Forget the World Cup for a moment. The FA Cup third round draw is complete and Manchester United have a home tie against Everton to look forward to.
Manchester United are looking to end a five-year wait for a trophy this season and we’ve won the FA Cup a staggering 12 times in the past. The most recent triumph came in 2016 when Jesse Lingard scored a winner in extra-time against Crystal Palace.
Sixty-six teams were in the hat, with two replays set for next week – Charlton Athletic vs Stockport County, and Dagenham & Redbridge vs Gillingham.
It isn’t a tie that will please United’s travelling support because fans tend to enjoy visiting new stadiums when forming cup runs, especially against teams in the lower divisions.
At least we’ll have home advantage and a change to knock Frank Lampard’s side out of the FA Cup…
FA Cup third round draw
- Preston North End vs Huddersfield
- Middlesbrough vs Brighton
- Chesterfield vs West Brom
- Manchester City vs Chelsea
- Charlton/Stockport vs Walsall
- Boreham Wood vs Accrington Stanley
- Tottenham Hotspur vs Portsmouth
- Derby County vs Barnsley
- Cardiff City Leeds United
- Brentford vs West Ham
- Bournemouth vs Burnley
- Coventry vs Wrexham
- Norwich City vs Blackburn Rovers
- Aston Villa vs Stevenage
- Luton Town vs Wigan Athletic
- Oxford United vs Arsenal
- Fleetwood vs QPR
- Liverpool vs Wolves
- Grimsby vs Burton Albion
- Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest
- Dag & Red or Gillingham vs Leicester City
- Forest Green Rovers vs Birmingham City
- Bristol City vs Swansea City
- Hartlepool United vs Stoke City
- Hull City vs Fulham
- Crystal Palace vs Southampton
- Millwall vs Sheffield United
- Shrewsbury vs Sunderland
- Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle United
- Manchester United vs Everton
- Reading vs Watford
- Ipswich vs Rotherham
The third-round games are to take place around the weekend of 7/8 January 2023.