Arsenal draw Tottenham in FA Cup third-round north London derby

Villas Boas and Arsene Wenger
Villas Boas and Arsene Wenger

Arsenal will play Tottenham at Emirates Stadium in the third round of the FA Cup in the first weekend of January.

Manchester United will play Swansea City at Old Trafford and Norwich entertain Fulham.

Chelsea travel to Championship form side Derby County, while Manchester City visit Blackburn Rovers.

Holders Wigan host Milton Keynes Dons while non-league sides Kidderminster and Macclesfield entertain Peterborough and Sheffield Wednesday respectively.

West Brom will play Crystal Palace at home and Cardiff travel to Newcastle in the other all-Premier League ties of the round, while Liverpool have been given a tie at home to either League One Oldham or League Two Mansfield.

The Latics knocked Brendan Rodgers’s men out of the fourth round of last season’s competition at Boundary Park, while a Luis Suarez handball ensured Liverpool avoided an FA Cup third-round shock at Mansfield Town at this stage last season.

The last time north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal met in the FA Cup was the 2001 semi-final, when Robert Pires gave the Gunners a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

The draw was conducted by former England striker Teddy Sheringham and his son and AFC Wimbledon forward Charlie.

Other ties include Championship leaders Burnley travelling to Southampton, a north west derby between Bolton and Blackpool, and Harry Redknapp’s QPR facing Everton at Goodison Park.

FA Cup third-round draw

Barnsley v Hartlepool or Coventry

Yeovil v Leyton Orient

Liverpool v Oldham or Mansfield

Nottingham Forest v West Ham

Bristol City v Watford

Southend v Millwall

Middlesbrough v Hull

West Brom v Crystal Palace

Kidderminster v Peterborough

Doncaster v Stevenage

Stoke v Leicester

Southampton v Burnley

Newcastle v Cardiff

Rochdale v Leeds

Wigan v MK Dons

Charlton v Wrexham or Oxford United

Manchester United v Swansea

Port Vale v Plymouth

Norwich City v Fulham

Aston Villa v Sheffield United

Macclesfield v Sheffield Wednesday

Sunderland v Carlisle

Bolton v Blackpool

Blackburn v Manchester City

Everton v QPR

Brighton v Reading

Arsenal v Tottenham

Birmingham v Bristol Rovers or Crawley

Grimsby v Huddersfield

Ipswich v Preston

Derby v Chelsea

Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton

Ties to be played over the weekend of 4-5 January


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