FA Cup Draw – 3rd Round – 2006-2007

A quick roundup of the FA Cup 3rd round draw.

Arsenal and Liverpool have been drawn together, making it the second cup clash between them, with a Carling Cup quarter final on the 19th coming up.

That is the most high-profile 3rd round clash, with Manchester United vs Aston Villa the other big draw.

In other all-Premiership clashes, Portsmouth host Wigan (should be a win for Portsmouth) and Everton host Blackburn (should be a fascinating game).

Chelsea get an easy home tie against Macclesfield, in which Paul Ince may consider playing to help his side out. Tottenham have a potentially tricky fixture away to Cardiff, while Newcastle will be away to Birmingham City.

Full FA Cup 3rd Round Draw

All matches will be played on 6th/7th January, 2007. Matches involving Premiership teams are in bold.

Blackpool v Aldershot/Basingstoke
Barnet v Colchester
Sheff Utd v Swansea
Reading v Burnley
Portsmouth v Wigan
Mansfield/Doncaster v Bolton
West Ham v Brighton
Leicester v Fulham
Derby v Wrexham
Wolves v Oldham
Bury/Chester v Ipswich
Man Utd v Aston Villa
Sheff Wed v Man City
Tamworth v Norwich
Salisbury/Nottm For v Charlton
Cardiff v Tottenham
Preston v Sunderland
Liverpool v Arsenal
Bristol Rovers/Bournemouth v Hereford
Watford v Stockport
Crystal Palace v Swindon
Bristol City v Coventry
Peterborough v Plymouth
QPR v Luton
Southend v Barnsley
West Brom v Leeds
Hull v Middlesbrough
Birmingham v Newcastle
Torquay/Leyton Orient v Southampton
Everton v Blackburn
Chelsea v Macclesfield
Stoke v Bradford/Millwall

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