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Arsenal draw Tottenham in FA Cup third round

Updated: Sunday, 08 Dec 2013 17:35 | Comments

North London rivals have not met in the Cup since 2001
North London rivals have not met in the Cup since 2001

Premier League leaders Arsenal were handed a mouthwatering tie against north London rivals Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup.

Struggling Manchester United will be at home to fellow Premier League side Swansea City, Chelsea are away to Championship side Derby County while Manchester City, beaten finalists last season, visit Blackburn Rovers.

Wigan Athletic, who surprisingly beat City in the final in May before being relegated from the top flight, begin their defence against third tier MK Dons.

There will be three all Premier League ties, played in the first week of January, with Norwich City at home to Fulham, Newcastle United v Cardiff City and West Bromwich Albion at home to Crystal Palace.

Liverpool could face League One Oldham Athletic who stunned them in last year's competition, providing Oldham overcome Mansfield Town.

None of the three non-league clubs definitely through to the third round were handed glamour ties, leaving the north London derby as the main talking point of the draw.

Arsenal and Tottenham have not met in the world's oldest domestic cup competition since the Gunners beat Spurs in the 2001 semi-final.   

FA Cup third round draw

Barnsley v Hartlepool/Coventry

Yeovil v Leyton Orient

Liverpool v Oldham/Mansfield

Nottm Forest v West Ham

Bristol City v Watford

Southend v Millwall

Middlesbrough v Hull

West Brom v Crystal Palace

Kidderminster v Peterborough

Doncaster v Stevenage

Stoke v Leicester

Southampton v Burnley

Newcastle v Cardiff

Rochdale v Leeds

Wigan v MK Dons.

Charlton v Wrexham/Oxford.

Man Utd v Swansea

Port Vale v Plymouth

Norwich v Fulham

Aston Villa v Sheff Utd.

Macclesfield v Sheff Wed.

Sunderland v Carlisle.

Bolton v Blackpool

Blackburn v Man City

Everton v QPR

Brighton v Reading

Arsenal v Tottenham

Birmingham v Bristol Rovers/Crawley

Grimsby v Huddersfield

Ipswich v Preston

Derby v Chelsea

Bournemouth v Fleetwood/Burton

Matches to be played over the weekend of 4-5 January

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