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FA Cup Draw 2016: 3rd Round Fixtures



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Championship side, Reading, will travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, the defending champions, in the 2016-17 FA Cup third round.

West Ham will host Manchester City in the all-Premier League ties, while Everton will take on Premier League champions Leicester City. Other top flight pairing includes Swansea City travelling to KCOM Stadium to face Hull City.

Chelsea, the 2016-17 Premier League leaders, will face Notts County or Peterborough United, while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side drew Newport County.

Tottenham Hotspur are handed a tricky fixture as they face Aston Villa — a much improved side under manager Steve Bruce.

The 32 third-round ties will be played from 6-9 January 2017.

Here is the complete fixture list:

Ipswich Town v Lincoln City

Barrow v Rochdale

Manchester United v Reading

Hull City v Swansea City

Sunderland v Burnley

QPR v Blackburn Rovers

Millwall v AFC Bournemouth

West Ham v Manchester City

Brighton v Charlton or MK Dons

Blackpool v Barnsley

Wigan v Nottingham Forest

Birmingham v Newcastle United

Chelsea v Notts County or Peterborough United

Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday

West Brom v Derby County

Everton v Leicester City

Liverpool v Newport County of Plymouth Argyle

Wycombe Wanderers v Stourbridge or Northampton Town

Watford v Burton Albion

Preston North End v Arsenal

Cardiff City v Fulham

Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Cambridge v Leeds United

Bristol City v Shrewsbury or Fleetwood

Huddersfield Town v Port Vale

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa

Brentford v Halifax or Eastleigh

Bolton Wanderers v Crystal Palace

Norwich City v Southampton

Sutton United v AFC Wimbledon

Accrington Stanley v Luton Town

Rotherham United v Oxford United or Macclesfield Town

The visit of Reading will see a return to Old Trafford of former United defender, Japp Stam, who played a crucial role for the club in their 1999 treble-winning season.

Stam’s former United team-mate, Andy Cole, said on BBC Two“I look forward to that. He’s done very well at Reading. I’m really pleased for him.”

Newport, a fan-owned club, is relishing the prospect of facing Liverpool at Anfield. The club’s chairman, Gavin Foxall, said it would be a “massive financial boost” for the club.

Stourbridge United, the lowest ranked club left in the competition, face a potential trip to League Two Wycombe Wanderers, should the seventh-tier Northern Premier League Premier Division club beat Northampton Town in a rearranged fixture.