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FA Cup Third Round: Liverpool Host Everton, City Play Burnley As Holders Arsenal Face Forest
Liverpool will welcome Merseyside rivals Everton in the English FA Cup third round while holders Arsenal face a trip to second-tier Nottingham Forest following Monday’s draw.
English Premier League leaders Manchester City are at home to Burnley, 12-times winners Manchester United host second-tier Derby County while Chelsea are away at Norwich City.
Brighton & Hove Albion were pulled out of the hat at home to arch rivals Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough entertain Sunderland in a mouth-watering north-east clash.
The third round, to be played from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, sees teams from the Premier League and second-tier Championship join the competition.
Non-league side AFC Fylde could potentially land a lucrative encounter at top-flight Bournemouth should they upset third-tier pacesetters Wigan Athletic in their second round replay.
Fleetwood and Hereford will battle it out in their replay to face 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City.
Struggling West Ham United travel to Shrewsbury Town, who are currently second in England’s third tier.
Third round draw:
Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United
Watford vs Bristol City
Birmingham City vs Burton Albion
Liverpool vs Everton
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace
Aston Villa vs Woking or Peterborough United
Bournemouth vs AFC Fylde or Wigan Athletic
Coventry City vs Stoke City
Newport County vs Leeds United
Bolton Wanderers vs Huddersfield Town
Port Vale vs Bradford City
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal
Brentford vs Notts County
Queens Park Rangers vs MK Dons
Manchester United vs Derby County
Forest Green Rovers vs West Bromwich Albion or Exeter City
Doncaster Rovers vs Slough Town or Rochdale
Tottenham Hotspur vs AFC Wimbledon
Middlesbrough vs Sunderland
Fleetwood or Hereford vs Leicester City
Blackburn Rovers vs Hull City or Crewe Alexandra
Cardiff City vs Mansfield Town
Manchester City vs Burnley
Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Swansea City
Stevenage vs Reading
Newcastle United vs Luton Town
Millwall vs Barnsley
Fulham vs Southampton
Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End
Norwich City vs Chelsea
Gillingham vs Sheffield Wednesday or Carlisle United