The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Draw

Twenty premier league clubs and twenty four Championship teams enter the competition at this point, joining the twenty winners from the second round.

A total of 32 fixtures will be played in the third round.

Defending champion Arsenal will host Newcastle United,while eight-tier Marine Association Football Club the lowest-ranked team in the competition will play Jose Mourinho’s premier league leaders Tottenham Hotspur.

Marine Associations Football Club are the second eight-tier side to reach the third round.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will host Birmingham City, while Frank Lampard’s Chelsea welcomes fourth-tier side Morecambe.

Manchester United are at home to Championship side Watford.Crystal Palace makes a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers in an all Premier league Showdown.

Premier league defending Champion Liverpool pay a visit to Aston Villa as it looks to avenge last month’s 7-2 league defeat.

Stockport,of the National League welcomes WestHam United.

The FA Cup has scraped replays for this term to help ease fixture congetion caused by the Corona Virus pandemic.

The ties will be played over the weekend of 8-10 January,2021.

Premier league and Championship teams will join the competition across the weekend of 9-10 January 2021.

The Emirates FA Cup, third round Draw in full:

Huddersfield Town vs Plymouth Argyle

Southampton vs Shrewsbury Town

Chorley vs Derby County

Marine vs Tottenham Hotspur

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace

Stockport County vs WestHam United

Oldham Athletic vs Bournemouth

Manchester United vs Watford

Stevanage vs Swansea City

Everton vs Rotherham United

Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff

Arsenal vs Newcastle United

Barnsley vs Tranmere Rovers

Bristol Rovers vs Sheffield United

Boreham Wood vs Millwall

Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster

Stoke City vs Leicester City

Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End

Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Bristol City vs Portsmouth

QPR vs Fulham

Burnley vs Mk Dons

Crawley Town vs Leeds United

Brentford vs Middlesbrough

Chelsea vs Morecambe

Manchester City vs Birmingham City

Luton Town vs Reading

Exeter City vs Sheffield Wednesday

Norwich City vs Coventry City

Blackpool vs West Brom

Newport County vs Brighton

Cheltenham vs Mansfield

The final of the 2020/21 Fa Cup will be played at Wembley Stadium on 15th May 2021.


Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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