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FA Cup Third Round Draw: Arsenal get Swansea, Man United away to West Ham

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The draw for the Third Round of the FA Cup was held today and predictably through up some enticing contests. None would attract attention more than Arsenal being drawn to face Swansea at the Liberty Stadium, especially considering the Gunners' defeat at the hands of the Swans just yesterday. West Ham United, whose home form continues to be stunning as evidenced by their win against Chelsea, also yesterday, have drawn the ultimate prize in Manchester United, while defending champions Chelsea themselves will also be on the road away to Southampton.

The only other all Premier League tie sees bottom of the league Queens Park Rangers welcoming high-flying West Bromwich Albion, a game that will only be seen as a distraction by former FA Cup winner Harry Redknapp, considering QPR's present predicament.

Tottenham meanwhile will welcome Coventry City, in a repeat of the 1987 Final. Coventry have been unfortunate with their Cup draws, having fallen at the hands of Spurs' arch rivals Arsenal in the Capital One Cup earlier this season.

Liverpool meanwhile will be on the road to either Lincoln or Mansfield, in what will surely be a bumper payday for whichever of those two sides comes through their second round.

Complete FA Cup Third Round Draw:

Manchester City v Watford
West Ham v Manchester United
Swansea v Arsenal
Brighton v Newcastle
Tottenham v Coventry City
Southampton v Chelsea
QPR v West Brom
Lincoln or Mansfield v Liverpool
Peterborough v Norwich
Crystal Palace v Stoke
Bolton v Sunderland
Nottingham Forest v Oldham
Wigan v Bournemouth
Fulham v Blackpool
Aston Villa v Ipswich
Charlton v Huddersfield
Barrow or Macclesfield v Cardiff
Barnsley v Burnley
Leicester v Burton
Millwall v Preston
Cheltenham or Hereford v Everton
Derby v Tranmere
Crawley v Reading
Aldershot v Rotherham or Notts County
Middlesbrough v Harrogate or Hastings
Accrington Stanley or Oxford v Sheffield United
Hull v Alfreton or Leyton Orient
Blackburn v Bristol City
Leeds v Birmingham
Bury or Southend v Bradford or Brentford
Luton v Wolves
Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons