World football’s most prestigious domestic cup competition reaches the Fifth Round stage as the journey to Wembley continues towards FA Cup glory.
After a Fourth Round full of shocks and notable giantkillings, ITV and ESPN will screen five Fifth Round ties between them this weekend, plus two fourth round replays in the same week.
The draw for the Sixth Round will take place at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, February 17 and will be broadcast live on ITV.
Full details the live FA Cup 5th Round ties on TV below:
* indicates 4th Round Replay
Sat 16 Feb – OLDHAM ATHLETIC v EVERTON – k/o 18:00 Sun 17 Feb – CHELSEA v BRENTFORD* – k/o 12:00 Sun 17 Feb – HUDDERSFIELD TOWN v WIGAN – k/o 15:55
ITV has live coverage of two Fifth round ties over the weekend, plus the Fourth Round replay at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Brentford.
Kicking off the free-to-air action on Saturday evening will be the tie at Boundary Park as Oldham Athletic aim to cause another Cup shock against Everton (kick-off 6.00pm).
Having caused a major upset in the last round beating Liverpool 3-2, can they pull off a Merseyside double by beating Everton in this intriguing Fifth Round tie?
Since that triumph Oldham have parted company with their manager Paul Dickov.
Dickov returns to Boundary Park tonight to join Adrian Chiles in the ITV studio alongside Lee Dixon and Gareth Southgate, with match commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.
Two further live game follow on Sunday, starting with the delayed Fourth Round replay between Chelsea and Brentford (kick-off 12.00pm).
Interim Chelsea coach Rafa Benitez will be keen to avoid FA Cup embarrassment at the hands of the League One side.
Three weeks ago the Bees twice led the European Champions, and it took a late Fernando Torres equaliser to set up a replay.
Matt Smith will be joined by Ian Wright and former Brentford boss Martin Allen for live coverage from Stamford Bridge, and commentary comes from Sam Matterface and Andy Townsend.
Rounding off ITV’s live coverage will be the tie between Huddersfield Town and Wigan Athletic (kick-off 3.55pm).
Huddersfield play their second FA Cup tie in six days as they entertain their Premier League opponents on Sunday afternoon, having knocked out Leicester City in a replay in midweek.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez will be keen for his team to avoid joining the list of Premier League teams beaten by Football League opposition in this season’s FA Cup
Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage with Lee Dixon, Gareth Southgate and Peter Reid providing studio analysis, and commentary from Peter Drury and Jim Beglin.
The draw for the Sixth round, presented by Mark Pougatch, follows Huddersfield/Wigan on ITV at 5.55pm approx.
All three matches will be screened exclusively on ITV and ITV HD, plus available online via itv.com/football.
In addition to its three live games, ITV will also screen comprehensive highlights of all the Fifth Round ties on Saturday evening, plus a further highlights programme on Sunday.
There is also be a special show on Monday night at 10.30pm featuring highlights of the Fifth Round clash between Manchester United and Reading, presented by Matt Smith and Gordon Strachan.
Tue 12 Feb – LEICESTER CITY v HUDDERSFIELD* – k/o 19:30 Sat 16 Feb – LUTON TOWN v MILLWALL – k/o 12:45 Sun 17 Feb – MANCHESTER CITY v LEEDS UNITED – k/o 14:00 Mon 18 Feb – MANCHESTER UNITED v READING – k/o 20:00
ESPN viewers will be able to enjoy three FA Cup ties over Fifth Round weekend, plus a Fourth Round replay in midweek.
On Tuesday night, Leicester City and Huddersfield Town meet in a Fourth Round replay at the King Power Stadium (kick-off 7.30pm).
The Championship sides played out a 1-1 draw at John’s Smith’s Stadium two weeks ago and the winners will host Wigan Athletic in a televised Fifth Round tie at the weekend.
On Saturday lunchtime, Luton Town play host to Millwall at Kenilworth Road with both eyeing a place in the quarter-finals (kick-off 12.45pm).
The Hatters have already caused one of the biggest surprises of the FA Cup in recent years, knocking out Norwich in a Fourth Round 1-0 victory at Carrow Road, becoming the first non-league side to knock out a Premier League team in more than 20 years.
Their path to that game included another giantkilling – beating Wolves 1-0, and Millwall will want to avoid becoming the next side to fall to
Paul Buckle’s men.
The Lions pulled off a giantkilling of their own in the Fourth Round, when a late John Marquis goal at the New Den knocked out struggling Aston Villa.
The action continues on Sunday afternoon as 2011 winners Manchester City host Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium (kick-off 2.00pm)
Leeds contributed to a Fourth Round full of shocks by dismissing Spurs with a 2-1 win at Elland Road, while the home side have enjoyed a relatively smooth path to the Fifth Round, starting with a comfortable 3-0 win over Watford, before Pablo Zabaleta’s late strike took Roberto Mancini’s men past Stoke in the Fourth Round.
Completing Fifth Round weekend will be Manchester United against Reading Old Trafford (kick-off 8.00pm).
The teams’ last meeting in the FA Cup also came in the fifth round in 2007 when United overcame the Royals after a replay, and went on to reach the final.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men began the competition narrowly avoiding a Third Round exit at the hands of West Ham as Robin van Persie’s late goal secured a replay, followed by a 4-1 win against Fulham.
Reading have scored seven goals over two FA Cup games so far, putting three past Crawley and then scoring four against Sheffield United in the Fourth Round.
Simon Potter, head of programming and production, ESPN, EMEA, said: “This season’s FA Cup has been full of eye-catching results and great drama, so we’re looking forward to bringing viewers more of the same in the Fifth Round.
“The draw has once again produced some great match-ups and the battle for the Sixth Round is sure to be just as intense.”
All four games are exclusively live on ESPN and ESPN HD, with Ray Stubbs and Rebecca Lowe presenting the action from pitchside. Match commentary is led by Jon Champion and Derek Rae, with summarisers Chris Waddle and Craig Burley.
Tuesday 12th February Leicester City v Huddersfield Town – 4th Round Replay Kick-off: 19:30 | LIVE: 7.15pm-9.45pm – ESPN Saturday 16th February Luton Town v Millwall – 5th Round Kick-off: 12:45 | LIVE: 12.00pm-3.15pm – ESPN Oldham Athletic v Everton – 5th Round Kick-off: 18:00 | LIVE: 5.30pm-8.05pm – ITV FA Cup 5th Round Highlights Featured games: Luton Town v Millwall Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers MK Dons v Barnsley Oldham Athletic v Everton 10.35pm-11.50pm – ITV Sunday 17th February Chelsea v Brentford – 4th Round Replay Kick-off: 12:00 | LIVE: 11.30am-2.15pm – ITV Manchester City v Leeds United – 5th Round Kick-off: 14:00 | LIVE: 1.30pm-4.30pm – ESPN Huddersfield or Leicester v Wigan Athletic – 5th Round Kick-off: 15:55 | LIVE: 3.30pm-6.05pm – ITV 5th Round Draw follows at 5.55pm DRAW NUMBERS FA Cup 5th Round Highlights 10.15pm-11.15pm – ITV Monday 18th February Manchester United v Reading – 5th Round Kick-off: 20:00 | LIVE: 7.00pm-10.30pm – ESPN FA Cup 5th Round Highlights: Manchester United v Reading 10.30pm-11.10pm – ITV4 CLICK HERE for full FA Cup Fifth Round fixture list . .
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There is no live online streaming of ESPN’s live games, but users can read the latest reports and follow all the action via live text commentaries at ESPN.co.uk.. .
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ITV will broadcast the pick of the first and second round games, with subscription channel ESPN screening at least two live matches per round, as well as replays if required.
From rounds three to six, ITV will show the 1st and 4th pick games, and ESPN will have 2nd and 3rd picks, with a fifth choice match also available (except round six).
The first pick of the replays during this phase of the competition will be shown on ITV, with additional matches on ESPN.
ITV also has first pick of the semi-finals with the other screened by ESPN.
Both channels will share live coverage of the 2013 FA Cup Final at Wembley next May.
BBC Radio 5 live and new FA Cup radio rights holders talkSPORT will broadcast selected live commentaries from the competition throughout the season.