THE WINNERS of Saturday’s FA Cup clash against Premier League Champions Manchester City have been allocated ball number ten for Sunday’s Fifth Round draw.
The Potters and Citizens collide in the competition for the first time since the Blues edged Tony Pulis’ side 1-0 in the 2010/11 Final at Wembley Stadium.
Yaya Toure’s second half strike proved to be decisive in what was Stoke City’s first ever appearance in the Final of the biggest domestic cup competition in world football.
Other ball numbers for the draw, which will be screened live on ITV1 and THEFA.COM at 5:45pm on Sunday, are as follows:
1 Norwich City or Luton Town
2 Oldham Athletic or Liverpool
3 Macclesfield Town or Wigan Athletic
4 Derby County or Blackburn Rovers
5 Hull City or Barnsley
6 Middlesbrough or Aldershot Town
7 Millwall or Aston Villa
8 Leeds United or Tottenham Hotspur
9 Brighton & Hove Albion or Arsenal
10 Stoke City or Manchester City
11 Manchester United or Fulham
12 Brentford or Chelsea
13 Reading or Sheffield United
14 Huddersfield Town or Leicester City
15 Queens Park Rangers or Milton Keynes Dons
16 Bolton Wanderers or Everton
Meanwhile, the Football Association’s search for the official FA Cup anthem will continue at the Britannia Stadium this weekend, as grime artist Devlin performs live on the pitch prior to kick-off.
MOBO-award-winning rapper Lethal Bizzle – cousin of Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong – had his chance to shine when he performed his track 'Not A Saint' ahead of the Third Round tie between West Ham United and Manchester United at Upton Park.
Now it’s Devlin’s turn to put his song in the frame in front of the live television cameras at lunchtime on Saturday.
“The FA Cup is always the competition you get excited about it, and I think half the country stops what they’re doing when the draw is being made,” said the Dagenham rapper. “I’m buzzing to be a part of it and can’t wait for the game.”
A six-strong shortlist of some of the UK’s biggest music acts are battling it out to produce the soundtrack to the world’s oldest domestic football competition, with the winner to be chosen by the British public ahead of The FA Cup Final.
The winning tune will welcome the players as they step on to the Wembley turf for The Final in May.
Voting will take place on THEFA.COM in build-up to the Final.