FA Cup draw: Liverpool to meet Everton in third round
Arsenal begin defence away to Forest, while there are three all Premier League ties
The draw for the Emirates FA Cup third round was made on Monday evening. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images
The pair, who last met in the tournament in the 2012 semi-final which Liverpool won 2-1, will play each other at Anfield on the weekend beginning January 5th.
Non-league Hereford will welcome 2016 Premier League champions Leicester to Edgar Street provided they win their replay against Fleetwood.
Premier League leaders Manchester City are at home to Burnley, while potential upsets include West Ham’s trip to League One high-flyers Shrewsbury, and Championship leaders Wolves at home to ailing Swansea.
Manchester United are at home to Championship Derby, Tottenham meet League One AFC Wimbledon at Wembley, while holders Arsenal face a difficult trip to Nottingham Forest.
Brighton and Crystal Palace will rekindle their rivalry at the AMEX Stadium after last month’s Premier League goalless draw which was marred by crowd trouble.
Hereford boss Peter Beadle said the prospect of facing Leicester at Edgar Street would give his Southern Premier Division side all the incentive they need to see off Fleetwood.
Beadle told BBC Sport: “Former Premier League champions coming to Edgar Street - we’ve got 90 minutes to get through but if we do, there’s the incentive.
“We’ve got three league games before that and they are our priority, but then we can relax and enjoy the replay knowing we have got a huge incentive.”
The other remaining non-League sides did not fare so well in the draw, with all three handed difficult away trips provided they come through their respective second round ties.
National League AFC Fylde will not be too disappointed with a trip to Premier League Bournemouth if they upset the odds in their replay at Wigan.
Woking will travel to Aston Villa if they overcome Peterborough at the second attempt, while Slough Town would travel to Doncaster if they won their outstanding second round tie against Rochdale on Monday night.
FA Cup third-round draw in full:
Ipswich v Sheffield United
Watford v Bristol City
Birmingham v Burton
Liverpool v Everton
Brighton v Crystal Palace
Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough
Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan
Coventry v Stoke
Newport v Leeds
Bolton v Huddersfield
Port Vale or Yeovil v Bradford
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Brentford v Notts County
QPR v MK Dons
Manchester United v Derby
Forest Green or Exeter v West Brom
Doncaster v Slough Town or Rochdale
Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon
Middlesbrough v Sunderland
Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester
Blackburn or Crewe v Hull
Cardiff v Mansfield
Manchester City v Burnley
Shrewsbury v West Ham
Wolves v Swansea
Stevenage v Reading
Newcastle v Luton
Millwall v Barnsley
Fulham v Southampton
Wycombe v Preston
Norwich v Chelsea
Gillingham or Carlisle v Sheffield Wednesday
Ties to be played January 5-7th