City to host United in FA Cup

2011-12-04 17:31
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London - Holders Manchester City have been handed an explosive derby clash with bitter rivals Manchester United in Sunday's draw for the FA Cup third round.

City defeated United 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley en route to winning the competition last season and they will host Alex Ferguson's side at Eastlands over the weekend of January 7/8.

Roberto Mancini's side, who beat Stoke in the final to claim their first trophy in 35 years, are currently five points clear of reigning champions United in the Premier League as they seek to snatch the English title away from Old Trafford.

The match has added spice as it will be the first Manchester derby since City's astonishing 6-1 league triumph at Old Trafford in October.

The tie was one of only two all-Premier League encounters in the third round draw, with Newcastle hosting Blackburn in the other.

Chelsea take on Portsmouth at Stamford Bridge in a rematch of the 2010 FA Cup final which the west London club won 1-0 to complete their first ever League and Cup double.

Arsenal will host Championship side Leeds and Liverpool are at home to either Southend or Oldham.

Tottenham take on League Two club Cheltenham and Everton host National Conference outfit Tamworth.

Draw for the English FA Cup third round made at Wembley on Sunday:

Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury

Nottingham Forest v Leicester

Manchester City v Manchester United

Dagenham and Redbridge/Walsall v Millwall

Crawley v Bristol City

Doncaster v Sutton United/Notts County

Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa

Tottenham v Cheltenham

Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham

Milton Keynes Dons v QPR

Hull v Ipswich

Coventry v Southampton

Brighton v Wrexham

Fulham v Charlton

Birmingham v Wolves

Norwich v Burnley

Arsenal v Leeds

Derby v Crystal Palace

Fleetwood/Yeovil v Blackpool

Swindon v Wigan

Barnsley v Swansea

Chelmsford/Macclesfield v Bolton

Newcastle v Blackburn

Everton v Tamworth

Sheffield United v Salisbury/Grimsby

Liverpool v Southend/Oldham

Gillingham v Stoke

Chelsea v Portsmouth

Watford v Bradford

Peterborough v Sunderland

West Brom v Cardiff

Reading v Stevenage

Ties to be played on the weekend of January 7/8

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