Revised FA Cup fourth round draw as Man Utd confirm 32nd and final spot

By Ricky Charlesworth

Manchester United were made to work for their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The Red Devils secured a slender 1-0 win over fellow Premier League side Aston Villa with Scott McTominay's first half header the difference between the two sides.

Despite Villa twice seeing goals correctly ruled out by VAR, United just about held on to confirm the 32nd and final spot in the next round.

It sets up another home meeting, against Championship side Middlesbrough next month.

Speaking after a hard-fought victory, interim chief Rangnick said: "To say that this was a perfect game, nobody would believe that. Of course it was not.

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"We still have quite a few things we can get better at but a clean sheet was important today and we worked together. There are still a lot of things to improve but it is easier to do that with a 1-0 win.

"I saw more aggression, but I didn't necessarily see that much more pressing, because in order to see those pressing moments, you have to get into those pressing moments.

"As I said, it's difficult against Villa. But what I saw was a team that desperately wanted to win and, in the end, that's why we won the game.

"Am I happy with the draw against Middlesbrough? Yes, that was the goal today: to try and get through."

Arguably the stand-out tie in the fourth round is Kidderminster's meeting with top flight West Ham United.

Harriers are the lowest-ranked side remaining in the competition, thanks to their 2-1 win over Championship Reading.

Boreham Wood, the other remaining non-league side, travel to second tier leaders Bournemouth.

Hartlepool, the final League Two side left, travel to Crystal Palace as reward for dumping out Blackpool.

Three League One sides remain, with Cambridge's reward for an upset over Newcastle a home tie with Luton Town. Plymouth earned a plum tie away at European champions Chelsea whilst Wigan, winners in 2013, travel to Stoke.

The complete draw shows just three all-Premier League meetings.

Everton host Brentford at Goodison Park, Spurs welcome Brighton and Hove Albion whilst Wolves play host to struggling Norwich City.

As ever, televised ties will be split between the BBC and ITV.

Games will be spread across four days, starting on Friday, February 4 and ending with a clash on Monday, February 7.

FA Cup fourth round draw in full

Bournemouth vs Boreham Wood

Cambridge Utd vs Luton Town

Chelsea vs Plymouth Argyle

Crystal Palace vs Hartlepool Utd

Everton vs Brentford

Huddersfield Town vs Barnsley

Kidderminster Harriers vs West Ham Utd

Liverpool vs Cardiff City

Manchester City vs Fulham

Manchester United vs Middlesbrough

Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City

Peterborough Utd vs Queens Park Rangers

Southampton vs Coventry City

Stoke City vs Wigan Athletic

Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City

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