Maidstone face another Championship trip after killing an FA Cup giant

Giant-killers Maidstone play Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The National League South club from Kent pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the competition with a 2-1 win at Ipswich on Saturday.

They now travel to another Championship side to face the winners of the replay between the Owls and Sky Blues in the round of 16.

Defending champions Manchester City were one of three teams still in the pot when Maidstone were pulled out, but captain Gavin Hoyte was still happy with the draw.

FA Cup

Fifth round draw

Blackburn/Wrexham vs Newcastle

Chelsea/Aston Villa vs Leeds/Plymouth

Bournemouth vs Leicester

Liverpool vs Watford/Southampton

Bristol City/Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United

Wolverhampton vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Sheffield Wednesday/Coventry vs Maidstone United

Luton Town vs Manchester City

“Another championship team,” he told Sky Sports News. “It will be a big day for us. Getting to the fifth round is incredible. We won’t be disappointed.”

Manager George Elokobi admitted he was keen on a trip to his former club Wolves.

Nevertheless, he said: “In my opinion it is a good draw for both clubs. We have to make sure we go again when the time comes.

“My personal preference was the wolves and to be honest I was disappointed that we didn’t draw them. But it’s not about me, it’s about our football club and our players and we have to go ahead and try again.

“The magic of the cup is still very much alive and we will be ready on the day and hopefully give a good account of ourselves.”

Instead, City had to play away at Luton, while Newcastle face the winner of Monday’s clash between Blackburn and Wrexham.

Chelsea or Aston Villa host Leeds or Plymouth, while Brighton travel to Wolves and Bournemouth host league leaders Leicester.

Liverpool, who beat Norwich 5-2 on Sunday, host Watford or Southampton at Anfield.

The winners of the replay between Bristol City and Nottingham Forest will face Manchester United.

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