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FA Cup third-round draw: Arsenal to host Liverpool and Newcastle face derby rivals Sunderland

By Andrew Francis

Published: 13:29, 19 December 2023

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has been made, with the big guns ready to join this season’s competition. 

The oldest tournament in club football was won by Manchester City last season, as part of their history-making treble. They have been installed as favourites for the new season, with the bookies backing Pep Guardiola to lead his side to glory, once again.

732 teams entered the competition, with the third round set to take place in January.

Read on for full details of the 2023-24 FA Cup Third Round draw.

2023-24 FA Cup Third Round draw

The third round of this season’s FA Cup was drawn on Sunday, December 3rd, with the likes of holders Manchester City, last season’s runners-up Manchester United, and the competition’s most successful team Arsenal all finding out who they’ll begin their charge to Wembley against.

Here is the draw in full (Premier League teams are highlighted in bold):

  • Hull City v Birmingham City

  • Newport County v Eastleigh

  • Plymouth Argyle v Sutton United

  • Maidstone United v Stevenage

  • Coventry City v Oxford United

  • Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Chelsea v Preston North End

  • QPR v Bournemouth

  • Gillingham v Sheffield United

  • Swansea City v Morecambe

  • Manchester City v Huddersfield Town

  • Blackburn Rovers v Cambridge United

  • Nottingham Forest v Blackpool or Forest Green Rovers

  • Wigan Athletic v Manchester United

  • Crystal Palace v Everton

  • Middlesbrough v Aston Villa

  • Sunderland v Newcastle United

  • Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City

  • Millwall v Leicester City

  • Watford v Chesterfield

  • AFC Wimbledon v Ipswich Town

  • Peterborough United v Leeds United

  • West Bromwich Albion v Aldershot

  • Southampton v Walsall

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley

  • Fulham v Rotherham United

  • Norwich City v Bristol Rovers

  • West Ham v Bristol City

  • Arsenal v Liverpool

  • Stoke City v Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Luton Town v Bolton Wanderers

  • Shrewsbury Town v Wrexham

FA Cup Outright Odds

Team Odds (Bet365)
Man City 3/1
Arsenal 8/1
Liverpool 8/1
Chelsea 10/1
Man United 10/1
Newcastle 10/1
Tottenham 14/1
Brighton 16/1
Aston Villa 20/1
West Ham 25/1
Brentford 40/1
Crystal Palace 50/1
Everton 50/1

Previous FA Cup winners

Date Result
2022/23 Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United
2021/22 Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool(Liverpool won 6-5 on penalties)
2020/21 Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City
2019/20 Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea
2018/19 Manchester City 6-0 Watford
2017/18 Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
2016/17 Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea
2015/16 Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United
2014/15 Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa
2013/14 Arsenal 3-2 Hull City