Middlesbrough’s FA Cup clash at Arsenal will be screened live but Sunderland won’t if they beat Fulham in replay

Sunderland face Fulham in FA Cup fourth round replay
Sunderland face Fulham in FA Cup fourth round replay

MIDDLESBROUGH’S trip to Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup will be screened live on television but Bradford City at home to either Sunderland or Fulham has not been selected for coverage.

Gus Poyet’s Sunderland side face a replay at Fulham after a goalless draw at the Stadium of Light in the fourth round.

Middlesbrough's Patrick Bamford celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

Middlesbrough's Patrick Bamford celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

Boro, meanwhile, progressed after an impressive 2-0 win away at Manchester City at the Etihad stadium to seal their place in the next round.

The FA has confirmed a total of five fifth round ties will be broadcast over three days in February.

The action begins on BT Sport at lunchtime on Saturday, February 14 as West Bromwich Albion take on West Ham United at 12.45pm.

Later on the same day Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace welcome either Liverpool or Bolton Wanderers to Selhurst Park and the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport at 5.30pm.

On Sunday, February 15 there is another cup double for TV viewers.

First up are Aston Villa, who welcome Leicester City to Villa Park at 12.30pm live on BBC One.

The second live tie of the day is between Arsenal and Middlesbrough, which kick-offs at 4pm and is on BT Sport.

The fifth and final live tie has the BBC One cameras travelling to either Preston North End or Sheffield United, who will take on the winner of the Manchester United and Cambridge United replay.

The FA live broadcast fee is £247,500 per club.

Prize fund payment is £180,000 per club.

All other ties will be played at 3pm on Saturday, February 14.