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FA Cup Third Round Highlighted By Merseyside Derby

Liverpool will host Everton in the third round of the FA Cup, while Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds United will travel to Arsenal.

Holders Manchester City will welcome League Two side Port Vale and Manchester United go to Wolves in a repeat of last season’s quarter-final.

National League side AFC Fylde, the lowest ranked team definitely through to the third round, will travel to Premier League Sheffield United.

The ties take place from 3-6 January.

Boston, of the sixth-tier National League North, will host Premier League opposition in Newcastle United, if they can come through a replay against Rochdale on Tuesday, 10 December.

Fellow non-league sides Hartlepool and Eastleigh also face replays, but could meet Oxford United and Barnsley respectively should they progress.

Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton meet on Wednesday night in the Premier League, with both sides in wildly differing form.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are eight points clear at the top of the league, while Everton sit two points above the relegation zone with pressure mounting on boss Marco Silva.

All three of the most recent meetings between Leeds and Arsenal have come in the third round of the FA Cup, the Gunners winning 1-0 in 2012 and also prevailing 3-1 in a replay in January 2011, following a 1-1 draw.

Wolves reached their first FA Cup semi-final in 21 years by beating Manchester United in last season’s quarters, while Manchester City will be wary of falling victim to lower-league Port Vale after going out to then-League One side Wigan in the fifth round in 2018.

FA CUP THIRD ROUND MATCHES
Leicester City v Wigan Athletic – Buy FA Cup Tickets
QPR v Swansea City – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Fulham v Aston Villa – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Wolves v Manchester United – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Charlton Athletic v West Brom – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Rochdale or Boston United v Newcastle United – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Cardiff City v Forest Green Rovers or Carlisle United – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Oxford United v Exeter City or Hartlepool United – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Sheffield United v AFC Fylde – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Southampton v Huddersfield Town – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Liverpool v Everton – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Bournemouth v Luton Town – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Brighton v Sheffield Wednesday – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Bristol Rovers or Plymouth Argyle v Coventry City or Ipswich Town – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Eastleigh or Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Manchester City v Port Vale – Buy FA Cup Tickets
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Reading v Blackpool – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Watford v Tranmere Rovers – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Preston v Norwich City – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Millwall v Newport County – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Crystal Palace v Derby County – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Rotherham United v Hull City – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Brentford v Stoke City – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Arsenal v Leeds United – Buy FA Cup Tickets
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Burton Albion v Northampton Town – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Burnley v Peterborough United – Buy FA Cup Tickets
Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers – Buy FA Cup Tickets