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
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