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FA Cup third round draw: Liverpool drawn against bitter rivals Everton, Manchester United face Wolves, Leeds travel to Arsenal


Liverpool have been drawn against bitter rivals Everton at home in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Premier League pace-setters faced the Toffees in this stage of the competition two years ago, where Virgil van Dijk headed in the winner on his debut to seal a 2-1 victory for his club.

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The ties for the FA Cup third round have been revealed

Meanwhile, Manchester United have been drawn against Wolves – the side who stopped them from reaching the semi-final of the competition last year.

Leeds will travel to Arsenal in another mouthwatering tie, while holders Manchester City face Port Vale at the Etihad stadium.

All 32 third-round ties, which will take place over the weekend of January 3-6, will kick-off one minute later than usual.


The FA, in partnership with the Heads Up campaign and the National Health Service’s Every Mind Matters, wants to encourage fans to think about their mental wellbeing.

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said: “Whilst delaying kick-off times by 60 seconds is a simple idea, it provides a powerful platform for us and our Heads Up charity partners to deliver a really important message on mental health.

“We know that men in particular can be reluctant to talk about the subject, so it is important that we use football as a vehicle to stress the importance of mental fitness.”

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It is hoped the initiative will raise awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health by promoting the free, online Every Mind Matters resources and the Your Mind Plan tool, which fans can use to create a personal mental health action plan.

Heads Up campaign chairman Godric Smith added: “The Emirates FA Cup is a competition for everyone – for clubs big and small – and we want to use its power to help show that we all have mental health and that we can all take a minute to focus on how we can start to improve it.”

All of the FA Cup third round ties will be played from January 3-6.

Have a look at the full FA Cup third round draw below…

Birmingham vs Blackburn

Burnley vs Peterborough

Burnley vs Peterborough

Burton Albion vs Northampton

Gillingham vs West Ham

Arsenal vs Leeds

Fleetwood vs Portsmouth

Brentford vs Stoke

Solihull Moors or Rotherham vs Hull City

Crystal Palace vs Derby

Millwall vs Newport County

Preston vs Norwich

Watford vs Tranmere

Reading vs Blackpool

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham

Man City vs Port Vale

Eastleigh or Crewe vs Barnsley

Bristol Rovers or Plymouth vs Coventry or Ipswich

Brighton vs Sheffield Wednesday

Bournemouth vs Luton

Bristol City vs Shrewsbury

Liverpool vs Everton

Southampton vs Huddersfield

Sheffield Utd vs AFC Fylde

Oxford Utd vs Exeter or Hartlepool

Cardiff vs Forest Green or Carlisle

Rochdale or Boston Utd vs Newcastle

Charlton vs West Brom

Wolves vs Man Utd

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest

Fulham vs Aston Villa

QPR vs Swansea

Leicester vs Wigan



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