Last seasons finalists, Arsenal and Hull City have been drawn together in the 3rd round of the F.A. Cup. Surprisingly, the two were also drawn together in the rehearsal as well, “As soon as we walked in everyone told us we were drawn against Arsenal in the rehearsal. For it to happen again is amazing,” said the Hull boss on BBC Sport.
Steve Bruce was shocked by the result, so much so he even thought his side were at home until Mark Chapman had to put him right.
Meanwhile, Conference sides Wrexham, Gateshead and Dover face Stoke City, West Brom and Crystal Palace respectively. Third-round debutants AFC Wimbledon host Liverpool, while Manchester United travel to Accrington Stanley or Yeovil.
There were four all Premier League ties as Burnley host Tottenham, West Ham go to Everton and Newcastle United visit Leicester City.
The lowest-ranked team in the competition – Blyth Spartans – play Birmingham City, in what their midfielder Stephen Turnbull called an “anti-climax” after the Northern Premier League side beat Hartlepool in round two.
Here is the full-draw. Will your team go through to the 4th round?
|Dover Athletic||v||Crystal Palace|
|Manchester City||v||Sheffield Wednesday|
|Aldershot or Rochdale||v||Nottingham Forest|
|Blyth Spartans||v||Birmingham City|
|Oxford or Tranmere||v||Swansea|
|Scunthorpe or Worcester City||v||Chesterfield|
|Cambridge United or Mansfield||v||Bury or Luton|
|Barnsley or Chester||v||Middlesbrough|
|Accrington or Yeovil||v||Manchester United|