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Merseyside Derby the pick of the FA Cup third round draw

The third round of the FA Cup was drawn in full on Monday. 

Liverpool will host Everton in the pick of the third round draw for the oldest cup competition in world football. The Merseyside Derby will come at a pivotal point in the season for the Reds, who are challenging for the Premier League title while having to contend with an extremely congested fixture schedule.

FA Cup holders Manchester City will play at home against League Two outfit Port Vale, while Jose Mourinho will be taking his Tottenham Hotspur side to Middlesbrough.

Manchester United will face Wolves in the only other all-Premier League tie of the round, and both sides will look at the cup as a realistic chance of silverware this season.

Perhaps the most fascinating tie is Arsenal versus Leeds United, which will see Marcelo Bielsa’s high-flying Championship team travel down to north London to take on the currently manager-less Gunners.

The FA Cup third round draw:

  • Leicester City v Wigan Athletic
  • Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City
  • Fulham v Aston Villa
  • Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
  • Wolves v Manchester United
  • Charlton Athletic v West Bromwich Albion
  • Rochdale or Boston United v Newcastle United
  • Cardiff City v Forest Green or Carlisle
  • Oxford United v Exeter City or Hartlepool United
  • Sheffield United v AFC Fylde
  • Southampton v Huddersfield Town
  • Liverpool v Everton
  • Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town
  • Bournemouth v Luton Town
  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Sheffield Wednesday
  • Bristol Rovers or Plymouth v Coventry or Ipswich
  • Eastleigh or Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley
  • Manchester City v Port Vale
  • Middlesbrough v Tottenham Hotspur
  • Reading v Blackpool
  • Watford v Tranmere Rovers
  • Preston v Norwich City
  • Millwall v Newport County
  • Crystal Palace v Derby County
  • Solihull Moors or Rotherham v Hull City
  • Brentford v Stoke City
  • Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth
  • Arsenal v Leeds United
  • Gillingham v West Ham
  • Burton Albion v Northampton Town
  • Burnley v Peterborough
  • Birmingham v Blackburn

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