Norwich City at home to Leicester City in FA Cup fifth round

Leicester City stand between the Canaries and their first FA Cup quarter-final appearance for 20 years.

Sunday's fifth round draw gave Paul Lambert's men a home tie against the Championship club on the weekend of February 18 and 19.

Norwich City doubled the Foxes on the way to promotion last season with a thrilling 4-3 victory at Carrow Road and a 3-2 success in the return fixture.

Leicester earned a place in the last 16 with a 2-0 home victory over Swindon on Saturday, Jermaine Beckford scoring both goals for Nigel Pearson's team.

'It's a home tie and I think that's all you ever look for in a cup draw, regardless of what the opposition was going to be,' said Lambert. 'It was always going to be hard but being drawn at home is good for us.


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'We played them twice last year in two really tough games, although it's a new manager now. It'll be a really tough game but it's one we'll look to go and win.'

Winning clubs in the fifth round will each receive �180,000 from the FA's prize fund.

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The Canaries are in the fifth round for only the fourth time in 20 seasons after Saturday's 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion.

And they last reached the quarter-final stage in 1992, going on to the semis before losing 1-0 to Sunderland at Hillsborough.

Norwich have met Leicester five times in the FA Cup, winning once – in 1913 when their opponents were still known as Leicester Fosse – but losing the last four ties.

Leicester's last visit, for a quarter-final in 1963, brought the all-time record gate to Carrow Road of 43,984. The Canaries went down 2-0 to goals from Mike Stringfellow and Dave Gibson, while Terry Allcock missed a penalty. Leicester went on to reach the final, where they lost 3-1 to Manchester United.

The last FA Cup meeting between the two sides came in the fourth round in 1997, when Martin O'Neill's Leicester beat his former club 2-1 at Filbert Street. Neil Adams scored from a penalty for Mike Walker's men, while Norwich's Matt Jackson and Leicester's Neil Lennon were sent off.

• Full FA Cup fifth round draw:

Millwall or Southampton v Bolton

Sunderland or Middlesbrough v Arsenal or Aston Villa

Norwich v Leicester

Stevenage v Tottenham

Crawley v Stoke

Chelsea v Birmingham

Everton v Blackpool or Sheffield Wednesday

Liverpool v Brighton

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