Leicester City will face Peterborough in FA Cup fourth-round – if they beat Fleetwood in replay

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Leicester City will face Peterborough away in the FA Cup fourth-round, if they overcome Fleetwood in their replay next week.

Giant-killers Peterborough, who are ninth in League One, were the conquerors of Championship side Aston Villa with a 3-1 win at Villa Park on Saturday.

Leicester City have never met Peterborough in the FA Cup but played them in the Championship as recently as 2013.

In that game at London Road, City lost 2-1 through two late goals after going ahead from a Ben Marshall strike.

The game earlier in the season saw City win 2-0 at the King Power Stadium thanks to goals from Wes Morgan and Andy King.

City’s record isn’t that great against Peterborough. They have played each other 16 times, with six wins each and four draws.

Away at Peterborough, the record is poor – having only won two of the eight times they have played at London Road, now re-named the ABAX Stadium.

The last victory came in April 2010 in a 2-1 Championship victory with goals from Steve Howard and Andy King. Their only other win was back in January 1965 in the League Cup, 2-0.

Demarai Gray takes a shot against Fleetwood (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Demarai Gray takes a shot against Fleetwood (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

They have lost five and drawn one of the other six encounters in the Championship, League One, League Cup and Division One.

However, City will first have to overcome League One side Fleetwood after the teams drew 0-0 at the Highbury Stadium on Saturday lunch-time.

The 16 fourth-round ties will be played over the long weekend of January 27/28, in between City’s home match against Watford (Saturday, January 20) and the trip to Everton (Wednesday, January 31).

The date of the tie will only be known after TV rights holders BBC and BT Sport have decided on their pick of the games.

This will mean one tie being played on the Friday night, January 26, and other ties being played on the Sunday, January 28.



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