FA Cup third round draw

29 November 2009 06:26
LIVERPOOL FC have drawn Championship side Reading in the third round of the FA Cup.[LNB]The Reds will face the second-tier outfit at Reading's Madejski Stadium.[LNB]Meanwhile 2008/09 FA Cup runners-up Everton, will welcome Coca-Cola League One side Carlisle to Goodison Park. [LNB]West Ham will host London rivals Arsenal in one of three all Premier League fixtures.[LNB]Gianfranco Zola's side host the Gunners, who last lifted the trophy in 2005 and have not picked up any silverware since.[LNB]The other two top-flight affairs see Aston Villa host Blackburn and Hull travel to Wigan.[LNB]Chelsea won the cup last year, under the guidance of interim coach Guus Hiddink, and his successor Carlo Ancelotti begins his attempt to match that feat with a home clash against Watford.[LNB]Non-league Kettering could be set for a dream trip to Old Trafford should they manage to negotiate their second round replay with Leeds.[LNB]One of Oxford or Barrow will definitely get the chance to claim a Premier League scalp, with the winner of their replay set for a trip to Sunderland's Stadium of Light, while Blue Square Premier outfit York will travel to Stoke.[LNB]Conference South side Staines Town, who forced a replay with Millwall at Wheatsheaf Park, have the incentive of a home tie with Derby.[LNB]The 2008 finalists Chelsea and Portsmouth have both been drawn at home against Watford and Coventry respectively.[LNB]Of the remaining Premier League clubs Manchester City will return to Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium, [LNB]Tottenham host Peterborough, Bolton are at home to Lincoln, Fulham face Swindon, Wolves will meet either Tranmere or Aldershot and Birmingham are away to Nottingham Forest.[LNB]All matches will be played on the weekend of January 2-3.[LNB]Draw for the third round of the FA Cup >>>

Source: Liverpool_Echo