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Watford handed Millwall FA Cup tie

Watford will take just over 3,000 fans to the New Den later this month after the Hornets were drawn against Millwall in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The Hornets were drawn out of the hat by Michael Owen and paired against Neil Harris’ Millwall by former Arsenal defender Martin Keown.

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It will be the first time the two sides have met since Watford won 2-0 there in the Championship in April 2015, a win secured by goals from Matej Vydra and Adlene Guedioura.

The tie is, in all likelihood, set to be schedule for Saturday, January 28, with Watford set to receive a allocation of around 3,021 tickets. Away teams are offered 15 per cent of the stadium capacity on a sale or return basis for FA Cup matches.

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Watford pocketed £67,500 for beating Burton Albion in the last round and there is £90,000 at stake for the winner of the fourth-round tie. The tie with the Lions comes after the Premier League trip to Bournemouth and before the midweek visit to Arsenal.

Watford have only been beyond the fourth round four times in the last 13 years.

Watford’s last eight fourth-round ties

2016: Nottingham Forest (away)
2014: Manchester City (away)
2012: Tottenham Hospur (home)
2011: Brighton (home)
2009: Crystal Palace (home)
2008: Wolves (home)
2007: West Ham United (away)
2003: West Brom (home)