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Blackpool draw Fulham in the cup

Fulham Manager Martin Jol

Fulham Manager Martin Jol

BLACKPOOL will face Fulham away in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Seasiders will travel to London to face the Premier League side on the weekend of January 5th.

Martin Jol’s side lie 12th in the top flight and have failed to win in their previous seven games.

Rafael Benitez’s Chelsea will begin their defence with a tough-looking all-Premier League tie at Southampton.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s 11-time winners beat the Hammers 1-0 in the league last week, but the two have enjoyed some memorable cup battles over the years, including when Paolo Di Canio scored the only goal of a surprise 1-0 West Ham win in 2001.

Two former Blackpool favourites clash when Charlie Adam’s Stoke side travel to face Ian Holloway’s Crystal Palace.

Full FA Cup draw:

Crystal Palace v Stoke

Brighton v Newcastle

Tottenham v Coventry

Wigan v Bournemouth

Fulham v Blackpool

Aston Villa v Ipswich

Charlton v Huddersfield

Barrow/Macclesfield v Cardiff

Barnsley v Burnley

Manchester City v Watford

Swansea v Arsenal

Leicester v Burton

Millwall v Preston

Cheltenham/Hereford v Everton

Derby v Tranmere

Crawley v Reading

Aldershot v Rotherham/Notts County

Middlesbrough v Harrogate/Hastings

Accrington/Oxford v Sheffield United

Southampton v Chelsea

QPR v West Brom

Peterborough v Norwich

Lincoln/Mansfield v Liverpool

Bolton v Sunderland

Nottingham Forest v Oldham

West Ham v Manchester United

Hull v Alfreton/Leyton Orient

Blackburn v Bristol City

Leeds v Birmingham

Bury/Southend v Bradford/Brentford

Luton v Wolves

Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons

:: Ties to be played on the weekend of January 5 and 6.

 

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