FA Cup: Leeds United draw Arsenal as Manchester derby highlights third-round draw

Bradford City's manager Phil Parkinson, whose side have been drawn away at Watford.
Bradford City's manager Phil Parkinson, whose side have been drawn away at Watford.
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Barclays Premier League top two Manchester City and Manchester United will meet in a mouth-watering FA Cup third-round tie.

City will welcome their arch-rivals to the Etihad Stadium still revelling in their 6-1 league triumph at Old Trafford in October.

The tie was one of only two all-Premier League affairs to emerge from this afternoon’s draw, with Newcastle hosting Blackburn in the other.

Arsenal will host Championship Leeds in a repeat of the 1972 final and last year’s third-round tie, while Blue Square Conference Tamworth’s reward for their 2-1 second round win at Gateshead is a trip top top-flight Everton.

Bradford, Yorkshire’s lowest representatives will travel to Championship side Watford while League One high-fliers Sheffield Wednesday entertain Championship promotion-favourites West Ham.

Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas’ first taste of the FA Cup will come at home to Championship side Portsmouth, who beat Cardiff in the 2008 final.

Aston Villa face a trip to League Two Bristol Rovers, who earned their place in the third round with a 6-1 demolition of Southern Premier Division AFC Totton at Testwood Park this afternoon.

Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham will also entertain opposition from League Two as Cheltenham head for White Hart Lane, while Liverpool will await the outcome of the second-round replay between Southend and Oldham to discover their opponents.

Craven Cottage will stage a London derby as Fulham take on League One leaders Charlton, while midlands neighbours Birmingham and Wolves will meet at St Andrew’s.

Premier League newcomers Norwich have been drawn at home to Championship Burnley, while Swansea, who were promoted with the Canaries, travel to Barnsley and QPR travel to League One MK Dons.

There are away ties too for Stoke, who head for League Two Gillingham, and Bolton, who will visit either Conference South Chelmsford or League Two Macclesfield, and Martin O’Neill’s first FA Cup tie in charge of Sunderland will come at Peterborough of the Championship.

West Brom entertain Championship promotion hopefuls Cardiff, while Premier League basement boys Wigan head for League Two Swindon.

Third Round Draw

Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury Town

Nottm Forest v Leicester City

Man City v Man Utd

Dag & Red/Walsall v Millwall

Crawley Town v Bristol City

Doncaster Rovers v Sutton Utd/Notts County

Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa

Tottenham v Cheltenham

Sheff Weds v West Ham

M K Dons v QPR

Hull City v Ipswich Town

Coventry City v Southampton

Brighton & Hove Albion v Wrexham

Fulham v Charlton Athletic

Birmingham City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Norwich City v Burnley

Arsenal v Leeds Utd

Derby County v Crystal Palace

Fleetwood Town/Yeovil v Blackpool

Swindon Town v Wigan Athletic

Barnsley v Swansea City

Chelmsford City/Macclesfield Town v Bolton Wanderers

Newcastle Utd v Blackburn Rovers

Everton v Tamworth

Sheff Utd v Salisbury City/Grimsby Town

Liverpool v Southend Utd/Oldham Athletic

Gillingham v Stoke City

Chelsea v Portsmouth

Watford v Bradford City

Peterborough Utd v Sunderland

West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City

Reading v Stevenage

Ties to be played over 7th/8th January

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