FA Cup: Third Round Draw See Holders Man Utd Host Reading, Man City Travel To West Ham And Leicester Face Away Trip To Everton

Alan Duffy

5th, December 2016

The draw for the 3rd Round of the FA Cup was made on Monday night, with ball twiddlers-in-chief Ian Wright and Steven Gerrard picking out a rather disappointing set of fixtures.


Holders Manchester United, who beat Crystal Palace in last season’s Wembley final, face high-flying Championship side Reading (managed by ex-Red Devil Jaap Stam) while Premier League champs Leicester City face a tricky top-flight clash away to Everton.

In another all-Premier League tie, Pep Guardiola will get his first taste of the FA Cup at the London Stadium against West Ham United.

Antonio Conte will also experience his first FA Cup game next month, with Premier League leaders Chelsea hosting either Notts County or Peterborough United.

Elsewhere, Arsenal travel to Championship side Preston North End while Liverpool host either Newport County or Plymouth Argyle.

Here’s the full draw…

Ipswich Town v Lincoln/Oldham

Barrow v Rochdale

Manchester United v Reading

Hull v Swansea

Sunderland v Burnley

QPR v Blackburn

Millwall v Bournemouth

West Ham v Manchester City

Brighton v MK Dons/Charlton

Blackpool v Barnsley

Wigan v Nottm Forest

Birmingham v Newcastle

Chelsea v Notts County/Peterborough

Middlesbrough v Sheff Weds

West Brom v Derby County

Everton v Leicester

Liverpool v Newport/Plymouth

Wycombe v Northampton/Stourbridge

Watford v Burton Albion

Preston v Arsenal

Cardiff v Fulham

Stoke v Wolves

Cambridge Utd v Leeds

Bristol City v Shrewsbury/Fleetwood

Huddersfield v Port Vale

Tottenham v Aston Villa

Brentford v Halifax/Eastleigh

Bolton v Crystal Palace

Norwich v Southampton

Sutton Utd v AFC Wimbledon

Accrington v Luton

Rotherham v Oxford/Macclesfield

Not the greatest third round draw ever, although it’s sure to serve up its fair share of drama anyway!

The games will take place between January 6th and January 9th.

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