Doncaster Rovers get Premier League opposition in FA Cup - and a dream trip if they get through

Doncaster Rovers could secure a dream FA Cup tie away at either Liverpool or Manchester United – if they make it through the fourth round against another Premier League side, West Ham United.

By Liam Hoden
Monday, 11th January 2021, 7:08 pm
Updated Monday, 11th January 2021, 10:14 pm

Rovers saw their fourth round tie confirmed late on Monday evening as West Ham beat non-league Stockport County 1-0 to set up the meeting at the London Stadium on the weekend of January 23.

And they know who they have a chance of facing in the fifth round after draws took place for both rounds consecutively.

A mouthwatering trip to Manchester United or Liverpool awaits in the fifth round for the winner.

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Doncaster Rovers

Rovers last faced Premier League opposition in the competition when they hosted Crystal Palace in the fifth round in 2019. That also happened to be the last time Rovers played a home tie in the FA Cup.

The last meeting between Rovers and West Ham came in March 2012 in the Championship with a James Coppinger goal earning a 1-1 draw at Upton Park.

Rovers’ home game against Rochdale, set for January 23, will now be rearranged due to the cup commitments.

Fourth round draw: Cheltenham Town v Manchester City; Bournemouth v Crawley Town; Swansea City v Nottingham Forest; Manchester United v Liverpool; Southampton/Shrewsbury v Arsenal; Barnsley v Norwich; Chorley v Wolves; Millwall v Bristol City; Brighton v Blackpool; Wycombe v Tottenham; Fulham v Burnley; Sheffield United v Plymouthl Chelsea v Luton; Stockport/West Ham v Doncaster; Brentford v Leicester; Everton v Sheffield Wednesday.

Fifth round draw: Fulham/Burnley v Bournemouth/Crawley Town; Manchester United/Liverpool v Stockport/West Ham or Doncaster; Sheffield United/Plymouth v Millwall/Bristol City; Chorley/Wolves v Southampton/Shrewsbury or Arsenal; Barnsley/Norwich v Chelsea/Luton Town; Everton/Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe/Tottenham; Swansea City/Nottingham Forest v Cheltenham Town/Manchester City; Brentford/Leicester v Brighton/Blackpool