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FA Cup draw: Liverpool Vs Everton the pick of third round

Sadio Mane and co to face Merseyside rivals Everton in the third round of the FA Cup

London, December 5: Liverpool will host Merseyside neighbours Everton in the FA Cup third round – one of a handful of local derbies thrown up in Monday's draw.

Jurgen Klopp's men host Everton in their first Premier League clash of the season on Sunday (December 10) and will now meet again over the weekend of January 5-8.

It will be the first FA Cup derby between the sides since Liverpool prevailed 2-1 in a 2012 semi-final – the Reds going on to lose to Chelsea in the final by the same margin.

Brighton & Hove Albion are at home to Crystal Palace having played out a goalless Premier League draw against their bitter rivals last week, while Middlesbrough welcome Sunderland in an all north-east affair.

Holders Arsenal will begin their bid for a 14th FA Cup away to Nottingham Forest, with last season's beaten finalists Chelsea also travelling to face Championship opposition in the form of Norwich City.

Wimbledon famously upset Liverpool at Wembley in the 1988 final and League One AFC Wimbledon will try their luck at the national stadium against Tottenham.

Premier League leaders Manchester City are at home to Burnley – the third and final all top-flight tie – and Manchester United are at home to Derby County.

Swansea City, bottom of the Premier League, face Championship leaders Wolves at Molineux.

Seventh-tier Slough Town are the lowest ranked team left in the competition and will try to upset League One Rochdale and claim a round-three trip to Doncaster Rovers.

Fellow non-league teams Hereford, AFC Fylde and Woking will play Leicester City, Bournemouth and Aston Villa if they are able to overcome respective replays with Fleetwood Town, Wigan Athletic and Peterborough United.

FA Cup third round – draw in full:

Ipswich Town v Sheffield United

Watford v Bristol City

Birmingham City v Burton Albion

Liverpool v Everton

Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United

Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan Athletic

Coventry City v Stoke City

Newport County v Leeds United

Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town

Port Vale or Yeovil Town v Bradford City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Brentford v Notts County

Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons

Manchester United v Derby County

Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City v West Brom

Doncaster Rovers v Slough Town or Rochdale

Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon

Middlesbrough v Sunderland

Fleetwood Town or Hereford v Leicester City

Blackburn Rovers or Crewe Alexandra v Hull City

Cardiff City v Mansfield Town

Manchester City v Burnley

Shrewsbury Town v West Ham

Wolves v Swansea

City Stevenage v Reading

Newcastle United v Luton Town

Millwall v Barnsley

Fulham v Southampton

Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End

Norwich City v Chelsea

Gillingham or Carlisle v Sheffield Wednesday

Source: OPTA

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