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FA Cup third-round draw: Liverpool face Everton, Arsenal take on Leeds

Liverpool have been drawn against Everton at Anfield in the FA Cup third round, a repeat of the match played at the same stage in the 2017-18 season.
J├╝rgen Klopp’s side were the victors on that occasion, 2-1 courtesy of an 84th-minute Virgil van Dijk goal on his debut for the club, while Everton won a fourth-round replay 1-0 in 2009 after a 1-1 draw at Anfield. Michael Owen, who scored Liverpool’s two goals in the 2001 FA Cup final win over Arsenal, tweeted: “No question what the tie of the round is in.”

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Manchester City, the holders, are at home to Port Vale, while Manchester United travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers, who knocked them out in the sixth round last season. John Rudge, a former Vale manager and now the club’s president, said: “What a challenge. It’s fantastic for the players and the crowd to come to Manchester City and play in the third round of the FA Cup. We might have to park the bus a few times. It will help the new owners, who have done well. We will all be looking forward to it.”

Leeds are at Arsenal, who have won the cup a record 13 times, in a repeat of the 1972 final won by Leeds. The last two meetings between the clubs were also in the third round. In 2012 Arsenal won 1-0 and they also eliminated Leeds 3-1 in a replay after a 1-1 draw the previous year.

AFC Fylde of the National League are at Sheffield United of the Premier League, while Chelsea will face the Championship’s Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.

FA Cup third-round draw

Arsenal v Leeds United
Birmingham v Blackburn
Bournemouth v Luton Town
Brentford v Stoke City
Brighton v Sheffield Wednesday
Bristol City v Shrewsbury
Bristol Rovers or Plymouth v Coventry or Ipswich
Burnley v Peterborough
Burton Albion v Northampton
Cardiff City v Forest Green Rovers or Carlisle
Charlton v West Brom
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v Derby County
Eastleigh or Crewe v Barnsley
Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth
Fulham v Aston Villa
Gillingham v West Ham
Leicester City v Wigan
Liverpool v Everton
Manchester City v Port Vale
Middlesbrough v Tottenham
Millwall v Newport County
Oxford Utd v Exeter City or Hartlepool
Preston v Norwich City
QPR v Swansea City
Reading v Blackpool
Rochdale or Boston Utd v Newcastle Utd
Sheffield Utd v Fylde
Solihull Moors or Rotherham v Hull City
Southampton v Huddersfield
Watford v Tranmere
Wolves v Manchester Utd

Ties to be play on weekend 3-6 January

Boston, who play in the National League North, the sixth tier, will host Premier League Newcastle if they can beat Rochdale in a second-round replay on Tuesday week.

Hartlepool of the National League still need to see off Exeter at home to secure a tie at Oxford, while Eastleigh, also from the National League, must win a replay at Crewe to set up a visit from Barnsley.

Solihull Moors were beaten 4-3 by Rotherham last night despite leading 3-0 with 28 minutes remaining. The Millers’ reward is a home tie with Hull.

Leicester will host Wigan, while Spurs have been drawn away to Middlesbrough of the Championship who are managed by their former defender Jonathan Woodgate. The third-round ties will be played between 3-6 January.

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