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    Liverpool to face Everton in FA Cup third round


    Joe Jones

    The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has thrown up a number of interesting fixtures including three derbies.

    Liverpool, seven-time winners of the competition, will host city rivals Everton - who have won the cup five times - at Anfield.

    The 'M23 derby' between Brighton and Crystal Palace was contested in the Premier League for the first time last week and the duo will square off once again at the Amex Stadium.

    The Riverside Stadium, meanwhile, will host the Tees-Wear derby against fellow Championship side Sunderland.

    Current FA Cup holders Arsenal face a trip to Championship side Nottingham Forest while Manchester United will welcome Derby County to Old Trafford.

    Premier League leaders Manchester City were drawn at home to Burnley and last season's beaten finalists Chelsea will be away at Norwich City.

    Ties will take place on the weekend of 6-7 January 2018.
     

    FA Cup third round draw in full

    Ipswich Town v Sheffield United

    Watford v Bristol City

    Birmingham City v Burton Albion

    Liverpool v Everton

    Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace

    Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United

    Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan

    Coventry City v Stoke City

    Newport County v Leeds United

    Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town

    Port Vale v Bradford City

    Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

    Brentford v Notts County

    Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons

    Manchester United v Derby County

    Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City v West Bromwich Albion

    Doncaster Rovers v Slough Town or Rochdale

    Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon

    Middlesbrough v Sunderland

    Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester City

    Blackburn Rovers or Crewe Alexandra v Hull City

    Cardiff City v Mansfield Town

    Manchester City v Burnley

    Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United

    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City

    Stevenage v Reading

    Newcastle United v Luton Town

    Millwall v Barnsley

    Fulham v Southampton

    Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End

    Norwich City v Chelsea

    Gillingham or Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday

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