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Saints in FA Cup for first time in over a century

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08 Dec 2013 16:50:25

Saints in FA Cup for first time in over a century

This afternoon's eagerly awaited FA Cup draw didn't give us the sort of time we might have hoped for. Some might have wanted a big pay day; others a home banker, but instead we must travel to Southampton to begin this season's campaign.

There we might just come up against the player who scored our last FA Cup goal, that was two seasons ago when Jay Rodriguez, then in his last season with his home town club, netted our only goal in a 4-1 defeat against Norwich at Carrow Road.

You have to go back a long way into the dark and distant past for the last time Southampton and Burnley met in the FA Cup. It's happened just once before when they beat us 2-1 in a first round tie at Turf Moor on 11th January 1908. OUr goal came from Burnley born Arthur Bell  who scored his only FA Cup goal for Burnley that day.

This season's game is expected to be played on Saturday 4th January 2014 with the Clarets drawn away in the third round for the third season in succession.

The full draw

BARNSLEY v HARTLEPOOL or COVENTRYYEOVIL v LEYTON ORIENTLIVERPOOL v OLDHAM or MANSFIELDNOTTINGHAM FOREST v WEST HAMBRISTOL CITY v WATFORDSOUTHEND v MILLWALLMIDDLESBROUGH v HULLWEST BROM v CRYSTAL PALACEKIDDERMINSTER v PETERBOROUGHDONCASTER v STEVENAGESTOKE v LEICESTERSOUTHAMPTON v BURNLEYNEWCASTLE v CARDIFFROCHDALE v LEEDSWIGAN v MK FRANCHISECHARLTON v WREXHAM or OXFORDMANCHESTER UNITED v SWANSEAPORT VALE v PLYMOUTHNORWICH v FULHAMASTON VILLA v SHEFFIELD UNITEDMACCLESFIELD v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAYSUNDERLAND v CARLISLEBOLTON v BLACKPOOLBLACKBURN v MANCHESTER CITYEVERTON v QPRBRIGHTON v READINGARSENAL v TOTTENHAMBIRMINGHAM v BRISTOL ROVERS or CRAWLEYGRIMSBY v HUDDERSFIELDIPSWICH v PRESTONDERBY v CHELSEABOURNEMOUTH v FLEETWOOD or BURTON

Source: Clarets Mad


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