The 2023-24 FA Cup continues to deliver shocks and drama and there are plenty of giants still in the hunt.
Manchester City, Newcastle, Luton and Brighton all prevailed from all-Premier League ties with 10 PL teams set for the last 16. All eyes were on sixth-tier Maidstone United to see if they could keep their incredible FA Cup run going, but Championship side Coventry City surged to a 5-0 win to reach the last eight and end Maidstone's fairytale journey.
If the favorites win, the quarterfinal draw could be Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Newcastle United, while Wolves vs Brighton, Bournemouth vs Leicester City, and the aforementioned Coventry City vs Maidstone hold a bit more mystery.
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FA Cup quarterfinal draw, schedule
Wolves or Brighton vs Coventry City
Nottingham Forest or Manchester United vs Liverpool or Southampton
Chelsea or Leeds United vs Leicester City
Manchester City vs Newcastle United
The quarterfinal ties will take place March 15-18.
FA Cup fifth round schedule
Monday, February 26
Coventry City 5-0 Maidstone United
Wednesday, February 28
Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United - 2:45pm ET
Chelsea vs Leeds - 2:45pm ET
Wolves vs Brighton - 2:45pm ET
Liverpool vs Southampton - 3pm ET
How to watch the FA Cup in the USA
Select matches of the FA Cup are made available on ESPN+ in the United States.
What is coming up in the fifth round?
Holders Manchester City head to fellow Premier League side Luton Town in a tricky test, while Wolves host Brighton in a tasty all-PL clash.
Bournemouth host Championship leaders Leicester City, while quadruple chasing Liverpool (Premier League, Europa League, League Cup trophy secured and FA Cup) host second-tier Southampton. Manchester United will head to Nottingham Forest after they got past fourth-tier Newport County 4-2 (they went 2-0 up and were dragged back to 2-2 before taking care of business) in the fourth round.
Sixth-tier Maidstone United went to Coventry City in the fifth round after they stunned Ipswich Town to reach the last 16. George Elokobi's minnows were hammered at Coventry but did themselves proud.
Elsewhere, Chelsea will have a tough task to reach the quarterfinals as they host red-hot Leeds.
What big upsets have happened in recent FA Cups?
Last season saw fourth-tier Stevenage roll into Villa Park and send Aston Villa out of the tournament with a 2-1 decision, while third-tier Sheffield Wednesday beat Newcastle United.
League Two's Grimsby Town ousted Southampton in the last 16 last season as well, but were clobbered by Brighton in the quarterfinals. Then Fifth-tier Wrexham took Championship side Sheffield United to a replay last season as well.
The previous tournament, 2021-22, saw Newcastle lose to another third-tier side — Cambridge United. And 2020-21 saw sixth-tier Chorley besting Championship side Derby County, while Premier League outfit Leeds bowed out at League Two's Crawley Town.
In other words, there's always a surprise or two in the third and fourth rounds.
How does the FA Cup work? Are there replays in the FA Cup?
The FA Cup is open to all eligible clubs in the top nine divisions of domestic football in the English league football system, and is the oldest national football competition in the world.
Premier League and Championship clubs enter in the third round, traditionally held just after the calendar turns to a new year.
Drawn third and fourth round games over 90 minutes mandate a replay at the home of the visitors. After the fifth round, all games go to penalty kicks if level after 90 minutes.
FA Cup 2023-24 fourth round results
Thursday, January 25
Bournemouth 5-0 Swansea
Friday, January 26
Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Coventry City
Chelsea 0-0 Aston Villa
Bristol City 0-0 Nottingham Forest
Tottenham 0-1 Manchester City — Recap, video highlights
Saturday, January 27
Ipswich Town 1-2 Maidstone United — Recap, video highlights
Sheffield United 2-5 Brighton
Leeds 1-1 Plymouth Argyle
Everton 1-2 Luton Town
Leicester City 3-0 Birmingham City
Fulham 0-2 Newcastle
Sunday, January 28
West Brom 0-2 Wolves
Watford 1-1 Southampton
Liverpool 5-2 Norwich City
Newport County 2-4 Manchester United
Monday, January 29
Blackburn Rovers 4-1 Wrexham
Tuesday, February 6
Southampton 3-0 Watford
Coventry City 4-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Plymouth Argyle 1-4 Leeds United
Wednesday, February 7
Nottingham Forest 1-1 (5-3 PKs) Bristol City
Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea
FA Cup 2023-24 third round results
Thursday, January 4
Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton
Friday, January 5
Brentford 1-1 Wolves
Fulham 1-0 Rotherham
Tottenham 1-0 Burnley
Saturday, January 6
Maidstone United 1-0 Stevenage
Coventry 6-2 Oxford United
Millwall 2-3 Leicester City
AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Ipswich Town
Sunderland 0-2 Newcastle
Watford 2-1 Chesterfield
Stoke City 2-4 Brighton
Gillingham 0-4 Sheffield United
Blackburn Rovers 5-2 Cambridge United
Newport County 1-1 Eastleigh
Norwich City 1-1 Bristol Rovers
QPR 2-3 Bournemouth
Plymouth Argyle 3-1 Sutton United
Southampton 4-0 Walsall
Hull City 1-1 Birmingham City
Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 Cardiff City
Chelsea 4-0 Preston North End
Swansea City 2-0 Morecambe
Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa
Sunday, January 7
West Ham 1-1 Bristol City
Nottingham Forest 2-2 Blackpool
Luton Town 0-0 Bolton
Peterborough 0-3 Leeds
Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Wrexham
West Bromwich Albion 4-1 Aldershot Town
Manchester City 5-0 Huddersfield Town
Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool
Monday, January 8
Wigan Athletic 0-2 Manchester United
FA Cup 2023-24 third round replays
Tuesday, January 16
Bolton 1-2 Luton
Wolves 3-2 Brentford (AET)
Birmingham City 2-1 Hull City
Eastleigh 1-3 Newport County
Bristol City 1-0 West Ham
Wednesday, January 17
Everton 1-0 Crystal Palace
Bristol Rovers 1-3 Norwich City
Blackpool 2-3 Nottingham Forest
When is the FA Cup final 2023-24?
The FA Cup final takes place on Saturday, May 25.