UK TV selections made for Emirates FA Cup third round

Thursday 05 Dec 2019
Four Emirates FA Cup ties will be broadcast on BT Sport, with two on BBC One

Six ties from the upcoming Emirates FA Cup third round have been selected for broadcast in the UK.

The first televised match will be on BT Sport 1 as Newcastle United travel to Rochdale on Saturday 4 January 2020 with a 12.31pm kick-off time. The second game of Saturday 4 January – also on BT Sport 1 – is an all-Premier League tie, as Wolverhampton Wanderers host Manchester United, kicking off at 5.31pm.

There will be three televised ties on Sunday 5 January. The day starts with Middlesbrough against Tottenham Hotspur at 2.01pm and ends with West Ham United travelling to Gillingham at 6.16pm. Both games will be on BT Sport 1, with the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton – which kicks off at 4.01pm and will be broadcast on BBC One – sandwiched between them.

Third-round weekend culminates on BBC One with Arsenal hosting Leeds United on Monday 6 January, with kick-off at 7.56pm.

We announced earlier this week that all Emirates FA Cup third-round ties will begin one minute later than usual in support of the Heads Up campaign, which aims to generate the biggest-ever conversation about mental health.

Heads Up is partnering with Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters across the Emirates FA Cup third round to draw attention to the simple steps we can all take to look after our mental health and wellbeing.

The FA live broadcast fee is £150,000 per club. Winning clubs will receive £135,000 from The FA prize fund and a place in the fourth round.

Saturday 4 January 2020
Rochdale vs Newcastle United (12.31pm) – BT Sport 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United (5.31pm) – BT Sport 1 

Sunday 5 January 2020
Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Hotspur (2.01pm) – BT Sport 1
Liverpool vs Everton (4.01pm) – BBC One
Gillingham vs West Ham United (6.16pm) – BT Sport 1 

Monday 6 January 2020
Arsenal vs Leeds United (19.56pm) – BBC One 

By Jim Lucas