Manchester City draw Burnley in FA Cup third round

Henrietta Strickland
December 6, 2017

The all-Merseyside fixture will see the newly-installed Everton manager, Sam Allardyce, visit Anfield for the second time in the space of a month with the teams set to collide in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

However, the Toffees have won their last two league games to climb into the top half of the table.

One intriguing tie sees Middlesbrough play host to Sunderland in a Tees-Wear derby, while the only other Yorkshire side at home are Doncaster Rovers, who will welcome the winners of tonight's tie between Slough and Rochdale.

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.

Rosler says it is a great incentive for both sides, especially given Vardy's connection to the club and the fact Town have never faced a Premier League side competitively having lost against Championship opposition Blackpool (2012) and a replay clash with Bristol City (2017) in their only two previous appearances in the third round.

Arsenal have been drawn away to Championship side Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round.

The draw for the competition was conducted on Monday night, with clubs from the Premier League and Championship entering. Beadle told BBC Sport: "Former Premier League champions coming to Edgar Street - we've got 90 minutes to get through but if we do, there's the incentive". All the ties will take place between 5 and 8 January.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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