FA Cup draw: Liverpool to play Everton in third round as Manchester United face Wolves

Sports Staff
The Independent
Follow live coverage of the FA Cup third round draw: Getty
Follow live coverage of the FA Cup third round draw: Getty

Liverpool will meet Merseyside rivals Everton in the third round of the FA Cup. Jurgen Klopp's Premier League leaders will have home advantage in the cup Merseyside derby, which will take place from 3-6 January.

Holders Manchester City landed a home tie against Port Vale, while Manchester United will visit Wolves, the club that knocked them out of last season's competition at the quarter-final stage.

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The draw, conducted at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium by Tony Adams and Micah Richards, landed dream opportunities for some of the non-league sides in the hat.

National League AFC Fylde will mark their first third-round appearance with a trip to Sheffield United, with National League North Boston hosting Newcastle if they beat Rochdale in a second-round replay.

Elsewhere, Eastleigh or Crewe will entertain Championship strugglers Barnsley, with Hartlepool going to Oxford if they get past Exeter, and Rotherham hosting Hull.

Leicester, second in the Premier League, entertain Wigan, with Frank Lampard's Chelsea welcoming Nottingham Forest to Stamford Bridge.

Premier League relegation candidates Watford host League One Tranmere, Southampton are at home to Huddersfield and Brighton meet Sheffield Wednesday.

League Two Newport, FA Cup conquerors of Leicester and Middlesbrough last season, visit Millwall, with all-Championship ties including Swansea's trip to QPR, Charlton hosting West Brom and Brentford tackling Stoke.

Full fixture list

  • Leicester City v Wigan Athletic

  • QPR v Swansea City

  • Fulham v Aston Villa

  • Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 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 or Hartlepool

  • Sheffield United v AFC Fylde

  • Southampton v Huddersfield

  • Liverpool v Everton

  • Bristol City v Shrewsbury

  • AFC Bournemouth v Luton Town

  • Brighton & Hove Albion v Sheffield Wednesday

  • Bristol Rovers or Plymouth v Coventry or Ipswich Town

  • Eastleigh or Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley

  • Manchester City v Port Vale

  • Middlesbrough v Tottenham Hotspur

  • Reading v Blackpool

  • Watford v Tranmere Rovers

  • Preston NE 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 United

  • Burton Albion v Northampton Town

  • Burnley v Peterborough

  • Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers

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