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Manchester City discover Emirates FA Cup third round opponents following completed draw



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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have now discovered their fate in the Emirates FA Cup third round, following the draw which took place on Sunday afternoon.

The current FA Cup holders will begin their defence of the famous trophy in January, having lifted the trophy back in June as part of an historic treble, as Manchester City also won the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.

Former Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan scored twice against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium, with the German midfielder’s brace helping the Sky Blues to a landmark 2-1 victory over their local rivals.

Manchester City’s victory in the competition last season was their first triumph since the 2018/19 edition of the tournament, after a series of recent previous disappointments for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Riyad Mahrez, who also left the club in the summer, scored a hat-trick against Sheffield United in the semi-finals last season, with Manchester City also beating Chelsea and Arsenal en route to the trophy.

Manchester City will begin their FA Cup defence against Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium, with third round ties scheduled to be played across the weekend of Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January 2024.

Here is the complete FA third round draw, as confirmed by proceedings on Sunday afternoon!

Emirates FA Cup Third Round Draw

Luton Town vs Bolton Wanderers

Shrewsbury Town vs Wrexham or Yeovil

Arsenal vs Liverpool

Stoke City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Norwich City vs Crewe Alexandra

West Ham United vs Bristol City

Tottenham vs Burnley

Fulham vs Rotherham United

West Bromwich Albion vs Aldershot Town or Stockport County

Southampton vs Alfreton or Walsall

AFC Wimbledon or Ramsgate vs Ipswich Town

Peterborough United vs Leeds United

Millwall vs Leicester City

Watford vs Chesterfield or Leyton Orient

Sunderland vs Newcastle United

Sheffield Wednesday vs Cardiff City

Crystal Palace vs Everton

Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa

Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool or Forest Green Rovers

Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United

Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town

Blackburn Rovers vs Cambridge United

Gillingham vs Sheffield United

Swansea City vs Morecambe

Chelsea vs Preston North End

QPR vs Bournemouth

Coventry City vs Oxford United

Brentford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Plymouth Argyle vs Sutton United

Maidstone United vs Stevenage or Port Vale

Newport County or Barnet vs Eastleigh or Reading

Hull City vs Birmingham City