December 4, 2017 / 7:59 PM / 3 months ago

UPDATE-1-Soccer-Merseyside derby pick of the ties in FA Cup third round

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    LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Liverpool will welcome Merseyside
rivals Everton in the FA Cup third round while holders Arsenal
face a trip to second-tier Nottingham Forest following Monday's
    Premier League leaders Manchester City are at home to
Burnley, 12-times winners Manchester United host second-tier
Derby County while Chelsea are away at Norwich City. 
    Brighton & Hove Albion were pulled out of the hat at home to
arch rivals Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough entertain
Sunderland in a mouthwatering north-east clash. 
    The third round, to be played from Jan. 5-7, sees teams from
the Premier League and second-tier Championship join the
    Non-league side AFC Fylde could potentially land a lucrative
encounter at top-flight Bournemouth should they upset third-tier
pacesetters Wigan Athletic in their second round replay.
    Fleetwood and Hereford will battle it out in their replay to
face 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City.
    Struggling West Ham United travel to Shrewsbury Town, who
are currently second in England's third tier.
    Third round draw
    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 Athletic
    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     v West Bromwich Albion
    or Exeter City 
    Doncaster Rovers        v Slough Town or Rochdale
    Tottenham Hotspur       v AFC Wimbledon
    Middlesbrough           v Sunderland
    Fleetwood or Hereford   v Leicester City
    Blackburn Rovers        v Hull City
    or Crewe Alexandra
    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              v Sheffield Wednesday
    or Carlisle United    
    Ties to be played Jan. 5-7

 (Reporting by Christian Radnedge; Editing by Ken Ferris)
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