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Coventry City rewarded with FA Cup Fourth Round tie at Arsenal.

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Following their 1-2 win at Oakwell over Championship side Barnsley yesterday, Coventry City have been rewarded with an away tie at Premier League leaders Arsenal in the Fourth Round.

Goals from Franck Moussa and Leon Clarke saw City overturn a first half deficit at Oakwell, whilst Arsenal overcame local rivals Tottenham Hotspur thanks to goals from Santi Cazorla & Tomas Rosicky.

The last meeting between the two sides actually came last season as City made their first ever trip to The Emirates Stadium for a Capital One Cup Third Round tie, with the hosts running out 6-1 winners.

Arsene Wenger fielded a mixture of youth and experience that night, with Olivier Giroud scoring his first goal in Arsenal colours before seeing Joe Murphy save a second half penalty. England forward Theo Walcott also helped himself to a brace with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ignasi Miquel and Andrei Arshavin also getting on the scoresheet for The Gunners.

On-loan striker Callum Ball scored City’s only goal, but it was still enough to send the Sky Blue Army into raptures.

Regarding meetings in The FA Cup, the sides have only met three previous times. The first was also a Fourth Round fixture on January 25th 1975; a game which ended 1-1 and saw a replay held at Highbury.

Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners in the replay thanks to two goals from George Armstrong and one from John Matthews.

The last time the two sides met in The FA Cup was two years later, again at Highbury and in the Fourth Round in January 1977. Arsenal were once again victorious with Malcolm MacDonald scoring twice and Frank Stapleton adding a third. Tommy Hutchison scored a consolation for City.

Full Arsenal/Coventry City head-to-head record.
Coventry City: 14
Arsenal: 42
Drawn: 19

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