Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Wolves and West Brom learn of FA Cup opponents after fourth round draw

The FA Cup fourth round draw took place on Monday night and all four Midlands teams were in the pot.

West Bromwich Albion could welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Hawthorns in an FA Cup fourth round Black Country Derby, should the Premier League side beat Brentford in a replay next week.

The fourth round draw went ahead on Monday evening ahead of the final tie of the third-round, with Wigan Athletic hosting Manchester United at the DW Stadium. All four Midlands clubs remain in the competition, with Aston Villa heading to Chelsea and Birmingham City set to face Leicester, should they beat Hull City in their replay.

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West Brom cruised into the fourth round after beating National League side Aldershot Town 4-1 on Sunday, thanks to goals from Nathaniel Chalobah, Jovan Malcolm, Daryl Dike and Tom Fellows. But Wolves were forced into a replay after drawing 1-1 at Brentford, despite losing midfielder Joao Gomes in the ninth minute.

Wolves and West Brom have not played each other since May 2021, with the latter relegated to the Championship that season. It could be the first FA Cup meeting between the pair since January 2007.

Villa booked their place in the fourth-round draw after coming through a tough game to beat Championship outfit Middlesbrough 1-0 on Saturday evening. Matty Cash scored the only goal of the game on 87 minutes, his effort deflecting off Emmanuel Latte Lath and into the bottom corner. They will travel to Stamford Bridge, where they won 1-0 in the Premier League in September.

Birmingham drew 1-1 at Hull City on Saturday and welcome Liam Rosenior's side to St Andrew's for the replay next Tuesday. Victory will see them book a trip to fellowChampionship side Leicester.

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All fixtures will take place on the weekend of January 27/28. The Premier League calendar is already blank that weekend due to the majority of it's teams still being in the competition. West Brom's Championship trip Plymouth Argyle will be moved while Birmingham's home game against Middlesbrough will also be changed if they beat Hull City in next week's third-round replay.

Other notable fourth-round ties include a clash between Premier League top-four contenders Tottenham Hotspur and current FA Cup holders Manchester City, while non-league Maidstone will head to Ipswich town.

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