National League outfit Sutton United will host 12-times FA Cup winners Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Paul Doswell’s side produced an excellent display to overcome Championship high-flyers Leeds United in the last round, and they have been rewarded with a wonderful tie against Arsene Wenger’s Gunners, who have won the competition five times since the turn of the millennium.
Fellow non-league side Lincoln City, who currently top the National League, face a trip to Burnley in round five, while the other giant-killers Oxford United also have a Premier League away day in the form of Middlesbrough.
Championship side Wolves, who knocked Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool out of the competition, host Premier League leaders Chelsea in the last 16, while London sides Fulham and Millwall, both of whom beat top-flight opponents in round four, have been rewarded with home ties against Tottenham, and either Derby County or Leicester City.
Holders Manchester United travel to six-times winners Blackburn, while neighbours Manchester City face a tricky trip to Huddersfield Town, who are currently fifth in the Championship.
In what was an exciting draw which has generated some eagerly-anticipated ties, there was still only one place to start for most supporters on Twitter, and that was in congratulating Sutton ahead of their mouth-watering clash with Arsenal…
The FA Cup is magical. I love that Sutton can draw Arsenal. Two years ago, Bradford came from 2-0 down to win 2-4 at Chelsea. It's great fun
— Colney Cactus (@ColneyCactus) January 30, 2017
Sutton v Arsenal is literally the stuff of dreams. Well done Sutton, superb draw! Great FA Cup tie! #SuttonvArsenal
— Steve Walton (@stevenwalton112) January 30, 2017
— Darren Moorghen (@D4Z_M) January 30, 2017
While many Gunners fans are looking positively ahead of the draw, with some commenting on the tale of two draws given that they’ll play Bayern Munich in the Champions League four days before their trip to Gander Green Lane…
— MEW3 (@MitchellWhiles) January 30, 2017
On the 15th of Feb we're away to Bayern Munich then 3/4 days later we're away to Sutton United that's pretty mental #AFC
— LIVE WIRE (@aero_zeppelin) January 30, 2017
— #West9Gooner⚽ (@ArsenalW9) January 30, 2017
Fellow non-league outfit Lincoln go to Burnley, which received quite an underwhelming response on Twitter…
Decent draw for the #Imps but I suspect it will be overlooked by the TV companies. Hope I'm wrong though
— Mark Whiley (@MarkWhiley_LE) January 30, 2017
The more I think about it the worse that draw gets 🙁 #imps
— richard scrafton (@RichScrafton) January 30, 2017
Not best draw for #imps but they've had a great run regardless
— Cameron (@lawseyitfc) January 30, 2017
But, all in all, the draw received a very positive reaction from many on social media, as there are no all Premier League clashes, and many top-flight sides make away trips in round five…
And with one draw, the #MagicOfTheCup is well and truly back on. I love the FA Cup. It always gives a buzz. So many potentials. Great drama.
— Simon Rose (@thatsimonrose) January 30, 2017
What a 5th round FA cup draw that was. The stand out tie is Sutton United vs Arsenal. 5th tier vs 1st tier. The magic of the cup still alive
— Lewis Johnston (@LewisLew10) January 30, 2017
Some great games in fa cup draw. All big teams left in are away.
— Martin Griffiths (@martygee56) January 30, 2017
Finally an FA Cup draw with a bit of interest and intrigue. Great ties almost all the way through.
— Alex James (@alexjameshack) January 30, 2017
Late to the party but what a FA Cup draw that is. Pick 5 TV games from that!
— Craig Hughes (@hughes2403) January 31, 2017