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Hammers get away fourth round draw

The Hammers have been drawn to play Derby County in the fourth round of the FA Cu[p over the weekend of 27-30 January, with a date and time to be confirmed .

The Rams, currently fourth in EFL League One on 41 points having won 11 games drawn eight and lost three.

Derby defeated Barnsley 3-0 on Sunday to take their place in the fourth round.

This will be just the second FA Cup meeting between the two clubs, with West Ham defeating Derby 5-2 in the semi-final at Stamford Bridge in March 1923 to secure a place in the first-ever final held at Wembley Stadium.

West Ham have won the FA Cup on three occasions, lifting the famous trophy in 1964, 1975 and most recently in 1980. The Irons also finished as runners-up in 1923 and 2006.

Ticket details for this season’s fourth-round tie will be announced in due course.

The final of the 2022/23 FA Cup will be played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 3 June.

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