FA Cup draw: Liverpool go to Exeter, Arsenal host Cats

Date published: Monday 7th December 2015 7:28

Arsenal: Current holders of the FA Cup

Arsenal: Current holders of the FA Cup

Holders Arsenal host Sunderland in the FA Cup third round, Liverpool travel to Exeter, while Manchester United host Sheffield United in the pick of the ties.

The Gunners, who have won the trophy for the past two seasons, begin their defence against Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland, whom they beat 3-1 at the Emirates on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp will get his first experience of the competition in what will be unfamiliar surroundings after they were drawn away to League Two Exeter, while Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United begin their bid against Sheffield United.

Manchester City will travel to Norwich in a one of five all-Premier League ties, with Watford hosting Newcastle, Tottenham clashing with Leicester and Southampton battling Crystal Palace the others.

The full draw:

Watford v Newcastle

West Brom v Bristol City

West Ham v Wolves

Salford City or Hartlepool v Derby

Exeter City v Liverpool

Tottenham v Leicester

Colchester v Charlton

Peterborough v Preston North End

Northampton v MK Dons

Arsenal v Sunderland

Newport County v Blackburn Rovers

Ipswich v Portsmouth

Birmingham City v Bournemouth

Wycombe v Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham

Oxford United v Swansea City

Brentford v Chesterfield or Walsall

Bury v Bradford

Manchester United v Sheffield United

Everton v Dagenham & Redbridge or Whitehawk

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Eastleigh v Bolton

Nottingham Forest v QPR

Carlisle United v Yeovil Town

Chelsea v Leyton Orient or Scunthorpe

Doncaster Rovers v Stoke

Leeds v Rotherham

Cardiff v Grimsby or Shrewsbury

Huddersfield Town v Reading

Middlesbrough v Burnley

Norwich v Manchester City

Hull v Brighton

Ties to be played on January 8th to the 11th.

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