FA Cup third round draw: Holders Arsenal at home to Sunderland
Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | December 7, 2015
Arsenal begin their bid to win a third successive FA Cup with a third round home tie against fellow Premier League side Sunderland.
The Gunners have been cut by Coral to 11/2 (from 6/1) retain the trophy, as Arsene Wenger’s men recently defeated Sam Allardyce’s Black Cats 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.
There are four other all-Premier League fixtures; West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United, Tottenham v Leicester, Southampton v Crystal Palace and Norwich City v Manchester City.
A couple of managers who have moved jobs potentially face their former clubs over the weekend of January 9th and 10th 2016.
Leeds United boss Steve Evans is hosting old team Rotherham United, while recently appointed Brentford head coach Dean Smith could face long-time employers Walsall – should the Saddlers defeat Chesterfield in a second round replay.
Manchester United (7/1 from 8/1 to win the FA Cup) will welcome Sheffield United to Old Trafford, while Chelsea are at home to either Leyton Orient or Scunthorpe United.
FA Cup third round draw in full
Watford v Newcastle United
West Bromwich Albion v Bristol City
West Ham United v Wolves
Salford City or Hartlepool United v Derby County
Exeter City v Liverpool
Tottenham 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 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 and Redbridge or Whitehawk
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Eastleigh v Bolton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest v QPR
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 and Hove Albion
All ties to be played the weekend of January 9th and 10th 2016.
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