West Ham and Leeds face possibly challenging journeys to lower-league opposition.
The FA Cup third-round draw has produced some interesting ties that will take place over the weekend of January 8-11.
Here, the PA news firm looks at a few of the noteworthy encounters.
#EmiratesFACup history made ✨ @MarineAFC of the 8th tier will handle @premierleague leaders @SpursOfficial, in the competition’s biggest-ever space in between 2 clubs in the third round pic.twitter.com/eBYbEGcdO8
— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) November 30, 2020
Premier League Division One North West club Marine ended up being only the second side from the 8th tier to reach the third round when they beat Havant and Waterlooville after extra time on Sunday. The Merseyside part-timers might not have actually requested for more after being rewarded with a home tie against Jose Mourinho’s present Premier League leaders.
Player response pic.twitter.com/d8kswQYNce
— Chorley FC (@chorleyfc) November 30, 2020
Chorley, in National League North, have actually beaten Wigan and Peterborough on their way to the third round and a home tie against the Sky Bet Championship’s bottom club will hold no worries for the non-league side Wayne Rooney took sole charge of Derby at the weekend and it remains to be seen whether he will be in the dug-out as the Rams’ permanent new manager.
Aston Rental property v Liverpool
We have actually been drawn at home to Liverpool in the third round of the @EmiratesFACup! pic.twitter.com/RXuuuogcNj
— Aston Vacation Home (@AVFCOfficial) November 30, 2020
Liverpool, who last won the FA Cup in 2006, will face Premier League opposition at this phase of the competition for the 4th succeeding season after 2 clashes with Merseyside competitors Everton sandwiched a third-round tie at Wolves. Rental property, currently 8th in the table, are seven-time winners however last raised the trophy way back in 1957.
Crawley v Leeds
The Gaffer offers his ideas after drawing @LUFC in the third round of the @EmiratesFACup #TownTeamTogether pic.twitter.com/0EMy8B3oQ9
— Crawley Town FC (@crawleytown) November 30, 2020
Marcelo Bielsa’s side will head to League 2 side Crawley with some nervousness having actually notoriously been discarded out of the FA Cup by non-league sides Histon in 2008 and Sutton United in 2017. Leeds have also crashed out against lower league sides Rochdale and Newport in recent years. Crawley have actually beaten Torquay and AFC Wimbledon in this year’s competition.
Stockport v West Ham
West Ham at home you state?
That brings back some memories! #EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/CGG9DajkUJ
— Stockport County (@StockportCounty) November 30, 2020
Stockport reached the third round for the first time in 14 years by beating National League competitors Yeovil 3-2 after extra time at the weekend. County invested 6 seasons in the 5th tier prior to winning promo in 2019. Three-time winners West Ham are 11th in the Premier League, however were knocked out of the League Cup by County in 1996.