Arsenal given Sunderland tie in FA Cup 

FA Cup holders Arsenal have been given a home tie against Sunderland in the third round.

Arsene Wenger's side will meet the Black Cats at the Emirates Stadium as they aim to become just the third team to win the competition three years in a row.

Manchester United will also start their bid at home against Sheffield United, while Liverpool have been drawn away to League Two side Exeter City and Chelsea will take on either Leyton Orient or Scunthorpe United at Stamford Bridge.

Norwich City will host Manchester City at Carrow Road, and in another eye-catching all-Premier League tie, leaders Leicester City travel to North London to take on Tottenham Hotspur.

Whitehawk could be on course for a glamour tie if they beat Dagenham & Redbridge in a replay, with the winner coming up against Roberto Martinez's Everton.

Salford City could meet Derby County if they overcome Hartlepool United in a replay of their second-round tie, while National League side Eastleigh play host to Bolton Wanderers.

FA Cup third round draw (Ties to be played January 8-11):

Arsenal v Sunderland

Birmingham v Bournemouth

Brentford v Chesterfield/Walsall

Bury v Bradford City

Cardiff City v Grimsby/Shrewsbury

Carlisle v Yeovil

Chelsea v Leyton Orient/Scunthorpe

Colchester v Charlton

Doncaster v Stoke City

Eastleigh v Bolton

Everton v Dagenham & Redbridge/Whitehawk

Exeter City v Liverpool

Huddersfield v Reading

Hull City v Brighton

Ipswich v Portsmouth

Leeds United v Rotherham

Manchester United v Sheffield United

Middlesbrough v Burnley

Newport County v Blackburn

Northampton v MK Dons

Norwich v Manchester City

Nottingham Forest v QPR

Oxford United v Swansea

Peterborough v Preston

NE Salford City/Hartlepool v Derby

Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Tottenham v Leicester

Watford v Newcastle

West Bromwich v Bristol City

West Ham v Wolves

Wycombe v Aston Villa 

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