FA Cup third-round draw: Liverpool set for derby with Everton

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The Merseyside rivals will meet at Anfield as Premier League and Championship clubs enter the competition, with Manchester United facing Derby County

Liverpool will take on Everton in a Merseyside derby in the third round of the FA Cup.

It will be the second time new Toffees boss Sam Allardyce leads the club into their most important game, with the Reds also set to host Everton in the Premier League this month.

That tie is not the only grudge match that came out of the hat as Premier League and Championship teams entered the national competition, with Crystal Palace set to visit Brighton and Middlesbrough facing Sunderland.

Arsenal face a trip to second-tier club Nottingham Forest, while Forest's Midlands rivals Derby County also landed a plum draw away to Manchester United.

Tottenham will be at home to League One outfit AFC Wimbledon and Manchester City face a stern test in Premier League overachievers Burnley.

Date Match Time (GMT) TV?
TBC Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United TBC TBC
TBC Watford vs Bristol City TBC TBC
TBC Birmingham City vs Burton Albion TBC TBC
TBC Liverpool vs Everton TBC TBC
TBC Brighton vs Crystal Palace TBC TBC
TBC Aston Villa vs Woking or Peterborough United TBC TBC
TBC Bournemouth vs AFC Fylde or Wigan Athletic TBC TBC
TBC Coventry City vs Stoke City TBC TBC
TBC Newport County vs Leeds United TBC TBC
TBC Bolton Wanderers vs Huddersfield Town TBC TBC
TBC Port Vale or Yeovil Town vs Bradford City TBC TBC
TBC Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal TBC TBC
TBC Brentford vs Notts County TBC TBC
TBC Manchester United vs Derby County TBC TBC
TBC Forest Green or Exeter City vs West Brom TBC TBC
TBC Doncaster Rovers vs Slough or Rochdale TBC TBC
TBC Tottenham vs AFC Wimbledon TBC TBC
TBC Middlesbrough vs Sunderland TBC TBC
TBC Fleetwood Town or Hereford vs Leicester City TBC TBC
TBC Blackburn Rovers or Crewe Alexandra vs Hull City TBC TBC
TBC Cardiff City vs Mansfield Town TBC TBC
TBC Manchester City vs Burnley TBC TBC
TBC Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham TBC TBC
TBC Wolves vs Swansea City TBC TBC
TBC Stevenage vs Reading TBC TBC
TBC Newcastle United vs Luton Town TBC TBC
TBC Millwall vs Barnsley TBC TBC
TBC Fulham vs Southampton TBC TBC
TBC Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston TBC TBC
TBC Norwich City vs Chelsea TBC TBC
TBC Gillingham or Carlisle United vs Sheffield Wednesday TBC TBC

Chelsea, one of the last teams to be drawn, were handed an away match at Championship club Norwich City.

Hereford, who were one of the lowest-ranked teams in the second round, will be rewarded with a home tie against Leicester City if they can come through a replay against Fleetwood Town.

Slough, who play at the same level of the English pyramid, face Rochdale on Monday night with a trip to Doncaster Rovers waiting for the winner.

League Two side Luton Town can look forward to a visit to St James' Park to face Newcastle United, while Championship high-flyers Wolves will hope to upset struggling Swansea City.

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The third-round ties will be played on the weekend commencing January 5, with broadcast details to follow.

Arsenal are the defending FA Cup champions and have won the competition in three of the past four years, with Manchester United interrupting their recent dominance in 2015-16.

Those wins have made the Gunners the most successful team in FA Cup history, with 13 wins - one ahead of United and five ahead of third-placed Tottenham.