Arsenal kick off quest for historic Cup treble at Leeds

FA Cup third-round draw pits holders against struggling Premiership rivals while Yeovil Town celebrate home tie with Liverpool
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FA Cup holders Arsenal will travel to Leeds in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Elland Road club, who moved off the bottom of the Barclaycard Premiership yesterday with a home draw against Chelsea, have home advantage in the match against the nine–times winners.

Manchester United, who have won the competition more times than any other club – 10 – also face an all Premiership encounter, they are at Aston Villa.

There are three other all–Premiership contests over the weekend of January 3–4.

Southampton will meet Newcastle at St Mary's Stadium, while Birmingham take on Blackburn at St Andrews in a match won 4–0 by the visitors yesterday.

Manchester City, who have not won the competition since 1969, face the side they beat that day – Leicester – in round three.


Wimbledon v Stoke City

Cardiff City v Sheffield United

Wycombe W or Mansfield Town v Burnley

Crewe Alexandra v Telford United

Bristol City or Barnsley v Scunthorpe United or Sheffield Wednesday

Portsmouth v Blackpool

Northampton Town v Rotherham United

Fulham v Cheltenham Town

Manchester City v Leicester City

Southampton v Newcastle United

Yeovil Town v Liverpool

Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers

Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion

Watford v Chelsea

Kidderminster Harriers v Wolverhampton W

Gillingham v Charlton Athletic

Swansea C v Macclesfield T or Cambridge Utd

Leeds United v Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa v Manchester United

Southend U v Port Vale or Scarborough

Sunderland v Hartlepool United

Tranmere Rovers v Bolton Wanderers

Preston North End v Reading

Wigan Athletic v West Ham United

Middlesbrough v Notts County

Ipswich Town v Derby County

Coventry City v Peterborough United

Everton v Norwich City

AFC Bournemouth or Accrington Stanley v Colchester United

Bradford City v Luton Town

Millwall v Walsall

Ties to be played 3rd and 4th of January