Liverpool to host Everton in derby after FA Cup third-round draw


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Liverpool will host Everton in an FA Cup Merseyside derby after the draw for the third round was conducted on Monday.

It is the 18th time the local rivals have met in the FA Cup, but the earliest since 1932. They last squared off in the 2011-12 semifinals, won 2-1 by Liverpool, who have advanced in 10 of their previous meetings in the competition.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace will travel to Brighton and Hove Albion for the second time this season in another edition of the M23 derby.

Premier League leaders Manchester City will host Burnley in the only other game between top-flight sides.

Holders Arsenal will enter the competition in January away to Championship side Nottingham Forest, while Manchester United will host Derby County.

Tottenham host League One’s Wimbledon, but Chelsea will go on the road to face Norwich.

Leicester City could face a trip to seventh-tier Hereford if the minnows prevail in their replay against Fleetwood Town.

Non-league Fylde will visit Premier League side Bournemouth if they can get through their replay with Wigan, while Woking would face Aston Villa if they can beat Peterborough.

The full draw, to be played Jan. 5-7, 2018:

Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United
Watford vs Bristol City
Birmingham vs Burton Albion
Liverpool vs Everton
Brighton vs Crystal Palace
Aston Villa vs Woking/Peterborough
Bournemouth vs Fylde/Wigan
Coventry City vs Stoke City
Newport County vs Leeds United
Bolton vs Huddersfield
Port Vale/Yeovil vs Bradford City
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal
Brentford vs Notts County
QPR vs MK Dons
Manchester United vs Derby County
Forest Green Rovers/Exeter vs West Brom
Doncaster Rovers vs Rochdale
Tottenham vs AFC Wimbledon
Middlesbrough vs Sunderland
Fleetwood Town/Hereford vs Leicester
Blackburn/Crewe vs Hull City
Cardiff vs Mansfield Town
Manchester City vs Burnley
Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham
Wolves vs Swansea
Stevenage vs Reading
Newcastle vs Luton Town
Millwall vs Barnsley
Fulham vs Southampton
Wycombe vs Preston North End
Norwich vs Chelsea
Gillingham/Carlise vs Sheffield Wednesday

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