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FA Cup 4th round draw: City to face Middlesbrough

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Another Championship side at home in round four.

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I guess any time you get a home draw you have to be happy and City have been paired with Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the FA Cup following their win over Sheffield Wednesday yesterday.

City will obviously start favourites in the game but they have not found lower league opposition that easy in the competition over the last couple of seasons. Middlesbrough are also well set in the Championship at present and the tie is certainly one that could trip City up especially given the tie will fall between the Premier a League games against Arsenal and Chelsea.

That said, it presents City with a great opportunity of moving onto the last 16 of the competition, which, looking at the draw, should feature a number of top end Premier League sides.