Norwich draw Blackpool away in the Cup

Norwich City have been drawn away to Blackpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Norwich City have been drawn away to Blackpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Like the Canaries, the League One side beat non-League opposition in the third round with a 4-2 home victory over Aldershot.

The game will be played at Bloomfield Road on the weekend of Saturday, January 27.

The two sides have been drawn together just once before in the competition, back in 1962-63.


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City secured a 1-1 draw at Blackpool in the third round, winning the replay 3-1 at Carrow Road two days later. The Canaries went on to reach the quarter-finals.

Blackpool, managed by Paul Grayson, are currently eighth in League One.

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Included in their current side is former City winger Adrian Forbes, a team-mate of manager Peter Grant during their Carrow Road days.

t Full draw:

Arsenal v Bolton

West Ham v Watford

Bristol City or Coventry City v Hull City or Middlesbrough

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

Chester City or Ipswich Town v Swansea

Cardiff City or Tottenham v Southend Utd or Barnsley

Barnet or Colchester v Peterborough or Plymouth Argyle

Birmingham City or Newcastle United v Reading or Burnley

Derby County v Bristol Rovers

Sheffield Wednesday or Manchester City v Southampton

Crystal Palace v Preston North End

Manchester United v Portsmouth

Blackpool v Norwich City

Queens Park Rangers or Luton Town v Blackburn Rovers

Wolverhampton Wanderers or Oldham v WBA

Leicester City or Fulham v Stoke City

t The ties will be played on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January.

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