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FA Cup owners Leicester face Watford in the third round

FA Cup owner Leicester was enticed to play Premier League opponents Watford in the third round.

Brendan Rodgers’ side, who beat Chelsea in last season’s final, face former boss Claudio Ranieri in one of three Premier League matches.

Manchester United will meet Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa at Old Trafford and the high-flying West Ham have a home draw against Leeds.

National Federation leaders Chesterfield thrashed a plum draw against Chelsea, while eight-time champions Yeovil and Kidderminster have draws at home to Championship sides Bournemouth and Reading respectively.

The winners of the second match of the match between Boreham Wood and St Albans will play AFC Wimbledon at home.

Swindon Doubles League will host Premier League leaders Manchester City at the County Ground and Shrewsbury Singles League will travel to Anfield to host Liverpool.

Millwall will face London rivals Crystal Palace at home, Morecambe will go to Tottenham and Arsenal, who have lifted a record 14 times, have been drawn to play at Nottingham Forest.

Harrogate, who reached the third round for the first time after a 2-1 win over Portsmouth on Saturday, meets Luton at Kenilworth Road.

Premier League sides Burnley, Wolves and Newcastle have all been contracted at home, with Huddersfield, Sheffield United and Cambridge respectively, while Southampton will play at Swansea.

Everton face Hull and Southampton away at Swansea, while top-bottom club Norwich have been drawn to play in League One side Charlton.

All third-round ties are expected to be contested between January 7-10.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/watford-leicester-claudio-ranieri-chesterfield-national-league-b1970907.html FA Cup owners Leicester face Watford in the third round

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