Emirates FA Cup: Ajayi Faces Man City Test; Iwobi, Balogun, Ndidi, Iheanacho Get Tricky Fixtures

Published on: 04 December 2018
Emirates FA Cup: Ajayi Faces Man City Test; Iwobi, Balogun, Ndidi, Iheanacho Get Tricky Fixtures
Iheanacho & Iwobi


Super Eagles defender, Semi Ajayi and his Rotherham United teammates will face Manchester City in the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup at the Etihad Stadium, while Victor Moses’ Chelsea have been handed a home tie against Nottingham Forest.

Arsenal with their Nigerian star, Alex Iwobi will face the winner of the Emirates FA Cup Second Round replay between National League outfit, Solihull Moors and League one club, Blackpool.

Brighton Hove and Albion who have Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun in their ranks will travel to the Vitality Stadium where they will be guests of Bournemouth in the FA Cup Third Round clash.

Nigerian duo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho and their Leicester City teammates will keep a date with the winner of Wrexham and Newport County in another Emirates FA Cup Second Round replay.

Tottenham, still seeking their first trophy under Mauricio Pochettino, go on a trip to Merseyside for their Emirates FA Cup Third Round clash with either Southport of the National League North or League Two Tranmere Rovers.

Liverpool will travel to Wolves in one of only two all-Premier League ties.

All the matches will take place between January 4-7.

Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the final of the Emirates FA Cup last season with Eden Hazard scoring the winner from the spot

Emirates FA Cup 3rd Round Draw: Full Fixtures

Bolton Wanderers v Walsall or Sunderland Millwall v Hull City Gillingham v Cardiff City Brentford v Oxford United Sheffield Wednesday v Luton Town Manchester United v Reading Everton v Lincoln City Tranmere Rovers or Southport v Tottenham Preston North End v Doncaster Rovers Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers Chelsea v Nottingham Forest Crystal Palace v Grimsby Town Derby County v Southampton Accrington Stanley v Ipswich Town Bristol City v Huddersfield Town Wrexham or Newport County v Leicester City Fulham v Oldham Athletic Shrewsbury Town v Stoke City Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal Manchester City v Rotherham United Bournemouth v Brighton and Hove Albion West Ham v Birmingham City Woking v Watford Burnley v Barnsley QPR v Leeds United Sheffield United v Barnet Norwich City v Portsmouth Guiseley or Fleetwood v AFC Wimbledon West Brom v Wigan Athletic Middlesbrough v Peterborough United or Bradford City Wolves v Liverpool Aston Villa v Swansea City