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Football | FA Cup

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Spurs face Leeds test in FA Cup



Tottenham Hotspur face a testing trip to Leeds United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, while others including Aston Villa, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool also have potentially awkward ties away to lower division opposition.

Spurs skipper Scott Parker was in bullish mood ahead of the tie, insisting he has benefited from his injury lay-off.

The-32-year old is likely to start against Leeds after making his full return from an Achilles injury in the draw against Manchester United last week.

"I was out for five months but I was in the gym every day for the best part of four months of that time, doing conditioning and strength work," he said.

"In a weird way I think my body needed that rest because I've played a lot of football for many years now and that was probably the longest I've been out for as long as I can remember."

Aston Villa, struggling in the league and eliminated from the League Cup by Bradford City on Tuesday, look vulnerable against Millwall of the Championship on Friday.

"The disappointment in my body, I've never felt this before," said Villa defender Ron Vlaar after Tuesday's defeat. "We have to pick ourselves up. It is going to be hard but we have to. We have no option.

"Friday is the next game. We are not in the position to have a hangover from the Bradford game. "We have to go on."

Chelsea travel to Brentford after the disappointment of their League Cup semifinal exit to Swansea City, while Arsenal, who beat Swansea in the last round, go to Brighton and Hove Albion, conquerors of Newcastle United.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes his side has finally found form after their 5-1 demolition of West Ham United on Wednesday.

"We created chance after chance and played at a very high pace," he said. "It was great movement, great quality in our final balls and in our combination play."

Liverpool go to Oldham while Everton travel to Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic play non-league Macclesfield Town.

Stoke City host Manchester City in the pick of the all-Premier League clashes. City full-back Pablo Zabaleta should be fit despite suffering a bruised foot in the win over Fulham last week.

Manchester United entertain Fulham, while the other two Premier League teams in action, Norwich City and Queen's Park Rangers, have home ties against Luton Town and MK Dons respectively.

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