FA Cup Third Round draw provides some big matchups

The FA Cup Third Round draw has provided some very tough matchups right out of the gate for some EPL teams entering the tournament. None tougher than the Tottenham vs. Leicester City game at White Hart Lane. The battle between the two top five sides will certainly be a match that gathers the most attention. A few other teams received EPL opponents including Arsenal/Sunderland, Norwich/Manchester City, Watford/Newcastle and Southampton/Crystal Palace.

Check out the complete list of FA Cup matchups. Games will be played on the weekend of January 8 to 11 with replays taking place a couple weeks later.

Watford vs. Newcastle United
West Bromwich Albion vs. Bristol City
West Ham United vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers
Salford City or Hartlepool vs. Derby County
Exeter City vs. Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Leicester City
Colchester vs. Charlton Athletic
Peterborough vs. Preston North End
Northampton vs. MK Dons
Arsenal vs. Sunderland
Newport County vs. Blackburn Rovers
Ipswich Town vs. Portsmouth
Birmingham vs. Bournemouth
Wycombe vs. Aston Villa
Sheffield Wednesday vs. Fulham
Oxford United vs. Swansea
Brentford vs. Chesterfield or Walsall
Bury vs. Bradford
Manchester United vs. Sheffield United
Everton vs. Dagenham & Redbridge or Whitehawk
Southampton vs. Crystal Palace
Eastleigh vs. Bolton
Nottingham Forest vs. QPR
Carlisle United vs. Yeovil Town
Chelsea vs. Leyton Orient or Scunthorpe
Doncaster Rovers vs. Stoke City
Leeds United vs. Rotherham
Cardiff City vs. Grimsby or Shrewsbury
Huddersfield Town vs. Reading
Middlesbrough vs. Burnley
Norwich City vs. Manchester City
Hull City vs. Brighton and Hove Albion

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