Reading FC get Everton or Chelsea in FA CupBy Jonny Fordham
January 30, 2011
Reading have been handed a tough FA Cup fifth round draw away to either Chelsea or Everton.
Royals sealed their place in the last 16 with a 2-1 win over Stevenage on Saturday and Brian McDermott’s men are now set to face Premier League opposition for a place in the quarter-finals.
Last season Reading made it to the last eight for the first time in 83 years, but were beaten 4-2 by Aston Villa, then managed by Martin O’Neill.
The full draw is: Fulham or Tottenham v Bolton or Wigan, Man Utd v Crawley, Everton or Chelsea v Reading, Leyton Orient v Arsenal, Birmingham City v Sheff Wed, Stoke City v Brighton, Notts County or Man City v Aston Villa, West Ham v Burnley.
The ties are due to be played on the weekend of February 19/20. However, that is also the same date when Everton and Chelsea are set for their fourth round replay.