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Big teams face tough away draws

The FA Cup trophy when Chelsea won it last season.
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Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal will all play Premier League opposition away from home in the third round of the FA Cup.

Sunday's draw paired United, the current leader of the Premier League, with West Ham; while Chelsea, the defending champion, is pitted against Southampton.

Arsenal must travel to Swansea, which beat Arsene Wenger's side 2-0 on Saturday, while the other all-Premier League match is Queens Park Rangers at home to West Bromwich Albion.

Also, Liverpool was drawn away to either Lincoln or Mansfield, who both play in England's fifth tier, Manchester City will be at home to second-tier club Watford, and Tottenham was paired with Coventry in a repeat of the 1987 final.

The matches will be played in the first weekend of January.

FA Cup third round draw:

Crystal Palace v Stoke
Brighton v Newcastle
Tottenham v Coventry
Wigan v Bournemouth
Fulham v Blackpool
Aston Villa v Ipswich
Charlton v Huddersfield
Barrow/Macclesfield v Cardiff
Barnsley v Burnley
Manchester City v Watford
Swansea v Arsenal
Leicester v Burton
Millwall v Preston
Cheltenham/Hereford v Everton
Derby v Tranmere
Crawley v Reading
Aldershot v Rotherham/Notts County
Middlesbrough v Harrogate/Hastings
Accrington/Oxford v Sheffield United
Southampton v Chelsea
QPR v West Brom
Peterborough v Norwich
Lincoln/Mansfield v Liverpool
Bolton v Sunderland
Nottingham Forest v Oldham
West Ham v Manchester United
Hull v Leyton Orient
Blackburn v Bristol City
Leeds v Birmingham
Bury/Southend v Bradford/Brentford
Luton v Wolves
Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons

Ties to be played the weekend of January 5/6.

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