Monday 16 December 2019

Merseyside set for FA Cup derby

Premier League leaders Liverpool, who last won the trophy in 2006, will face neighbours Everton at Anfield. (stock photo)
Premier League leaders Liverpool, who last won the trophy in 2006, will face neighbours Everton at Anfield. (stock photo)

Jamie Holland

Liverpool will play Merseyside rivals Everton, while record FA Cup winners Arsenal host Leeds United in the third round of the competition after last night's draw.

Premier League leaders Liverpool, who last won the trophy in 2006, will face neighbours Everton at Anfield.

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Arsenal, who have lifted the FA Cup 13 times, were drawn against Championship side Leeds, whose only FA Cup win came against the Gunners in the 1972 final.

Holders Manchester City host League Two (fourth-tier) side Port Vale, while Manchester United visit Wolverhampton Wanderers.

AFC Fylde of the National League, the lowest-ranked side guaranteed a third round spot, were drawn away to Premier League Sheffield United. Boston United of the National League North, the sixth tier of English football, could face Newcastle United if they overcome Rochdale in a second-round home replay.

Chelsea host Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur travel to Middlesbrough and Leicester City welcome Wigan Athletic in the pick of the other games.

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