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Man City to face Luton Town in FA Cup fifth round

LIVERPOOL, England — Holders Manchester City will visit Luton Town in the fifth round of the FA Cup in an all-Premier League clash, while sixth-tier Maidstone United, the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, will travel to either Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry City.

Premier League leaders Liverpool will host either Watford or Southampton at Anfield after clinching their spot with a 5-2 rout of Championship (second-tier) side Norwich City on Sunday.

Last year’s runners-up Manchester United will play either Bristol City or Nottingham Forest. United gave up a two-goal lead before winning 4-2 on Sunday evening against fourth-tier side Newport County, a team ranked 76 places below them in England’s football pyramid.

The fifth round will be played on Feb. 28, with the final set for May 25 at Wembley.

The draw was delayed until halftime of Liverpool’s home tie against Norwich after Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2-0 win at West Bromwich Albion earlier was interrupted by crowd trouble. — Reuters