FA Cup third round draw: Man City to host Man United

FA Cup third round draw throws up another Manchester derby, with Roberto Mancini's men set to host rivals United in January

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The FA Cup third round draw took place on Sunday Photo: J Moran, via Flickr

fa cup third round draw

Manchester City will host derby rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in the FA Cup third round after Sunday’s draw paired the Premier League sides together.

Roberto Mancini’s side knocked United out of last season’s FA Cup in the semi-finals and inflicted a 6-1 defeat on Sir Alex Ferguson’s men at Old Trafford in the Premier League earlier this term.

Meanwhile, 2005 winners Arsenal will welcome Leeds United to the Emirates in January. The Gunners needed a replay to find a way past Simon Grayson’s side last season.

Newcastle will take on fellow Premier League outfit Blackburn Rovers at the Sports Direct Arena and Chelsea will host Portsmouth at Stamford Bridge.

All third round matches will be played on the weekend of 7 and 8 January 2012.

FA Cup third round draw in full

Reading v Stevenage

West Brom v Cardiff

Peterborough v Sunderland

Watford v Bradford

Chelsea v Portsmouth

Gillingham v Stoke

Liverpool v Southend/Oldham

Sheffield United v Salisbury/Grimsby

Everton v Tamworth

Newcastle v Blackburn

Chelmsford/Macclesfield v Bolton

Barnsley v Swansea

Swindon v Wigan

Fleetwood/Yeovil v Blackpool

Derby v Crystal Palace

Arsenal v Leeds

Norwich v Burnley

Birmingham v Wolves

Fulham v Charlton

Brighton v Wrexham

Coventry v Southampton

Hull v Ipswich

MK Dons v QPR

Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham

Tottenham v Cheltenham

Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa

Doncaster v Sutton/Notts County

Crawley v Bristol City

Dag & Red/Walsall v Millwall

Manchester City v Manchester United

Nottingham Forest v Leicester

Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury

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