SPORTS: English FA Cup Third Round Fixtures


By Our Reporter




Arsenal have been drawn against Liverpool in the FA Cup third round, while Newcastle have been handed a trip to north-east rivals Sunderland.

Arsenal, record 14-times winners of the competition will face title-rivals Liverpool as the Premier League and Championship sides enter the oldest cup competition in the world.


Newcastle go to Championship neighbours and fierce rivals Sunderland in the first Tyne-Wear derby since 2016.


Manchester United were drawn away in a domestic cup tie for the first time since 2021 as they go to League One side and 2013 FA Cup winners Wigan, after being handed 12 cup games in a row at Old Trafford.


United’s only domestic cup matches to be played away from home in the last three years were in a two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest and last season’s FA Cup semi-final as well as the final in both competitions at Wembley.


Holders Manchester City have been handed a home tie against Championship side Huddersfield, while Chelsea also have a home fixture against second-tier opposition in Preston.


There are all-Premier League ties between Tottenham and Burnley and Brentford and Wolves, along with Everton travelling to Crystal Palace.



Thursday, 4 January

Crystal Palace v Everton, 20:00

Friday, 5 January

Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley, 20:00

Saturday, 6 January

Sunderland v Newcastle United, 12:45

Middlesbrough v Aston Villa, 17:30

Chelsea v Preston North End, 17:30

Sunday, 7 January

Manchester City v Huddersfield Town, 14:00

Shrewsbury Town v Wrexham, 14:00

Arsenal v Liverpool, 16:30

Monday, 8 January

Wigan Athletic v Manchester United, 20:15

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