Arsenal and Hull City to meet again in FA Cup third round

BY foxsports • December 9, 2014

Last season's FA Cup finalists Arsenal and Hull will square off again in the third round of this year's tournament.

Arsenal came from behind to beat Hull 3-2 in the Wembley showpiece in May and the sides will lock horns again at the Emirates after they were the first two teams out in the third round.

There are plenty of other ties of interest and League Two AFC Wimbledon will play host to Liverpool in a match which will evoke memories of the 1988 final, which Wimbledon famously won 1-0.

And there is plenty at stake when League Two Accrington and League One Yeovil meet in a second round replay because the winners will play host to Manchester United in the third round.

Conference Premier side Dover Athletic caused an upset when they beat Cheltenham on Sunday and they have been rewarded with a home tie against Premier League side Crystal Palace.

And Gateshead will also test their skills against Premier League opposition, having been drawn away at West Brom.

Wrexham, who famously defeated Arsenal in 1992 during their days as a League club, were a third Conference Premier side to be handed a tie against a team from the top flight and the Welsh team will travel to Stoke hoping to cause another huge shock.

Blyth Spartans of the Northern Premier League dramatically defeated Hartlepool on Friday night and they will play host to Championship side Birmingham while Southport, another Conference Premier side, will be away at Championship leaders Derby.

Premier League top two Chelsea and Manchester City will be at home to Championship sides in the form of Watford and Sheffield Wednesday respectively.

As well as Arsenal v Hull, there will be three other all-Premier League ties in the form of Burnley v Tottenham, Leicester v Newcastle, and Everton v West Ham.

Chesterfield were drawn to play Scunthorpe or non-League Worcester but their place in the competition could be in jeopardy after they were charged by the FA with fielding an ineligible player during their second-round win at MK Dons.

FA Cup third round draw:

Arsenal v Hull

Southampton v Ipswich

Stoke v Wrexham

Charlton v Blackburn

Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace

AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool

Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday

Aldershot/Rochdale v Nottingham Forest

West Bromwich Albion v Gateshead

Blyth Spartans v Birmingham

Aston Villa v Blackpool

Rotherham v Bournemouth

Huddersfield v Reading

Oxford/Tranmere v Swansea

Cardiff v Colchester

Bolton v Wigan

Sunderland v Leeds

Burnley v Tottenham

Millwall v Bradford

Derby v Southport

Brentford v Brighton

Fulham v Wolves

Leicester v Newcastle

Scunthorpe/Worcester v Chesterfield

Everton v West Ham

Cambridge/Mansfield v Bury/Luton

Chelsea v Watford

Barnsley/Chester v Middlesbrough

QPR v Sheffield United

Accrington/Yeovil v Manchester United

Preston v Norwich

Doncaster v Bristol City

Ties to be played weekend beginning January 3, 2015


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