FA Cup Third Round: All The Fixtures, Kick-off Time, What To Expect

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FA Cup Third Round: Manchester United started off the third round with an excellent 3-1 win against Everton at Old Trafford on Friday.

FA Cup Third Round: All The Fixtures, Kick-off Time, What To Expect.

Over the course of four days, there will be 32 matches, including a non-league game between Chesterfield and West Bromwich Albion at home.

Premier League’s Liverpool will host Wolverhampton Wanderers, while League One Oxford United will face the tournament’s record 14-time champions Arsenal.

The first of three live games on BBC One this weekend will be played on Saturday at 12:30 GMT between League Two’s bottom team Gillingham and the 2020-21 champions Leicester City.

There were no third-round replays during the previous season to help with the backlog of fixtures brought on by Covid postponements.

This time, however, replays will continue through the fourth round.

The third-round winning teams will get £105,000 from the competition’s prize pool.

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Six days after the Premier League season concludes and one week before the Champions League final in Istanbul on June 10, the FA Cup final will be held at Wembley on June 3rd.

FA Cup third-round

Friday, 6 January

Manchester United v Everton, 20:00 (3-1)

Saturday, 7 January

Gillingham v Leicester City, 12:30-live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website & app

Tottenham v Portsmouth, 12:30

Coventry City v Wrexham, 17:30

Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United, 18:00

Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 20:00

Sunday, 8 January

Cardiff City v Leeds United, 14:00

Manchester City v Chelsea, 16:30

Aston Villa v Stevenage, 16:30

Monday, 9 January

Oxford United v Arsenal, 20:00

Who are the remaining non-league clubs?

The FA Cup for this season was open to 732 clubs in total, and the additional preliminary round began on August 5, 2022.

FA Cup Third Round: All The Fixtures, Kick-off Time, What To Expect.

Three non-league teams have advanced to the third round, which is one of the football season’s most eagerly anticipated weekends.

More than any other team outside of the top two divisions of English football, National League Boreham Wood advanced last season.

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The Hertfordshire club advanced to the fifth round, when they were defeated by Everton, after defeating Bournemouth of the Championship and League One AFC Wimbledon.

In order to advance to the fourth round, Luke Garrard’s team must defeat League One’s Accrington Stanley.

Boreham Wood, the lowest-ranked club still in the competition and currently rated 13th in English football’s fifth tier, will be confident after defeating League One Bristol Rovers in the previous round.

Third-placed in the National League Chesterfield is also participating in the third round for the second straight year.

At Chelsea, the former European Champions, the Spireites were defeated 5-1 at this time last year.

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The Derbyshire team, captained by former Wolves midfielder Paul Cook, defeated League Two opponents Northampton Town and AFC Wimbledon to secure a favorable home matchup against five-time champion West Brom.

Since 1948, Chesterfield and West Brom have not faced off in a competitive match.

For the first time since 2015, Wrexham, owned by Hollywood celebrities Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, is participating in the third round.

The Welsh team is playing at 1986–87 National League champions Coventry City, who are now second in the league. It is the clubs’ first competitive encounter since 1994.

Paul Mullin, a forward for Wrexham, has five FA Cup goals this year.

FA Cup Third Round: All The Fixtures, Kick-off Time, What To Expect.

To get to this point, Boreham Wood, Chesterfield, and Wrexham each won three games.

When will the fourth-round FA Cup draw take place?

Before the match between Manchester City and Chelsea on Sunday at about 16:05, BBC One will broadcast the fourth-round draw live.

Emile Heskey and Karen Bardsley will choose the balls for the draw, which will be presided over by Mark Chapman.

Heskey won the FA Cup in 2001 while playing for Liverpool, and Bardsley has three FA Cup victories while playing for Manchester City.

The fourth round is slated to take place from January 27 to 30.

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