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FA Cup third round draw as Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool discover opponents

Man Utd will face Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup whilst Liverpool play Shrewsbury Town, Chelsea face Chesterfield and holders Leicester City begin their defence against Watford

The FA Cup third round will take place on the weekend of January 8

Manchester United will take on Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup as Ralf Rangnick looks to end the club’s lengthy trophy drought during his interim spell.

Villa have already won at Old Trafford this term and will be looking to repeat the feat.

Liverpool will host Shrewsbury Town and Arsenal take on Nottingham Forest.

The last time the Gunners went to the City Ground in the FA Cup they were dumped out in what was a major upset back in 2018, Arsene Wenger’s last ever FA Cup tie.

Chelsea, last year’s losing finalists, play non-league Chesterfield.

Pep Guardiola, who has only won the FA Cup once, back in 2019 when he completed a domestic treble, will prepare Manchester City for a trip to Swindon Town.

Holders Leicester City will face fellow Premier League side Watford.

Antonio Conte’s Tottenham side host League One Morecambe seeking a first FA Cup success since 1991.

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Ralf Rangnick’s Man Utd will take on Aston Villa

Harrogate Town, competing in the third round for the first time ever, head to Luton Town.

West Ham United, who are flying high this term and beat Chelsea last term out, host Leeds United in another all-Premier League tie.

Kidderminster Harriers, one of the lower ranked sides left in the competition, will welcome Championship side Reading.

Cardiff City, who lost out to Portsmouth in the FA Cup final back in 2008, face fellow second tier side Preston North End in the Welsh capital.

Mansfield Town host Middlesbrough and Hartlepool United will play Blackpool at Victoria Park.

Struggling Everton will travel north to play Hull City. Port Vale host top flight Brentford, looking to cause an upset.

The FA Cup 3rd round draw in full

Boreham Wood/St Albans vs AFC Wimbledon

Yeovil Town vs Bournemouth

Stoke City vs Leyton Orient

Swansea City vs Southampton

Chelsea vs Chesterfield

Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town

Cardiff City vs Preston North End

Coventry City vs Derby County

Burnley vs Huddersfield Town

West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading

Leicester City vs Watford

Mansfield Town vs Middlesbrough

Hartlepool United vs Blackpool

Hull City vs Everton

Bristol City vs Fulham

Chelsea will host non-league Chesterfield

Tottenham Hotspur vs Morecambe

Millwall vs Crystal Palace

Port Vale vs Brentford

Swindon Town vs Manchester City

Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers

Luton Town vs Harrogate Town

Birmingham City vs Plymouth Argyle

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

Leicester City are defending champions

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sheffield United

Newcastle United vs Cambridge United

Barnsley vs Ipswich Town/Barrow

Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers

West Ham United vs Leeds United

QPR vs Rotherham United

Charlton Athletic vs Norwich City

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

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