Merseyside derby pick of the ties in FA Cup third round

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Abuja   –     Liverpool will welcome Merseyside rivals Everton in the English FA Cup third round while holders Arsenal face a trip to second-tier Nottingham Forest following Monday’s draw.

English 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 mouth-watering north-east clash.

The third round, to be played from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, sees teams from the Premier League and second-tier Championship join the competition.

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.

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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 vs Sheffield United

Watford vs Bristol City

Birmingham City vs Burton Albion

Liverpool vs Everton

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace

Aston Villa vs Woking or Peterborough United

Bournemouth vs AFC Fylde or Wigan Athletic

Coventry City vs Stoke City

Newport County vs Leeds United

Bolton Wanderers vs Huddersfield Town

Port Vale vs Bradford City

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

Brentford vs Notts County

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Queens Park Rangers vs MK Dons

Manchester United vs Derby County

Forest Green Rovers vs West Bromwich Albion or Exeter City

Doncaster Rovers vs Slough Town or Rochdale

Tottenham Hotspur vs AFC Wimbledon

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland

Fleetwood or Hereford vs Leicester City

Blackburn Rovers vs Hull City or Crewe Alexandra

Cardiff City vs Mansfield Town

Manchester City vs Burnley

Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham United

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Swansea City

Stevenage vs Reading

Newcastle United vs Luton Town

Millwall vs Barnsley

Fulham vs Southampton

Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End

Norwich City vs Chelsea

Gillingham vs Sheffield Wednesday or Carlisle United

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