Blues to face Port Vale in FA Cup Third Round

By Ric Turner, Fri 06 December 2019 10:53

Blues to face Port Vale in FA Cup Third RoundCup holders handed home tie following Monday night's draw

City will face Port Vale at home in the third round of the FA Cup, following the draw at The Etihad on Monday evening. The game will take place at 3.01pm on Saturday , 4th January 2019 and will not be televised. All third round ties will be delayed by one minute to encourage fans to "take a minute" to think about looking after their mental health.

The Valiants qualified for the third round after beating Mansfield 4-2 on penalties, and have been rewarded with a trip to Manchester to face the cup holders. The two sides have met once before in the FA Cup, when City ran out 2-1 winners at Vale Park in 1991.

Other notable ties in the draw include a Merseyside derby, whilst Manchester United travel to Molineux to face Wolves in a repeat of last season's quarter-final clash.

Draw in full

Leicester City v Wigan Athletic

QPR v Swansea City

Fulham v Aston Villa

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

Wolves v Manchester United

Charlton Athletic v West Brom

Rochdale or Boston United v Newcastle United

Cardiff City v Forest Green Rovers or Carlisle United

Oxford United v Exeter City or Hartlepool United

Sheffield United v AFC Fylde

Southampton v Huddersfield Town

Liverpool v Everton

Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town

Bournemouth v Luton Town

Brighton v Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol Rovers or Plymouth Argyle v Coventry City or Ipswich Town

Eastleigh or Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley

Manchester City v Port Vale

Middlesbrough v Tottenham

Reading v Blackpool

Watford v Tranmere Rovers

Preston v Norwich City

Millwall v Newport County

Crystal Palace v Derby County

Rotherham United v Hull City

Brentford v Stoke City

Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth

Arsenal v Leeds United

Gillingham v West Ham United

Burton Albion v Northampton Town

Burnley v Peterborough United

Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers