FA Cup fourth round draw: Kidderminster to host West Ham – as it happened

By Alex Hess
Kidderminster Harriers and their fans are in the draw.
Kidderminster Harriers and their fans are in the draw. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The draw in full

  • Wolves v Norwich
  • Manchester City v Fulham
  • Nottingham Forest v Leicester
  • Stoke v Wigan
  • Liverpool v Cardiff
  • Tottenham v Brighton
  • Manchester United or Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
  • Kidderminster v West Ham
  • Everton v Brentford
  • Chelsea v Plymouth
  • Southampton v Coventry
  • Cambridge v Luton
  • Peterborough v QPR
  • Huddersfield v Barnsley
  • Bournemouth v Boreham Wood
  • Crystal Palace v Hartlepool

So that’s your lot. Standout ties at a glance would be West Ham’s trip to Kidderminster – the lowest-ranked team still in the competition – as well as some all-Premier League ties in Wolves-Norwich and Spurs-Brighton and Everton-Brentford. Meanwhile Boreham Wood, who go to Bournemouth, might just fancy their chances of getting themselves into the fifth round. And a meeting with the current holders awaits Nottingham Forest after their stunning win over Arsenal.


Wolves v Norwich

Man City v Fulham

Nottingham Forest/Arsenal v Leicester

Stoke City v Wigan Athletic

Liverpool v Cardiff City

Tottenham v Brighton & Hove Albion

Manchester United/Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

Kidderminster Harriers v West Ham United

Everton v Brentford

Chelsea v Plymouth Argyle

Southampton v Coventry City

Cambridge United v Luton Town

Peterborough United v QPR

Huddersfield Town v Barnsley


Bournemouth v Boreham Wood

1st up: Crystal Palace v Hartlepool United

Now, for the draw. It will be done by Leah Williamson, who won the FA Cup twice with Arsneal, and David James, who wore a lovely suit ahead of the showpiece fixture back in 1996.

And here’s our report from the Valley, where Norwich made it past Charlton by the skin of their teeth:

… and West Ham’s even-easier-than-it-looked win against Leeds:

… Tottenham’s not-as-easy-as-it-looked win against Morecambe …

And from today, Liverpool’s not-as-easy-as-it-looked win against Shrewsbury …

And another nice moment, this time from Stamford Bridge – the fun to be found in defeat:

A reminder of the joy on show yesterday (look away now, Newcastle fans):


So then, what next? As hangovers were blearily shaken off in Cambridge and Kidderminster this morning, the gleeful recollections of yesterday’s wins will have slowly transformed into speculation on who could await in the next round.

And while those clubs are the ones to have carried off the headline upsets, they are hardly the only ones who’ll be watching this afternoon’s draw with bated breath – Hartlepool are the sole fourth-tier club in the mix, while Boreham Wood join Kidderminster in having defied their non-league status to make it this far.

As for the giants, they’re pretty much all here, with Leeds, Watford and Newcastle the only Premier League sides to fall at the first hurdle. Stay tuned!

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