United to face Jaap Stam’s Reading in FA Cup

FA Cup defending champions Manchester United next month face Reading in the third round of this season's competition.

Only four teams outside the top division will play a top flight side if they advance, but there will be some early exits among top sides, with four ties being all-Premier League fixtures.

Yesterday's draw also saw Manchester City paired with West Ham United at the London Stadium, with City manager Pep Guardiola to get his first taste of the world's oldest knock-out football competition.

The three other all-Premier League ties are: Hull City versus Swansea City, Sunderland against Burnley, and Everton versus Leicester City.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur face Championship opposition, with the Gunners travelling to Preston while Spurs will face Aston Villa at White Hart Lane.

Liverpool are to host either Newport or Plymouth, while Chelsea are also to play at home, against Notts County or Peterborough.

Barrow host League One side Rochdale after upsetting Bristol Rovers, while fellow non-league side Sutton are to play League One outfit AFC Wimbledon.

The winners of the replay between Halifax and Eastleigh face a trip to Griffin Park to play Championship side Brentford.

Northern Premier Division club Stourbridge play Northampton in a replay for the right to play League Two side Wycombe.

Premier League sides Crystal Palace, Southampton and Bournemouth, play Bolton, Norwich and Millwall respectively.

Full FA Cup Third Round draw:

Ipswich v Lincoln or Oldham

Barrow v Rochdale

Manchester United v Reading

Hull v Swansea

Sunderland v Burnley

Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn

Millwall v Bournemouth

West Ham v Manchester City

Brighton v Charlton or MK Dons

Blackpool v Barnsley

Wigan v Nottingham Forest

Birmingham v Newcastle

Chelsea v Notts County of Peterborough

Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday

West Brom v Derby

Everton v Leicester

Liverpool v Newport County or Plymouth

Wycombe v Stourbridge or Northampton

Watford v Burton

Preston v Arsenal

Cardiff v Fulham

Stoke v Wolves

Cambridge v Leeds

Bristol City v Shrewsbury or Fleetwood

Huddersfield v Port Vale

Tottenham v Aston Villa

Brentford v Halifax or Eastleigh

Bolton v Crystal Palace

Norwich v Southampton

Sutton United v AFC Wimbledon

Accrington Stanley v Luton

Rotherham v Oxford or Macclesfield

Ties will take place from January 6 to January 9.

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