Disappointing cup draw for Leeds United at Watford

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Leeds United’s dream of a big high profile FA Cup tie were dashed when they drawn out away at Watford in the fifth round.

The Whites were hoping to get one of the big boys after beating Bolton Wanderers 2-1, but the draw made by Mark Lawrenson and Ruud Gullit paired them with Watford, who have done well after gaining promotion to the Premiership this season.

The tie will take place at Watford’s Vicarage Road ground, probably on Saturday, February 20.

Leeds have only beaten Watford once in their last nine meetings, but it was away in an important end of season game in May, 2013 when the Whites opponents were going for promotion.