Football: Keegan given shot at Ferguson

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The Independent Online
FULHAM'S REWARD for their FA Cup victory at Aston Villa is a plum fifth-round tie against the favourites, Manchester United, at Old Trafford on the weekend of 13 February.

The tie brings Ferguson and Kevin Keegan face to face, rekindling memories of their confrontation for the Premiership title in 1996, when Keegan was in charge of Newcastle United. With the title race hotting up, and Newcastle having blown a considerable lead, Keegan let his emotions get the better of him during an interview on television: "I'd just love it if we could beat them [Manchester United]. I'd love it."

Leeds United, who thrashed Portsmouth 5-1 at Fratton Park on Saturday without eight first-team regulars, will face a re-union with their former manager, if George Graham's new club, Tottenham Hotspur, overcome Wimbledon in a replay. Keith Gillespie, who scored Blackburn Rovers' winner against Sunderland on Saturday, faces a trip back to his old club, Newcastle.

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