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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 December 2005, 22:02 GMT
Burton Albion set to face Man Utd
The FA Cup
Nigel Clough's Burton Albion secured an FA Cup third round tie with Manchester United after beating Burscough 4-1 in a re-arranged round two match.

It is the pick of the third-round draw, which also sees two other non-League sides face Premiership opposition.

Northwich, who reached the last 64 after beating Woking, travel to Sunderland while Nuneaton are at home to Middlesbrough after beating Histon.

The other non-League survivors Tamworth are away to Championship side Stoke.

And Lambs manager Mark Cooper was not overly concerned at being drawn away from home for the third successive round against local rivals Stoke.

"We will go there with confidence," he told the BBC. "Why not? We always seem to do better away from home."

Other attractive ties see holders Arsenal meet Cardiff and Premiership champions Chelsea welcome Huddersfield.

Terriers boss Peter Jackson told the BBC: "We couldn't have asked for a better draw. Chelsea are the champions, we'll be going to Stamford Bridge so we're all looking forward to it."

Burton, who are managed by Nigel Clough, faced Manchester United in a friendly last month to mark the opening of the club's new ground.


The draw for the FA Cup third round:

West Bromwich Albion v Reading
Fulham v Leyton Orient
Brighton v Coventry
Wolves v Plymouth
Port Vale v Doncaster
Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton
Torquay v Birmingham
Manchester City v Scunthorpe
Newcastle United v Mansfield
Luton Town v Liverpool
Preston v Crewe
Stoke v Tamworth
Derby v Burnley
Southampton v Milton Keynes Dons
Blackburn v QPR
Arsenal v Cardiff
Stockport v Brentford
Norwich v West Ham
Ipswich v Portsmouth
Wigan v Leeds
Sunderland v Northwich Victoria
Chelsea v Huddersfield
Cheltenham Town v Chester City
Leicester v Tottenham
Watford v Bolton
Sheffield United v Colchester United
Nuneaton Borough v Middlesbrough
Hull City v Aston Villa
Barnsley v Walsall
Burton Albion v Manchester United
Crystal Palace v Northampton Town
Millwall v Everton

  • Ties to be played on the weekend of 7/8 January 2006.


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