Friday, January 4, 2008

FA Cup Third-Round Match-ups

Aston Villa v. Manchester United
Barnsley v. Blackpool
Blackburn v. Coventry
Bolton v. Sheffield United
Brighton v. Mansfield
Bristol City v. Middlesbrough
Burnley v. Arsenal
Charlton v. West Brom
Chasetown v. Cardiff
Chelsea v. QPR
Colchester v. Peterborough
Derby v. Sheffield Wednesday
Everton v. Oldham
Fulham v. Bristol Rovers
Huddersfield v. Brimingham
Ipswich v. Portsmouth
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The big-spending Championship outfit will be looking to make their mark against the Stamford Bridge side, who are no strangers to spending big in the transfer market.
Chasetown, the lowest ranked team to reach the third round, will be out to savour the biggest day in the history of the British Gas Business Division One Midlands outfit as they play host to Cardiff City.
There is an all-Premier League showdown at Villa Park as Manchester United are the visitors, the fourth time in seven seasons the two clubs have met in the competition.
Premier League strugglers Fulham and Derby will be hoping the cup can provide some cheer as they come up against Bristol Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday, respectively. Burnley will be dreaming of an upset as they welcome table-topping Arsenal to Turf Moor, while Middlesbrough face a tricky trip to Championship side Bristol City.
Blackburn host Coventry, Bolton welcome Sheffield United to The Reebok Stadium and Everton are at home to Oldham. Birmingham travel to Huddersfield and Portsmouth face Ipswich at Portman Road in other ties involving Premier League clubs.
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