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Liverpool to host Merseyside rivals Everton in FA Cup third round

There are three all Premier League ties.

Arsenal are the current holders, and will begin their defence against Notts Forest.
Arsenal are the current holders, and will begin their defence against Notts Forest.
Image: Nick Potts

LIVERPOOL HAVE BEEN drawn against Merseyside rivals Everton in the third round of the FA Cup, in one of three all Premier League ties pulled out of the hat this evening.

Holders Arsenal will begin the defence of the trophy away at Nottingham Forest while Premier League leaders Manchester City get their campaign underway against Burnley at the Etihad Stadium.

The other all top-flight clash will see Chris Hughton’s Brighton host Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium, while there is a Tees-Wear derby at the Riverside Stadium where Middlesbrough will face Sunderland.

Manchester United have been paired with Championship side Derby County and last year’s finalists Chelsea will travel to Carrow Road to face Norwich City.

The tie of the round is, however, the meeting of Liverpool and Everton at Anfield as the bitter city rivals face each other for the second time in the space of a few weeks, with their Premier League clash scheduled for later this month.

It will be the 18th time the sides face each other in the FA Cup, with Liverpool winning 10 of the previous meetings in the competition, including the 2-1 semi-final win in 2012.

The third round ties will take place over the weekend of 5-7 January.

FA Cup third round draw:

  • Ipswich Town v Sheffield United
  • Watford v Bristol City
  • Birmingham City v Burton Albion
  • Liverpool v Everton
  • Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace
  • Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United
  • Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan
  • Coventry City v Stoke City
  • Newport County v Leeds United
  • Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town
  • Port Vale v Bradford City
  • Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
  • Brentford v Notts County
  • Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons
  • Manchester United v Derby County
  • Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City v West Bromwich Albion
  • Doncaster Rovers v Slough Town or Rochdale
  • Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon
  • Middlesbrough v Sunderland
  • Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester City
  • Blackburn Rovers or Crewe Alexandra v Hull City
  • Cardiff City v Mansfield Town
  • Manchester City v Burnley
  • Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City
  • Stevenage v Reading
  • Newcastle United v Luton Town
  • Millwall v Barnsley
  • Fulham v Southampton
  • Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End
  • Norwich City v Chelsea
  • Gillingham or Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday

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