FA Cup fourth round draw: Premier League giants avoid each other

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Firmino back heels Liverpool into the 4th round (0:52)

Roberto Firmino scores Liverpool's third goal with some style as the Reds are well on their way to the FA Cup fourth round. (0:52)

The Premier League's biggest sides avoided each other in the FA Cup fourth round draw on Sunday, while Leicester City will play Nottingham Forest, who stunned Arsenal on Sunday. (Stream select games on ESPN+ in the U.S.).

An Arsenal-Leicester clash would have seen the past two winners of the historic competition go head-to-head for a place in the next round. Leicester claimed a 1-0 win over Chelsea to lift the trophy last May, while Arsenal also beat Chelsea in the final the year prior.

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Arsenal wore an all-white kit in their clash with Forest on Sunday as part of a "No More Red" campaign to spread awareness of the high levels of knife crime among young people in London.

Elsewhere, Manchester United will face Championship side Middlesbrough if Ralf Rangnick's side can find a way past Aston Villa in their third-round clash on Monday.

Chelsea will look to avoid a cup upset when they face League One side Plymouth Town, while Liverpool, who have not won the FA Cup since 2006, have been drawn to play Cardiff City.

The lowest-ranked side left in the competition, non-league Kiddersminster Harriers, will host Premier League side West Ham United, while Cambridge United, who stunned Newcastle United in a 1-0 win on Saturday, face Luton Town.

Tottenham Hotspur struck late to avoid a stunning upset against Morecambe Town and have been rewarded with a draw against Brighton & Hove Albion.

The FA Cup fourth round is scheduled to be played between Feb. 4-7.

Full FA Cup fourth round draw

Crystal Palace vs. Hartlepool United

Bournemouth vs. Boreham Wood

Huddersfield Town vs. Barnsley

Peterborough United vs. Queens Park Rangers

Cambridge United vs. Luton Town

Southampton vs. Coventry City

Chelsea vs. Plymouth Argyle

Everton vs. Brentford

Kidderminster Harriers vs. West Ham United

Manchester United or Aston Villa vs. Middlesbrough

Tottenham vs. Brighton

Liverpool vs. Cardiff City

Stoke City vs. Wigan

Nottingham Forest vs. Leicester City

Manchester City vs. Fulham

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Norwich City