Arsenal given Sunderland tie in FA Cup

Arsenal given Sunderland tie in FA Cup
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Holders Arsenal are given a home tie against Sunderland in the third round of the 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 vs. Sunderland
Birmingham vs. Bournemouth
Brentford vs. Chesterfield/Walsall
Bury vs. Bradford City
Cardiff City vs. Grimsby/Shrewsbury
Carlisle vs. Yeovil
Chelsea vs. Leyton Orient/Scunthorpe
Colchester vs. Charlton
Doncaster vs. Stoke City
Eastleigh vs. Bolton
Everton vs. Dagenham & Redbridge/Whitehawk
Exeter City vs. Liverpool
Huddersfield vs. Reading
Hull City vs. Brighton
Ipswich vs. Portsmouth
Leeds United vs. Rotherham
Manchester United vs. Sheffield United
Middlesbrough vs. Burnley
Newport County vs. Blackburn
Northampton vs. MK Dons
Norwich vs. Manchester City
Nottingham Forest vs. QPR
Oxford United vs. Swansea
Peterborough vs. Preston NE
Salford City/Hartlepool vs. Derby
Sheffield Wednesday vs. Fulham
Southampton vs. Crystal Palace
Tottenham vs. Leicester
Watford vs. Newcastle
West Bromwich vs. Bristol City
West Ham vs. Wolves
Wycombe vs. Aston Villa

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's fourth and his hat trick goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Leicester, United Kingdom.
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