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FA Cup draw LIVE: Arsenal host Liverpool as Man United and Premier League clubs learn third round opponents

Premier League leaders Arsenal will host Liverpool and Sunderland face rivals Newcastle in the FA Cup third round

Ben Fleming
Sunday 03 December 2023 14:03 GMT
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The FA Cup reaches the third round proper in January as clubs from the Premier League and Championship enter the competition.

And two enormous matches are guaranteed for viewers, with Arsenal hosting Liverpool the pick of the bunch. The Gunners finished runners-up to Man City in the Premier League last season, while the Reds are the only club to stop City winning the league in the past six years. Both are flying at the top of the table again this campaign.

Elsewhere, a huge north-east derby is in store as Sunderland host Newcastle United, while all-Premier League ties include Crystal Palace against Everton and Brentford vs Wolves.

See the full draw and all the live reaction in the blog and get the latest odds and tips for the trophy here.


FA Cup third-round draw - notable fixtures

Southampton vs Alfreton Town or Walsall

AFC Wimbledon or Ramsgate vs Ipswich Town

Watford vs Chesterfield or Leyton Orient

Three more chances for non-league sides to claim Championship third-round opposition. Alfreton Town, Ramsgate and Chesterfield still have their respective second-round ties to negotiate but there’s some good third-round fixtures on offer should they make it there.

Ben Fleming3 December 2023 13:21

FA Cup third-round draw - notable fixtures

Luton Town vs Bolton Wanderers

Tottenham vs Burnley

West Brom vs Aldershot Town or Stockport County

A great chance for high-flying Bolton of League One to claim the scalp of a Premier League side in the third round. Burnley got their first home win of the season this weekend and will look to cause an upset against fellow Premier League side Tottenham.

And finally, a great chance for the winner of Aldershot Town vs Stockport County, with a visit to Championship West Brom.

Ben Fleming3 December 2023 13:15

FA Cup third-round draw

And that is your lot.

The two standout fixtures are certainly Arsenal vs Liverpool and Sunderland vs Newcastle. The latter will be the first Tyne-Wear derby since 2016!

Let’s take a look through, though, and pick out some more...

Ben Fleming3 December 2023 13:11

FA Cup third-round draw

Hull City vs Birmingham

Ben Fleming3 December 2023 13:08

FA Cup third-round draw

Newport County or Barnet vs Eastleigh or Reading

Ben Fleming3 December 2023 13:08

FA Cup third-round draw

Maidstone United vs Stevenage or Port Vale

Ben Fleming3 December 2023 13:08

FA Cup third-round draw

Plymouth Argyle vs Sutton United

Ben Fleming3 December 2023 13:07

FA Cup third-round draw

Brentford vs Wolves

Ben Fleming3 December 2023 13:07

FA Cup third-round draw

Coventry City vs Oxford United

Ben Fleming3 December 2023 13:07

FA Cup third-round draw

Queens Park Rangers vs Bournemouth

Ben Fleming3 December 2023 13:06

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