It’s the moment when for many fans, the FA Cup properly gets underway, with the draw for the third round having now taken place.
The first round proper kicked off earlier this month, with League One and Two clubs joining the non-league sides who successfully navigated the qualifying rounds.
However, those sides are now joined by the big boys from the Premier League and Championship, with the third round games always seeming to throw up a number of David v Goliath encounters.
This year is no different, with eight tiered Marine FC set to host the likes of Harry Kane, Heung Min Son and Gareth Bale as Jose Mourinho’s Premier League leading Spurs side travel to Merseyside.
The F.A. Cup still has some magic…
Here is Marine's keeper coming back from the Co-Op with the beers for the lads…still wearing his kit 😂 pic.twitter.com/NLdI7Ffrca
— 🏆 Vintage Football Gear 🏆 (@VintageFG) November 29, 2020
Chelsea host League 2 side Morecambe, while non-league Stockport host West Ham.
Third round fixtures in full
Huddersfield Town v Plymouth Argyle
Southampton v Shrewsbury Town
Chorley v Derby County
Marine v Tottenham Hotspur
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace
Stockport County v West Ham United
Oldham Athletic v Bournemouth
Manchester United v Watford
Stevenage v Swansea
Everton v Rotherham
Nottingham Forest v Cardiff
Arsenal v Newcastle
Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers
Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United
Canvey Island/Boreham Wood v Millwall
Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster
Stoke City v Leicester
Wycombe v Preston
Crawley v Leeds
Burnley v MK Dons
Bristol City v Portsmouth
QPR v Fulham
Aston Villa v Liverpool
Brentford v Middlesbrough
Manchester City v Birmingham
Luton v Reading
Chelsea v Morecambe
Exeter v Sheffield Wednesday
Norwich v Coventry
Blackpool v West Brom
Newport County v Brighton
Cheltenham v Mansfield
Third round fixtures will be played over the weekend of 8-11 January, 2021.
See also – Premier League Team of the Week