TV companies announce FA Cup games to be shown live

Date published: Wednesday 13th January 2016 8:27

FA Cup: New rules

FA Cup: New rules

At least four lower-league clubs will have their home FA Cup ties televised after the BBC and BT Sport announced which fourth-round games they will screen live.

Manchester United’s Friday night clash at Sky Bet Championship high-fliers Derby will be the first tie broadcast on the BBC on January 29, and it is the only televised fixture not waiting on the outcome of a replay.

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Chelsea’s Sunday afternoon trip to either Northampton or MK Dons will also be shown on BBC One two days later while BT Sport will be at either Yeovil or Carlisle for the visit of Roberto Martinez’s Everton a few hours earlier.

League One Colchester will also be on BT Sport, with either Tottenham or Leicester travelling to Essex on Saturday January 30 at 12:45pm, while the channel will also provide coverage of West Ham’s trip to either Exeter or Liverpool that evening.

It means that Eastleigh, the only non-league side remaining in the competition, will once again potentially miss out on a TV windfall if they can defeat Bolton in their replay, with the winner facing Leeds at home in the fourth round.

Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal’s United will continue their live televised streak, which includes every tie they have played since facing Exeter in 2005.

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