Third round draw

Manchester clubs drawn together

December 14, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester City have been drawn to play against Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.

A Manchester City fan celebrates the 2011 FA Cup success by taunting Sir Alex Ferguson
GettyImagesA Manchester City fan celebrates the 2011 FA Cup success by taunting Sir Alex Ferguson

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City knocked United out of the competition at last season's semi-final stage before going on to win the competition, and defeated their local rivals 6-1 at Old Trafford in their most recent meeting, so the Red Devils will be eager to get revenge when the teams meet at Eastlands next month.

Arsenal, who last won the competition in 2005, will take on Championship side Leeds United at Emirates Stadium, while 2010 winners Chelsea play Portsmouth at Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham have a home tie against League Two side Cheltenham, while Liverpool will play Oldham at Anfield.

Stoke, last season's defeated finalists, will make the trip to Gillingham and Everton will be eager to avoid embarrassment in their game against Conference side Tamworth at Goodison Park. Newcastle also host Blackburn in an all-Premier League tie.

Ties will be played on the weekend of January 7-8.