United face Villa. Leicester hosts Watford in the third round of the FA Cup

LONDON: Manchester United will host Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup, while Leicester City will receive the champions in Watford charge and West Ham United will play in home to Leeds United after Monday’s draw. The club amateur Chester Field will visit last season’s Chelsea runner-up at Stamford Bridge, while hosting Tottenham Hotspur, led by third division manager Antonio Conte Morecambe. And Swindon Town, which belongs to the third series, will face a tough home game against Manchester City. The matches of the third round will take place between 7 and 10 January next and will involve club of the Premier League and the Second Division. And the replays will be back in this season after it was canceled last season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, meaning Shrewsbury Town can dream of hosting Liverpool if they manage to force them to draw at Anfield. The Kidderminster Harriers, the club with the lowest score left in FA Cup, will host second division rival Reading. The draw for the third round is as follows: Burham Wood or St Albans vs Wimbledon Yeovil Town vs Bournemouth Stoke City vs Leyton Orient Swansea City vs Southampton Chelsea vs Chester Field Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town Cardiff City vs Preston North End Coventry City vs Derby County Burnley vs Huddersfield Town West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading Leicester City vs Watford Mansfield Town vs Middlesbrough Hartlepool United vs Blackpool Hull City vs Everton Bristol City vs Fulham Tottenham Hotspur vs Morecambe Millwall vs Crystal Palace Port Vale vs Brentford Swindon Town vs Manchester City Wigan Big Rovers Athletic vs Black Luton Town vs Harrogate Town Birmingham City vs Plymouth Manchester United vs Aston Villa Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sheffield United Newcastle United vs Cambridge United Barnsley vs Ipswich Town or Barrow Peterborough United and Bristol Rovers West Ham United vs Leeds United Queens Park Rangers vs Rotherham United Charlton Athletic – Norwich City Nottingham Forest – Arsenal (Reuters)

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