Emirates FA Cup Third Round: Preston land plum draw v Arsenal
The draw has been made for the Third Round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup and as usual it’s thrown up plenty of exciting ties.
Former winners Steven Gerrard and Ian Wright were on hand at Wembley to release the balls and decide the fate of the 64 remaining teams.
With Premier League and Championship sides entering the competition at this stage there was plenty of interest in who the nation’s big hitters would face and we weren’t left disappointed.
One of League Two pair Newport County or Plymouth Argyle will face a tantalising trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool while Notts County or Peterborough will look forward to an away tie at Chelsea.
Elsewhere, Preston will host 12-time winners Arsenal and former Manchester United star Jaap Stam will take his Reading side to Old Trafford.
Second Round heroes Sutton United face a home tie against League One AFC Wimbledon and fellow National League side Barrow will entertain Rochdale.
Here’s the Emirates FA Cup Third Round draw in full:
Barrow v Rochdale
Manchester United v Reading
Hull City v Swansea
Sunderland v Burnley
QPR v Blackburn
Millwall v Bournemouth
West Ham v Manchester City
Brighton v MK Dons/Charlton
Blackpool v Barnsley
Birmingham v Newcastle
Chelsea v Notts County/Peterborough
Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday
West Brom v Derby County
Everton v Leicester City
Liverpool v Newport County/ Plymouth Argyle
Wycombe Wanderers v Northampton Town/ Stourbridge
Watford v Burton Albion
Preston North End v Arsenal
Cardiff City v Fulham
Stoke City v Wolves
Cambridge United v Leeds United
Bristol City v Fleetwood or Shrewsbury
Huddersfield Town v Port Vale
Tottenham v Aston Villa
Brentford v Halifax Town/ Eastleigh
Bolton v Crystal Palace
Norwich City v Southampton
Sutton United v AFC Wimbledon
Accrington Stanley v Luton Town
Ties will be played the weekend of Friday January 6 – Monday January 9.
Keep your eyes peeled to Ladbrokes News and @Ladbrokes for plenty more Emirates FA Cup build-up and exclusive content.
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Best of luck to all of those involved!
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