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Tuesday, 11 February, 2003, 23:53 GMT
Giant-killers get plum ties
Shrewsbury Town's Luke Rodgers, Ryan Lowe, Darren Moss, Steve Jagielka and physio Simon Shakeshaft discover their fourth round fate
Shrewsbury's players were delighted with the draw
The FA Cup fourth round draw has thrown up some mouth-watering ties.

Conference side Farnborough Town landed the big FA Cup fourth round prize with a home draw against holders Arsenal.

Farnborough shocked Darlington in the third round - and will now play host to Arsene Wenger's double winners at Cherrywood Road.

Borough defender Micky Warner described the chance to play Arsenal as "a dream come true".

LATEST ODDS
11/4 Arsenal
4/1 Man Utd
11/2 Chelsea
13/2 Liverpool
10/1 Leeds
1,500/1 Dag & Red
2,000/1 Shrewsbury
10,000/1 Farnborough
(William Hill odds)

"We really couldn't have asked for anything better than that.

"I could find myself marking Robert Pires or Thierry Henry," said Warner.

Shrewsbury Town's reward for their FA Cup giant-killing act against Everton is a glamour tie at home to Chelsea.

"We've gone further than we anticipated so anything now is a big, big bonus," said Shrews boss Kevin Ratcliffe.

Manchester United have an all-Premiership tie at home to West Ham, who knocked them out the competition in 2001.

Liverpool, meanwhile, will travel to Crystal Palace.


Fourth round draw
Norwich v Dagenham & Redbridge
Southampton v Millwall
Walsall v Wimbledon
Blackburn v Sunderland
Rochdale v Coventry
Fulham v Charlton
Sheffield Utd v Ipswich
Shrewsbury v Chelsea
Stoke v Bournemouth
Brentford v Burnley
Farnborough v Arsenal
Manchester United v West Ham
Gillingham v Leeds
Wolves v Leicester
Watford v West Brom
Crystal Palace v Liverpool
(Ties to be played on 25/26 January)

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Shrewsbury boss Kevin Ratcliffe
"We've got a chance, anything can happen"
Farnborough Town coach Graham Pearce
"It's a fantastic opportunity for the players"
 VOTE RESULTS
Who has the trickier fourth round tie?

Arsenal
 22.79% 

Chelsea
 77.21% 

15588 Votes Cast

Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

Do the upsets and thrills of the third round herald a return to the FA Cup's glory days?
Cup back to its best?

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05 Jan 03 | FA Cup
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