Hull City will meet Arsenal in the FA Cup for the third successive year while Leeds United have been drawn away at Premier League side Watford... draws which have been met with disappointment from the two sets of supporters.
The Tigers will travel to the Emirates Stadium for a fifth-round tie next month, just as they did in the third round last season. They also met Arsenal in the 2014 FA Cup final, losing on both occasions.
Leeds have been drawn away at Premier League surprise package Watford. Leeds are bidding to reach the last eight of the tournament for the first time in 13 years.
With both games being away from home and with Hull fans sick of the sight of Arsenal and Leeds fans unhappy with such a low-key tie, it resulted in many venting their frustrations on Twitter.
Hull fan Gerry Marriott said: “Oh not bloody Arsenal again.” and Graham Harrison added: “Getting boring now #afc v #hcafc”
Aaron Girtchen added: “Im sure the cup draw is fixed, arsenal away again #FACup #hcafc” and Anna Platt said: “There are two things that are certain in life: death and #hcafc drawing Arsenal in the FA Cup.”
But perhaps Craig Bell summed up the feelings of most Hull fans when he wrote: “It’s like the FA Cup is a video game,and Arsenal are an end-of-level baddie. #hcafc”
Some were, however, positive about the draw.
James Johnson said: “3rd time lucky and all that #FACup #hcafc” and Robbo, posting under the name @Ravenser Tweeted: “This time we’ll beat them #hcafc” and Simon (@SimonForth1) wrote: “fancy #hcafc to get it right third time and then go all the way and win it”.
Leeds United fans were just as disappointed as their Hull colleagues.
Graeme Tosney wrote: “#lufc ok so its ighalo & deeneys mob,wonderful..they’ll be happier than we are, but we’ll remind them what a big club looks like.” and Steve Jones added: “Look forward to the cup draw...and Watford away...”sigh”.. #wantedbigclub #lufc”
The account named Mowatt’s Left foot wrote: “Watford away... meh #lufc” while Jon Collins said: “Probably the worst draw we could have had. Likely to lose and little cash in it #lufc” and Thom Lancaster added: “Just keep saying Watford away and shaking my head. The magic of the cup #lufc”
But again, as with the Hull fans, there was some positivity.
Karl Thornton said: “Watford in the FA Cup? Could get a result there #LUFC” and Dave Luke wrote: “I think we still owe Watford one for that play-off final in Cardiff.”
The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup:
Chelsea v Manchester City
Reading v West Brom/Peterborough
Watford v Leeds
Shrewsbury v Manchester United
Blackburn v Liverpool/West Ham
Tottenham v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Hull
Bournemouth v Everton
Ties to be played February 19-22.