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Ball numbers, how to watch live, fixture dates, potential opponents – Emirates FA Cup third round draw



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Manchester City will discover their opponents for the third round of the Emirates FA Cup this weekend, as Pep Guardiola’s side prepare to defend their crown.

The treble winners will seek to retain their Emirates FA Cup crown after lifting the trophy for the first time since 2019 in June, famously beating rivals Manchester United at Wembley Stadium prior to their date in Istanbul.

Ilkay Gundogan’s brace, which included a record-breaking volley just 12 seconds into the clash, helped Manchester City lift the historic trophy as part of a landmark treble, with the Blues also memorably winning the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.

The German international midfielder left Manchester City on a free transfer in the summer, alongside Riyad Mahrez, who netted a hat-trick in the semi-final last season against the now-Premier League side Sheffield United.

The Emirates FA Cup is the Sky Blues’ only hope of winning a domestic cup competition this season, after Manchester City were knocked out of the Carabao Cup to Newcastle United in September.

The third round of the FA Cup is scheduled to take place in the new year, and with second round ties taking place this weekend, here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Emirates FA Cup third round draw.

When is the Emirates FA Cup third round draw?

The Emirates FA Cup third round draw will take place on Sunday 3rd December.

How can I watch the Emirates FA Cup third round draw?

The third round draw will be broadcast live on ITV for viewers in the United Kingdom, taking place ahead of the second round tie between Eastleigh and Reading, from around 12:55pm GMT.

City Xtra will also have live updates across their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as live coverage and reaction on YouTube!

When will Emirates FA Cup third round matches be played?

Third round ties are scheduled to be played across the weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January 2024.

What ball number are Manchester City?

Manchester City will be ball number 23 in the third round draw.

Who could Manchester City potentially face in the Emirates FA Cup third round?

1. AFC Bournemouth
2. Arsenal
3. Aston Villa
4. Birmingham City
5. Blackburn Rovers
6. Brentford
7. Brighton & Hove Albion
8. Bristol City
9. Burnley
10. Cardiff City
11. Chelsea
12. Coventry City
13. Crystal Palace
14. Everton
15. Fulham
16. Huddersfield Town
17. Hull City
18. Ipswich Town
19. Leeds United
20. Leicester City
21. Liverpool
22. Luton Town
24. Manchester United
25. Middlesbrough
26. Millwall
27. Newcastle United
28. Norwich City
29. Nottingham Forest
30. Plymouth Argyle
31. Preston North End
32. Queens Park Rangers
33. Rotherham United
34. Sheffield United
35. Sheffield Wednesday
36. Southampton
37. Stoke City
38. Sunderland
39. Swansea City
40. Tottenham Hotspur
41. Watford
42. West Bromwich Albion
43. West Ham United
44. Wolverhampton Wanderers
45. Maidstone United
46. Morecambe
47. Shrewsbury Town
48. Chesterfield or Leyton Orient
49. Aldershot Town or Stockport County
50. Alfreton Town or Walsall
51. Blackpool or Forest green Rovers
52. Cambridge United
53. Bolton Wanderers
54. Wrexham or Yeovil Town
55. Crewe Alexandra or Bristol Rovers
56. Peterborough United
57. Eastleigh or Reading
58. Gillingham
59. Stevenage or Port Vale
60. Newport County or Barnet
61. Oxford United
62. Wigan Athletic
63. Sutton United
64. AFC Wimbledon or Ramsgate