Arsenal to face West Ham in FA Cup

by Neil Sherwin

Arsenal and West Ham have been drawn against each other in the FA Cup third round, while Manchester United could face Leeds United at Old Trafford.

Arsenal have been drawn top face West Ham in one of three all-Premiership ties in the FA Cup third round.

In the others, Aston Villa host Blackburn Rovers while Wigan Athletic and Hull City will do battle at the DW Stadium.

Manchester United could be set to renew their historic rivalry with Leeds United, though the Elland Road side must first overcome Kettering Town in a replay after a 1-1 draw this afternoon.

Holders Chelsea are at home to Watford, while last year’s runners up Everton entertain Carlisle.

Tottenham were first out of the pot and will face Peterborough at White Hart Lane, while Manchester City were given a tricky tie away to recently relegated Middlesbrough.

Liverpool, who were victorious in the Merseyside derby against Everton today, are away to Reading.

Non-league Forest Green Rovers are away to Notts County.

Ties to be played on the weekend of January 2 and 3, 2010.

Full draw -

Tottenham v Peterborough United

Brentford v Doncaster Rovers

Middlesbrough v Manchester City

Stoke City v York City

Notts County v Forest Green Rovers

Huddersfield Town v West Bromwich Albion

Sheffield United v QPR

MK Dons v Burnley

Chelsea v Watford

Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City

Preston North End v Colchester United

West Ham United v Arsenal

Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers

Portsmouth v Coventry City

Sunderland v Oxford United or Barrow

Wigan Athletic v Hull City

Everton v Carlisle United

Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace

Tranmere Rovers or Aldershot Town v Wolves

Blackpool v Ipswich Town

Fulham v Swindon Town

Stockport County or Torquay v Brighton

Scunthorpe United v Barnsley

Southampton v Rotherham United or Luton Town

Bristol City v Cardiff City

Reading v Liverpool

Staines Town or Millwall v Derby County

Plymouth Argyle v Newcastle United

Leicester City v Swansea City

Bolton Wanderers v Lincoln City

Accrington Stanley or Barnet v Gillingham

Manchester United v Kettering Town or Leeds United

Author Info

Neil Sherwin

Neil Sherwin

Co-editor of BackPageFootball.com and BackPageRugby.com. Writes mostly on Premier League, A-League and MLS with contributions to other sites including TheFootballSack, InBedWithMaradona and Bloomberg's BSports. Has featured on The Guardian's Football Weekly.

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