Premier League big-guns Liverpool and United set for Cup clash

Manchester United and Liverpool will meet in the third round of this season's FA Cup.

The bitter rivals clash is the highlight – and the only all-Barclays Premier League tie – of the last-64 draw which was made yesterday afternoon at Wembley.

The last time the two sides met in the FA Cup at Old Trafford, back in January 1999, late goals from Dwight Yorke and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer handed the Reds a 2-1 win. United went on to win the Treble.

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Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson was understandably frustrated by the draw which will mean that one of the more celebrated clubs in the competition will make a swift exit.

Hodgson's first reaction was to offer a simple "good", through gritted teeth, but he subsequently said that an entertaining occasion awaits.

"It will be an excellent game of football, but it's a bit unfortunate that two Premier League teams of the quality of Manchester United and us get drawn together," he said after seeing his side throw away a lead at White Hart Lane yesterday to lose 2-1 against Tottenham Hotspur.

"I always feel that's a bit sad. But it'll be a cracking game of football. No doubt we'll find ourselves on the television again. We seem to be on every week, so I better get my make-up ready."

Fellow top-flight big guns Arsenal and Chelsea were granted home ties against Leeds United and Ipswich Town respectively.

The two non-league teams already through to round three were both handed away ties, with York travelling to Premier League Bolton after their win at Darlington and Huddersfield the destination for Dover, conquerors of Aldershot.

Four other teams from outside the Football League took their places in the Cup draw with their second-round ties still yet to be decided.

FC United of Manchester will host Portsmouth if they come through their replay against Brighton, while Crawley will tackle Swindon once more for the right to take on Derby County.

Droylsden, of the Blue Square Bet North Division, face League One Leyton Orient tonight with a trip to Norwich the prize for the winners – while Luton have the biggest incentive, with Tottenham awaiting at White Hart Lane if they can see off Charlton.

Ten further ties will see top-flight sides meet opposition from the npower Championship, with draw-makers Serge Pizzorno and Noel Gallagher celebrating after the rock stars drew their respective teams, Leicester and Manchester City, together for a clash at the Walkers Stadium.

Midlands sides Wolves, West Brom, Birmingham and Aston Villa all face tough away trips to Doncaster, Reading, Sheffield United and Millwall respectively, while Everton travel to Scunthorpe and Wigan face Hull at the KC Stadium. Stoke and Blackburn were drawn at home to second-tier high-fliers Cardiff and QPR, while West Ham host Barnsley, semi-finalists in 2008.

Of the remaining Premier League sides, Fulham host Peterborough, Blackpool travel to Southampton and Sunderland await the winners of the clash between Notts County and Bournemouth while Newcastle travel to League Two Stevenage. Two all-Championship ties came out of the bag, with Coventry hosting Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest travelling to Preston.

Ties will be played over the weekend of January 8 and 9.

Draw for the FA Cup third round

Burnley v Port Vale

Coventry v Crystal Palace

Bristol City v Sheffield Wednesday

Fulham v Peterborough

Doncaster v Wolves

Brighton or FC United of Manchester v Portsmouth

Huddersfield v Dover Athletic

Crawley or Swindon v Derby

West Ham v Barnsley

Reading v West Brom

Arsenal v Leeds

Sheffield Utd v Aston Villa

Leicester v Man City

Bolton v York

Blackburn v QPR

Swansea v Colchester

Wycombe v Hereford or Lincoln

Stevenage v Newcastle

Burton Albion v Middlesbrough

Millwall v Birmingham

Southampton v Blackpool

Watford v Hartlepool or Yeovil

Chelsea v Ipswich

Sunderland v Notts County or Bournemouth

Scunthorpe v Everton

Man Utd v Liverpool

Hull v Wigan

Stoke v Cardiff

Tottenham v Charlton or Luton

Preston v Nottingham Forest

Norwich v Droylsden or Leyton Orient

Torquay v Carlisle

Matches to be played the weekend of January 8-9