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FA Cup fifth round draw tonight at 7:20pm

Kike helped Boro to beat Manchester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup Credit: PA

Middlesbrough will find out which team they will face in the fifth round of the FA Cup later.

The Boro knocked the Premier League champions Manchester City out of the competition at the weekend.

The draw for the next round will take place at 7:20pm tonight and is broadcast live on BBC 1. The matches will be played on the weekend of the 14th and 15th February.

Sunderland will need to replay their match against Fulham before they can progress to the next round, after drawing nil-nil at the weekend.


Middlesbrough prepare to take on the champions in FA Cup clash

Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough are currently riding high, just one point behind league leaders Bournemouth in the Championship. Credit: PA
If Boro can beat Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City side it will be a giant-killing of epic proportions. Credit: PA

Middlesbrough are preparing to take on the Premier League champions, Manchester City, in the FA Cup.

The fourth round clash kicks-off at the Etihad Stadium at 3pm today.

The last time Boro faced Manchester City was five years ago when they suffered a 1-0 home defeat, also in the FA Cup.

Middlesbrough are currently second in the Championship, just one point behind league leaders Bournemouth.

Meanwhile, in another fourth round contest, Sunderland will welcome Championship side Fulham to the Stadium of Light today. That game is also at 3pm.

FA Cup tie will be 'amazing' for Middlesbrough fans

Middlesbrough Head Coach Aitor Karanka says this weekend's FA Cup tie against Manchester City will be a great day for the club's supporters.

Boro travel to the Etihad to face the Premier League champions in the Fourth Round on Saturday.

The club also played against Liverpool at Anfield in the Capital One Cup earlier this season and Karanka is expecting another big occasion against Man City.


Middlesbrough second in the Championship

Aitor Karanka, Middlesbrough FC manager Credit: PA

Middlesbrough FC have moved to second in the Championship after beating Cardiff City 2-1 at home last night.

Patrick Bamford, who is on loan from Chelsea, netted the first goal from close range to put Boro in front. Lee Tomlin scored Middlesbrough's score goal at 79 minutes.

Kenwyne Jones headed in Cardiff's first goal with four minutes of normal time left, but Boro held on for the full three points to go just one point behind Championship leaders Bournemouth.

Middlesbrough have lost only one of their matches in their last 15 games.

Karanka pleased with award nomination

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is happy to have been nominated for December's Championship Manager of the Month Award.

Karanka has been shortlisted for the award along with Bournemouth's Eddie Howe, Watford's Slavisa Jokanovic and Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy.

Middlesbrough earned 10 points from a possible 15 after three wins, one draw and one defeat from last month's league fixtures.

Steve Agnew re-joins Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough have appointed Steve Agnew as assistant Head Coach. Agnew has been assistant to Steve Bruce at Hull City.

This is a return to the Riverside where Agnew became assistant Manager in 2008 and took temporary charge of the first team on the departure of Gordon Strachan in 2010.

The 49 year old takes the place of Craig Hignett who left the club earlier this month. He'll be assistant to Aitor Karanka.

Steve Bruce says Agnew was made an offer he couldn't refuse and he wishes him all the best.

Craig Hignett 'parts company' with Middlesbrough

Craig Hignett Credit: PA

Middlesbrough has confirmed that 'assistant head coach Craig Hignett has parted company with the club'.

"Following discussions between Craig, Head Coach Aitor Karanka, and the club, all parties have agreed for Craig to leave his position with immediate effect.

"The club would like to place on record its thanks for Craig’s efforts since joining us from Hartlepool last season and wish him all the best for the future."

– Middlesbrough FC
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