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FA Cup third round draw

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Non-league Barrow have been handed a trip to Middlesbrough after the draw for the FA Cup third round took place.

Histon's reward for beating Leeds is a home tie with Swansea and Eastwood visit fellow non-leaguers Kettering.

Blyth's reward for beating Bournemouth in a replay is to face Blackburn, Forest Green play Derby and fellow non-leaguers Torquay entertain Blackpool.

Cup holders Portsmouth take on Bristol City, Manchester United travel to Southampton and Arsenal host Plymouth.

Although his players looked underwhelmed when they were paired with Swansea, Histon boss Steve Fallon said it was a good chance to reach the fourth round.


"Obviously, we wanted to be at home; that's all you want," he said.

"You could have the big boys but Swansea are a big side in their own right. It's a good little tie for us and I'm sure we'll have a full house again and maybe a chance of getting to the fourth round."

Barrow booked their place in round three with victory over Brentford, Torquay overcame fellow Blue Square Premier side Oxford and Eastwood pulled off one of the shocks of the round with victory over Wycombe.

Kidderminster Harriers, the last non-league side to make the last 16 of the FA Cup, face a trip across the West Midlands to Championship side Coventry City.

FA Cup third round draw:

Portsmouth v Bristol City
Sheffield Wed v Fulham
Preston v Liverpool
Birmingham v Wolves
West Ham v Barnsley
Middlesbrough v Barrow
Hull City v Newcastle
Hartlepool v Stoke
Chelsea v Southend
Manchester City v Nottingham Forest
Cardiff v Reading
Ipswich v Chesterfield*
Charlton v Norwich
West Brom v Peterborough
Torquay v Blackpool
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United
Southampton v Manchester United
Millwall v Crewe
Histon v Swansea
Forest Green Rovers v Derby
QPR v Burnley
Leicester v Crystal Palace
Tottenham v Wigan
Cheltenham v Doncaster
Arsenal v Plymouth
Kettering v Eastwood Town
Blyth Spartans v Blackburn
Macclesfield v Everton
Watford v Scunthorpe
Sunderland v Bolton
Coventry v Kidderminster
Gillingham v Aston Villa

Ties will be played on the weekend of 3-4 January

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see also
Histon 1-0 Leeds
30 Nov 08 |  FA Cup
Eastwood Town 2-0 Wycombe
29 Nov 08 |  FA Cup
Forest Green 2-0 Rochdale
29 Nov 08 |  FA Cup
Barrow 2-1 Brentford
28 Nov 08 |  FA Cup
Bournemouth 0-0 Blyth Spartans
29 Nov 08 |  FA Cup
FA Cup second round draw
18 Nov 08 |  FA Cup
Draw for the FA Cup first round
26 Oct 08 |  FA Cup
Team of the FA Cup 2008/09
05 Oct 08 |  FA Cup

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