Newcastle United have not got a particularly easy draw in the third round of the FA Cup, as we were tonight drawn away at Premier League club Leicester City.
Pity we couldn’t have been drawn at home to a division three side.
All of out three wins in the Capital One Cup have also been away form home – so as we said it would have been nice to have had a home draw.
Our first win of the season was against Leicester at home when a great goal by Gabby Obertan was the first of six successive wins in all competitions.
Sunderland are drawn at home and against Championship side Leeds United.
Other all Premier League ties are Everton vs West Ham and Arsenal vs Hull – which is a a repeat of last season’s final.
Blyth Spartans are at home to Birmingham City.
The games are to be played between January 3rd and January 6th, and that will probably be the last game Cheick Tiote, Papiss Cisse and Mehdi Abeid play before they go off to play in the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
Here is the FA Cup third round draw:
Arsenal v Hull City
Southampton v Ipswich Town
Stoke City v Wrexham
Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers
Dover Athletic v Crystal Palace
AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool
Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday
Aldershot/Rochdale v Nottingham Forest
West Bromwich Albion v Gateshead
Blyth Spartans v Birmingham City
Aston Villa v Blackpool
Rotherham United v AFC Bournemouth
Huddersfield Town v Reading
Oxford United/Tranmere Rovers v Swansea City
Cardiff City v Colchester United
Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic
Sunderland v Leeds United
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur
Millwall v Bradford City
Derby County v Southport
Brentford v Brighton & Hove Albion
Fulham v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Leicester City v Newcastle United
Scunthorpe United/Worcester City v Chesterfield
Everton v West Ham United
Cambridge United/Mansfield Town v Bury/Luton Town
Chelsea v Watford
Barnsley/Chester FC v Middlesbrough
Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield United
Accrington Stanley/Yeovil Town v Manchester United
Preston North End v Norwich City
Doncaster Rovers v Bristol City
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