Liverpool and Everton handed derby tie in FA Cup third round draw

first_imgBrighton & Hove Albion will also play host to their rivals, having been paired with Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium. Last Tuesday’s Premier League fixture between the two was marred by crowd trouble. There will also be a north-east derby with Middlesbrough taking on their Championship rivals Sunderland, while Manchester City will welcome Burnley to the Etihad Stadium.Non-league Hereford will welcome the 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City to Edgar Street provided they win their replay against Fleetwood Town.The draw threw up the potential for upsets as West Ham United were handed a trip to the impressive League One side Shrewsbury Town while the Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers will be licking their lips at the prospect of inflicting more pain on the ailing Swansea City at Molineux.Manchester United were given what seems to be a comfortable home draw against the Championship side Derby County while Tottenham Hotspur face League One AFC Wimbledon at Wembley. The holders, Arsenal, will face what could be a testing encounter with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.The Hereford manager, Peter Beadle, said the prospect of facing Leicester at Edgar Street would give his Southern Premier League side all the motivation they need to see off Fleetwood. Beadle told BBC Sport: “Former Premier League champions coming to Edgar Street – we’ve got 90 minutes to get through but if we do, there’s the incentive. We’ve got three league games before that and they are our priority, but then we can relax and enjoy the replay.”The National League side AFC Fylde will head to Bournemouth if they beat Wigan Athletic in a replay. All the ties will take place between 5 and 8 January.FA Cup third round drawIpswich v Sheffield Utd; Watford v Bristol City; Birmingham v Burton; Liverpool v Everton; Brighton v Crystal Palace; Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough; Bournemouth v Fylde or Wigan; Coventry v Stoke; Newport v Leeds; Bolton v Huddersfield; Port Vale or Yeovil v Bradford; Nottingham Forest v Arsenal; Brentford v Notts County; QPR v MK Dons; Manchester United v Derby; Forest Green or Exeter v West Brom; Doncaster v Slough Town or Rochdale; Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon; Middlesbrough v Sunderland; Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester; Blackburn or Crewe v Hull; Cardiff v Mansfield; Manchester City v Burnley; Shrewsbury v West Ham; Wolves v Swansea; Stevenage v Reading; Newcastle v Luton; Millwall v Barnsley; Fulham v Southampton; Wycombe v Preston; Norwich v Chelsea; Gillingham or Carlisle v Sheffield Wednesday (Ties to be played 5-8 January) Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp news Liverpool face Everton in FA Cup third round draw – as it happened Liverpool Reuse this content Share via Email Share on Facebookcenter_img Liverpool and Everton will face each other in the FA Cup next month after the third-round draw was given a derby flavour.The all-Merseyside fixture means the new Everton manager, Sam Allardyce, will visit Anfield for the second time in the space of a month, with the teams set to collide in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The sides last met in the competition in the 2012 semi-final, when Liverpool beat their neighbours 2-1 thanks to Andy Carroll’s late Wembley header. Share on Twitter Read more Share on LinkedIn FA Cup Topics Everton Herefordlast_img

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