FA Cup third round ties annouced

Holders Arsenal begin the defence of their trophy against Sunderland at home, while Liverpool have a tough trip to League Two side Exeter City in the FA Cup third round.

Manchester United have League One opposition in the form of Sheffield United at home, while Chelsea will find out their opponents after the replay between Leyton Orient and Scunthorpe United has been decided.

National League side Eastleigh, who are the only non-league team left with a certain game in the third round, will host Championship strugglers Bolton Wanderers.

Whitehawk will be rewarded with a trip to Goodison Park to face Premier League side Everton shall they get through their replay with Dagenham and Redbridge.

Salford City are the joint lowest side left along with the Hawks, will be hosting Derby County of the Championship, also depending on a replay against League One side Hartlepool United after the pair drew 1-1 last Friday night.

Best of the rest

Along with Arsenal’s tie with Sunderland, there are four other all Premier League ties including Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City facing a trip to East Anglia to face Norwich City.

Newcastle United will travel to the capital to face Watford, league-leaders Leicester City also go to the capital to play Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton host Crystal Palace.

Bradford City were the story of last season’s competition and will have a trip to Bury, while League Two leaders Wycombe Wanderers have drawn a Premier League side in the form of Swansea City.

West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth all face Championship opposition against Bristol City, Wolves and Birmingham City respectively.

Stoke City beat Manchester City 2-0 at the weekend and Mark Hughes’ side have League One opposition, facing a trip to Doncaster Rovers.

Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion overcame adversity at the weekend, coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Charlton Athletic, and they will travel to Hull City.

Yeovil Town, who are bottom of the entire football league, face the longest trip of any club in the third round, making a 674-mile round trip to Carlisle United.

Draw in full

Watford v Newcastle United

West Bromwich Albion v Bristol City

West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Salford City or Hartlepool United v Derby County

Exeter City v Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City

Colchester United v Charlton Athletic

Peterborough United v Preston North End

Northampton Town v MK Dons

Arsenal v Sunderland

Newport County v Blackburn Rovers

Ipswich Town v Portsmouth

Birmingham City v AFC Bournemouth

Wycombe Wanderers v Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham

Oxford United v Swansea City

Brentford v Chesterfield or Walsall

Bury v Bradford City

Manchester United v Sheffield United

Everton v Dagenham & Redbridge or Whitehawk

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Eastleigh v Bolton Wanderers

Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers

Carlisle United v Yeovil Town

Chelsea v Leyton Orient or Scunthorpe United

Doncaster Rovers v Stoke City

Leeds United v Rotherham United

Cardiff City v Grimsby Town or Shrewsbury Town

Huddersfield Town v Reading

Middlesbrough v Burnley

Norwich City v Manchester City

Hull City v Brighton & Hove Albion

Matches to be played between 8 and 11 January 2016.

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