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Tottenham Hotspur Draw Watford In Juicy FA Cup 4th Round

More Gio! (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
More Gio! (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Having already pulled off an upset of tournament favorites Cheltenham Town, Tottenham Hotspur will get a little easier match in the fourth round of the FA Cup after being drawn against Watford. An exact date and time has not been set for the match yet, but it will be at Vicarage Road on January 28 or 29 so circle your calendars. A win over Watford and Spurs will be through to the round of 16.

The last time that Spurs took on Watford was in 2008 when they squared off in the Carling Cup and Spurs came away 2-1 winners thanks to goals by Roman Pavlyuchenko and Darren Bent. This year's Watford team isn't quite as good as that team in 2008, when they were a solid midtable Championship team for most of the season. This year's team is 18th in the Championship and are as close to the relegation zone as they are to midtable. Of course, we never expected to play someone as good as Cheltenham Town again anyways.

Elsewhere in the FA Cup draw we got some fun. The highlight is Manchester United heading to Anfield to take on a Reds side without Luis Suarez, not that the announcers and media will let us forget that at any point in the week leading up to the match. Assuming Arsenal can get past Leeds tomorrow (and that's a big if with the Grammy nominated Andros Townsend leading the way for United), they'll have to play a suddenly not embarrassing and boring Aston Villa side. Everton and Fulham square off in a all-Premier League showdown, as do West Brom and Norwich. Not too shabby for the FA Cup fourth round. Thank you for the fun, bouncing lottery balls!