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Thursday, 13 February, 2003, 18:26 GMT
FA Cup fifth round draw

Manchester United have been handed an FA Cup glamour game with holders Arsenal in the fifth round.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side are chasing last season's Double winners in the Premiership - and now have the opportunity to end their FA Cup campaign.

After beating Liverpool, Crystal Palace now face a money-spinning tie against Leeds United.

Leeds progressed after being Gillingham 2-1 in a replay at Elland Road.

Chelsea have been drawn away to Stoke City as they eye up a second successive final appearance.

Third Division Rochdale's reward for beating Coventry in the fourth round is a trip to Molineux to play Wolves.

Rochdale did not manage to draw a dream tie against Premiership opposition.

But player-manager Paul Simpson insisted he was more than happy with a trip to face Wolves, one of his former clubs.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis
This is a nice distraction, but they've got to realise it's the icing on the cake and the cake is staying in the First Division

Stoke boss Tony Pulis

He told BBC Radio Five Live: "This is a fantastic tie for us, it's a great game for us to look forward to.

"Nobody expected us to get to this stage so just to be here is fantastic.

"Wolves are one of the biggest clubs in the First Division, it's a great place to go and hopefully we won't let ourselves down."

Watford, who beat West Brom in the previous round, face Premiership opposition again in the shape of struggling Sunderland.

Norwich, having beaten non-League outfit Dagenham, face a difficult away tie against Southampton.

Last year's losing semi-finalists Fulham are at home to Division One Burnley.

Sheffield United, losing semi-finalists in the Worthington Cup, have a home tie against Division One rivals Walsall.


All the ties
Man Utd v Arsenal
Southampton v Norwich
C Palace v Leeds
Wolves v Rochdale
Fulham v Burnley
Stoke v Chelsea
Sunderland v Watford
Sheff Utd v Walsall
(Ties to be played 15/16 February)

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