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All you need to know about the TV picks for the FA Cup third round
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The live matches for the FA Cup third round have been selected
The live matches for the FA Cup third round have been selected

Manchester United's clash with Aston Villa is the pick of the games selected to be broadcast live when the FA Cup third round takes place in January. 

With ties scheduled across four dates early next year, football fans will be glued to their TV sets and devices as the big guns join the competition in its 150th anniversary season.

Which FA Cup third-round games will be live on TV?

The first match supporters can watch live and for free is Swindon's home clash with Premier League champions Manchester City on Friday, January 7. 

Pep Guardiola's side will be the overwhelming favourites to win the tie, which kicks off at 8pm and will be broadcast on ITV1 and ITV Hub. 

The following day, settle back and enjoy a London derby between Millwall and Crystal Palace at 12.45pm on ITV1, followed by Everton's visit to Hull at 5.30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. 

On Sunday, January 9, West Ham's home tie with Premier League rivals Leeds will be live on ITV1 and ITV Hub at 2.15pm.

Attention then switches from the London Stadium to the City Ground for Nottingham Forest's clash with Arsenal at 5.15pm, which is also on ITV1 and ITV Hub. 

And the best has arguably been saved until last as United play host to Steven Gerrard's Villa at Old Trafford on Monday, January 10. 

The standout clash of the third round kicks off at 7.55pm and can be viewed on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. 

Jamie Vardy and Leicester got their hands on the FA Cup last season by beating Chelsea in the final
Jamie Vardy and Leicester got their hands on the FA Cup last season by beating Chelsea in the final

Do clubs get paid for being on TV in the FA Cup third round?

According to the FA, each club will receive a live broadcast fee of £85,000 for being selected in the "completely free-to-air third round". 

When will dates be confirmed for the other fixtures?

The schedule for the remaining FA Cup third round ties will be announced shortly. 

Full draw for the FA Cup third round

Boreham Wood vs AFC Wimbledon
Yeovil vs Bournemouth
Stoke vs Leyton Orient 
Swansea vs Southampton 
Chelsea vs Chesterfield
Liverpool vs Shrewsbury
Cardiff vs Preston
Coventry vs Derby 
Burnley vs Huddersfield
West Brom vs Brighton 
Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading
Leicester vs Watford 
Mansfield vs Middlesbrough 
Hartlepool United vs Blackpool
Hull vs Everton
Bristol City vs Fulham
Tottenham vs Morecambe
Millwall vs Crystal Palace
Port Vale vs Brentford 
Swindon vs Manchester City
Wigan vs Blackburn
Luton vs Harrogate
Birmingham vs Plymouth 
Manchester United vs Aston Villa 
Wolves vs Sheffield United 
Newcastle vs Cambridge 
Barnsley vs Barrow 
Peterborough vs Bristol Rovers
West Ham vs Leeds
QPR vs Rotherham 
Charlton vs Norwich 
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal


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