Premier League reports 36 positive COVID-19 cases as Liverpool battle Man Utd in FA Cup


A further 36 positive COVID-19 cases were reported by the 20 English Premier League clubs between January 4 and Sunday.

A total of 27 of the tests came between January 4 and Thursday, with 10 more coming between Friday and Sunday, the Premier League said in a statement.

The 36 positive tests represent a slight reduction on the record number of 40 tests in the previous week.

A total of 2,593 tests were conducted across the 20 clubs.

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English Premier League champions Liverpool will face Manchester United in a blockbuster FA Cup tie after the draw for the fourth round was made on Monday.

The two teams will face off at Old Trafford on the weekend of Jan. 23.

Holders Arsenal will go to Southampton, if they win their third-round match at Shrewsbury, while Manchester City travel to Cheltenham.

The draw for the fifth round was also held Monday, to avoid fixture congestion.

Winners of the Manchester United-Liverpool match will have a home tie against either Doncaster Rovers or West Ham.

The fourth round draw in full is:

(matches to be played weekend of Jan. 23):

Cheltenham Town vs Manchester City
Bournemouth vs Crawley Town
Swansea City vs Nottingham Forest
Manchester United vs Liverpool
Southampton or Shrewsbury vs Arsenal
Barnsley vs Norwich City
Chorley vs Wolves
Millwall vs Bristol City
Brighton and Hove Albion vs Blackpool
Wycombe Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur
Fulham vs Burnley
Sheffield United vs Plymouth Argyle
Chelsea vs Luton Town
Stockport County or West Ham United vs Doncaster Rovers
Brentford vs Leicester City
Everton vs Sheffield Wednesday

The fifth round draw in full is:

(matches to be played weekend of Feb. 10)

Brentford/Leicester v Brighton/Blackpool
Swansea/Forest v Cheltenham/Man City
Everton/Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe/Tottenham
Barnsley/Norwich v Chelsea/Luton
Chorley/Wolves v Southampton/Shrewsbury or Arsenal
Sheffield Utd/Plymouth v Millwall/Bristol City
Man Utd/Liverpool v Stockport/West Ham or Doncaster
Fulham/Burnley v Bournemouth/Crawley