English Premier League big guns given tough draw in FA Cup 3rd round

Updated: 02 December 2012 20:52 IST

Sunday's draw paired United, the current leader of the Premier League, with West Ham; while Chelsea, the defending champion, is pitted against Southampton. Arsenal must travel to Swansea, which beat Arsene Wenger's side 2-0 on Saturday, while the other all-Premier League match is Queens Park Rangers at home to West Bromwich Albion.

English Premier League big guns given tough draw in FA Cup 3rd round

London:

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal will all play Premier League opposition away from home in the third round of the FA Cup.


Sunday's draw paired United, the current leader of the Premier League, with West Ham; while Chelsea, the defending champion, is pitted against Southampton.

Arsenal must travel to Swansea, which beat Arsene Wenger's side 2-0 on Saturday, while the other all-Premier League match is Queens Park Rangers at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Also, Liverpool was drawn away to either Lincoln or Mansfield, who both play in England's fifth tier, Manchester City will be at home to second-tier club Watford, and Tottenham was paired with Coventry in a repeat of the 1987 final.

The matches will be played in the first weekend of January.

The full draw:

Crystal Palace vs. Stoke

Brighton vs. Newcastle

Tottenham vs. Coventry

Wigan vs. Bournemouth

Fulham vs. Blackpool

Aston Villa vs. Ipswich

Charlton vs. Huddersfield

Barrow or Macclesfield vs. Cardiff

Barnsley vs. Burnley

Manchester City vs. Watford

Swansea vs. Arsenal

Leicester vs. Burton

Millwall vs. Preston

Cheltenham or Hereford vs. Everton

Derby vs. Tranmere

Crawley vs. Reading

Aldershot vs. Rotherham or Notts County

Middlesbrough vs. Harrogate or Hastings

Accrington Stanley or Oxford vs. Sheffield United

Southampton vs. Chelsea

Queens Park Rangers vs. West Bromwich Albion

Peterborough vs. Norwich

Lincoln or Mansfield vs. Liverpool

Bolton vs. Sunderland

Nottingham Forest vs. Oldham

West Ham vs. Manchester United

Hull vs. Alfreton or Leyton Orient

Blackburn vs. Bristol City

Leeds vs. Birmingham

Bury or Southend vs. Bradford or Brentford

Luton vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sheffield Wednesday vs. MK Dons



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