Tyne-Wear Derby Headlines FA Cup Third Round Draw As Arsenal Host Liverpool

The FA Cup third-round draw has set the stage for compelling clashes, with the Tyne-Wear derby taking center stage as Sunderland prepares to face Newcastle.

This highly anticipated encounter marks the first Tyne-Wear derby at the Stadium of Light since October 2015, promising an exciting renewal of rivalries.

Another headline fixture features Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool going head-to-head at the Emirates.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will look to navigate a challenging early-round clash against one of their title rivals.

Meanwhile, Manchester United faces a short journey to Wigan, the 2013 FA Cup winners, in a tie that adds further intrigue to the competition.

Defending champions Manchester City and Chelsea have secured home ties against Championship opposition, underlining their aspirations to progress deep into the tournament.

The FA Cup third-round draw also introduces several all-Premier League clashes, including Tottenham vs Burnley, Crystal Palace vs Everton, and Brentford vs Wolves.

FA Cup Third Round Fixtures:

Luton vs Bolton
Shrewsbury vs Wrexham/Yeovil
Arsenal vs Liverpool
Stoke vs Brighton
Norwich vs Crewe/Bristol Rovers
West Ham vs Bristol City
Tottenham vs Burnley
Fulham vs Rotherham
West Brom vs Aldershot/Stockport
Southampton vs Alfreton/Walsall
AFC Wimbledon/Ramsgate vs Ipswich
Peterborough vs Leeds
Millwall vs Leicester
Watford vs Chesterfield/Leyton Orient
Sunderland vs Newcastle
Sheffield Wednesday vs Cardiff
Crystal Palace vs Everton
Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa
Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool/Forest Green
Wigan vs Manchester United
Manchester City vs Huddersfield
Blackburn vs Cambridge
Gillingham vs Sheffield United
Swansea vs Morecambe
Chelsea vs Preston
QPR vs Bournemouth
Coventry vs Oxford
Brentford vs Wolves
Plymouth vs Sutton
Maidstone vs Stevenage/Port Vale
Newport/Barnet vs Eastleigh/Reading
Hull vs Birmingham

All fixtures are scheduled to be played across the weekend commencing Friday, January 5, promising an exciting start to the FA Cup journey for these clubs.