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Championship - Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - Hillsborough, Sheffield, Britain - December 15, 2017 Wolverhampton Wanderers' Ruben Neves celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/Carl Recine

Sheffield Wednesday 0 Wolves 1: Pressure builds on Carlos Carvalhal as Ruben Neves scores winner

Sheffield Wednesday 0 Wolves 1: Pressure builds on Carlos Carvalhal as Ruben Neves scores winner

Carlos Carvahal insisted injuries are to blame after another defeat for his Sheffield Wednesday team led to a “Carlos Out” banner being unveiled by home fans close to the full-time whistle.  The frustrated Portuguese was serving a one-match touchline ban, so he looked on helplessly as his compatriot Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager, guided the Midlands club to a seven-point lead at the top of the Championship. Another of Carvalhal’s countrymen, Ruben Neves, produced the decisive moment of quality, striking in from outside the penalty area.  While Nuno continues to churn out results - even when his team are not at their fluent best - his compatriot Carvalhal remains way adrift of the play-off places. The Wednesday manager’s misery was compounded when Morgan Fox was sent off for a second yellow late on.  This result stretches the Yorkshire club’s winless run to six matches, meaning that Carvalhal will have to rely on the strength of his relationship with owner Dejphon Chansiri. “I have good relations with the chairman,” said Carvalhal, who must hope fan pressure does not have an effect on Chansiri. “It’s normal [for fans to be unhappy] when we don’t win. I’m doing my work in the best way that I know. This season, we have been losing players and important players.” Wolves, in contrast, have won four away matches in a row without conceding  and have already passed the 50-point mark after just 22 league games. Nuno said: “I make sure we don’t take our position for granted. I look in their eyes and what I see is ambition to be better and stronger. “ Although Carvalhal was sat up in the stands, Wednesday looked solid enough in the early stages but squandered their chances, as Adam Reach sliced wide and Joost van Aken had a header saved. Neves' 20-yard effort settled the game Credit: ACTION PLUS They fell behind after a tense passage of play culminated in Jacob Butterfield putting in a robust challenge on Ivan Cavaleiro, which led to the free-kick that Wolves scored from.  There were question marks over whether it should have been awarded though. When asked about it, Carvalhal replied: “You ask me because you know it was not a free kick. When teams are in first place, like Wolves, they have this kind of luck.” Cavaleiro delivered it, Willy Boly headed the ball back, then Neves fired in. Wednesday worked hard to recover but substitute Joao headed over with his first touch of the game. The home side’s hopes then faded when Fox received his marching orders. Teams Sheffield Wednesday (4-4-2) Wildsmith; Palmer, Loovens, Van Aken, Fox; Wallace, Jones, Butterfield (Joao 64), Reach; Rhodes (Nuhiu 64), Hooper. Subs Kean (g), Matias, Pudil, Abdi, Venancio. Booked Butterfield, Fox. Sent off Fox. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-4-3) Ruddy; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Neves, Saiss, Vinagre (Batth 67); Cavaleiro (N’Diaye 90), Bonatini (Costa 72), Jota. Subs Norris (g), Gibbs-White, Miranda, Enobakhare. Booked Jota, Bennett, Neves. Referee Darren Bond (Lancashire).

Sheffield Wednesday 0 Wolves 1: Pressure builds on Carlos Carvalhal as Ruben Neves scores winner

Sheffield Wednesday 0 Wolves 1: Pressure builds on Carlos Carvalhal as Ruben Neves scores winner

Carlos Carvahal insisted injuries are to blame after another defeat for his Sheffield Wednesday team led to a “Carlos Out” banner being unveiled by home fans close to the full-time whistle.  The frustrated Portuguese was serving a one-match touchline ban, so he looked on helplessly as his compatriot Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager, guided the Midlands club to a seven-point lead at the top of the Championship. Another of Carvalhal’s countrymen, Ruben Neves, produced the decisive moment of quality, striking in from outside the penalty area.  While Nuno continues to churn out results - even when his team are not at their fluent best - his compatriot Carvalhal remains way adrift of the play-off places. The Wednesday manager’s misery was compounded when Morgan Fox was sent off for a second yellow late on.  This result stretches the Yorkshire club’s winless run to six matches, meaning that Carvalhal will have to rely on the strength of his relationship with owner Dejphon Chansiri. “I have good relations with the chairman,” said Carvalhal, who must hope fan pressure does not have an effect on Chansiri. “It’s normal [for fans to be unhappy] when we don’t win. I’m doing my work in the best way that I know. This season, we have been losing players and important players.” Wolves, in contrast, have won four away matches in a row without conceding  and have already passed the 50-point mark after just 22 league games. Nuno said: “I make sure we don’t take our position for granted. I look in their eyes and what I see is ambition to be better and stronger. “ Although Carvalhal was sat up in the stands, Wednesday looked solid enough in the early stages but squandered their chances, as Adam Reach sliced wide and Joost van Aken had a header saved. Neves' 20-yard effort settled the game Credit: ACTION PLUS They fell behind after a tense passage of play culminated in Jacob Butterfield putting in a robust challenge on Ivan Cavaleiro, which led to the free-kick that Wolves scored from.  There were question marks over whether it should have been awarded though. When asked about it, Carvalhal replied: “You ask me because you know it was not a free kick. When teams are in first place, like Wolves, they have this kind of luck.” Cavaleiro delivered it, Willy Boly headed the ball back, then Neves fired in. Wednesday worked hard to recover but substitute Joao headed over with his first touch of the game. The home side’s hopes then faded when Fox received his marching orders. Teams Sheffield Wednesday (4-4-2) Wildsmith; Palmer, Loovens, Van Aken, Fox; Wallace, Jones, Butterfield (Joao 64), Reach; Rhodes (Nuhiu 64), Hooper. Subs Kean (g), Matias, Pudil, Abdi, Venancio. Booked Butterfield, Fox. Sent off Fox. Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-4-3) Ruddy; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Neves, Saiss, Vinagre (Batth 67); Cavaleiro (N’Diaye 90), Bonatini (Costa 72), Jota. Subs Norris (g), Gibbs-White, Miranda, Enobakhare. Booked Jota, Bennett, Neves. Referee Darren Bond (Lancashire).

Sheffield Wednesday 0 Wolves 1: Brilliant Neves fires leaders seven clear

Wolves made it seven wins out of eight to go seven points clear at the top of the Championship as Sheffield Wednesday's malaise continued.

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.”

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