Man United to face arch-rivals Liverpool in FA Cup

Reuters

Sun, 28 Nov 19:35:00 2010

Manchester United and Liverpool, England's two most successful clubs, will do battle in the third round of the FA Cup after the draw was made on Sunday.

United, winners of the trophy a record 11 times, will in January host their bitter northern rivals who have won the competition on seven occasions.

Holders Chelsea will entertain championship (division two) Ipswich Town, the 1978 winners, and 10-times cup winners Arsenal host championship Leeds United, who beat them in the 1972 final.

Former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson will lead championship side Leicester City against his old club Manchester City.

Minor league FC United, the breakaway club founded by Manchester United fans upset at the Glazer family's takeover at Old Trafford, will host 2008 winners and championship side Portsmouth if they win a replay against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Minor league York City travel to Premier League Bolton Wanderers.

The ties will be played on the weekend of Jan. 8-9 with the final at Wembley Stadium on May 14.

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