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Fourth-tier club buying new toilets with proceeds from Man U game

Fans of fourth-tier English soccer club Cambridge United could soon have a much more comfortable gameday experience, just because their team tied a game last week. 

Cambridge United played Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at home on Friday in the fourth round of the FA Cup. As a result, the two teams will play again in Manchester on Feb. 3. 

Cambridge will take home over 40 percent of the proceeds from the game. Since the game is being played at the 75,000-seat Old Trafford, Cambridge United stands to take home over £1 million.

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It's quite the windfall for the low-budget club, but before it can use the money to pay better players, the club has to take care of necessities. 

"Hopefully we can get the stadium done and start putting in some proper toilets," club chairman Dave Doggett told the Sunday Mirror. "Some toilets and tea bars and more hospitality… that’s what we will do."

Maybe if they advance to the next round they can get some new sinks. 

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