Arsenal to face Liverpool in big FA Cup clash

In a much-anticipated draw for the FA Cup third round, Arsenal, 14-time winners, are set to host eight-time champions Liverpool in a thrilling encounter scheduled for January.

LONDON In a much-anticipated draw for the FA Cup third round, Arsenal, 14-time winners, are set to host eight-time champions Liverpool in a thrilling encounter scheduled for January.

The clash between the Premier League heavyweights adds an extra layer of excitement as they will also meet in a league clash on December 23, creating a compelling back-to-back fixture.

Arsenal, currently leading the Premier League, will face a formidable challenge from Liverpool, intensifying their rivalry on the football pitch.

The FA Cup fixture promises high stakes and fierce competition between two of England’s football giants.

In another high-profile matchup, Newcastle United and Sunderland, bitter rivals in the Tyne–Wear derby, will face off at The Stadium of Light.

With both teams boasting 53 wins each in their historic encounters, the third-round game holds special significance for the passionate supporters of both clubs.

Manchester City's Phil Foden and Erling Haaland celebrate a goal against Manchester United in their English Premier league match at Old Trafford on 29 October 2023.
FILE: Manchester City’s Phil Foden (left) and Erling Haaland (right) celebrate a goal against Manchester United in their English Premier league match at Old Trafford on 29 October 2023. [Picture: @ManCity]

Defending champions Manchester City have been drawn against Huddersfield Town, while Manchester United, last season’s losing finalists, will take on Wigan Athletic, the 2013 FA Cup champions.

The draw also features intriguing all-Premier League fixtures, including Tottenham Hotspur hosting Burnley, Crystal Palace facing Everton at home, and Brentford challenging Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The third round marks the entry of Premier League and Championship (second tier) clubs into the competition, setting the stage for compelling matchups from January 5-8.

League Two side Wrexham, co-owned by Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, awaits the outcome of their second-round game against Yeovil Town to determine their third-round opponent, Shrewsbury Town.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino addressing the media in London on Friday 29th September 2023.
FILE: Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino addressing the media in London on Friday 29th September 2023.

Non-league Maidstone United, the lowest-ranked team guaranteed a place in the third round, will play at home against either Stevenage or Port Vale, both competing in League One.

Eight-time FA Cup winners Chelsea will host second-tier Preston North in what promises to be an exciting third-round clash.

The upcoming fixtures are set to deliver intense and captivating football moments as teams compete for advancement in the prestigious FA Cup competition.

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