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Football: Heavyweights dodge each other in FA Cup 4th-round draw

Published on Jan 5, 2014 10:57 PM

LONDON (AFP) - English Premier League leaders Arsenal were handed a home tie against third-tier Coventry City in the draw for the fourth round of football's FA Cup on Sunday.

Arsenal, who last won the tournament in 2005, booked their place in round four with a 2-0 defeat of north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, while Coventry won 2-1 at Barnsley.

The Premier League's heavyweight clubs were kept apart in the draw, although Chelsea will face a home game against Stoke City if they win at Derby County later on Sunday.

Lower-league teams Bristol Rovers and Crawley Town, meanwhile, were given a potential shot at a home tie with Manchester United.

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