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Sunderland draw holders Arsenal in FA Cup Third round draw while Exeter to host Liverpool

Arsenal celebrate winning last season's FA Cup
Arsenal celebrate winning last season's FA Cup

Holders Arsenal will face Sunderland at home in the third round of the FA Cup.

The two sides met in the Barclays Premier League at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, with the Gunners recording a 3-1 victory.

If part-timers Whitehawk come through their replay against Dagenham & Redbridge, their third-round debut will see them face top-flight opposition in Everton at Goodison Park.

Sixth-tier Whitehawk were one of four non-league teams to feature in the draw made in Cardiff on Monday night.

The lowest-ranked among them, Salford City, will host Sky Bet Championship Derby if the seventh-tier club get past Hartlepool in their second-round replay.

Eastleigh, the only one of the quartet to have made it through outright, were handed a home tie against Championship basement boys Bolton, while the draw also pitted the winner of Grimsby's second-round clash against Shrewsbury - being played on Monday night - to face Cardiff away.

Third Round Draw

Watford v Newcastle

West Brom v Bristol City

West Ham v Wolves

Salford or Hartlepool v Derby

Exeter v Liverpool

Tottenham v Leicester

Colchester v Charlton

Peterborough v Preston

Northampton v MK Dons

Arsenal v Sunderland

Newport v Blackburn

Ipswich v Portsmouth

Birmingham v Bournemouth

Wycombe v Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham

Oxford v Swansea

Brentford v Chesterfield or Walsall

Bury v Bradford

Manchester United v Sheffield United

Everton v Dagenham or Whitehawk

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Eastleigh v Bolton

Nottingham Forest v QPR

Carlisle v Yeovil

Chelsea v Leyton Orient or Scunthorpe

Doncaster v Stoke

Leeds v Rotherham

Cardiff v Grimsby or Shrewsbury

Huddersfield v Reading

Middlesbrough v Burnley

Norwich v Manchester City

Hull v Brighton

Ties to be played between January 8 and 11, 2016.

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