29 Nov 2010

Man U and Liverpool to meet in FA Cup

3:20 pm on 29 November 2010

Bitter rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will meet in the third round of English football's FA Cup after the English giants were drawn against each other.

The match, which will take place at United's Old Trafford ground, was the only all-Premier League tie in the last 64 of the world's oldest major knockout football competition.

Holders Chelsea were drawn at home to second-tier Ipswich with Arsenal, another side with several FA Cup triumphs to their credit, were given a home draw against Leeds.

The two non-league sides definitely through to the third round both received away draws with York travelling to Premier League Bolton and Dover destined for Huddersfield Town.

FC United of Manchester, a club formed by disillusioned United fans unhappy with the club's direction under US-based owners the Glazer family, will be at home to Portsmouth -- last season's beaten finalists and 2008 Cup winners -- if they defeat Pompey's south coast rivals Brighton.

Third round ties are due to be played on the weekend of January 8tha dn 9th.

Manchester United and Liverpool have won the FA Cup 18 times between them and have met twice in the final itself.