Date: 3rd December 2018 at 8:15pm
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Norwich City will host Portsmouth in the 3rd round of the FA Cup, meaning the Championship leaders will be playing the League One leaders.

One thing that I think we can safely assume about this tie is that it will be very competitive with both sides looking for a little run in the cup.

The draw was made live on BBC One on Monday evening, with Ruud Gullit drawing the home sides and Paul Ince drawing the away teams. Between them they conjured up one or two interesting match-ups other than our own tie.

Everton will play Lincoln, Tranmere or Southport will play Spurs and Accrington Stanley (who are they?) will be hosting Ipswich Town.

Solihull/Blackpool will play Arsenal, Manchester City will host Rotherham in Guardiola vs Warniola and Woking will host Premier league Watford.

Solihull or Blackpool will take on Arsenal and Chelsea will host Nottingham Forest and Wrexham or Newport will play Leicester City

Here’s the draw in full:

Accrington v Ipswich

Aston Villa v Swansea

Bolton v Walsall/Sunderland

Bournemouth v Brighton

Brentford v Oxford

Bristol City v Huddersfield

Burnley v Barnsley

Chelsea v Nottm Forest

Crystal Palace v Grimsby

Derby v Southampton

Everton v Lincoln

Fulham v Oldham

Gillingham v Cardiff

Guiseley/Fleetwood v AFC Wimbledon

Man City v Rotherham

Man Utd v Reading

Middlesbrough v Peterborough/Bradford

Millwall v Hull

Newcastle v Blackburn

Norwich v Portsmouth

Preston v Doncaster

QPR v Leeds

Sheff Utd v Barnet

Sheff Wed v Luton

Shrewsbury v Stoke

Solihull/Blackpool v Arsenal

Tranmere/Southport v Tottenham

West Brom v Wigan

West Ham v Birmingham

Woking v Watford

Wolves v Liverpool

Wrexham/Newport v Leicester

The third round ties will all be played over the weekend of the 4th-7th January 2019.

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