Marine to take on Premier League leaders Tottenham in FA Cup

FA CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW: Eighth-tier Marine get dream tie at home to Premier League leaders Tottenham as holders Arsenal host Newcastle

  • Marine qualified for the FA Cup third round with a goal in the final minute 
  • The Merseyside club will now face Jose Mourinho’s Premier League leaders
  • Arsenal begin their defence with a tie against Newcastle at the Emirates
  • Liverpool will also return to the scene of their 7-2 thrashing by Aston Villa  

Marine will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the FA Cup after becoming only the second eighth division side to get through to this stage.

The Merseyside side beat Havant & Waterlooville with a goal from Niall Cummins in the last minute of extra time to qualify for the third round and will now face Jose Mourinho’s Premier League leaders.  

Meanwhile, holders Arsenal begin their defence of the trophy with a home tie against fellow Premier League side Newcastle, with the Gunners aiming for an unprecedented 15th crown.

Eighth division Marine will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the FA Cup

They beat Havant & Waterlooville in the final minute of extra time to meet Jose Mourinho’s men

Meanwhile, FA Cup holders Arsenal begin their defence of the trophy against Newcastle

Huddersfield v Plymouth

Southampton v Shrewsbury

Chorley v Derby County

Marine v Tottenham Hotspur

Wolves v Crystal Palace

Stockport County v West Ham

Oldham Athletic v AFC Bournemouth

Manchester United v Watford

Stevenage v Swansea City

Everton v Rotherham

Nottingham Forest v Cardiff

Arsenal v Newcastle

Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers

Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United

Canvey Island or Boreham Wood v Millwall

Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers

Stoke City v Leicester City

Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End

Crawley Town v Leeds United

Burnley v MK Dons

Bristol City v Portsmouth

QPR v Fulham

Aston Villa v Liverpool

Brentford v Middlesbrough

Manchester City v Birmingham City

Luton Town v Reading

Chelsea v Morecambe

Exeter City v Sheff Wed

Norwich City v Coventry City

Blackpool v West Brom

Newport County v Brighton

Cheltenham Town v Mansfield Town

Manchester United – looking for their first FA Cup since 2016 – host Championship outfit Watford while Liverpool face a trip to Aston Villa, who famously defeated the Anfield side 7-2 at Villa Park earlier this season.  

The other all Premier League tie sees Wolves face Crystal Palace, with Manchester City facing Birmingham and last season’s finalists Chelsea hosting League Two Morecambe. 

Isthmian League North Division side Canvey Island or National League outfit Boreham Wood will host Millwall, while Wayne Rooney will take his Derby side to sixth-tier Chorley.

Jurgen Klopp takes his side to Aston Villa where his side were beaten 7-2 earlier this season

Fulham will contest a west London derby with QPR, while Premier League high-flying Leicester will come up against Championship outfit Stoke City.

Everton host Championship Rotherham, while West Brom, Brighton, Sheffield United, Leeds and West Ham all face away ties at Blackpool, Newport County, Bristol Rovers, Crawley Town and Stockport County respectively.

Ties for the FA Cup third round will take place between January 8 and January 11 as the 64 teams begin their journey to appear at Wembley at the end of the season. 

Wayne Rooney will take his Derby side to sixth-tier National League North outfit Chorley




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