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FA Cup third-round draw: Fixtures, schedule in full as Arsenal host Liverpool and Newcastle get Sunderland derby showdown

FA Cup third-round draw: Fixtures, schedule in full as Arsenal host Liverpool and Newcastle get Sunderland derby showdown

Arsenal will host Liverpool in the standout tie of the FA Cup third-round draw.

As 14-time winners, the Gunners are the most successful team in the knockout competition’s history, while Liverpool won the last of their eight titles when they beat Chelsea on penalties in the 2022 final.

Holders Manchester City have been handed a more generous tie on paper than their two main Premier League title rivals this season. Pep Guardiola’s side will host Championship strugglers Huddersfield Town.

Elsewhere, there is the mouthwatering prospect of a Tyne-Wear derby, with Newcastle United drawn away to bitter rivals Sunderland.

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Chelsea also have Championship opposition in the form of Preston North End, while Manchester United face a short trip to 2013 winners Wigan Athletic.

Maidstone United of the National League South are in the third round for the first time since their reformation in 1992 and will host Stevenage.

FA Cup third-round draw fixtures

Crystal Palace vs EvertonJan 4
Brentford vs WolvesJan 5
Tottenham vs BurnleyJan 5
Fulham vs RotherhamJan 5
Sunderland vs Newcastle UnitedJan 6
Stoke City vs BrightonJan 6
Norwich vs Bristol RoversJan 6
Southampton vs WalsallJan 6
AFC Wimbledon vs IpswichJan 6
Millwall vs Leicester CityJan 6
Sheffield Wednesday vs Cardiff CityJan 6
Watford vs ChesterfieldJan 6
Blackburn Rovers vs Cambridge UnitedJan 6
Gillingham vs Sheffield UnitedJan 6
Swansea City vs MorecambeJan 6
Chelsea vs Preston North EndJan 6
Queens Park Rangers vs BournemouthJan 6
Coventry City vs Oxford UnitedJan 6
Plymouth vs Sutton UnitedJan 6
Maidstone United vs StevenageJan 6
Newport County vs EastleighJan 6
Hull City vs Birmingham CityJan 6
Middlesbrough vs Aston VillaJan 6
West Ham vs Bristol CityJan 7
Shrewsbury Town vs WrexhamJan 7
West Brom vs AldershotJan 7
Peterborough United vs Leeds UnitedJan 7
Luton Town vs Bolton WanderersJan 7
Manchester City vs HuddersfieldJan 7
Nottingham Forest vs BlackpoolJan 7
Arsenal vs LiverpoolJan 7
Wigan Athletic vs Manchester UnitedJan 8
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When is the FA Cup third round?

Third round ties will take place across five days from Thursday January 4 to Monday January 8, 2024.

If games finish level, the away team will host a replay in the week commencing January 14. In the event of teams finishing the replay all square, 30 minutes of extra time will be played. If they are still level the tie will be settled by a penalty shootout.

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When are FA Cup fixture dates finalised?

The exact date on which specific games take place on each weekend predominantly depends on TV scheduling, with broadcasters such as UK rights holders the BBC and ITV amending the dates and times of some games.

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The third-round match between Premier League title contenders Arsenal and Liverpool is among the games in this season’s competition to have been selected and moved for live TV coverage. That match takes place on Sunday, January 7.

How to watch the FA Cup

The table below details where fans can watch selected matches across some of the world’s major territories.

AustraliaNetwork 10Paramount+
IndiaAstro SuperSportAstro GO
Hong KongMy TV SuperMy TV Super
MalaysiaAstro SuperSportAstro GO
SingaporeSingtel TVMiosports
New ZealandSky Sport Now, Sky Go

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