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Manchester United host Aston Villa as FA Cup 3rd Round fixtures come out



Manchester United will take on Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup as Ralf Rangnick looks to end the club’s lengthy trophy drought during his interim spell.

Villa have already won at Old Trafford this term and will be looking to repeat the feat.

Liverpool will host Shrewsbury Town and Arsenal take on Nottingham Forest.

The last time the Gunners went to the City Ground in the FA Cup they were dumped out in what was a major upset back in 2018, Arsene Wenger’s last ever FA Cup tie.

Chelsea, last year’s losing finalists, play non-league Chesterfield.

Pep Guardiola, who has only won the FA Cup once, back in 2019 when he completed a domestic treble, will prepare Manchester City for a trip to Swindon Town.


Holders Leicester City will face fellow Premier League side Watford.

Antonio Conte’s Tottenham side host League One Morecambe seeking a first FA Cup success since 1991.

Harrogate Town, competing in the third round for the first time ever, head to Luton Town.

West Ham United, who are flying high this term and beat Chelsea last term out, host Leeds United in another all-Premier League tie.

Kidderminster Harriers, one of the lower ranked sides left in the competition, will welcome Championship side Reading.


Cardiff City, who lost out to Portsmouth in the FA Cup final back in 2008, face fellow second tier side Preston North End in the Welsh capital.

Mansfield Town host Middlesbrough and Hartlepool United will play Blackpool at Victoria Park.

Struggling Everton will travel north to play Hull City. Port Vale host top flight Brentford, looking to cause an upset.

The FA Cup 3rd round draw in full

  • Boreham Wood/St Albans vs AFC Wimbledon
  • Yeovil Town vs Bournemouth
  • Stoke City vs Leyton Orient
  • Swansea City vs Southampton
  • Chelsea vs Chesterfield
  • Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town
  • Cardiff City vs Preston North End
  • Coventry City vs Derby County
  • Burnley vs Huddersfield Town
  • West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading
  • Leicester City vs Watford
  • Mansfield Town vs Middlesbrough
  • Hartlepool United vs Blackpool
  • Hull City vs Everton
  • Bristol City vs Fulham
  • Tottenham Hotspur vs Morecambe
  • Millwall vs Crystal Palace
  • Port Vale vs Brentford
  • Swindon Town vs Manchester City
  • Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers
  • Luton Town vs Harrogate Town
  • Birmingham City vs Plymouth Argyle
  • Manchester United vs Aston Villa
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sheffield United
  • Newcastle United vs Cambridge United
  • Barnsley vs Ipswich Town/Barrow
  • Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers
  • West Ham United vs Leeds United

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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