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The broadcast dates for the FA Cup's fifth round fixtures have been confirmed, and there's plenty of action coming up on the BBC and BT Sport.

It all kicks off on BT Sport at 12:45pm on Saturday February 14th, when West Bromwich Albion take on West Ham United. At 5:30pm that afternoon, Crystal Palace will play host to either Liverpool or Bolton Wanderers. Again, it's live on BT Sport.

The next day sees another double-header. Leicester City travel to Upton Park to take on Aston Villa at 12:30pm. You can watch live on BBC One. Then at 4pm, Arsenal clash with Middlesborough, live on BT Sport.

The last of the live fifth-round ties sees either Preston North End or Sheffield United host the winner of the replay between Manchester United and Cambridge United.

Manchester United are the favourites after last weekend, which saw top-flight teams Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham knocked out by lower-league rivals.

In other footie news, Virgin Media has asked Ofcom to pause the Premier League auction for broadcast rights until it has finished its investigation into the auction process. Virgin Media claims the process is in breach of UK and EU competition law.

"With 18 months until those deals begin, there is plenty of time for Ofcom to pause the auction process while it completes its inquiries," Brigitte Trafford, Virgin Media's chief corporate affairs officer, said in a statement.

"Failure to do so will leave fans, who already pay the most to see the least amount of football in Europe, facing yet another big rise in the cost of watching live football on TV."

Source: The FA, Digital Spy

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