FA Cup third round draw: United to meet City

Manchester United and Manchester will clash again in Round 3 of the FA Cup

The draw for Round 3 of the FA Cup was done today at Wembley and the headline news is that Manchester City will host Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Many football fans will fancy the draw given the excitement of this grand match-up while supporters of other contending clubs will be delighted that one of the favorites to win the competition will be knocked out at such an early stage. United supporters may even be somewhat wary of this match-up after this season's 1-6 derby disaster at Old Trafford and after last season's FA Cup semi-final defeat by City at Wembly. However, the optimist will see this as an opportunity of revenge and hopefully United will be showing improved form by the weekend of January 7 and 8 -- the dates of the Round 3 clashes. Here is the full draw:

* Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury

* Nottingham Forest v Leicester City

* Manchester City v Manchester United

* Dagenham & Redbridge or Walsall v Millwall

* Crawley Town v Bristol City

* Doncaster v Notts County

* Bristol Rovers v Aston Villa

* Tottenham Hotspur v Cheltenham

* Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United

* Milton Keynes Dons v QPR

* Hull City v Ipswich

* Coventry v Southampton

* Brighton & Hove Albion v Wrexham

* Fulham v Charlton

* Birmingham City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

* Norwich City v Burnley

* Arsenal v Leeds United

* Derby v Crystal Palace

* Fleetwood or Yeovil v Blackpool

* Swindon v Wigan Athletic

* Barnsley v Swansea City

* Chelmsford or Macclesfield v Bolton Wanderers

* Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers

* Everton v Tamworth

The rest of the draw after the jump...

* Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United

* Milton Keynes Dons v QPR

* Hull City v Ipswich

* Coventry v Southampton

* Brighton & Hove Albion v Wrexham

* Fulham v Charlton

* Birmingham City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

* Norwich City v Burnley

* Arsenal v Leeds United

* Derby v Crystal Palace

* Fleetwood or Yeovil v Blackpool

* Swindon v Wigan Athletic

* Barnsley v Swansea City

* Chelmsford or Macclesfield v Bolton Wanderers

* Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers

* Everton v Tamworth

* Sheffield United v Salisbury or Grimsby

* Liverpool v Southend or Oldham

* Gillingham v Stoke City

* Chelsea v Portsmouth

* Watford v Bradford

* Peterborough v Sunderland

* West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff

* Reading v Stevenage

What are your thoughts on the draw? Are you excited about the opportunity to face City or does that match-up worry you? What other match-ups appeal to you?

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