Preview – Football: FA Cup 5th Round

FA Cup

There are some big matches in the latest round of the FA Cup, with Premier League meeting League Two.

Two FA Cup ties are being televised today. First up Brighton & Hove Albion of the Premier League take on Championship side Derby. Brighton got through to this stage by knocking out another Championship side, West Brom, in extra time. Derby meanwhile had a 1-0 victory over Accrington Stanley.

The second game sees Premier League leaders travelling Manchester City, who in the fourth round easily defeated Burnley 5-0, take on the last League Two team in the cup: Newport, who knocked out Middlesbrough in a replay (and as a Boro fan, it pains me to say it, but Newport were the better side then). Could another giant-killing be on the cards?

Brighton & Hove Albion v Derby County is on BT Sport 2 at 12.00 (kick-off 12.30).

Newport County v Manchester City is on BT Sport 2 at 17.00 (kick-off 17.30).