City have been drawn at home to either Bristol City or Watford in the fourth round of the FA Cup should they triumph in their replay against Blackburn Rovers following yesterdays 1-1 draw.
Watford were of course beaten 3-0 in the third round of last years competition and it is a tie that City will be confident of progressing in.
Elsewhere in the draw, the big sides managed to avoid each other and a strong looking round five awaits.
The draw in full:
Sunderland or Carlisle United v Kidderminster Harriers or Peterborough United
Bolton Wanderers v Cardiff City
Southampton v Yeovil Town
Huddersfield Town v Charlton Athletic or Oxford United
Port Vale or Plymouth Argyle v Brighton & Hove Albion
Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town or Preston North End
Southend United v Hull City
Rochdale v Macclesfield Town or Sheffield Wednesday
Arsenal v Coventry City
Stevenage v Everton
Wigan Athetic or MK Dons v Crystal Palace
Blackburn Rovers or Manchester City v Bristol City or Watford
Bournemouth or Burton Albion v Liverpool or Oldham Athletic
Ties will be played the weekend of January 25th/26th.