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 or Port Vale

FA Cup third-round draw fixtures

Match Date
Crystal Palace vs Everton Jan 4
Tottenham vs Burnley Jan 5
Sunderland vs Newcastle United Jan 6
Luton Town vs Bolton Wanderers Jan 6
Shrewsbury Town vs Wrexham or Yeovil Jan 6
Stoke City vs Brighton Jan 6
Norwich vs Crewe or Bristol Rovers Jan 6
West Ham vs Bristol City Jan 6
Fulham vs Rotherham United Jan 6
West Brom vs Aldershot or Stockport Jan 6
Southampton vs Alfreton Town or Walsall Jan 6
AFC Wimbledon or Ramsgate vs Ipswich Jan 6
Peterborough United vs Leeds United Jan 6
Millwall vs Leicester City Jan 6
Sheffield Wednesday vs Cardiff City Jan 6
Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool, Scarborough or Forest Green Rovers Jan 6
Watford vs Chesterfield Jan 6
Manchester City vs Huddersfield Jan 6
Blackburn Rovers vs Cambridge United Jan 6
Gillingham vs Sheffield United Jan 6
Swansea City vs Morecambe Jan 6
Chelsea vs Preston North End Jan 6
Queens Park Rangers vs Bournemouth Jan 6
Coventry City vs Oxford United Jan 6
Brentford vs Wolves Jan 6
Plymouth vs Sutton United Jan 6
Maidstone United vs Stevenage or Port Vale Jan 6
Newport County or Barnet vs Eastleigh or Reading Jan 6
Hull City vs Birmingham City Jan 6
Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa Jan 6
Arsenal vs Liverpool Jan 7
Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United Jan 8

FA Cup Trophy

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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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How to watch the FA Cup

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

  TV Streaming
Canada Sportsnet
Australia Network 10 Paramount+
India Astro SuperSport Astro GO
Hong Kong My TV Super My TV Super
Malaysia Astro SuperSport Astro GO
Singapore Singtel TV Miosports
New Zealand Sky Sport Now, Sky Go


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