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.
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 Everton
|Brentford vs Wolves
|Tottenham vs Burnley
|Fulham vs Rotherham
|Sunderland vs Newcastle United
|Stoke City vs Brighton
|Norwich vs Bristol Rovers
|Southampton vs Walsall
|AFC Wimbledon vs Ipswich
|Millwall vs Leicester City
|Sheffield Wednesday vs Cardiff City
|Watford vs Chesterfield
|Blackburn Rovers vs Cambridge United
|Gillingham vs Sheffield United
|Swansea City vs Morecambe
|Chelsea vs Preston North End
|Queens Park Rangers vs Bournemouth
|Coventry City vs Oxford United
|Plymouth vs Sutton United
|Maidstone United vs Stevenage
|Newport County vs Eastleigh
|Hull City vs Birmingham City
|Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa
|West Ham vs Bristol City
|Shrewsbury Town vs Wrexham
|West Brom vs Aldershot
|Peterborough United vs Leeds United
|Luton Town vs Bolton Wanderers
|Manchester City vs Huddersfield
|Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool
|Arsenal vs Liverpool
|Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United
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.
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.
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.
|BBC iPlayer, ITV X
|My TV Super
|My TV Super
|Sky Sport Now, Sky Go