Exeter City to face Liverpool in Emirates FA Cup third round

Monday 07 Dec 2015
The Emirates FA Cup third round draw takes place on Monday evening

Monday evening marked one of the most eagerly awaited dates in the football calendar as the Emirates FA Cup third round proper draw took place.

With all Premier League and Championship clubs entering the competition at this stage, it represented a chance for all of those clubs who have fought their way to this stage to land a potential dream draw.

And one of the stand-out ties was the visit of Premier League giants Liverpool to League Two outfit Exeter City.

The Emirates FA Cup

Third Round Proper draw
Monday 7 December 2015
Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff
Ties to be played 8-11 January 2016
Winning clubs receive £67,500 from prize fund

The draw took place at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff - the city which hosted six FA Cup Finals at its Millennium Stadium. England Women's head coach Mark Sampson and former Wales and Arsenal forward John Hartson were drawing the balls.

Another intriguing tie was National League club Eastleigh's home clash with the Championship's bottom club Bolton Wanderers.

There are five all-Premier League ties as leaders Leicester City face a trip to fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, while holders Arsenal begin their defence at the Emirates against Sunderland.

Meanwhile, if Whitehawk can overcome Dagenham & Redbridge in next week's replay, they will travel to Merseyside to take on Everton. 

The third round proper matches will be played between 8 and 11 January 2016.

The Draw in Full

1 Watford v Newcastle United 

2 West Bromwich Albion v Bristol City 

3 West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

4 Hartlepool United v Derby County 

5 Exeter City v Liverpool 

6 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City 

7 Colchester United v Charlton Athletic 

8 Peterborough United v Preston North End 

9 Northampton Town v MK Dons 

10 Arsenal v Sunderland 

11 Newport County v Blackburn Rovers 

12 Ipswich Town v Portsmouth 

13 Birmingham City v AFC Bournemouth 

14 Wycombe Wanderers v Aston Villa 

15 Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham 

16 Oxford United v Swansea City 

17 Brentford v Walsall 

18 Bury v Bradford City 

19 Manchester United v Sheffield United 

20 Everton v Whitehawk 

21 Southampton v Crystal Palace 

22 Eastleigh v Bolton Wanderers 

 23 Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers 

24 Carlisle United v Yeovil Town 

25 Chelsea v Scunthorpe United 

26 Doncaster Rovers v Stoke City 

27 Leeds United v Rotherham United 

28 Cardiff City v Shrewsbury Town 

29 Huddersfield Town v Reading 

30 Middlesbrough v Burnley 

31 Norwich City v Manchester City 

32 Hull City v Brighton & Hove Albion

By FA Staff