FA Cup fifth round draw: Fixtures, schedule, dates of matches as Wrexham miss out on Premier League tie

Wrexham missed out on the chance of a showdown with Premier League opposition in the fifth round of the 2023/24 FA Cup.

The Welsh club, owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, would have faced Newcastle United if they were able to beat Blackburn Rovers in round four of English football’s oldest competition. They started well, going a goal up at Ewood Park, but the Championship club responded well to win 4-1.

Holders Manchester City were pitted against top-flight opposition in the form of Luton Town in the fifth-round draw, which was held on January 28. City defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in the fourth round and will now face another Premier League side away from home.

The ties will take place in the final week of February, although the precise dates and times are yet to be confirmed. Below is the draw for the fifth round in full, with some fourth-round ties yet to be completed and others set for replays after games ended in a draw.

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FA Cup fifth round draw, fixtures, schedule

Here’s the full draw for the FA Cup fifth round. All kickoff times are local UK times (GMT). Dates and times are still to be confirmed.

Match Date Time (GMT)
Blackburn Rovers vs. Newcastle United W/C Feb 26 TBD
Chelsea or Aston Villa vs. Leeds or Plymouth W/C Feb 26 TBD
Bournemouth vs. Leicester City W/C Feb 26 TBD
Liverpool vs. Watford or Southampton W/C Feb 26 TBD
Bristol City or Nott. Fo. vs. Man United W/C Feb 26 TBD
Wolves vs. Brighton & Hove Albion W/C Feb 26 TBD
Sheff. Weds. or Coventry vs. Maidstone W/C Feb 26 TBD
Luton Town vs. Manchester City W/C Feb 26 TBD

When is the FA Cup fifth round?

The exact dates are yet to be confirmed, but the ties will take place in the week commencing February 26.

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FA Cup 2023/24 fixtures: Full schedule

Each round will take place over the following weekends, with the day of the final confirmed for Saturday, May 25.

The matches in each round are likely to spread over a few days once fixtures are confirmed.

  • Third Round: January 4-8, 2023
  • Fourth Round: January 27, 2023
  • Fifth Round: February 26, 2023
  • Quarterfinal: March 16, 2023
  • Semifinal: April 20, 2023
  • Final: May 25, 2023

FA Cup 2023/24 fourth round results 

Match Date Time (GMT) Score
Bournemouth vs. Swansea City Thurs, Jan 25 7.45pm 5-0
Chelsea vs. Aston Villa Fri, Jan 26 7.45pm 0-0
Sheffield Wednesday vs. Coventry City Fri, Jan 26 7.45pm 1-1
Bristol City vs. Nottingham Forest Fri, Jan 26 7.45pm 0-0
Tottenham vs. Manchester City Fri, Jan 26 8pm 0-1
Ipswich Town v Maidstone United Sat, Jan 27 12.30pm 1-2
Everton vs. Luton Town Sat, Jan 27 3pm 1-2
Leeds United vs. Plymouth Argyle Sat, Jan 27 3pm 1-1
Leicester City vs. Birmingham City Sat, Jan 27 3pm 3-0
Sheffield United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion Sat, Jan 27 3pm 2-5
Fulham vs. Newcastle United Sat, Jan 27 7pm 0-2
West Brom vs. Wolves Sun, Jan 28 11.45am 0-2
Watford vs. Southampton Sun, Jan 28 2pm 1-1
Liverpool vs. Norwich City Sun, Jan 28 2.30pm 5-2
Newport County vs. Manchester United Sun, Jan 28 4.30pm 2-4
Blackburn vs. Wrexham Mon, Jan 29 7.30pm  

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