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

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.

Newcastle United won comfortably at bitter rivals Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby and Chelsea thrashed Championship opposition in the form of Preston North End, while Manchester United face a short trip to 2013 winners Wigan Athletic.

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Maidstone United, of the National League South, celebrated reaching the third round for the first time since their reformation in 1992 by winning at home to League One side Stevenage.

FA Cup third-round draw fixtures

Match Date Time (ET) Score
Crystal Palace vs. Everton Jan 4 3 p.m. 0-0
Brentford vs. Wolves Jan 5 2.15 p.m. 1-1
Fulham vs. Rotherham Jan 5 2.30 p.m. 1-0
Tottenham vs. Burnley Jan 5 3 p.m. 1-0
Maidstone United vs. Stevenage Jan 6 7.30 a.m. 1-0
AFC Wimbledon vs. Ipswich Town Jan 6 7.30 a.m. 1-3
Millwall vs. Leicester City Jan 6 7.30 a.m. 2-3
Coventry City vs. Oxford United Jan 6 7.30 a.m. 6-2
Sunderland vs. Newcastle United Jan 6 7.45 a.m. 0-3
Stoke City vs. Brighton Jan 6 10 a.m. 2-4
Norwich vs. Bristol Rovers Jan 6 10 a.m. 1-1
Southampton vs. Walsall Jan 6 10 a.m. 4-0
Watford vs. Chesterfield Jan 6 10 a.m. 2-1
Blackburn Rovers vs. Cambridge United Jan 6 10 a.m. 5-2
Gillingham vs. Sheffield United Jan 6 10 a.m. 0-4
Queens Park Rangers vs. Bournemouth Jan 6 10 a.m. 2-3
Plymouth Argyle vs. Sutton United Jan 6 10 a.m. 3-1
Newport County vs. Eastleigh Jan 6 10 a.m. 1-1
Hull City vs. Birmingham City Jan 6 10 a.m. 1-1
Sheffield Wednesday vs. Cardiff City Jan 6 12.30 p.m. 4-0
Swansea City vs. Morecambe Jan 6 12.30 p.m. 2-0
Chelsea vs. Preston North End Jan 6 12.30 p.m. 4-0
Middlesbrough vs. Aston Villa Jan 6 12.30 p.m. 0-1
West Ham vs. Bristol City Jan 7 9 a.m.  
Shrewsbury Town vs. Wrexham Jan 7 9 a.m.  
West Brom vs. Aldershot Jan 7 9 a.m.  
Peterborough United vs. Leeds United Jan 7 9 a.m.  
Luton Town vs. Bolton Wanderers Jan 7 9 a.m.  
Manchester City vs. Huddersfield Jan 7 9 a.m.  
Nottingham Forest vs. Blackpool Jan 7 9 a.m.  
Arsenal vs. Liverpool Jan 7 11.30 a.m.  
Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United Jan 8 3.15 p.m.  

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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.

  TV Streaming
Canada Sportsnet
Australia Network 10 Paramount+
India Sony TEN JioTV, Sony LIV


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