FA Cup Third Round Draw: Manchester Rivals City & United To Go Head To Head At The Etihad

Alan Duffy

4th, December 2011


By Alan Duffy

Thedraw for the third round of the FA Cup was made on Sunday afternoon, with the occasion throwing out a few tasty looking ties, none more so than the meeting of City and United.

Sir Alex Ferguson will no doubt have wanted a rather easier draw, although the chance to get some revenge for the 6-1 mauling at Old Trafford might well give United an extra incentive in this game. One imagines the likes of Darron Gibson and Federico Macheda won’t be getting a start in this particular cup game.

Arsenal will face Leeds (again!) at the Emirates while Chelsea face Portsmouth. Tottenham will host Cheltenham Town and Liverpool will play either Southend or Oldham at Anfield.

Other interesting match-ups include Fulham v Charlton, Newcastle v Blackburn, Forest v Leicester and Birmingham v Wolves.

The ties will be played on the 7th and 8th of January.

Here’s the draw in full –

Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury

Nottingham Forest v Leicester City

Manchester City v Manchester United

Dagenham & Redbridge/Walsall v Millwall

Crawley v Bristol City

Doncaster v Sutton Utd/Notts County

Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa

Tottenham v Cheltenham Town

Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham

Milton Keynes Dons v QPR

Hull City v Ipswich Town

Coventry v Southampton

Brighton v Wrexham

Fulham v Charlton Athletic

Birmingham v Wolves

Norwich v Burnley

Arsenal v Leeds United

Derby v Crystal Palace

Fleetwood/Yeovil v Blackpool

Swindon v Wigan

Barnsley v Swansea

Chelmsford/Macclesfield v Bolton

Newcastle v Blackburn

Everton v Tamworth

Sheffield United v Salisbury City/Grimsby

Liverpool v Southend/Oldham

Gillingham v Stoke

Chelsea v Portsmouth

Watford v Bradford

Peterborough v Sunderland

West Brom v Cardiff

Reading v Stevenage