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Everton or Crystal Palace will play the winner of the tie between Luton and Bolton if they get through to the FA Cup 4th Round following this evening's draw.

The Trotters and the Hatters will replay their Third Round tie on 16 January while the Toffees will take on the Eagles the following night after the goalless draw at Selhurst Park last Thursday.

The full Fourth Round draw:

Fulham v Newcastle United

Sheffield United v Brighton & Hove Albion

Newport County or Eastleigh v Wigan Athletic or Manchester United

Crystal Palace or Everton v Luton Town or Bolton Wanderers

Leeds United v Plymouth Argyle

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City

Liverpool v Norwich City or Bristol Rovers

Ipswich Town v Maidstone United

Chelsea v Aston Villa

Leicester City v Hull City or Birmingham City

Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City
West Ham or Bristol City v Nottingham Forest or Blackpool

West Brom v Brentford or Wolves

Bournemouth v Swansea City

Blackburn Rovers v Wrexham

Watford v Southampton

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Ties to be played the weekend of 27 January


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Paul Ferry
1 Posted 08/01/2024 at 19:58:37
Luton or Bolton at home next round.

Peter Moore
2 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:00:27
I will take that.


John Hughes
3 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:04:58
Luton or Bolton at home!
Pat Kelly
4 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:07:31
And a home draw. This could be our year.
Brian Wilkinson
5 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:08:47
Will take that if we get past Palace.
Dave Cashen
6 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:11:09
Opportunity knocks!
Paul Birmingham
7 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:15:52
Let's beat Palace.
Paul Ferry
8 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:23:04
Those 1977 semis against Bolton are a lovely memory for me; so is that Sheeds goal v Luton in the 1985 semi (we knocked them out in the last eight in the next year, if memory serves).
Jay Harris
9 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:32:34
I see Liverpool and Man Utd got soft draws.

Anyone else question the integrity of the draw.

Other than that I feel we are due at least a semi-final place.

Barry Hesketh
10 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:34:49
Paul @5

You're right we did beat Luton in 1986 too, I think we were losing two nil on that plastic pitch and Heath certainly scored at their place with perhaps Sharpy getting the other.

In the replay at Goodison, Lineker scored a goal that lives in my memory – a ball over the top, for him to race onto and he smashed it into the Gwladys Street net.

Joe McMahon
11 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:38:17
Let's just see gotta get past Palace first, and remember Luton already won at Goodison this season.

A few years ago, we all had Millwall waiting in the semi-final, and we know what Wigan did to spoil the party.

Paul Ferry
12 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:38:31
Ah yes, Barry, that Lineker goal. Thanks for the confirmation.
Barry Hesketh
13 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:40:53
Joe @8
Our home form isn't exactly great in recent times, so although it's better for most sides to be drawn at home, in Everton's case it's not a given, that we'll progress in either tie, but we have to live in hope don't we?
Joe McMahon
14 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:47:29
Barry, as usual I agree with you. You talk way too much sense!
Jim Bennings
15 Posted 08/01/2024 at 21:06:45
Need to oust Palace first which, given our difficulties at Goodison, won't be easy.

I don't want anymore hard luck stories.

A chance at home to another winnable tie, take it Blues!

Brett Jonathan
16 Posted 08/01/2024 at 21:27:47
Jay - Integrity of the draw? They literally drew balls from a hat on live TV.

Good result for us if we can get by Palace.

Alan J Thompson
17 Posted 09/01/2024 at 07:50:06
Whatever happens in our replay, at least half-a-dozen Premier League clubs will exit at the 4th Round, out of the 13 that remain.
Michael Kenrick
18 Posted 09/01/2024 at 08:15:15
Brett @16,

Jay's comment on integrity of the draw had me thinking the same thought. But with corruption apparently rife now in every corner of football – referees, VARs, cheating players, fixtures, transfers, FFP, PSR, etc – can we be so sure a few of the balls weren't discretely warmed up first?

Although, if I was Man City or Aston Villa, I think I'd be a little annoyed about whoever was doing the warming!

Eddie Dunn
19 Posted 09/01/2024 at 08:30:02

If the balls were placed in the "hat" first and then the numbers were generated by computer on live TV, we would be sure of no jiggery-pokery.

Mark Murphy
20 Posted 09/01/2024 at 09:06:06
There seems to be an extraordinary number of all Premier League ties even if the replays don't go as they should.
Jon Harding
21 Posted 09/01/2024 at 10:14:20
Based on last night's draw, there will be at least 6 non-Premier League teams in the last 16 (round 5), maybe more if there's some upsets in 3rd Round replays and the 4th Round.

So that's a very good reason to try and win the replay and the ensuing home tie and then hope for a favourable draw in the 5th Round. Quarter finals before you know it!

And we owe Luton one following that ridiculous league defeat earlier this season.

No point planning any travel for the 4th Round weekend yet, even if you're feeling optimistic about the replay. With the other local team at home team too, our match could be any time between Thursday evening and Monday night, I guess?

James Lawton
22 Posted 09/01/2024 at 10:44:54
Dave Brailsford was watching Man Utd at Wigan last night, prior to taking a seat on a three-person committee running football operations at the club.

Not sure if he is everybody's cup of tea, but, in addition to his success with British Cycling and Team Sky/Ineos, he has made a good job of improving the teams performance at Nice, also owned by Ratcliffe.

I would have relished seeing him at Everton, given his record at improving high-level performance athletes, and fostering good team ethics.

Steve Croston
23 Posted 09/01/2024 at 17:31:42
How can anyone say the draw was rigged? We all saw Mabbut and the woman pull the numbers from the 'hat'. Please explain if you think I'm incorrect.
Jerome Shields
24 Posted 10/01/2024 at 09:06:22
Puts more pressure on Dyche in the Premier League, with the replay and now the chance to progress.

Barkley's and Townsend's return to Goodison in the FA Cup with Luton would give an added edge.

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