F.A.Cup third round draw pulls a Merseyside derby out the bag!!

FA Cup round up

The third round of this seasons F.A. Cup was drawn yesterday and through up some interesting ties, done more than a Merseyside Derby as Premier League rivals Everton will travel the short distance to Anfield to face Liverpool.

The Merseyside derby wasn’t the only pair of local rivals drawn together in the tie as North-East rivals Middlesbrough and Sunderland will face off for a place in the next round, while Minnows Wimbledon will have a short trip across London as they take on Tottenham at Wembley.

Premier League pace setters Manchester City will be involved in the one of the other all Premier league clashes when they Welcome Burnley to the Etihad stadium, while Brighton will entertain Crystal Palace.

Manchester United will host Championship Side Derby, while Chelsea will travel to Norwich for their ties.
At present all the none league teams involved in the draw still must win their replays, however should they be successful then Seventh tier side Hereford would face last seasons Champions league quarter finalists Leicester, while fifth tier AFC Fylde would be travelling south to take on Bournemouth and finally Woking would have conceivably the easiest tie against Championship side:

Aston Villa
All ties will take place over the weekend of Jan 6/7th 2018
The third-round draw in full
Ipswich Town v Sheffield United
Watford v Bristol City
Birmingham City v Burton Albion
Liverpool v Everton
Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace
Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United
Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan
Coventry City v Stoke City
Newport County v Leeds United
Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town
Port Vale or Yeovil Town v Bradford City
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Brentford v Notts County
Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons
Manchester United v Derby County
Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City v West Bromwich Albion
Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale
Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon
Middlesbrough v Sunderland
Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester City
Blackburn Rovers or Crewe Alexandra v Hull City
Cardiff City v Mansfield Town
Manchester City v Burnley
Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City
Stevenage v Reading
Newcastle United v Luton Town
Millwall v Barnsley
Fulham v Southampton
Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End
Norwich City v Chelsea
Gillingham or Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday

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