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Everton and Liverpool set for FA Cup clash as Wimbledon handed Wembley trip

 

By Robert Jones

Liverpool and Everton face an all-Merseyside FA Cup showdown next month after being drawn together during last night's third-round draw.

The pair, who last met in the tournament in the 2012 semi-final which Liverpool won 2-1, will play each other at Anfield on the weekend beginning January 5.

Non-league Hereford will welcome 2016 Premier League champions Leicester to Edgar Street provided they win their replay against Fleetwood.

Premier League leaders Manchester City are at home to Burnley, while potential upsets include West Ham's trip to League One high-flyers Shrewsbury, and Championship leaders Wolves at home to ailing Swansea.

Manchester United are at home to Derby, Tottenham meet AFC Wimbledon at Wembley, while Arsenal face a difficult trip to Nottingham Forest.

Brighton and Crystal Palace will rekindle their rivalry at the AMEX Stadium.

Hereford boss Peter Beadle said the prospect of facing Leicester at Edgar Street would give his Southern Premier Division side all the incentive they need to see off Fleetwood.

Beadle commented: "Former Premier League champions coming to Edgar Street - we've got 90 minutes to get through but, if we do, there's the incentive.

"We've got three league games before that, and they are our priority, but then we can relax and enjoy the replay knowing we have got a huge incentive."

National League AFC Fylde will not be too disappointed with a trip to Premier League Bournemouth if they upset the odds in their replay at Wigan.

FA Cup third round draw in full

Ipswich Town vs Sheffield United

Watford vs Bristol City

Birmingham City vs Burton Albion

Liverpool vs Everton

Brighton vs Crystal Palace

Aston Villa vs Woking or Peterborough

Bournemouth vs AFC Fylde or Wigan

Coventry vs Stoke City

Newport County vs Leeds United

Bolton vs Huddersfield

Port Vale or Yeovil vs Bradford City

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

Brentford vs Notts County

QPR vs MK Dons

Manchester United vs Derby

Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City vs West Brom

Doncaster Rovers vs Slough Town or Rochdale

Tottenham vs AFC Wimbledon

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland

Fleetwood or Hereford vs Leicester

Blackburn or Crewe vs Hull

Cardiff vs Mansfield Town

Manchester City vs Burnley

Shrewsbury Town vs West Ham

Wolves vs Swansea City

Stevenage vs Reading

Newcastle United vs Luton Town

Millwall vs Barnsley

Fulham vs Southampton

Wycombe vs Preston

Norwich vs Chelsea

Gillingham or Carlisle vs Sheffield Wednesday

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