North East pair face Manchester might in Adobe Women’s FA Cup

Newcastle United players preparing to tackle Manchester United.
Newcastle United players preparing to tackle Manchester United. (Photo: Colin Lock)

The Adobe Women’s FA Cup 4th Round features Durham up against Manchester City and Newcastle United away to Manchester United.

There will be a 2,000-strong crowd for the Wildcats’ televised tie, while three all WSL ties start with Aston Villa home to Everton, the hosts set to be without Lucy Parker for much of the rest of the season following an ankle injury. Chelsea – who will be missing Sam Kerr for longer still after suffering an ACL injury – welcome West Ham and Bristol City face Liverpool, whom they drew away to in the league before Christmas. The games at Kingsmeadow and Bescot Stadiums are two of several to be shown live on The FA Player.

Newcastle United lead the FAWNL Northern Premier Division ahead of their testing trip to Manchester United, Burnley are also unbeaten in the same league and up against Championship leaders Birmingham City.

Eastern League Luton Town are the lowest ranked side left in the competition and four divisions beneath visitors Brighton, while at least one National League side will make the last 16 with Plymouth playing Nottingham Forest at Home Park.

Ipswich Town look to beat Championship opposition again at Charlton after eliminating Lewes, Wolves test their own Tier Two credentials away to Reading.

Derby County take on a Leicester City side two tiers their senior, Portsmouth-based Moneyfields have a similar gap to cover when visiting London City Lionesses.

Championship title rivals clash as Sunderland entertain Southampton and Crystal Palace play host to mid-table Blackburn Rovers.

Bottom of the second tier, Watford face a testing away tie against Arsenal, while Sheffield United travel to Spurs.

Fourth Round ties:

Saturday 13 January

Aston Villa v Everton (Walsall FC, 12.30pm) – live on The FA Player

Sunday 14 January 

Manchester United v Newcastle United (Leigh Sports Village, 12pm) – live on The FA Player
Durham v Manchester City (Maiden Castle Sports Centre, 12.30pm) – live on BBC Red Button/iPlayer/BBC Sport Website/The FA Player
Sunderland v Southampton (Eppleton CW, 1pm)
Chelsea v West Ham United (Kingsmeadow, 1pm) – live on The FA Player
Crystal Palace v Blackburn Rovers (Sutton Utd FC, 1pm)
Arsenal v Watford (Boreham Wood FC, 1pm) – live on The FA Player
Luton Town v Brighton & Hove Albion (Barton Rovers FC, 1pm) – live on The FA Player
Plymouth Argyle v Nottingham Forest (Plymouth Argyle FC, 1pm)
Ipswich Town v Charlton Athletic (Felixstowe & Walton Utd FC, 1pm)
Bristol City v Liverpool (Bristol City FC, 1pm)
Burnley v Birmingham City (Lancashire FA County Ground, 2pm)
Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United (Leyton Orient FC, 2pm)
Reading v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Aldershot Town FC, 2pm)
Derby County v Leicester City (Mickleover FC, 3pm) – live on The FA Player
London City Lionesses v Moneyfields (Dartford FC, 3pm) – live on The FA Player

Winning clubs all collect £54,000 from the competition prize fund, losing teams receive £15,000 each.

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