FA Cup fourth round: All Sunderland and Middlesbrough fans need to know ahead of tonight’s draw

Sunderland beat Leeds United 1-0 to make it into the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Sunderland beat Leeds United 1-0 to make it into the fourth round of the FA Cup.
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SUNDERLAND and Middlesbrough will tonight discover who their FA Cup fourth round opponents will be.

Gus Poyet’s Black Cats safely made it into the velvet bag for the draw after overcoming Leeds United 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.

Patrick van Aanholt’s first goal in Sunderland colours proved enough and they have been given ball number 17.

Premier League big boys Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all made it safely through and Poyet will be keen to avoid them.

Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough, meanwhile, beat Barnsley away 2-0 thanks to goals from Jelle Vossen and Daniel Ayala.

Sheffield United - who beat QPR 3-0 in the third round - and Rochdale knocked out two-time winners Nottingham Forest to make it into the draw.

The draw for the fourth round - which is live on BBC One and Radio 5 live - takes place tonight at Kingsmeadow at 7.30pm.

The numbers will be drawn by Wimbledon’s 1988 Cup final goalscorer Lawrie Sanchez and Kingstonian Women’s Under-18s head coach Stef Loucaides.

The fourth-round ties will be played on January 24 and 25.

The numbers in full are:

1. Arsenal

2. Southampton or Ipswich Town

3. Stoke City

4. Blackburn Rovers

5. Crystal Palace

6. AFC Wimbledon or Liverpool

7. Manchester City

8. Rochdale

9. West Bromwich Albion

10. Birmingham City

11. Aston Villa

12. AFC Bournemouth

13. Reading

14. Swansea City

15. Cardiff City

16. Bolton Wanderers

17. Sunderland

18. Burnley or Tottenham Hotspur

19. Millwall or Bradford City

20. Derby County

21. Brighton & Hove Albion

22. Fulham or Wolverhampton Wanderers

23. Leicester City

24. Scunthorpe United or Chesterfield

25. Everton or West Ham United

26. Cambridge United

27. Chelsea

28. Middlesbrough

29. Sheffield United

30. Manchester United

31. Preston North End

32. Doncaster Rovers or Bristol City