Arsenal Draw Spurs in FA Cup

Arsenal Draw Spurs in FA Cup

London - Premier League leaders Arsenal will face North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the pick of next month's FA Cup third round ties after the north London duo were drawn against one another on Sunday.

Between them the clubs have won the FA Cup 18 times, although Arsenal haven't lifted the trophy since 2005 -- their last major piece of silverware -- while the last of Spurs' eight Cup final wins was in 1991.

So far this season the clubs have met just once, with Arsenal enjoying a 1-0 Premier League win at the Emirates Stadium thanks to a goal from French striker Olivier Giroud.

Manchester United, the only side to have won the FA Cup more times than the London duo, are also involved in all Premier League tie at home to Swansea.

United have won the FA Cup 11 times but the last was back in 2004 and Saturday's Premier League defeat by Newcastle meant they'd lost five times in 15 matches under new manager David Moyes.

The other all Premier League ties pit Norwich against Fulham, with Newcastle at home to Cardiff and West Brom welcoming Crystal Palace to the Hawthorns.

FA Cup holders Wigan, now in the second-tier Championship following relegation last season, begin their defence against MK Dons while Manchester City, last season's beaten finalists, travel to nearby Blackburn Rovers.

Liverpool, who went second in the Premier League after a 4-1 win over West Ham on Saturday, could face Oldham -- the team that knocked them out of the Cup last season -- if the Latics overcome Mansfield in their second round replay.

Meanwhile the top three teams in the second-tier Championship have all been drawn way to Premier League opponents, with leaders Burnley at Southampton, second-placed QPR travelling to Everton and Leicester, currently third, facing Stoke.

Derby, fourth in the Championship, face a daunting home tie against a Chelsea side looking to win the FA Cup for the fifth time in eight seasons.

In other ties involving Premier League clubs, West Ham are away to Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa face Sheffield United, Middlesbrough meet Hull and bottom-of-the-table Sunderland are at home to Carlisle.

Another notable tie sees Bolton Wanderers at home to Blackpool, a repeat of the 'Matthews final' of 1953 where Blackpool's 4-3 victory at Wembley gave English football great Stanley Matthews his lone FA Cup winner's medal.

Ties will be played on the weekend of January 4-5.

 

FA Cup 3rd rd draw:

Barnsley v Hartlepool or Coventry

Yeovil v Leyton Orient

Liverpool v Oldham or Mansfield

Nottingham Forest v West Ham

Bristol City v Watford

Southend v Millwall

Middlesbrough v Hull

West Brom v Crystal Palace

Kidderminster v Peterborough

Doncaster v Stevenage

Stoke v Leicester

Southampton v Burnley

Newcastle v Cardiff

Rochdale v Leeds

Wigan v MK Dons

Charlton v Wrexham or Oxford

Manchester United v Swansea

Port Vale v Plymouth

Norwich v Fulham

Aston Villa v Sheffield United

Macclesfield v Sheffield Wednesday

Sunderland v Carlisle

Bolton v Blackpool

Blackburn v Manchester City

Everton v QPR

Brighton v Reading

Arsenal v Tottenham

Birmingham v Bristol Rovers or Crawley

Grimsby v Huddersfield

Ipswich v Preston

Derby v Chelsea

Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton

- AFP

 

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