West Ham v Manchester City headlines FA Cup draw

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Monday evening’s FA Cup 3rd round draw has produced four Premier League clashes with West Ham United‘s hosting of Manchester City among the most highly anticipated fixtures.

The top division draws will see Hull City face Swansea, Burnley travel to Sunderland and Everton playing the reigning League Champions, Leicester City.

In the Championship match-ups, QPR will be looking for a long awaited win against Blackburn Rovers, while Fulham will be aiming for a rare away win in Wales against Cardiff City.

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West Ham have had a tough start to the new season, currently sitting 17th in the Premier League and still reeling from their recent EFL Cup quarter-final loss to Manchester United.

The Hammers will now face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at London Stadium in order to remain in this season’s FA Cup as they look to build some confidence moving into the second half of the season.

In their last six meetings, the away side have only won on one occasion; a 2-1 victory to West Ham in last season’s Premier League. Similarly in the Sunderland-Burnley fixture, the away side has left as victors just once in their last eight matches.

With only one victory between them in the last five Premier League rounds, Everton and Leicester will be looking to find some form when they clash at Goodison Park. The English Champions have had it over their opponents in recent years with only one win going the way of the Merseysiders in the last eight meetings between them.

Off the back of some impressive Championship form, Fulham will be looking for their first away victory over Cardiff City since August 1998 – a 2-1 win in the League Cup.

Meanwhile, QPR are still yet to beat Blackburn in 11 meetings with their last victory over the Rovers coming with a 2-0 win back in October 1999. Adding to the ‘hoodoo’, the Rangers haven’t beaten their FA Cup opponents at Loftus Road since November 1993 – 23 years ago.

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The 3rd round of the FA Cup will take place on the week-end if 6-9 January 2017. See the full draw below:

1. Ipswich Town v Lincoln City
2. Barrow v Rochdale
3. Manchester United v Reading
4. Hull City v Swansea City
5. Sunderland v Burnley
6. Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn Rovers
7. Millwall v AFC Bournemouth
8. West Ham United v Manchester City
9. Brighton & Hove Albion v MK Dons or Charlton Athletic
10. Blackpool v Barnsley
11. Wigan Athletic v Nottingham Forest
12. Birmingham City v Newcastle United
13. Chelsea v Notts County or Peterborough United
14. Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday
15. West Bromwich Albion v Derby County
16. Everton v Leicester City
17. Liverpool v Newport County or Plymouth Argyle
18. Wycombe Wanderers v Northampton Town or Stourbridge
19. Watford v Burton Albion
20. Preston North End v Arsenal
21. Cardiff City v Fulham
22. Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
23. Cambridge United v Leeds United
24. Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town or Fleetwood Town
25. Huddersfield Town v Port Vale
26. Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa
27. Brentford v FC Halifax Town or Eastleigh
28. Bolton Wanderers v Crystal Palace
29. Norwich City v Southampton
30. Sutton United v AFC Wimbledon
31. Accrington Stanley v Luton Town
32. Rotherham United v Oxford United or Macclesfield Town