Everton to face Swansea in FA Cup fifth round

Alex Livesey

The FA Cup fifth round draw has handed Everton a home tie against Swansea, while some other Premier League giants have been pitched against each other.

Having professionally put Stevenage aside on Saturday, Everton now have the challenge of beating Swansea in the next round of the FA Cup.

The Welsh side have had a wonderful few years, riding high in the Premier League and winning the Capital One Cup. But the Swans haven't quite hit the mark so far this season, sitting just three points above the relegation zone in 15th.

After winning it with Wigan last season, Roberto Martinez knows all too well what it takes to lift the FA Cup and will be pleased to have been handed a home draw in round five.

What made the draw even better was the pairing of Manchester City with Chelsea and Arsenal with Liverpool, smashing the competition wide open.

The Toffees can't afford to take things for granted, we all remember the Wigan disaster last season, but they can have no complaints with the draw at this stage of the competition.

The tie will be played at Goodison Park the weekend of the 15/16th February.

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