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PHOTO: Rival Fans React Brilliantly at 'Shefield United' Hilarious Club Calendar Mishap

Makers of the 2018 Sheffield United calendar will be burying their heads in the sand after supporters from their bitter rivals, Sheffield Wednesday, noticed a spelling mistake on the back of their new product. Fans of the Owls were quick to jump on the bandwagon and poke fun at United, with designers for the Blades clearly struggling to work out how you actually spell Sheffield. Wen yor offishul calindar isn't pruferead #swfc pic.twitter.com/6dp1thxrxM — SWFC Supporters Club (@swfcsc) December...

PHOTO: Rival Fans React Brilliantly at 'Shefield United' Hilarious Club Calendar Mishap

Makers of the 2018 Sheffield United calendar will be burying their heads in the sand after supporters from their bitter rivals, Sheffield Wednesday, noticed a spelling mistake on the back of their new product. Fans of the Owls were quick to jump on the bandwagon and poke fun at United, with designers for the Blades clearly struggling to work out how you actually spell Sheffield. Wen yor offishul calindar isn't pruferead #swfc pic.twitter.com/6dp1thxrxM — SWFC Supporters Club (@swfcsc) December...

Premier League Bingo: How many points can you pick up from this weekend's action?

West Ham United vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12.30pm) 5 points: The London Stadium is full of festive cheer and good will to all men after Chelsea dismantle West Ham in a 4-1 away win.  15 points: There are six minutes stoppage time and the end of the game and Gary Cahill's elbows are responsible for five of them.  25 points: Karen Brady takes a break from watching a rabble of disorganised, bone-headed egomaniacs and decides to go back to the Apprentice. Burnley vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: The race for seventh remains in the balance after a 2-2 draw. 15 points: Andre Gray scored against his former club with only his fifth shot of the season - and of course refuses to celebrate. 25 points: Tony Gale notices that Richarlison is wearing gloves and wonders if he'll 'fancy' a trip to Turf Moor. Yes, the Richarlison who had a gun put to his head as a teenager in a turf war in Brazil.  Richarlison keeps his hands warm Credit: GETTY IMAGES Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Palace continue their incremental improvement under Roy Hodgson with a 2-1 home win. 15 points: Harry Arter breaks a Premier League record for on-field yapping.  25 points: Christian Benteke spends the night before the game in a tent in one of the Selhurst Park goalmouths to try and reacquaint himself with the net. Huddersfield vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: David Wagner's side struggle to create chances once again in a 0-0. 15 points: 58-year-old Chris Hughton is described as an up-and-coming British manager. 25 points: 72 per cent of the nation long for the return of Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday to avoid these bland fixtures. Swansea vs West Brom (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Alan Pardew gets his first win as West Brom manager, and lays the ghost of Palace's 5-4 defeat at the Liberty to rest.  15 points: Paul Clement makes sure there are no Carabao advertising hoardings.  25 points: Tony Pulis is on the Goals on Sunday sofa and says he would be interested in a Premier League return. What a well-timed appearance... Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Spurs get their first league win since the release of Mauricio Pochettino's book. 15 points: Erik Lamela creates a goal in his first Spurs league start for more than a year. 25 points: Mark Hughes gets jeered by Stoke fans at Euston station, which becomes a Twitter sensation. Mark Hughes passing on tactical advice Credit: ACTION IMAGES Newcastle vs Leicester (Saturday, 5.30pm) 5 points: Jamie Vardy becomes Leicester's first player to reach 50 Premier League goals. 15 points: Pundits question Claude Puel for trying to change Leicester's style of play. Yes, the style of play that had them just above the relegation zone when he took over. 25 points: Ray Winstone's half-time advert offers 3/1 that Newcastle's takeover lasts longer than the Brexit negotiations. Southampton vs Arsenal (Sunday, 12pm) 5 points: Arsenal win their third consecutive game at their former bogey ground St Mary's. 15 points: Shkodran Mustafi passes a late pride test and is deemed fit to start the game. 25 points: BT Sport's decision to pick an Arsenal-Southampton combined XI opens the gates of Twitter hell. Will Jack Wilshere get a game? Credit: GETTY IMAGES Liverpool vs Everton (Saturday, 2.15pm) 5 points: Liverpool cruise to 3-1 win in the 'Friendly Derby'. 15 points: Jurgen Klopp is quick to remind Sam Allardyce that he once called him a 'soft German'. 25 points: Sky have to issue at least a dozen apologies for any bad language that passed across their microphones whenever Wayne Rooney takes a throw-in.  Man Utd vs Man City (Sunday, 4.30pm) 5 points: Pep Guardiola's side pull off a repeat of last season's 2-1 and effectively end the title race. 15 points: We are told City's centre-backs 'have a mistake in them' a dozen times, yet they don't make a mistake. 25 points: Sky Sports replace Graeme Souness with Liam Gallagher at the last minute and manage to do what Alan McGee, Bonehead and their mother had previously failed - get him and Noel to make the peace.

Premier League Bingo: How many points can you pick up from this weekend's action?

West Ham United vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12.30pm) 5 points: The London Stadium is full of festive cheer and good will to all men after Chelsea dismantle West Ham in a 4-1 away win.  15 points: There are six minutes stoppage time and the end of the game and Gary Cahill's elbows are responsible for five of them.  25 points: Karen Brady takes a break from watching a rabble of disorganised, bone-headed egomaniacs and decides to go back to the Apprentice. Burnley vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: The race for seventh remains in the balance after a 2-2 draw. 15 points: Andre Gray scored against his former club with only his fifth shot of the season - and of course refuses to celebrate. 25 points: Tony Gale notices that Richarlison is wearing gloves and wonders if he'll 'fancy' a trip to Turf Moor. Yes, the Richarlison who had a gun put to his head as a teenager in a turf war in Brazil.  Richarlison keeps his hands warm Credit: GETTY IMAGES Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Palace continue their incremental improvement under Roy Hodgson with a 2-1 home win. 15 points: Harry Arter breaks a Premier League record for on-field yapping.  25 points: Christian Benteke spends the night before the game in a tent in one of the Selhurst Park goalmouths to try and reacquaint himself with the net. Huddersfield vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: David Wagner's side struggle to create chances once again in a 0-0. 15 points: 58-year-old Chris Hughton is described as an up-and-coming British manager. 25 points: 72 per cent of the nation long for the return of Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday to avoid these bland fixtures. Swansea vs West Brom (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Alan Pardew gets his first win as West Brom manager, and lays the ghost of Palace's 5-4 defeat at the Liberty to rest.  15 points: Paul Clement makes sure there are no Carabao advertising hoardings.  25 points: Tony Pulis is on the Goals on Sunday sofa and says he would be interested in a Premier League return. What a well-timed appearance... Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Spurs get their first league win since the release of Mauricio Pochettino's book. 15 points: Erik Lamela creates a goal in his first Spurs league start for more than a year. 25 points: Mark Hughes gets jeered by Stoke fans at Euston station, which becomes a Twitter sensation. Mark Hughes passing on tactical advice Credit: ACTION IMAGES Newcastle vs Leicester (Saturday, 5.30pm) 5 points: Jamie Vardy becomes Leicester's first player to reach 50 Premier League goals. 15 points: Pundits question Claude Puel for trying to change Leicester's style of play. Yes, the style of play that had them just above the relegation zone when he took over. 25 points: Ray Winstone's half-time advert offers 3/1 that Newcastle's takeover lasts longer than the Brexit negotiations. Southampton vs Arsenal (Sunday, 12pm) 5 points: Arsenal win their third consecutive game at their former bogey ground St Mary's. 15 points: Shkodran Mustafi passes a late pride test and is deemed fit to start the game. 25 points: BT Sport's decision to pick an Arsenal-Southampton combined XI opens the gates of Twitter hell. Will Jack Wilshere get a game? Credit: GETTY IMAGES Liverpool vs Everton (Saturday, 2.15pm) 5 points: Liverpool cruise to 3-1 win in the 'Friendly Derby'. 15 points: Jurgen Klopp is quick to remind Sam Allardyce that he once called him a 'soft German'. 25 points: Sky have to issue at least a dozen apologies for any bad language that passed across their microphones whenever Wayne Rooney takes a throw-in.  Man Utd vs Man City (Sunday, 4.30pm) 5 points: Pep Guardiola's side pull off a repeat of last season's 2-1 and effectively end the title race. 15 points: We are told City's centre-backs 'have a mistake in them' a dozen times, yet they don't make a mistake. 25 points: Sky Sports replace Graeme Souness with Liam Gallagher at the last minute and manage to do what Alan McGee, Bonehead and their mother had previously failed - get him and Noel to make the peace.

Premier League Bingo: How many points can you pick up from this weekend's action?

West Ham United vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12.30pm) 5 points: The London Stadium is full of festive cheer and good will to all men after Chelsea dismantle West Ham in a 4-1 away win.  15 points: There are six minutes stoppage time and the end of the game and Gary Cahill's elbows are responsible for five of them.  25 points: Karen Brady takes a break from watching a rabble of disorganised, bone-headed egomaniacs and decides to go back to the Apprentice. Burnley vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: The race for seventh remains in the balance after a 2-2 draw. 15 points: Andre Gray scored against his former club with only his fifth shot of the season - and of course refuses to celebrate. 25 points: Tony Gale notices that Richarlison is wearing gloves and wonders if he'll 'fancy' a trip to Turf Moor. Yes, the Richarlison who had a gun put to his head as a teenager in a turf war in Brazil.  Richarlison keeps his hands warm Credit: GETTY IMAGES Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Palace continue their incremental improvement under Roy Hodgson with a 2-1 home win. 15 points: Harry Arter breaks a Premier League record for on-field yapping.  25 points: Christian Benteke spends the night before the game in a tent in one of the Selhurst Park goalmouths to try and reacquaint himself with the net. Huddersfield vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: David Wagner's side struggle to create chances once again in a 0-0. 15 points: 58-year-old Chris Hughton is described as an up-and-coming British manager. 25 points: 72 per cent of the nation long for the return of Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday to avoid these bland fixtures. Swansea vs West Brom (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Alan Pardew gets his first win as West Brom manager, and lays the ghost of Palace's 5-4 defeat at the Liberty to rest.  15 points: Paul Clement makes sure there are no Carabao advertising hoardings.  25 points: Tony Pulis is on the Goals on Sunday sofa and says he would be interested in a Premier League return. What a well-timed appearance... Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Spurs get their first league win since the release of Mauricio Pochettino's book. 15 points: Erik Lamela creates a goal in his first Spurs league start for more than a year. 25 points: Mark Hughes gets jeered by Stoke fans at Euston station, which becomes a Twitter sensation. Mark Hughes passing on tactical advice Credit: ACTION IMAGES Newcastle vs Leicester (Saturday, 5.30pm) 5 points: Jamie Vardy becomes Leicester's first player to reach 50 Premier League goals. 15 points: Pundits question Claude Puel for trying to change Leicester's style of play. Yes, the style of play that had them just above the relegation zone when he took over. 25 points: Ray Winstone's half-time advert offers 3/1 that Newcastle's takeover lasts longer than the Brexit negotiations. Southampton vs Arsenal (Sunday, 12pm) 5 points: Arsenal win their third consecutive game at their former bogey ground St Mary's. 15 points: Shkodran Mustafi passes a late pride test and is deemed fit to start the game. 25 points: BT Sport's decision to pick an Arsenal-Southampton combined XI opens the gates of Twitter hell. Will Jack Wilshere get a game? Credit: GETTY IMAGES Liverpool vs Everton (Saturday, 2.15pm) 5 points: Liverpool cruise to 3-1 win in the 'Friendly Derby'. 15 points: Jurgen Klopp is quick to remind Sam Allardyce that he once called him a 'soft German'. 25 points: Sky have to issue at least a dozen apologies for any bad language that passed across their microphones whenever Wayne Rooney takes a throw-in.  Man Utd vs Man City (Sunday, 4.30pm) 5 points: Pep Guardiola's side pull off a repeat of last season's 2-1 and effectively end the title race. 15 points: We are told City's centre-backs 'have a mistake in them' a dozen times, yet they don't make a mistake. 25 points: Sky Sports replace Graeme Souness with Liam Gallagher at the last minute and manage to do what Alan McGee, Bonehead and their mother had previously failed - get him and Noel to make the peace.

Premier League Bingo: How many points can you pick up from this weekend's action?

West Ham United vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12.30pm) 5 points: The London Stadium is full of festive cheer and good will to all men after Chelsea dismantle West Ham in a 4-1 away win.  15 points: There are six minutes stoppage time and the end of the game and Gary Cahill's elbows are responsible for five of them.  25 points: Karen Brady takes a break from watching a rabble of disorganised, bone-headed egomaniacs and decides to go back to the Apprentice. Burnley vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: The race for seventh remains in the balance after a 2-2 draw. 15 points: Andre Gray scored against his former club with only his fifth shot of the season - and of course refuses to celebrate. 25 points: Tony Gale notices that Richarlison is wearing gloves and wonders if he'll 'fancy' a trip to Turf Moor. Yes, the Richarlison who had a gun put to his head as a teenager in a turf war in Brazil.  Richarlison keeps his hands warm Credit: GETTY IMAGES Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Palace continue their incremental improvement under Roy Hodgson with a 2-1 home win. 15 points: Harry Arter breaks a Premier League record for on-field yapping.  25 points: Christian Benteke spends the night before the game in a tent in one of the Selhurst Park goalmouths to try and reacquaint himself with the net. Huddersfield vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: David Wagner's side struggle to create chances once again in a 0-0. 15 points: 58-year-old Chris Hughton is described as an up-and-coming British manager. 25 points: 72 per cent of the nation long for the return of Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday to avoid these bland fixtures. Swansea vs West Brom (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Alan Pardew gets his first win as West Brom manager, and lays the ghost of Palace's 5-4 defeat at the Liberty to rest.  15 points: Paul Clement makes sure there are no Carabao advertising hoardings.  25 points: Tony Pulis is on the Goals on Sunday sofa and says he would be interested in a Premier League return. What a well-timed appearance... Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke (Saturday, 3pm) 5 points: Spurs get their first league win since the release of Mauricio Pochettino's book. 15 points: Erik Lamela creates a goal in his first Spurs league start for more than a year. 25 points: Mark Hughes gets jeered by Stoke fans at Euston station, which becomes a Twitter sensation. Mark Hughes passing on tactical advice Credit: ACTION IMAGES Newcastle vs Leicester (Saturday, 5.30pm) 5 points: Jamie Vardy becomes Leicester's first player to reach 50 Premier League goals. 15 points: Pundits question Claude Puel for trying to change Leicester's style of play. Yes, the style of play that had them just above the relegation zone when he took over. 25 points: Ray Winstone's half-time advert offers 3/1 that Newcastle's takeover lasts longer than the Brexit negotiations. Southampton vs Arsenal (Sunday, 12pm) 5 points: Arsenal win their third consecutive game at their former bogey ground St Mary's. 15 points: Shkodran Mustafi passes a late pride test and is deemed fit to start the game. 25 points: BT Sport's decision to pick an Arsenal-Southampton combined XI opens the gates of Twitter hell. Will Jack Wilshere get a game? Credit: GETTY IMAGES Liverpool vs Everton (Saturday, 2.15pm) 5 points: Liverpool cruise to 3-1 win in the 'Friendly Derby'. 15 points: Jurgen Klopp is quick to remind Sam Allardyce that he once called him a 'soft German'. 25 points: Sky have to issue at least a dozen apologies for any bad language that passed across their microphones whenever Wayne Rooney takes a throw-in.  Man Utd vs Man City (Sunday, 4.30pm) 5 points: Pep Guardiola's side pull off a repeat of last season's 2-1 and effectively end the title race. 15 points: We are told City's centre-backs 'have a mistake in them' a dozen times, yet they don't make a mistake. 25 points: Sky Sports replace Graeme Souness with Liam Gallagher at the last minute and manage to do what Alan McGee, Bonehead and their mother had previously failed - get him and Noel to make the peace.

FA Cup third-round draw in full: Liverpool v Everton and Brighton v Crystal Palace the stand-out ties

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has produced a series of major derbies, including a first match at this stage of the competition since 1932 between Liverpool and Everton. Jurgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce’s teams were paired together during Monday night’s draw, as were Premier League rivals Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion. North-East neighbours Sunderland and Middlesbrough, who have both been relegated in recent years to the Championship, were also drawn together. Arsenal, who are attempting to win the trophy for a fourth time in five years, will begin their defence at Nottingham Forest. Other especially eye-catching fixtures include AFC Wimbledon’s return to Wembley in the FA Cup some 30 years on from their memorable triumph in 1988 to face Tottenham Hotspur.  Luton Town, now of League Two and the FA Cup finalists in 1959, also have glamorous away Premier League opponents in Newcastle United. Premier League leaders Manchester City have a tricky home tie against Sean Dyche’s Burnley, while Manchester United host Derby County and Chelsea are away at Norwich City. Who will be lifting the FA Cup come what May? Credit: Getty Images  Hereford, who are in the seventh tier of the football pyramid, will face 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City if they manage to overcome Fleetwood in their second-round replay. Four non-league sides were involved in the draw, which was conducted by Glenn Hoddle and Jermain Jenas ahead of the second-round match between Slough Town and Rochdale, but none are currently guaranteed a place in the third round. National League club AFC Fylde will have the opportunity to face Premier League opposition in Bournemouth if they beat Wigan Athletic in their replay. Woking, who also play in the fifth tier of the pyramid, have the chance to play at Villa Park against Aston Villa if they beat Peterborough in their replay. The ties will take place on Jan 5-7, with timings dependent on which matches are selected for live screening by BBC and BT Sport. There was criticism last year that broadcasters often opted to show big Premier League clubs rather than the more romantic ties, such as the third-round fixture between non-league Sutton United and AFC Wimbledon. Sutton did eventually make it to a televised tie against Arsenal in the fifth round. Arsenal subsequently beat Manchester City and Chelsea in the semi-final and final to win what was a record 13th FA Cup. The draw in full: Ipswich v Sheffield United Watford v Bristol City Birmingham v Burton Liverpool v Everton Brighton v Crystal Palace Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan Coventry v Stoke Arsene Wenger's Arsenal travel to Nottingham Forest Newport v Leeds Bolton v Huddersfield Port Vale or Yeovil v Bradford Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Brentford v Notts County QPR v MK Dons Manchester United v Derby Forest Green or Exeter v West Brom Doncaster v Slough Town or Rochdale Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon Middlesbrough v Sunderland Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester Blackburn or Crewe v Hull Cardiff v Mansfield Manchester City v Burnley Shrewsbury v West Ham Wolves v Swansea Stevenage v Reading Newcastle v Luton Millwall v Barnsley Fulham v Southampton Wycombe v Preston Norwich v Chelsea Gillingham or Carlisle v Sheffield Wednesday Ties to be played January 5-7 7:27PM One for the ages?  Another exciting looking tie is 2016 Premier League champions away at Hereford United (if Hereford can win their replay against Fleetwood Town.  7:23PM That concludes the draw No doubts about the tie of the round there...Liverpool will host Everton! There's also Brighton vs Crystal Palace and Bournemouth at home against non-league Fylde or Wigan.  7:22PM Last up Gillingham or Carlisle vs Sheffield Wednesday 7:21PM Tough draw Norwich Norwich City vs Chelsea 7:21PM Next Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End 7:21PM Next up Fulham vs Southampton 7:21PM All-Championship tie Millwall vs Barnsley 7:20PM Home banker?  Newcastle vs Luton Town 7:20PM Next up Stevenage vs Reading 7:20PM The home side could be the favourites here Wolves vs Swansea 7:20PM Another giant-killing for Shrewsbury?  Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham 7:20PM All Premier League tie Manchester City vs Burnley 7:19PM Next up Cardiff City vs Mansfield Town 7:19PM Upset alert Blackburn or Crewe vs Hull City 7:19PM Great draw Fleetwood Town or Hereford vs Leicester City 7:19PM Tees-Wear derby Middlesbrough vs Sunderland 7:18PM London derby Tottenham Hotspur vs AFC Wimbledon 7:18PM The Slough fans seem a bit upset... Doncaster Rovers vs Slough Town or Rochdale 7:18PM Banana skin?  Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City vs West Brom 7:17PM United are up against... Manchester United vs Derby County 7:17PM Next up QPR vs MK Dons 7:17PM Next up Brentford vs Notts County 7:16PM The holders will play... Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal 7:16PM Next Port Vale or Yeovil Town v Bradford City 7:16PM Local derby Bolton Wanderers vs Huddersfield Town 7:16PM Next up Newport County vs Leeds United 7:16PM A tale of two cities Coventry City vs Stoke City 7:15PM Potentially a huge trip for non-league Fylde Bournemouth vs AFC Fylde or Wigan 7:15PM Less exciting Aston Villa vs Woking or Peterborough United 7:15PM And another big rivalry! Brighton vs Crystal Palace 7:14PM Would you believe it?!  Liverpool vs Everton 7:14PM Next Birmingham City vs Burton Albion 7:14PM Next Watford vs Bristol City 7:14PM First up Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United 7:12PM Here we go Jake Humphrey is the host, and the venue is Slough Town's home ground Holloways Park ahead of Slough's FA Cup second round match tonight against Rochdale.  Glenn Hoddle and Jermaine Jenas will make the draw.  7:01PM Nearly there The draw will be getting under way in around about 10 minutes. Hereford v Newcastle? Wrexham v Arsenal? Sutton v Coventry? Yep, the BBC's montage has them all.  6:28PM An English institution Evening all, Welcome to our coverage of one of the great days in the English sporting calendar. Yes we are just minutes away from seeing which lower-league teams will get a chance to lose 3-0 against the second string of one of the Premier League's leading lights. For these part-time plumbers and postmen, the opportunity to test themselves against Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Darmian is just a draw of a ball away. There is also the opportunity to be patronised the hell out of by BBC commentators and possibly go down in football folklore for ever more. Think Ronny Radford scoring for Hereford against Newcastle, Mickey Thomas for Wrexham against Arsenal, er Nigel Jemson for Shrewsbury against Everton.  The third round stage is of course when all the Premier League and Championship teams join the competition, and alongside them will be four non-league teams in the pot - AFC Fylde, Hereford, Slough and Woking. Arsenal are the current FA Cup holders Credit: AP Woking you may recall have some pedigree in this competition. In January 1991 the Surrey-based side pulled off one of the great FA Cup shocks when as a Conference team they knocked out second-tier outfit West Brom 4-2 at the Hawthorns. They were then beaten 1-0 by top-flight side Everton in the fourth round.     More recently, Woking reached the third round in 1997 and took Premier League side Coventry to a replay which they narrowly lost 2-1. But enough about Woking. Tonight's draw gets under way at around 7pm, and precedes the second round match between seventh-tier Slough Town and League One side Rochdale.  Here are the ball numbers in full: Bournemouth Arsenal Aston Villa Barnsley Birmingham City Bolton Brentford Brighton Bristol City Burnley Burton Albion Cardiff City Chelsea Crystal Palace Derby County Everton Fulham  Huddersfield Hull City Ipswich Town Leeds United Leicester Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Middlesbrough Millwall Newcastle Norwich City Nottingham Forest Preston North End QPR Reading Sheffield United Sheffield Wednesday Southampton Stoke  Sunderland Swansea Tottenham Watford West Brom West Ham Wolves Woking or Peterborough MK Dons Newport County Wycombe Wanderers Port Vale/Yeovil Shrewsbury Town Doncaster Rovers Slough Town or Rochdale AFC Wimbledon Stevenage Mansfield Town Luton Town Bradford City Blackburn/Crewe AFC Fylde or Wigan Gillingham or Carlisle Notts County Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City Fleetwood Town or Hereford Coventry City

FA Cup third-round draw in full: Liverpool v Everton and Brighton v Crystal Palace the stand-out ties

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has produced a series of major derbies, including a first match at this stage of the competition since 1932 between Liverpool and Everton. Jurgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce’s teams were paired together during Monday night’s draw, as were Premier League rivals Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion. North-East neighbours Sunderland and Middlesbrough, who have both been relegated in recent years to the Championship, were also drawn together. Arsenal, who are attempting to win the trophy for a fourth time in five years, will begin their defence at Nottingham Forest. Other especially eye-catching fixtures include AFC Wimbledon’s return to Wembley in the FA Cup some 30 years on from their memorable triumph in 1988 to face Tottenham Hotspur.  Luton Town, now of League Two and the FA Cup finalists in 1959, also have glamorous away Premier League opponents in Newcastle United. Premier League leaders Manchester City have a tricky home tie against Sean Dyche’s Burnley, while Manchester United host Derby County and Chelsea are away at Norwich City. Who will be lifting the FA Cup come what May? Credit: Getty Images  Hereford, who are in the seventh tier of the football pyramid, will face 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City if they manage to overcome Fleetwood in their second-round replay. Four non-league sides were involved in the draw, which was conducted by Glenn Hoddle and Jermain Jenas ahead of the second-round match between Slough Town and Rochdale, but none are currently guaranteed a place in the third round. National League club AFC Fylde will have the opportunity to face Premier League opposition in Bournemouth if they beat Wigan Athletic in their replay. Woking, who also play in the fifth tier of the pyramid, have the chance to play at Villa Park against Aston Villa if they beat Peterborough in their replay. The ties will take place on Jan 5-7, with timings dependent on which matches are selected for live screening by BBC and BT Sport. There was criticism last year that broadcasters often opted to show big Premier League clubs rather than the more romantic ties, such as the third-round fixture between non-league Sutton United and AFC Wimbledon. Sutton did eventually make it to a televised tie against Arsenal in the fifth round. Arsenal subsequently beat Manchester City and Chelsea in the semi-final and final to win what was a record 13th FA Cup. The draw in full: Ipswich v Sheffield United Watford v Bristol City Birmingham v Burton Liverpool v Everton Brighton v Crystal Palace Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan Coventry v Stoke Arsene Wenger's Arsenal travel to Nottingham Forest Newport v Leeds Bolton v Huddersfield Port Vale or Yeovil v Bradford Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Brentford v Notts County QPR v MK Dons Manchester United v Derby Forest Green or Exeter v West Brom Doncaster v Slough Town or Rochdale Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon Middlesbrough v Sunderland Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester Blackburn or Crewe v Hull Cardiff v Mansfield Manchester City v Burnley Shrewsbury v West Ham Wolves v Swansea Stevenage v Reading Newcastle v Luton Millwall v Barnsley Fulham v Southampton Wycombe v Preston Norwich v Chelsea Gillingham or Carlisle v Sheffield Wednesday Ties to be played January 5-7 7:27PM One for the ages?  Another exciting looking tie is 2016 Premier League champions away at Hereford United (if Hereford can win their replay against Fleetwood Town.  7:23PM That concludes the draw No doubts about the tie of the round there...Liverpool will host Everton! There's also Brighton vs Crystal Palace and Bournemouth at home against non-league Fylde or Wigan.  7:22PM Last up Gillingham or Carlisle vs Sheffield Wednesday 7:21PM Tough draw Norwich Norwich City vs Chelsea 7:21PM Next Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End 7:21PM Next up Fulham vs Southampton 7:21PM All-Championship tie Millwall vs Barnsley 7:20PM Home banker?  Newcastle vs Luton Town 7:20PM Next up Stevenage vs Reading 7:20PM The home side could be the favourites here Wolves vs Swansea 7:20PM Another giant-killing for Shrewsbury?  Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham 7:20PM All Premier League tie Manchester City vs Burnley 7:19PM Next up Cardiff City vs Mansfield Town 7:19PM Upset alert Blackburn or Crewe vs Hull City 7:19PM Great draw Fleetwood Town or Hereford vs Leicester City 7:19PM Tees-Wear derby Middlesbrough vs Sunderland 7:18PM London derby Tottenham Hotspur vs AFC Wimbledon 7:18PM The Slough fans seem a bit upset... Doncaster Rovers vs Slough Town or Rochdale 7:18PM Banana skin?  Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City vs West Brom 7:17PM United are up against... Manchester United vs Derby County 7:17PM Next up QPR vs MK Dons 7:17PM Next up Brentford vs Notts County 7:16PM The holders will play... Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal 7:16PM Next Port Vale or Yeovil Town v Bradford City 7:16PM Local derby Bolton Wanderers vs Huddersfield Town 7:16PM Next up Newport County vs Leeds United 7:16PM A tale of two cities Coventry City vs Stoke City 7:15PM Potentially a huge trip for non-league Fylde Bournemouth vs AFC Fylde or Wigan 7:15PM Less exciting Aston Villa vs Woking or Peterborough United 7:15PM And another big rivalry! Brighton vs Crystal Palace 7:14PM Would you believe it?!  Liverpool vs Everton 7:14PM Next Birmingham City vs Burton Albion 7:14PM Next Watford vs Bristol City 7:14PM First up Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United 7:12PM Here we go Jake Humphrey is the host, and the venue is Slough Town's home ground Holloways Park ahead of Slough's FA Cup second round match tonight against Rochdale.  Glenn Hoddle and Jermaine Jenas will make the draw.  7:01PM Nearly there The draw will be getting under way in around about 10 minutes. Hereford v Newcastle? Wrexham v Arsenal? Sutton v Coventry? Yep, the BBC's montage has them all.  6:28PM An English institution Evening all, Welcome to our coverage of one of the great days in the English sporting calendar. Yes we are just minutes away from seeing which lower-league teams will get a chance to lose 3-0 against the second string of one of the Premier League's leading lights. For these part-time plumbers and postmen, the opportunity to test themselves against Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Darmian is just a draw of a ball away. There is also the opportunity to be patronised the hell out of by BBC commentators and possibly go down in football folklore for ever more. Think Ronny Radford scoring for Hereford against Newcastle, Mickey Thomas for Wrexham against Arsenal, er Nigel Jemson for Shrewsbury against Everton.  The third round stage is of course when all the Premier League and Championship teams join the competition, and alongside them will be four non-league teams in the pot - AFC Fylde, Hereford, Slough and Woking. Arsenal are the current FA Cup holders Credit: AP Woking you may recall have some pedigree in this competition. In January 1991 the Surrey-based side pulled off one of the great FA Cup shocks when as a Conference team they knocked out second-tier outfit West Brom 4-2 at the Hawthorns. They were then beaten 1-0 by top-flight side Everton in the fourth round.     More recently, Woking reached the third round in 1997 and took Premier League side Coventry to a replay which they narrowly lost 2-1. But enough about Woking. Tonight's draw gets under way at around 7pm, and precedes the second round match between seventh-tier Slough Town and League One side Rochdale.  Here are the ball numbers in full: Bournemouth Arsenal Aston Villa Barnsley Birmingham City Bolton Brentford Brighton Bristol City Burnley Burton Albion Cardiff City Chelsea Crystal Palace Derby County Everton Fulham  Huddersfield Hull City Ipswich Town Leeds United Leicester Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Middlesbrough Millwall Newcastle Norwich City Nottingham Forest Preston North End QPR Reading Sheffield United Sheffield Wednesday Southampton Stoke  Sunderland Swansea Tottenham Watford West Brom West Ham Wolves Woking or Peterborough MK Dons Newport County Wycombe Wanderers Port Vale/Yeovil Shrewsbury Town Doncaster Rovers Slough Town or Rochdale AFC Wimbledon Stevenage Mansfield Town Luton Town Bradford City Blackburn/Crewe AFC Fylde or Wigan Gillingham or Carlisle Notts County Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City Fleetwood Town or Hereford Coventry City

FA Cup third-round draw in full: Liverpool v Everton and Brighton v Crystal Palace the stand-out ties

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has produced a series of major derbies, including a first match at this stage of the competition since 1932 between Liverpool and Everton. Jurgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce’s teams were paired together during Monday night’s draw, as were Premier League rivals Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion. North-East neighbours Sunderland and Middlesbrough, who have both been relegated in recent years to the Championship, were also drawn together. Arsenal, who are attempting to win the trophy for a fourth time in five years, will begin their defence at Nottingham Forest. Other especially eye-catching fixtures include AFC Wimbledon’s return to Wembley in the FA Cup some 30 years on from their memorable triumph in 1988 to face Tottenham Hotspur.  Luton Town, now of League Two and the FA Cup finalists in 1959, also have glamorous away Premier League opponents in Newcastle United. Premier League leaders Manchester City have a tricky home tie against Sean Dyche’s Burnley, while Manchester United host Derby County and Chelsea are away at Norwich City. Who will be lifting the FA Cup come what May? Credit: Getty Images  Hereford, who are in the seventh tier of the football pyramid, will face 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City if they manage to overcome Fleetwood in their second-round replay. Four non-league sides were involved in the draw, which was conducted by Glenn Hoddle and Jermain Jenas ahead of the second-round match between Slough Town and Rochdale, but none are currently guaranteed a place in the third round. National League club AFC Fylde will have the opportunity to face Premier League opposition in Bournemouth if they beat Wigan Athletic in their replay. Woking, who also play in the fifth tier of the pyramid, have the chance to play at Villa Park against Aston Villa if they beat Peterborough in their replay. The ties will take place on Jan 5-7, with timings dependent on which matches are selected for live screening by BBC and BT Sport. There was criticism last year that broadcasters often opted to show big Premier League clubs rather than the more romantic ties, such as the third-round fixture between non-league Sutton United and AFC Wimbledon. Sutton did eventually make it to a televised tie against Arsenal in the fifth round. Arsenal subsequently beat Manchester City and Chelsea in the semi-final and final to win what was a record 13th FA Cup. The draw in full: Ipswich v Sheffield United Watford v Bristol City Birmingham v Burton Liverpool v Everton Brighton v Crystal Palace Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan Coventry v Stoke Arsene Wenger's Arsenal travel to Nottingham Forest Newport v Leeds Bolton v Huddersfield Port Vale or Yeovil v Bradford Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Brentford v Notts County QPR v MK Dons Manchester United v Derby Forest Green or Exeter v West Brom Doncaster v Slough Town or Rochdale Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon Middlesbrough v Sunderland Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester Blackburn or Crewe v Hull Cardiff v Mansfield Manchester City v Burnley Shrewsbury v West Ham Wolves v Swansea Stevenage v Reading Newcastle v Luton Millwall v Barnsley Fulham v Southampton Wycombe v Preston Norwich v Chelsea Gillingham or Carlisle v Sheffield Wednesday Ties to be played January 5-7 7:27PM One for the ages?  Another exciting looking tie is 2016 Premier League champions away at Hereford United (if Hereford can win their replay against Fleetwood Town.  7:23PM That concludes the draw No doubts about the tie of the round there...Liverpool will host Everton! There's also Brighton vs Crystal Palace and Bournemouth at home against non-league Fylde or Wigan.  7:22PM Last up Gillingham or Carlisle vs Sheffield Wednesday 7:21PM Tough draw Norwich Norwich City vs Chelsea 7:21PM Next Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End 7:21PM Next up Fulham vs Southampton 7:21PM All-Championship tie Millwall vs Barnsley 7:20PM Home banker?  Newcastle vs Luton Town 7:20PM Next up Stevenage vs Reading 7:20PM The home side could be the favourites here Wolves vs Swansea 7:20PM Another giant-killing for Shrewsbury?  Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham 7:20PM All Premier League tie Manchester City vs Burnley 7:19PM Next up Cardiff City vs Mansfield Town 7:19PM Upset alert Blackburn or Crewe vs Hull City 7:19PM Great draw Fleetwood Town or Hereford vs Leicester City 7:19PM Tees-Wear derby Middlesbrough vs Sunderland 7:18PM London derby Tottenham Hotspur vs AFC Wimbledon 7:18PM The Slough fans seem a bit upset... Doncaster Rovers vs Slough Town or Rochdale 7:18PM Banana skin?  Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City vs West Brom 7:17PM United are up against... Manchester United vs Derby County 7:17PM Next up QPR vs MK Dons 7:17PM Next up Brentford vs Notts County 7:16PM The holders will play... Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal 7:16PM Next Port Vale or Yeovil Town v Bradford City 7:16PM Local derby Bolton Wanderers vs Huddersfield Town 7:16PM Next up Newport County vs Leeds United 7:16PM A tale of two cities Coventry City vs Stoke City 7:15PM Potentially a huge trip for non-league Fylde Bournemouth vs AFC Fylde or Wigan 7:15PM Less exciting Aston Villa vs Woking or Peterborough United 7:15PM And another big rivalry! Brighton vs Crystal Palace 7:14PM Would you believe it?!  Liverpool vs Everton 7:14PM Next Birmingham City vs Burton Albion 7:14PM Next Watford vs Bristol City 7:14PM First up Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United 7:12PM Here we go Jake Humphrey is the host, and the venue is Slough Town's home ground Holloways Park ahead of Slough's FA Cup second round match tonight against Rochdale.  Glenn Hoddle and Jermaine Jenas will make the draw.  7:01PM Nearly there The draw will be getting under way in around about 10 minutes. Hereford v Newcastle? Wrexham v Arsenal? Sutton v Coventry? Yep, the BBC's montage has them all.  6:28PM An English institution Evening all, Welcome to our coverage of one of the great days in the English sporting calendar. Yes we are just minutes away from seeing which lower-league teams will get a chance to lose 3-0 against the second string of one of the Premier League's leading lights. For these part-time plumbers and postmen, the opportunity to test themselves against Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Darmian is just a draw of a ball away. There is also the opportunity to be patronised the hell out of by BBC commentators and possibly go down in football folklore for ever more. Think Ronny Radford scoring for Hereford against Newcastle, Mickey Thomas for Wrexham against Arsenal, er Nigel Jemson for Shrewsbury against Everton.  The third round stage is of course when all the Premier League and Championship teams join the competition, and alongside them will be four non-league teams in the pot - AFC Fylde, Hereford, Slough and Woking. Arsenal are the current FA Cup holders Credit: AP Woking you may recall have some pedigree in this competition. In January 1991 the Surrey-based side pulled off one of the great FA Cup shocks when as a Conference team they knocked out second-tier outfit West Brom 4-2 at the Hawthorns. They were then beaten 1-0 by top-flight side Everton in the fourth round.     More recently, Woking reached the third round in 1997 and took Premier League side Coventry to a replay which they narrowly lost 2-1. But enough about Woking. Tonight's draw gets under way at around 7pm, and precedes the second round match between seventh-tier Slough Town and League One side Rochdale.  Here are the ball numbers in full: Bournemouth Arsenal Aston Villa Barnsley Birmingham City Bolton Brentford Brighton Bristol City Burnley Burton Albion Cardiff City Chelsea Crystal Palace Derby County Everton Fulham  Huddersfield Hull City Ipswich Town Leeds United Leicester Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Middlesbrough Millwall Newcastle Norwich City Nottingham Forest Preston North End QPR Reading Sheffield United Sheffield Wednesday Southampton Stoke  Sunderland Swansea Tottenham Watford West Brom West Ham Wolves Woking or Peterborough MK Dons Newport County Wycombe Wanderers Port Vale/Yeovil Shrewsbury Town Doncaster Rovers Slough Town or Rochdale AFC Wimbledon Stevenage Mansfield Town Luton Town Bradford City Blackburn/Crewe AFC Fylde or Wigan Gillingham or Carlisle Notts County Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City Fleetwood Town or Hereford Coventry City

FA Cup third-round draw in full: Liverpool v Everton and Brighton v Crystal Palace the stand-out ties

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has produced a series of major derbies, including a first match at this stage of the competition since 1932 between Liverpool and Everton. Jurgen Klopp and Sam Allardyce’s teams were paired together during Monday night’s draw, as were Premier League rivals Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion. North-East neighbours Sunderland and Middlesbrough, who have both been relegated in recent years to the Championship, were also drawn together. Arsenal, who are attempting to win the trophy for a fourth time in five years, will begin their defence at Nottingham Forest. Other especially eye-catching fixtures include AFC Wimbledon’s return to Wembley in the FA Cup some 30 years on from their memorable triumph in 1988 to face Tottenham Hotspur.  Luton Town, now of League Two and the FA Cup finalists in 1959, also have glamorous away Premier League opponents in Newcastle United. Premier League leaders Manchester City have a tricky home tie against Sean Dyche’s Burnley, while Manchester United host Derby County and Chelsea are away at Norwich City. Who will be lifting the FA Cup come what May? Credit: Getty Images  Hereford, who are in the seventh tier of the football pyramid, will face 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City if they manage to overcome Fleetwood in their second-round replay. Four non-league sides were involved in the draw, which was conducted by Glenn Hoddle and Jermain Jenas ahead of the second-round match between Slough Town and Rochdale, but none are currently guaranteed a place in the third round. National League club AFC Fylde will have the opportunity to face Premier League opposition in Bournemouth if they beat Wigan Athletic in their replay. Woking, who also play in the fifth tier of the pyramid, have the chance to play at Villa Park against Aston Villa if they beat Peterborough in their replay. The ties will take place on Jan 5-7, with timings dependent on which matches are selected for live screening by BBC and BT Sport. There was criticism last year that broadcasters often opted to show big Premier League clubs rather than the more romantic ties, such as the third-round fixture between non-league Sutton United and AFC Wimbledon. Sutton did eventually make it to a televised tie against Arsenal in the fifth round. Arsenal subsequently beat Manchester City and Chelsea in the semi-final and final to win what was a record 13th FA Cup. The draw in full: Ipswich v Sheffield United Watford v Bristol City Birmingham v Burton Liverpool v Everton Brighton v Crystal Palace Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan Coventry v Stoke Arsene Wenger's Arsenal travel to Nottingham Forest Newport v Leeds Bolton v Huddersfield Port Vale or Yeovil v Bradford Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Brentford v Notts County QPR v MK Dons Manchester United v Derby Forest Green or Exeter v West Brom Doncaster v Slough Town or Rochdale Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon Middlesbrough v Sunderland Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester Blackburn or Crewe v Hull Cardiff v Mansfield Manchester City v Burnley Shrewsbury v West Ham Wolves v Swansea Stevenage v Reading Newcastle v Luton Millwall v Barnsley Fulham v Southampton Wycombe v Preston Norwich v Chelsea Gillingham or Carlisle v Sheffield Wednesday Ties to be played January 5-7 7:27PM One for the ages?  Another exciting looking tie is 2016 Premier League champions away at Hereford United (if Hereford can win their replay against Fleetwood Town.  7:23PM That concludes the draw No doubts about the tie of the round there...Liverpool will host Everton! There's also Brighton vs Crystal Palace and Bournemouth at home against non-league Fylde or Wigan.  7:22PM Last up Gillingham or Carlisle vs Sheffield Wednesday 7:21PM Tough draw Norwich Norwich City vs Chelsea 7:21PM Next Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End 7:21PM Next up Fulham vs Southampton 7:21PM All-Championship tie Millwall vs Barnsley 7:20PM Home banker?  Newcastle vs Luton Town 7:20PM Next up Stevenage vs Reading 7:20PM The home side could be the favourites here Wolves vs Swansea 7:20PM Another giant-killing for Shrewsbury?  Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham 7:20PM All Premier League tie Manchester City vs Burnley 7:19PM Next up Cardiff City vs Mansfield Town 7:19PM Upset alert Blackburn or Crewe vs Hull City 7:19PM Great draw Fleetwood Town or Hereford vs Leicester City 7:19PM Tees-Wear derby Middlesbrough vs Sunderland 7:18PM London derby Tottenham Hotspur vs AFC Wimbledon 7:18PM The Slough fans seem a bit upset... Doncaster Rovers vs Slough Town or Rochdale 7:18PM Banana skin?  Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City vs West Brom 7:17PM United are up against... Manchester United vs Derby County 7:17PM Next up QPR vs MK Dons 7:17PM Next up Brentford vs Notts County 7:16PM The holders will play... Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal 7:16PM Next Port Vale or Yeovil Town v Bradford City 7:16PM Local derby Bolton Wanderers vs Huddersfield Town 7:16PM Next up Newport County vs Leeds United 7:16PM A tale of two cities Coventry City vs Stoke City 7:15PM Potentially a huge trip for non-league Fylde Bournemouth vs AFC Fylde or Wigan 7:15PM Less exciting Aston Villa vs Woking or Peterborough United 7:15PM And another big rivalry! Brighton vs Crystal Palace 7:14PM Would you believe it?!  Liverpool vs Everton 7:14PM Next Birmingham City vs Burton Albion 7:14PM Next Watford vs Bristol City 7:14PM First up Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United 7:12PM Here we go Jake Humphrey is the host, and the venue is Slough Town's home ground Holloways Park ahead of Slough's FA Cup second round match tonight against Rochdale.  Glenn Hoddle and Jermaine Jenas will make the draw.  7:01PM Nearly there The draw will be getting under way in around about 10 minutes. Hereford v Newcastle? Wrexham v Arsenal? Sutton v Coventry? Yep, the BBC's montage has them all.  6:28PM An English institution Evening all, Welcome to our coverage of one of the great days in the English sporting calendar. Yes we are just minutes away from seeing which lower-league teams will get a chance to lose 3-0 against the second string of one of the Premier League's leading lights. For these part-time plumbers and postmen, the opportunity to test themselves against Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Darmian is just a draw of a ball away. There is also the opportunity to be patronised the hell out of by BBC commentators and possibly go down in football folklore for ever more. Think Ronny Radford scoring for Hereford against Newcastle, Mickey Thomas for Wrexham against Arsenal, er Nigel Jemson for Shrewsbury against Everton.  The third round stage is of course when all the Premier League and Championship teams join the competition, and alongside them will be four non-league teams in the pot - AFC Fylde, Hereford, Slough and Woking. Arsenal are the current FA Cup holders Credit: AP Woking you may recall have some pedigree in this competition. In January 1991 the Surrey-based side pulled off one of the great FA Cup shocks when as a Conference team they knocked out second-tier outfit West Brom 4-2 at the Hawthorns. They were then beaten 1-0 by top-flight side Everton in the fourth round.     More recently, Woking reached the third round in 1997 and took Premier League side Coventry to a replay which they narrowly lost 2-1. But enough about Woking. Tonight's draw gets under way at around 7pm, and precedes the second round match between seventh-tier Slough Town and League One side Rochdale.  Here are the ball numbers in full: Bournemouth Arsenal Aston Villa Barnsley Birmingham City Bolton Brentford Brighton Bristol City Burnley Burton Albion Cardiff City Chelsea Crystal Palace Derby County Everton Fulham  Huddersfield Hull City Ipswich Town Leeds United Leicester Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Middlesbrough Millwall Newcastle Norwich City Nottingham Forest Preston North End QPR Reading Sheffield United Sheffield Wednesday Southampton Stoke  Sunderland Swansea Tottenham Watford West Brom West Ham Wolves Woking or Peterborough MK Dons Newport County Wycombe Wanderers Port Vale/Yeovil Shrewsbury Town Doncaster Rovers Slough Town or Rochdale AFC Wimbledon Stevenage Mansfield Town Luton Town Bradford City Blackburn/Crewe AFC Fylde or Wigan Gillingham or Carlisle Notts County Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City Fleetwood Town or Hereford Coventry City

FA Cup third-round draw in full: Liverpool v Everton and Brighton v Crystal Palace the stand-out ties

7:27PM FA Cup third-round draw in full Ipswich v Sheffield United Watford v Bristol City Birmingham v Burton Liverpool v Everton Brighton v Crystal Palace Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan Coventry v Stoke Newport v Leeds Bolton v Huddersfield Port Vale or Yeovil v Bradford Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Arsene Wenger's Arsenal travel to Nottingham Forest Brentford v Notts County QPR v MK Dons Manchester United v Derby Forest Green or Exeter v West Brom Doncaster v Slough Town or Rochdale Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon Middlesbrough v Sunderland Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester Blackburn or Crewe v Hull Cardiff v Mansfield Manchester City v Burnley Shrewsbury v West Ham Wolves v Swansea Stevenage v Reading Newcastle v Luton Millwall v Barnsley Fulham v Southampton Wycombe v Preston Norwich v Chelsea Gillingham or Carlisle v Sheffield Wednesday 7:27PM One for the ages?  Another exciting looking tie is 2016 Premier League champions away at Hereford United (if Hereford can win their replay against Fleetwood Town.  7:23PM That concludes the draw No doubts about the tie of the round there...Liverpool will host Everton! There's also Brighton vs Crystal Palace and Bournemouth at home against non-league Fylde or Wigan.  7:22PM Last up Gillingham or Carlisle vs Sheffield Wednesday 7:21PM Tough draw Norwich Norwich City vs Chelsea 7:21PM Next Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End 7:21PM Next up Fulham vs Southampton 7:21PM All-Championship tie Millwall vs Barnsley 7:20PM Home banker?  Newcastle vs Luton Town 7:20PM Next up Stevenage vs Reading 7:20PM The home side could be the favourites here Wolves vs Swansea 7:20PM Another giant-killing for Shrewsbury?  Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham 7:20PM All Premier League tie Manchester City vs Burnley 7:19PM Next up Cardiff City vs Mansfield Town 7:19PM Upset alert Blackburn or Crewe vs Hull City 7:19PM Great draw Fleetwood Town or Hereford vs Leicester City 7:19PM Tees-Wear derby Middlesbrough vs Sunderland 7:18PM London derby Tottenham Hotspur vs AFC Wimbledon 7:18PM The Slough fans seem a bit upset... Doncaster Rovers vs Slough Town or Rochdale 7:18PM Banana skin?  Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City vs West Brom 7:17PM United are up against... Manchester United vs Derby County 7:17PM Next up QPR vs MK Dons 7:17PM Next up Brentford vs Notts County 7:16PM The holders will play... Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal 7:16PM Next Port Vale or Yeovil Town v Bradford City 7:16PM Local derby Bolton Wanderers vs Huddersfield Town 7:16PM Next up Newport County vs Leeds United 7:16PM A tale of two cities Coventry City vs Stoke City 7:15PM Potentially a huge trip for non-league Fylde Bournemouth vs AFC Fylde or Wigan 7:15PM Less exciting Aston Villa vs Woking or Peterborough United 7:15PM And another big rivalry! Brighton vs Crystal Palace 7:14PM Would you believe it?!  Liverpool vs Everton 7:14PM Next Birmingham City vs Burton Albion 7:14PM Next Watford vs Bristol City 7:14PM First up Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United 7:12PM Here we go Jake Humphrey is the host, and the venue is Slough Town's home ground Holloways Park ahead of Slough's FA Cup second round match tonight against Rochdale.  Glenn Hoddle and Jermaine Jenas will make the draw.  7:01PM Nearly there The draw will be getting under way in around about 10 minutes. Hereford v Newcastle? Wrexham v Arsenal? Sutton v Coventry? Yep, the BBC's montage has them all.  6:28PM An English institution Evening all, Welcome to our coverage of one of the great days in the English sporting calendar. Yes we are just minutes away from seeing which lower-league teams will get a chance to lose 3-0 against the second string of one of the Premier League's leading lights. For these part-time plumbers and postmen, the opportunity to test themselves against Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Darmian is just a draw of a ball away. There is also the opportunity to be patronised the hell out of by BBC commentators and possibly go down in football folklore for ever more. Think Ronny Radford scoring for Hereford against Newcastle, Mickey Thomas for Wrexham against Arsenal, er Nigel Jemson for Shrewsbury against Everton.  The third round stage is of course when all the Premier League and Championship teams join the competition, and alongside them will be four non-league teams in the pot - AFC Fylde, Hereford, Slough and Woking. Arsenal are the current FA Cup holders Credit: AP Woking you may recall have some pedigree in this competition. In January 1991 the Surrey-based side pulled off one of the great FA Cup shocks when as a Conference team they knocked out second-tier outfit West Brom 4-2 at the Hawthorns. They were then beaten 1-0 by top-flight side Everton in the fourth round.     More recently, Woking reached the third round in 1997 and took Premier League side Coventry to a replay which they narrowly lost 2-1. But enough about Woking. Tonight's draw gets under way at around 7pm, and precedes the second round match between seventh-tier Slough Town and League One side Rochdale.  Here are the ball numbers in full: Bournemouth Arsenal Aston Villa Barnsley Birmingham City Bolton Brentford Brighton Bristol City Burnley Burton Albion Cardiff City Chelsea Crystal Palace Derby County Everton Fulham  Huddersfield Hull City Ipswich Town Leeds United Leicester Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Middlesbrough Millwall Newcastle Norwich City Nottingham Forest Preston North End QPR Reading Sheffield United Sheffield Wednesday Southampton Stoke  Sunderland Swansea Tottenham Watford West Brom West Ham Wolves Woking or Peterborough MK Dons Newport County Wycombe Wanderers Port Vale/Yeovil Shrewsbury Town Doncaster Rovers Slough Town or Rochdale AFC Wimbledon Stevenage Mansfield Town Luton Town Bradford City Blackburn/Crewe AFC Fylde or Wigan Gillingham or Carlisle Notts County Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City Fleetwood Town or Hereford Coventry City

FA Cup third-round draw in full: Liverpool v Everton and Brighton v Crystal Palace the stand-out ties

7:27PM FA Cup third-round draw in full Ipswich v Sheffield United Watford v Bristol City Birmingham v Burton Liverpool v Everton Brighton v Crystal Palace Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan Coventry v Stoke Newport v Leeds Bolton v Huddersfield Port Vale or Yeovil v Bradford Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Arsene Wenger's Arsenal travel to Nottingham Forest Brentford v Notts County QPR v MK Dons Manchester United v Derby Forest Green or Exeter v West Brom Doncaster v Slough Town or Rochdale Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon Middlesbrough v Sunderland Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester Blackburn or Crewe v Hull Cardiff v Mansfield Manchester City v Burnley Shrewsbury v West Ham Wolves v Swansea Stevenage v Reading Newcastle v Luton Millwall v Barnsley Fulham v Southampton Wycombe v Preston Norwich v Chelsea Gillingham or Carlisle v Sheffield Wednesday 7:27PM One for the ages?  Another exciting looking tie is 2016 Premier League champions away at Hereford United (if Hereford can win their replay against Fleetwood Town.  7:23PM That concludes the draw No doubts about the tie of the round there...Liverpool will host Everton! There's also Brighton vs Crystal Palace and Bournemouth at home against non-league Fylde or Wigan.  7:22PM Last up Gillingham or Carlisle vs Sheffield Wednesday 7:21PM Tough draw Norwich Norwich City vs Chelsea 7:21PM Next Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End 7:21PM Next up Fulham vs Southampton 7:21PM All-Championship tie Millwall vs Barnsley 7:20PM Home banker?  Newcastle vs Luton Town 7:20PM Next up Stevenage vs Reading 7:20PM The home side could be the favourites here Wolves vs Swansea 7:20PM Another giant-killing for Shrewsbury?  Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham 7:20PM All Premier League tie Manchester City vs Burnley 7:19PM Next up Cardiff City vs Mansfield Town 7:19PM Upset alert Blackburn or Crewe vs Hull City 7:19PM Great draw Fleetwood Town or Hereford vs Leicester City 7:19PM Tees-Wear derby Middlesbrough vs Sunderland 7:18PM London derby Tottenham Hotspur vs AFC Wimbledon 7:18PM The Slough fans seem a bit upset... Doncaster Rovers vs Slough Town or Rochdale 7:18PM Banana skin?  Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City vs West Brom 7:17PM United are up against... Manchester United vs Derby County 7:17PM Next up QPR vs MK Dons 7:17PM Next up Brentford vs Notts County 7:16PM The holders will play... Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal 7:16PM Next Port Vale or Yeovil Town v Bradford City 7:16PM Local derby Bolton Wanderers vs Huddersfield Town 7:16PM Next up Newport County vs Leeds United 7:16PM A tale of two cities Coventry City vs Stoke City 7:15PM Potentially a huge trip for non-league Fylde Bournemouth vs AFC Fylde or Wigan 7:15PM Less exciting Aston Villa vs Woking or Peterborough United 7:15PM And another big rivalry! Brighton vs Crystal Palace 7:14PM Would you believe it?!  Liverpool vs Everton 7:14PM Next Birmingham City vs Burton Albion 7:14PM Next Watford vs Bristol City 7:14PM First up Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United 7:12PM Here we go Jake Humphrey is the host, and the venue is Slough Town's home ground Holloways Park ahead of Slough's FA Cup second round match tonight against Rochdale.  Glenn Hoddle and Jermaine Jenas will make the draw.  7:01PM Nearly there The draw will be getting under way in around about 10 minutes. Hereford v Newcastle? Wrexham v Arsenal? Sutton v Coventry? Yep, the BBC's montage has them all.  6:28PM An English institution Evening all, Welcome to our coverage of one of the great days in the English sporting calendar. Yes we are just minutes away from seeing which lower-league teams will get a chance to lose 3-0 against the second string of one of the Premier League's leading lights. For these part-time plumbers and postmen, the opportunity to test themselves against Mohamed Elneny and Matteo Darmian is just a draw of a ball away. There is also the opportunity to be patronised the hell out of by BBC commentators and possibly go down in football folklore for ever more. Think Ronny Radford scoring for Hereford against Newcastle, Mickey Thomas for Wrexham against Arsenal, er Nigel Jemson for Shrewsbury against Everton.  The third round stage is of course when all the Premier League and Championship teams join the competition, and alongside them will be four non-league teams in the pot - AFC Fylde, Hereford, Slough and Woking. Arsenal are the current FA Cup holders Credit: AP Woking you may recall have some pedigree in this competition. In January 1991 the Surrey-based side pulled off one of the great FA Cup shocks when as a Conference team they knocked out second-tier outfit West Brom 4-2 at the Hawthorns. They were then beaten 1-0 by top-flight side Everton in the fourth round.     More recently, Woking reached the third round in 1997 and took Premier League side Coventry to a replay which they narrowly lost 2-1. But enough about Woking. Tonight's draw gets under way at around 7pm, and precedes the second round match between seventh-tier Slough Town and League One side Rochdale.  Here are the ball numbers in full: Bournemouth Arsenal Aston Villa Barnsley Birmingham City Bolton Brentford Brighton Bristol City Burnley Burton Albion Cardiff City Chelsea Crystal Palace Derby County Everton Fulham  Huddersfield Hull City Ipswich Town Leeds United Leicester Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Middlesbrough Millwall Newcastle Norwich City Nottingham Forest Preston North End QPR Reading Sheffield United Sheffield Wednesday Southampton Stoke  Sunderland Swansea Tottenham Watford West Brom West Ham Wolves Woking or Peterborough MK Dons Newport County Wycombe Wanderers Port Vale/Yeovil Shrewsbury Town Doncaster Rovers Slough Town or Rochdale AFC Wimbledon Stevenage Mansfield Town Luton Town Bradford City Blackburn/Crewe AFC Fylde or Wigan Gillingham or Carlisle Notts County Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City Fleetwood Town or Hereford Coventry City

FA Cup third-round draw: What time is it, how can you watch it and what ball number is your team?

What is it? The draw for the FA Cup third round, which is the stage at which the Premier League's sides join the competition. When is it? Monday 4 December at around 7pm - before Slough vs Rochdale kicks off (which is on BT Sport 1, by the way). How can I watch the draw? BT Sport 1 and BBC Two will be showing the draw live, but if you're unable to watch it on telly you can follow it with us on the Telegraph Sport website.  How does the draw work? 64 balls will be drawn at random to make up 32 ties. Anyone can play anyone so we could see Manchester United vs Arsenal and Manchester City vs Mansfield Town. What are the ball numbers? Bournemouth Arsenal Aston Villa Barnsley Birmingham City Bolton Brentford Brighton Bristol City Burnley Burton Albion Cardiff City Chelsea Crystal Palace Derby County Everton Fulham  Huddersfield Hull City Ipswich Town Leeds United Leicester Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Middlesbrough Millwall Newcastle Norwich City Nottingham Forest Preston North End QPR Reading Sheffield United Sheffield Wednesday Southampton Stoke  Sunderland Swansea Tottenham Watford West Brom West Ham Wolves Woking or Peterborough MK Dons Newport County Wycombe Wanderers Port Vale/Yeovil Shrewsbury Town Doncaster Rovers Slough Town or Rochdale AFC Wimbledon Stevenage Mansfield Town Luton Town Bradford City Blackburn/Crewe AFC Fylde or Wigan Gillingham or Carlisle Notts County Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City Fleetwood Town or Hereford Coventry City Arsenal are chasing another FA Cup triumph Credit: AP When will the matches be played? The third round ties will be played over the weekend of 6 January 2018. This isn't confirmed, but we'd assume matches will be played Friday-Monday. What are the odds and who are favourites to win it? Man City - 4/1 Chelsea - 5/1 Man Utd - 6/1 Arsenal - 8/1 Tottenham - 8/1 Liverpool - 9/1 Everton - 18/1 Southampton - 25/1 Leicester - 33/1 West Ham - 33/1

FA Cup third-round draw: What time is it, how can you watch it and what ball number is your team?

What is it? The draw for the FA Cup third round, which is the stage at which the Premier League's sides join the competition. When is it? Monday 4 December at around 7pm - before Slough vs Rochdale kicks off (which is on BT Sport 1, by the way). How can I watch the draw? BT Sport 1 and BBC Two will be showing the draw live, but if you're unable to watch it on telly you can follow it with us on the Telegraph Sport website.  How does the draw work? 64 balls will be drawn at random to make up 32 ties. Anyone can play anyone so we could see Manchester United vs Arsenal and Manchester City vs Mansfield Town. What are the ball numbers? Bournemouth Arsenal Aston Villa Barnsley Birmingham City Bolton Brentford Brighton Bristol City Burnley Burton Albion Cardiff City Chelsea Crystal Palace Derby County Everton Fulham  Huddersfield Hull City Ipswich Town Leeds United Leicester Liverpool Manchester City Manchester United Middlesbrough Millwall Newcastle Norwich City Nottingham Forest Preston North End QPR Reading Sheffield United Sheffield Wednesday Southampton Stoke  Sunderland Swansea Tottenham Watford West Brom West Ham Wolves Woking or Peterborough MK Dons Newport County Wycombe Wanderers Port Vale/Yeovil Shrewsbury Town Doncaster Rovers Slough Town or Rochdale AFC Wimbledon Stevenage Mansfield Town Luton Town Bradford City Blackburn/Crewe AFC Fylde or Wigan Gillingham or Carlisle Notts County Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City Fleetwood Town or Hereford Coventry City Arsenal are chasing another FA Cup triumph Credit: AP When will the matches be played? The third round ties will be played over the weekend of 6 January 2018. This isn't confirmed, but we'd assume matches will be played Friday-Monday. What are the odds and who are favourites to win it? Man City - 4/1 Chelsea - 5/1 Man Utd - 6/1 Arsenal - 8/1 Tottenham - 8/1 Liverpool - 9/1 Everton - 18/1 Southampton - 25/1 Leicester - 33/1 West Ham - 33/1

Leonid Slutsky sacked by Hull City, with Nigel Adkins favourite to take over 

Nigel Adkins has emerged as the leading contender to take over at Hull City after the sacking of Leonid Slutsky. Adkins, the former Southampton and Sheffield United manager, is the favourite to be installed at the Championship club as Hull finally ended Slutsky's reign following a difficult start to life in the second tier. Slutsky has only managed two wins in the last 15 matches and was dismissed 24 hours after the 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday. Hull's vice-chairman Ehab Allam said: "'Leonid has worked tirelessly in his role and has acted with complete honour and been a pleasure to work with. 'Unfortunately results have not improved as both parties would have hoped and therefore it was agreed for the relationship to come to an end." Slutsky, the former Russia manager, leaves the KC Stadium after just under six months, with his appointment coming after Marco Silva quit for Watford following relegation from the Premier League. A number of players were sold in the summer as a result of the drop into the second tier, including Sam Clucas, Harry Maguire, Andrew Robertson and Curtis Davies. But Slutsky was still given funds to strengthen the squad, spending over £12m to rebuild the club and Allam believes a change is now needed. Hull are looking for their fourth manager in 18 months but Adkins appears to be the leading candidate.

Hull City and manager Leonid Slutsky part company ‘by mutual consent’

Former Hull City manager Leonid Slutsky watches on during their game against Sheffield Wednesday.

Stephen Robinson bullish about Motherwell beating Celtic in Scottish League Cup final

This time last year, Stephen Robinson’s brief managerial career was disintegrating before his eyes at Oldham. Now, such are the mercurial twists of football fortune, Robinson has spent this week attempting to devise a way for Motherwell to end Celtic’s record-breaking run of successive domestic matches unbeaten – currently standing at 64 – and win the Betfred Scottish League Cup on Sunday, a twin feat that would guarantee the 42-year-old from Lisburn an enduring place in Scotland’s football chronicles. Some idea of the challenge facing him can be gleaned from the bookmakers’ odds of Motherwell as 11/1 against to defeat a Celtic side coming off the back of a 7-1 Champions League thrashing by Paris St-Germain. For Robinson, though, the prospect is one of sunlit uplands compared with the gloom he endured at Boundary Park. Six months into a job that he had been advised not to take, life at Oldham reached its nadir when a fan posted an online threat to Robinson's sons, Harry (now 17) and Charlie (now 13). The menace came in the form of a Tweet which read “#oafc tell Stephen Robinson I’m gunna murder his children.”  Having accepted the Oldham job on a high after being assistant to Michael O’Neill as Northern Ireland defied expectations at Euro 2016, Robinson admits that the adrenaline rush overwhelmed his judgment. “I’d come back from the Euros and had a big part to play in it and, you know, you think you’re invincible,” he said. “I was advised by certain people whom I’d worked with not to take it, but you do think, ‘It’s a chance in League One – go and manage’. To sign 23 players in a three-week period and play Millwall away in the first game of the season was a pretty impossible task. Motherwells' Louis Moult celebrates after putting his side a goal ahead in their semi-final against Rangers  Credit: Getty Images  “When I left Oldham (in January this year), we were bottom of the league but we were one point off safety because it was so tight. The remit was to get to Christmas, have four transfer windows and rebuild the whole football club. “Given the timelines it was impossible to be successful – and Oldham can be a very good club and the chairman has said since that there are no hard feelings – and football’s football. “My lad plays there now and people have been very good to him. I probably shouldn’t have taken the job without doing a lot of homework on it. “I just wasn’t in control of what was coming in and out. In the end, if you fail, you should die on your own sword as opposed to other people’s opinions and decisions. “Last Boxing Day my sons were getting death threats and there were tears on the team bus. We were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday away. At the time you don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel with it but it has totally transformed me. “I had my reservations about going into management again but when you’ve got good people at this football club – which we have – that really want you to be successful, that was the deciding factor for me.” Brendan Rogers' Celtic side return to Scotland dejected following a thrashing against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League  Credit: Getty Images   Yet it was wholly serendipitous that Robinson should have found himself once more in charge of a football team. In February he was asked by Mark McGhee to become his assistant at Fir Park, but McGhee was sacked within two weeks and Robinson retained as interim replacement. “I was still raw from the situation at Oldham but Mark encouraged me to take it if it offered,” he said. In March, Robinson was appointed manager and supervised a summer transformation of the squad. The outcome has been extraordinary by the standards of a fan-owned club on a constricted budget. Motherwell are fifth in the Scottish Premiership and defeated Rangers at Hampden to reach Sunday’s final, having beaten Aberdeen in the quarter-finals and disposed of the Dons again with a 2-0 league win at Pittodrie last weekend. “We outplayed them and outperformed them,” Robinson said. “So why not? "Why can’t we surprise Celtic? In 64 games people have tried. We know that and I’m not going to give them any motivation but we’re going to concentrate on our strengths and I genuinely believe that our strengths are their weaknesses. “There is a real honesty about Scottish football. People in England don’t realise how big it is up here - the demands, the pressure and the fan bases. It’s a brilliant environment to play football in and I would encourage any young footballer to play football in Scotland because you get opportunities. “We topped our League Cup group by winning all four games. To then beat Aberdeen and Rangers - we have done it the hard way. Now we get a crack at the best team in Scotland. I’m proud to be at the front of it.”

Stephen Robinson bullish about Motherwell beating Celtic in Scottish League Cup final

This time last year, Stephen Robinson’s brief managerial career was disintegrating before his eyes at Oldham. Now, such are the mercurial twists of football fortune, Robinson has spent this week attempting to devise a way for Motherwell to end Celtic’s record-breaking run of successive domestic matches unbeaten – currently standing at 64 – and win the Betfred Scottish League Cup on Sunday, a twin feat that would guarantee the 42-year-old from Lisburn an enduring place in Scotland’s football chronicles. Some idea of the challenge facing him can be gleaned from the bookmakers’ odds of Motherwell as 11/1 against to defeat a Celtic side coming off the back of a 7-1 Champions League thrashing by Paris St-Germain. For Robinson, though, the prospect is one of sunlit uplands compared with the gloom he endured at Boundary Park. Six months into a job that he had been advised not to take, life at Oldham reached its nadir when a fan posted an online threat to Robinson's sons, Harry (now 17) and Charlie (now 13). The menace came in the form of a Tweet which read “#oafc tell Stephen Robinson I’m gunna murder his children.”  Having accepted the Oldham job on a high after being assistant to Michael O’Neill as Northern Ireland defied expectations at Euro 2016, Robinson admits that the adrenaline rush overwhelmed his judgment. “I’d come back from the Euros and had a big part to play in it and, you know, you think you’re invincible,” he said. “I was advised by certain people whom I’d worked with not to take it, but you do think, ‘It’s a chance in League One – go and manage’. To sign 23 players in a three-week period and play Millwall away in the first game of the season was a pretty impossible task. Motherwells' Louis Moult celebrates after putting his side a goal ahead in their semi-final against Rangers  Credit: Getty Images  “When I left Oldham (in January this year), we were bottom of the league but we were one point off safety because it was so tight. The remit was to get to Christmas, have four transfer windows and rebuild the whole football club. “Given the timelines it was impossible to be successful – and Oldham can be a very good club and the chairman has said since that there are no hard feelings – and football’s football. “My lad plays there now and people have been very good to him. I probably shouldn’t have taken the job without doing a lot of homework on it. “I just wasn’t in control of what was coming in and out. In the end, if you fail, you should die on your own sword as opposed to other people’s opinions and decisions. “Last Boxing Day my sons were getting death threats and there were tears on the team bus. We were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday away. At the time you don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel with it but it has totally transformed me. “I had my reservations about going into management again but when you’ve got good people at this football club – which we have – that really want you to be successful, that was the deciding factor for me.” Brendan Rogers' Celtic side return to Scotland dejected following a thrashing against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League  Credit: Getty Images   Yet it was wholly serendipitous that Robinson should have found himself once more in charge of a football team. In February he was asked by Mark McGhee to become his assistant at Fir Park, but McGhee was sacked within two weeks and Robinson retained as interim replacement. “I was still raw from the situation at Oldham but Mark encouraged me to take it if it offered,” he said. In March, Robinson was appointed manager and supervised a summer transformation of the squad. The outcome has been extraordinary by the standards of a fan-owned club on a constricted budget. Motherwell are fifth in the Scottish Premiership and defeated Rangers at Hampden to reach Sunday’s final, having beaten Aberdeen in the quarter-finals and disposed of the Dons again with a 2-0 league win at Pittodrie last weekend. “We outplayed them and outperformed them,” Robinson said. “So why not? "Why can’t we surprise Celtic? In 64 games people have tried. We know that and I’m not going to give them any motivation but we’re going to concentrate on our strengths and I genuinely believe that our strengths are their weaknesses. “There is a real honesty about Scottish football. People in England don’t realise how big it is up here - the demands, the pressure and the fan bases. It’s a brilliant environment to play football in and I would encourage any young footballer to play football in Scotland because you get opportunities. “We topped our League Cup group by winning all four games. To then beat Aberdeen and Rangers - we have done it the hard way. Now we get a crack at the best team in Scotland. I’m proud to be at the front of it.”

Stephen Robinson bullish about Motherwell beating Celtic in Scottish League Cup final

This time last year, Stephen Robinson’s brief managerial career was disintegrating before his eyes at Oldham. Now, such are the mercurial twists of football fortune, Robinson has spent this week attempting to devise a way for Motherwell to end Celtic’s record-breaking run of successive domestic matches unbeaten – currently standing at 64 – and win the Betfred Scottish League Cup on Sunday, a twin feat that would guarantee the 42-year-old from Lisburn an enduring place in Scotland’s football chronicles. Some idea of the challenge facing him can be gleaned from the bookmakers’ odds of Motherwell as 11/1 against to defeat a Celtic side coming off the back of a 7-1 Champions League thrashing by Paris St-Germain. For Robinson, though, the prospect is one of sunlit uplands compared with the gloom he endured at Boundary Park. Six months into a job that he had been advised not to take, life at Oldham reached its nadir when a fan posted an online threat to Robinson's sons, Harry (now 17) and Charlie (now 13). The menace came in the form of a Tweet which read “#oafc tell Stephen Robinson I’m gunna murder his children.”  Having accepted the Oldham job on a high after being assistant to Michael O’Neill as Northern Ireland defied expectations at Euro 2016, Robinson admits that the adrenaline rush overwhelmed his judgment. “I’d come back from the Euros and had a big part to play in it and, you know, you think you’re invincible,” he said. “I was advised by certain people whom I’d worked with not to take it, but you do think, ‘It’s a chance in League One – go and manage’. To sign 23 players in a three-week period and play Millwall away in the first game of the season was a pretty impossible task. Motherwells' Louis Moult celebrates after putting his side a goal ahead in their semi-final against Rangers  Credit: Getty Images  “When I left Oldham (in January this year), we were bottom of the league but we were one point off safety because it was so tight. The remit was to get to Christmas, have four transfer windows and rebuild the whole football club. “Given the timelines it was impossible to be successful – and Oldham can be a very good club and the chairman has said since that there are no hard feelings – and football’s football. “My lad plays there now and people have been very good to him. I probably shouldn’t have taken the job without doing a lot of homework on it. “I just wasn’t in control of what was coming in and out. In the end, if you fail, you should die on your own sword as opposed to other people’s opinions and decisions. “Last Boxing Day my sons were getting death threats and there were tears on the team bus. We were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday away. At the time you don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel with it but it has totally transformed me. “I had my reservations about going into management again but when you’ve got good people at this football club – which we have – that really want you to be successful, that was the deciding factor for me.” Brendan Rogers' Celtic side return to Scotland dejected following a thrashing against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League  Credit: Getty Images   Yet it was wholly serendipitous that Robinson should have found himself once more in charge of a football team. In February he was asked by Mark McGhee to become his assistant at Fir Park, but McGhee was sacked within two weeks and Robinson retained as interim replacement. “I was still raw from the situation at Oldham but Mark encouraged me to take it if it offered,” he said. In March, Robinson was appointed manager and supervised a summer transformation of the squad. The outcome has been extraordinary by the standards of a fan-owned club on a constricted budget. Motherwell are fifth in the Scottish Premiership and defeated Rangers at Hampden to reach Sunday’s final, having beaten Aberdeen in the quarter-finals and disposed of the Dons again with a 2-0 league win at Pittodrie last weekend. “We outplayed them and outperformed them,” Robinson said. “So why not? "Why can’t we surprise Celtic? In 64 games people have tried. We know that and I’m not going to give them any motivation but we’re going to concentrate on our strengths and I genuinely believe that our strengths are their weaknesses. “There is a real honesty about Scottish football. People in England don’t realise how big it is up here - the demands, the pressure and the fan bases. It’s a brilliant environment to play football in and I would encourage any young footballer to play football in Scotland because you get opportunities. “We topped our League Cup group by winning all four games. To then beat Aberdeen and Rangers - we have done it the hard way. Now we get a crack at the best team in Scotland. I’m proud to be at the front of it.”

Slaven Bilic rejects chance to become West Brom's new manager

Slaven Bilic has turned down the chance to become West Bromwich Albion’s new head coach. The 49-year-old former West Ham United manager was approached this week to see whether he wanted to hold talks but is understood to have indicated it is too early for him to return to football. Albion's Chinese owner, Guochuan Lai, was interested in speaking to Bilic as he looks to appoint a successor to Tony Pulis, who was sacked on Monday following a dismal run of form and with the fans having turned against him. Albion want to appoint a manager with Premier League experience and Bilic emerged as a possible contender for them. The Croatian is currently spending time with his family after being sacked by West Ham at the beginning of the month and would like to take some time off until the New Year before deciding his next move. Despite losing his job at West Ham, where he was in the final year of his contract, Bilic did well at the club, steering them to seventh in the league in his first season in charge and 11th in the last campaign. However, he endured a difficult start to this season and the pressure eventually told with defeat at home to Liverpool before the last international break. Another ex-West Ham manager, Alan Pardew, is still favourite to take over at West Brom. He has been out of management for 11 months since being sacked by Crystal Palace but had previously worked with Albion's technical director Nicky Hammond at Reading. However, Lai's approach to Bilic indicates that Pardew is not the only candidate who has been considered. Meanwhile, Pulis’ assistant, Gary Megson, is set to take charge of Saturday’s match away to Tottenham Hotspur, which will be his first Premier League fixture in charge since December 2009. Gary Megson takes West Brom training Credit: GETTY IMAGES Megson returned to the game this summer after answering an SOS from Pulis but now finds himself as interim manager. Megson, 58, has admitted he finds the situation uncomfortable as he prepares for this weekend’s trip to Wembley.  “This is absolutely not an audition for me and while everyone aspires to be in the Premier League, this is in the most unfortunate of circumstances,” he told Telegraph Sport. “I’ve obviously been out football for some time and this isn’t something I was expecting to happen earlier this year.  “I was on my way to Corsica on holiday with my wife when Tony called me and asked to come in as his assistant. I wasn’t sure about it as I’d never done the role before.  “Now we’ve had a chain of events that require me to take charge of the team, for however long it is. I’ve taken nearly 700 games as a manager so hopefully West Brom think I know what I’m doing.”  Megson’s last job was at Sheffield Wednesday, with Milan Mandaric controversially wielding the axe in February 2012 after a 1-0 win over their Steel City rivals, with the club third in League One. He spent the next two years applying for managerial posts but struggled to even get an interview.  This weekend, however, he will face Mauricio Pochettino in front of more than 65,000 people hoping to secure Albion’s first league win since August.  “We’ve contrived to get three draws from three games we should have won and that’s why we’re in this position,” he said. “It makes the games against the super powers even harder but we will go there and look to cause them problems.  "There is no such thing as a caretaker manager - you're either the manager or you haven't got one. I'm contracted to West Brom and no matter what happens to me, we've all got a job to do."

Slaven Bilic rejects chance to become West Brom's new manager

Slaven Bilic has turned down the chance to become West Bromwich Albion’s new head coach. The 49-year-old former West Ham United manager was approached this week to see whether he wanted to hold talks but is understood to have indicated it is too early for him to return to football. Albion's Chinese owner, Guochuan Lai, was interested in speaking to Bilic as he looks to appoint a successor to Tony Pulis, who was sacked on Monday following a dismal run of form and with the fans having turned against him. Albion want to appoint a manager with Premier League experience and Bilic emerged as a possible contender for them. The Croatian is currently spending time with his family after being sacked by West Ham at the beginning of the month and would like to take some time off until the New Year before deciding his next move. Despite losing his job at West Ham, where he was in the final year of his contract, Bilic did well at the club, steering them to seventh in the league in his first season in charge and 11th in the last campaign. However, he endured a difficult start to this season and the pressure eventually told with defeat at home to Liverpool before the last international break. Another ex-West Ham manager, Alan Pardew, is still favourite to take over at West Brom. He has been out of management for 11 months since being sacked by Crystal Palace but had previously worked with Albion's technical director Nicky Hammond at Reading. However, Lai's approach to Bilic indicates that Pardew is not the only candidate who has been considered. Meanwhile, Pulis’ assistant, Gary Megson, is set to take charge of Saturday’s match away to Tottenham Hotspur, which will be his first Premier League fixture in charge since December 2009. Gary Megson takes West Brom training Credit: GETTY IMAGES Megson returned to the game this summer after answering an SOS from Pulis but now finds himself as interim manager. Megson, 58, has admitted he finds the situation uncomfortable as he prepares for this weekend’s trip to Wembley.  “This is absolutely not an audition for me and while everyone aspires to be in the Premier League, this is in the most unfortunate of circumstances,” he told Telegraph Sport. “I’ve obviously been out football for some time and this isn’t something I was expecting to happen earlier this year.  “I was on my way to Corsica on holiday with my wife when Tony called me and asked to come in as his assistant. I wasn’t sure about it as I’d never done the role before.  “Now we’ve had a chain of events that require me to take charge of the team, for however long it is. I’ve taken nearly 700 games as a manager so hopefully West Brom think I know what I’m doing.”  Megson’s last job was at Sheffield Wednesday, with Milan Mandaric controversially wielding the axe in February 2012 after a 1-0 win over their Steel City rivals, with the club third in League One. He spent the next two years applying for managerial posts but struggled to even get an interview.  This weekend, however, he will face Mauricio Pochettino in front of more than 65,000 people hoping to secure Albion’s first league win since August.  “We’ve contrived to get three draws from three games we should have won and that’s why we’re in this position,” he said. “It makes the games against the super powers even harder but we will go there and look to cause them problems.  "There is no such thing as a caretaker manager - you're either the manager or you haven't got one. I'm contracted to West Brom and no matter what happens to me, we've all got a job to do."

Gary Megson insists he is not auditioning for West Brom hotseat against Tottenham

The last time Gary Megson managed in the Premier League, Sir Alex Ferguson was still at Manchester United and Portsmouth were a top-flight club. Megson is set to take charge of his first game in the top division since December 2009 on Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur, back in the technical area with West Bromwich Albion. He returned to the game this summer after answering an SOS from Tony Pulis but now finds himself as interim manager after Albion sacked the Welshman on Monday. Alan Pardew remains the favourite to take over permanently at the Hawthorns and Megson, 58, has admitted he finds the situation uncomfortable as he prepares for this weekend’s trip to Wembley. “This is absolutely not an audition for me and while everyone aspires to be in the Premier League, this is in the most unfortunate of circumstances,” he told Telegraph Sport. Alan Pardew remains the favourite to take over the role long-term Credit: Reuters “I’ve obviously been out of football for some time and this isn’t something I was expecting to happen earlier this year.  “I was on my way to Corsica on holiday with my wife when Tony called me and asked to come in as his assistant. I wasn’t sure about it as I’d never done the role before. “Now we’ve had a chain of events that require me to take charge of the team, for however long it is. I’ve taken nearly 700 games as a manager so hopefully West Brom think I know what I’m doing.” Megson's last managerial job was at Sheffield Wednesday Credit: Action Images Megson’s last job was at Sheffield Wednesday, with Milan Mandaric controversially wielding the axe in February 2012 after a 1-0 win over their Steel City rivals, with the club third in League One. He spent the next two years applying for managerial posts but struggled to even get an interview.  This weekend, however, he will face Mauricio Pochettino in front of over 65,000 people hoping to secure Albion’s first league win since August. “We’ve contrived to get three draws from three games we should have won and that’s why we’re in this position,” he said. “It makes the games against the super-powers even harder but we will go there and look to cause them problems. "There is no such thing as a caretaker manager - you're either the manager or you haven't got one. I'm contracted to West Brom and no matter what happens to me, we've all got a job to do."

Gary Megson insists he is not auditioning for West Brom hotseat against Tottenham

The last time Gary Megson managed in the Premier League, Sir Alex Ferguson was still at Manchester United and Portsmouth were a top-flight club. Megson is set to take charge of his first game in the top division since December 2009 on Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur, back in the technical area with West Bromwich Albion. He returned to the game this summer after answering an SOS from Tony Pulis but now finds himself as interim manager after Albion sacked the Welshman on Monday. Alan Pardew remains the favourite to take over permanently at the Hawthorns and Megson, 58, has admitted he finds the situation uncomfortable as he prepares for this weekend’s trip to Wembley. “This is absolutely not an audition for me and while everyone aspires to be in the Premier League, this is in the most unfortunate of circumstances,” he told Telegraph Sport. Alan Pardew remains the favourite to take over the role long-term Credit: Reuters “I’ve obviously been out of football for some time and this isn’t something I was expecting to happen earlier this year.  “I was on my way to Corsica on holiday with my wife when Tony called me and asked to come in as his assistant. I wasn’t sure about it as I’d never done the role before. “Now we’ve had a chain of events that require me to take charge of the team, for however long it is. I’ve taken nearly 700 games as a manager so hopefully West Brom think I know what I’m doing.” Megson's last managerial job was at Sheffield Wednesday Credit: Action Images Megson’s last job was at Sheffield Wednesday, with Milan Mandaric controversially wielding the axe in February 2012 after a 1-0 win over their Steel City rivals, with the club third in League One. He spent the next two years applying for managerial posts but struggled to even get an interview.  This weekend, however, he will face Mauricio Pochettino in front of over 65,000 people hoping to secure Albion’s first league win since August. “We’ve contrived to get three draws from three games we should have won and that’s why we’re in this position,” he said. “It makes the games against the super-powers even harder but we will go there and look to cause them problems. "There is no such thing as a caretaker manager - you're either the manager or you haven't got one. I'm contracted to West Brom and no matter what happens to me, we've all got a job to do."

Gary Megson insists he is not auditioning for West Brom hotseat against Tottenham

The last time Gary Megson managed in the Premier League, Sir Alex Ferguson was still at Manchester United and Portsmouth were a top-flight club. Megson is set to take charge of his first game in the top division since December 2009 on Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur, back in the technical area with West Bromwich Albion. He returned to the game this summer after answering an SOS from Tony Pulis but now finds himself as interim manager after Albion sacked the Welshman on Monday. Alan Pardew remains the favourite to take over permanently at the Hawthorns and Megson, 58, has admitted he finds the situation uncomfortable as he prepares for this weekend’s trip to Wembley. “This is absolutely not an audition for me and while everyone aspires to be in the Premier League, this is in the most unfortunate of circumstances,” he told Telegraph Sport. Alan Pardew remains the favourite to take over the role long-term Credit: Reuters “I’ve obviously been out of football for some time and this isn’t something I was expecting to happen earlier this year.  “I was on my way to Corsica on holiday with my wife when Tony called me and asked to come in as his assistant. I wasn’t sure about it as I’d never done the role before. “Now we’ve had a chain of events that require me to take charge of the team, for however long it is. I’ve taken nearly 700 games as a manager so hopefully West Brom think I know what I’m doing.” Megson's last managerial job was at Sheffield Wednesday Credit: Action Images Megson’s last job was at Sheffield Wednesday, with Milan Mandaric controversially wielding the axe in February 2012 after a 1-0 win over their Steel City rivals, with the club third in League One. He spent the next two years applying for managerial posts but struggled to even get an interview.  This weekend, however, he will face Mauricio Pochettino in front of over 65,000 people hoping to secure Albion’s first league win since August. “We’ve contrived to get three draws from three games we should have won and that’s why we’re in this position,” he said. “It makes the games against the super-powers even harder but we will go there and look to cause them problems. "There is no such thing as a caretaker manager - you're either the manager or you haven't got one. I'm contracted to West Brom and no matter what happens to me, we've all got a job to do."

Arsenal's best ever north London derbies against Tottenham: ranked 

The main criteria used were importance of the match, entertainment value, and margin of victory. Let the debates ensue... 10. Arsenal 2 Tottenham 1, April 2001 An FA Cup semi-final at Old Trafford made this a particularly spicy encounter, as 60,000 supporters made the journey up the M6 to watch the two rivals compete for a place in the Cardiff final. Twice in the previous 10 years the teams had faced each other in FA Cup semi-finals, with a win apiece, and they had met in a league match just a week before, which Arsenal won 2-0. Patrick Vieira celebrates making it 1-1 against Spurs in April 2001  In Manchester it was Spurs who made the stronger start and went ahead through Gary Doherty’s 14th-minute header, but not for the first or last time against Arsenal they could not hold onto their lead. Patrick Vieira headed an equaliser in the 33rd minute before Robert Pires secured the win with a second-half tap in. The match was also significant because it was the last played by Sol Campbell for Tottenham before his acrimonious move across the Seven Sisters divide three months later.  Arsenal team: Seaman, Dixon, Adams, Keown, Silvinho, Vieira, Parlour, Lauren, Pires, Wiltord (Cole), Henry 9. Tottenham 4 Arsenal 5, November 2004 The highest-scoring north London derby ever was a ding-dong affair at White Hart Lane that featured nine different goalscorers. Tottenham went ahead through Noureddine Naybet, but Thierry Henry equalised on the stroke of half-time and Arsenal went ahead through a Lauren penalty in the 55th minute. The two teams then shared six goals, with Freddie Ljungberg, Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires all scoring, as the visitors eventually clung on to win a hugely entertaining match. Arsenal team: Lehmann, Lauren, Toure, Cygan, Cole, Ljungberg, Vieira, Fabregas, Reyes (Pires), Bergkamp (Van Persie), Henry Lauren celebrates scoring a penalty at Spurs in 2004 wit Thierry Henry  8. Arsenal 1 Tottenham 0, April 1993 Having suffered the trauma of being beaten by Spurs two years earlier in the FA Cup semi-final, this was a huge win and test of nerve for Arsenal. It was also a classic of the George Graham genre, with chances few and far between at Wembley before Tony Adams trotted forward unnoticed and nodded home Paul Merson’s free-kick in the 80th minute. Adams Spurs pushed for the equaliser and Arsenal were up against it when Lee Dixon was sent off late on, but they held on for the win and went on to lift the Cup against Sheffield Wednesday. The following season they won the new defunct European Cup Winners Cup, and ‘1-0 to the Arsenal’ became the supporters’ war cry.  Arsenal team: Seaman, Dixon, Adams, Linighan, Winterburn, Hillier, Merson, Parlour (Smith), Selley, Campbell (Morrow), Wright 7. Arsenal 3 Tottenham 0, November 2002 A comprehensive win for Arsenal, and a match that featured one of the most iconic north London derby goals ever. There appeared to be little danger when Thierry Henry picked the ball up deep in his own half, but 11 seconds later the ball was in the back of the net, as the striker flew past Matthew Etherington, Stephen Carr and Ledley King, and buried a finish past Kasey Keller. The statue of Thierry Henry outside the Emirates commemorates his celebration after scoring against Spurs in 2002 Henry celebrated the goal with an almost as long sprint towards the Tottenham fans, and faced towards them as bile poured down from the stands. Henry revealed years later that he has a framed photo of the Spurs’ fans faces contorted in anger and despair as he had slid on his knees in front of them. After Henry’s 13th-minute goal, the match was effectively over as a contest when Simon Davies was harshly sent off 14 minutes later. Freddie Ljungberg and Sylvain Wiltord added second-half goals, but the match will always be remembered for Henry’s extraordinary effort. Almost as remarkable though is that he was replaced in the 75th minute by Francis Jeffers. Talk about rubbing salt in the Tottenham wounds.  Arsenal team: Shaaban, Luzhny, Campbell, Cygan, Cole, Wiltord, Silva, Vieira (Van Bronckhorst), Ljungberg, Bergkamp (Pires), Henry (Jeffers) 6. Arsenal 5 Tottenham 2, November 2012 Arsenal’s second 5-2 win against Tottenham of 2012was almost as bonkers as the first, and helped by a mindless Emmanuel Adebayor red card for a flying lunge at Santi Cazorla in the 18th minute. Up until then Spurs had looked by far the better team and lead through an Adebayor goal, but the sending off proved to be a huge turning point as Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Cazorla made it 4-1 to the hosts. Santi Cazorla celebrates his goal in Arsenal's 5-2 victory against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates stadium Gareth Bale pulled one back, before Theo Walcott scored in stoppage time to ensure that Arsenal had improbably recorded a second 5-2 win over their loathed rivals in the same calander year. “It’s happened again, it’s happened again” sang the gleeful Arsenal supporters, as they revelled in another sensational derby victory. Arsenal team: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Wilshere (Ramsey), Arteta, Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud (Oxlade-Chamberlain), Podolski (Santos) 5. Arsenal 5 Tottenham 2, February 2012 The first of two 5-2 wins over Tottenham in the space of nine months was the marginally more extraordinary. Spurs arrived at the Emirates with a 10-point lead over their north London rivals, with the two teams battling it out for Champions League qualification. Harry Redknapp’s team quickly established a 2-0 lead, as Louis Saha scored via a deflection and then former Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor kept his cool from the penalty spot. Tomas Rosicky celebrates his goal against Spurs in 2012 Arsenal, who had been hammered 4-0 by Milan and knocked out of the FA Cup by Sunderland in their previous two matches, looked down and out. But goals from Bacary Sagna and Robin van Persie just before the break, followed by a Tomas Rosicky tap-in and a Theo Walcott double in the space of 17 breathless second-half minutes completely turned the match on its head. Arsenal went on to finish above Tottenham by a single point to claim the final Champions League spot. Arsenal team: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky, Song, Walcott, (Oxlade-Chamberlain), Benayoun (Gervinho), Van Persie 4. Tottenham 1 Arsenal 2, March 1987 After the sides could not be separated by two legs, this League Cup semi-final went to a replay at White Hart Lane (the venue was decided by a coin toss). Tottenham went 1-0 up - they had led 2-0 on aggregate in the second leg, and reportedly the stadium announcer gave information over the public address system about ticket details for the final - but again failed to hold onto their lead.     Rocastle Charlie Nicholas was forced off through injury, and his replacement Ian Allinson came on to score an 82nd minute equaliser with an excellent turn and near-post finish. David Rocastle then scored from close range at the death, and Arsenal were in the final, which they improbably won 2-1 against Liverpool. Arsenal team: Lukic, Anderson, Sansom, Thomas, O’Leary, Adams, Rocastle, Davis, Quinn, Nicholas (Allinson), Hayes 3. Tottenham 2 Arsenal 2, April 2004 Not a win but this match had to be included given its significance. After Chelsea lost at Newcastle earlier in the day, Arsenal needed just a point to be crowned champions at White Hart Lane for the second time in their history. En route to an undefeated league season, Arsenal flew into a first-half lead with sumptuous goals from Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires. Arsenal celebrate winning the league at White Hart Lane Jamie Redknapp’s excellent long-range strike and a late Robbie Keane penalty ensured Spurs avoided defeat, but it was not enough to prevent their bitter rivals claiming the title and maintaining their unbeaten run. Arsenal team: Lehmann, Lauren, Campbell, Toure, Cole, Parlour (Edu), Vieira, Silva, Pires, Henry, Bergkamp (Reyes) 2. Tottenham 0 Arsenal 5, December 1978 Arsenal’s biggest post-War win over Spurs came just two days before Christmas and was an ideal early present for the away fans at White Hart Lane. Tottenham had won promotion to the top flight the previous season but were a decent side and would go on to finish mid-table with a team featuring the Argentine duo of Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles. But on this occasion they were no match for an unstoppable Arsenal, who romped to a 5-0 win thanks to a hat-trick from Alan Sunderland (who would go on to score the winner in the FA Cup final the following May) and goals from Frank Stapleton and Liam Brady. John Motson was in raptures at Brady’s wonderful swerving shot from the edge of the box, and memorably shouted "Look at that. Oh, look at that," as the Northern Irishman applied the coup de grace to a superlative individual performance. Arsenal team: Jennings, Rice, Walford, Price, O'Leary, Young, Brady, Sunderland, Stapleton, Gatting, Rix 1. Tottenham 0 Arsenal 1, May 1971  It doesn’t get much better than beating your fiercest rivals in their own backyard to claim the title, and that’s exactly what Arsenal did 45 years ago. Bertie Mee's side travelled to White Hart Lane needing a win or a 0-0 draw to win their first championship in 18 years, knowing that a score draw would hand the title to Leeds on goal average. Arsenal On a nerve-shredding night in north London, Arsenal eventually scored the only goal of the game in the 88th minute through Ray Kennedy's superb header. Five days later, Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup final to claim their first ever double. Arsenal team: Wilson, Rice, McNab, Kelly, McLintock, Simpson, Armstrong, Graham, Radford, Kennedy, George Enhanced offers | Arsenal v Tottenham

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