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Published: 15:11 | 16/12/15

FA Cup third round draw


There are five all-Premier League ties to look forward to early in the new year after the draw for the FA Cup third-round was made earlier this evening.

Holders Arsenal, who beat Aston Villa 4-0 in last year's final, will host Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium, while Steve McLaren's Newcastle will travel to Vicarage Road to play newly-promoted Watford.

Current league leaders Leicester City have been given a tough draw as they travel to White Hart Lane to face Mauricio Pochettino's in-form Tottenham.

The other two all-Premier League ties will see Crystal Palace travel to St Mary's to face Southampton, while Norwich will play Manchester City at Carrow Road.

Louis van Gaal's Manchester United will host League One side Sheffield United, while Liverpool face a tricky visit to League Two Exeter City.

Chelsea will be hoping for the distraction of a good cup run as they face either Leyton Orient or Scunthorpe at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, last year's finalists Aston Villa will travel to Wycombe, while Swansea travel to League Two leaders Oxford and Stoke go to Doncaster.

West Ham and West Brom have been drawn at home to Wolves and Bristol City respectively, while Everton could face non-league opposition as they host the winners of the replay between Whitehawk and Dagenham & Redbridge.

FA Cup Third Round

Watford v Newcastle

West Brom v Bristol City

West Ham v Wolves

Salford City/Hartlepool v Derby County

Exeter City v Liverpool

Tottenham v Leicester City

Colchester v Charlton

Peterborough v Preston

Northampton v MK Dons

Arsenal v Sunderland

Newport County v Blackburn

Ipswich v Portsmouth

Birmingham v Bournemouth

Wycombe v Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham

Oxford Utd v Swansea

Brentford v Chesterfield/Walsall

Bury v Bradford

Manchester Utd v Sheffield Utd

Everton v Dagenham & Redbridge/Whitehawk

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Eastleigh v Bolton

Notts Forest v QPR

Carlisle v Yeovil

Chelsea v Leyton Orient/Scunthorpe

Doncaster v Stoke City

Leeds v Rotherham

Cardiff v Grimsby/Shrewsbury

Huddersfield v Reading

Middlesbrough v Burnley

Norwich v Manchester City

Hull v Brighton

Ties to be played between January 8th-11th 2016.

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