs Cambridge/Manchester United 

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