Manchester United clinched the first domestic trophy of the season by beating Newcastle 2-0 in the Carabao Cup final and are one of nine Premier League sides still in contention to lift the FA Cup.

Erik ten Hag may have joined his players in a post-match jig on the Wembley turf after the final whistle on Sunday, but United’s celebrations were reportedly kept to a minimum with Wednesday’s FA Cup meeting with West Ham at Old Trafford in mind.

“We know the importance of silverware throughout the history of this great club,” ten Hag stated in an open letter to United’s supporters on Monday.

“We are so happy to bring the trophy back to Old Trafford but we are by no means satisfied and we will not stop here.”

That is one of only two all-Premier League ties taking place this week, with Europe-chasing Fulham hosting relegation-threatened Leeds in the other at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night – evidence perhaps of the struggles that some big clubs have faced with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool already out.

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Other top-flight sides and Championship leaders Burnley will be acutely aware of the competition’s giant-killing history when they take on lower-league opposition.

There are four Premier League vs Championship match-ups in total, with Stoke vs Brighton, Bristol City vs Manchester City and Leicester vs Blackburn taking place on Tuesday night, followed by Sheffield United vs Spurs on Wednesday.

Spurs arguably have the trickiest of those ties against the Blades at Bramall Lane. Sheffield United may have made heavy work out of beating Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Wrexham in the fourth round, but have been flying in the league and look well-positioned to earn promotion to the top flight after two seasons away.

The north London club has seemingly stabilised under assistant manager Christian Stellini following a sticky patch, but manager Antonio Conte may make his return for the game after spending time in Italy recovering from gall bladder surgery.

FA Cup fifth round ties on TV

Tuesday 28 February

  • Stoke vs Brighton (ITV4 and ITV X, 7.15pm kick-off)
  • Fulham vs Leeds (BBC One and BBC iPlayer, 7.45pm)
  • Bristol City vs Man City (ITV1 and ITVX, 8pm)

Wednesday 1 March

  • Southampton vs Grimsby (ITV4 and ITVX, 7.15pm)
  • Man Utd vs West Ham (ITV1 and ITVX, 7.45pm)
  • Sheffield Utd vs Spurs (BBC One and BBC iPlayer, 7.55pm)

Ties that are stream only

Tuesday 28 February

  • Leicester vs Blackburn (BBC iPlayer, 7.30pm)

Wednesday 1 March

  • Burnley vs Fleetwood Town (BBC iPlayer, 7.30pm)

One club looking to avoid going in the opposite direction is Southampton and while preserving their Premier League status takes priority over an FA Cup run, new manager Ruben Selles will expect his players to have too much for League Two side Grimsby Town at St Mary’s.

The sole EFL-only affair can be found at Turf Moor where Vincent Kompany’s side host League One Fleetwood Town, managed by former Celtic captain Scott Brown.

With precious little room in the calendar, the eight fifth-round ties will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday this midweek, and every tie is being shown on TV or on streaming services.

FA Cup fifth round in full

  • Burnley vs Fleetwood Town
  • Bristol City vs Man City
  • Fulham vs Leeds
  • Leicester vs Blackburn
  • Man Utd vs West Ham
  • Sheffield Utd vs Spurs
  • Southampton vs Grimsby Town
  • Stoke vs Bristol City

When will the quarter-final ties be played?

The eight clubs that successfully make it through the fifth round will not have too long to wait for the quarter-finals which are scheduled to take place on the weekend commencing Saturday 18 March.

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