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FA Cup Third Round TV selections revealed for BBC and ITV

The FA Cup Third Round TV selections have been revealed for BBC and ITV coverage with games taking place on weekend commencing 8th of January.

Six matches have been picked by the broadcasters, however it’s gone down very badly with fans on social media as you can tell with the reaction further down the article.

Manchester United’s tie at home to Aston Villa and Everton’s trip to Hull City will be shown live across the BBC – as we all knew it would.

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Steven Gerrard’s side will travel to Old Trafford on the 10th of January at 19:55 GMT in one of three all-Premier League ties.

Championship side Hull City will host Premier League Everton on the 8th of January (17:30).

Both ties will be shown live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and online.

Six of the ties will be broadcast live on TV between 7-10 January.

ITV will show Swindon Town v Manchester City, Millwall v Crystal Palace, West Ham v Leeds and Nottingham Forest v Arsenal.

Each of these clubs will receive a live broadcast fee of £85,000.

FA Cup Third Round televised games

Friday, 7 January
Swindon v Manchester City, 20:00 kick-off – live on ITV1

Saturday, 8 January
Millwall v Crystal Palace, 12:45 – live on ITV1
Hull City v Everton, 17:30 – live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer

Sunday, 9 January
West Ham United v Leeds United, 14:15 – live on ITV1
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal, 17:15 – live on ITV1

Monday, 10 January
Manchester United v Aston Villa, 19:55 – live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer

Twitter users reacted with the FA Cup Third Round TV selections revealed for BBC and ITV…

@Loos1915: No imagination who wants to see two Premier League teams play each other. So much for the magic of the cup.

@ILPadrino1994: Surely @khfcofficial deserves to be picked? Lowest ranked side left, playing a championship club, chance of a big upset but, surprise, surprise! we get Man Utd v Villa!

@liam_wag: We want the non league teams on TV not pl teams that you can watch the week before and week after

@SheffUtd25: Chelsea vs Chesterfield will be a better watch than the 2 that are already PL fixtures

@AdamJohns88: Well I wanted to watch Chesterfield visit Stamford Bridge but I see you’ve predictably gone for Villa v United 🥱

@niwdlaBnaD: Kiddy the lowest ranked team in the competition not picked and Chesterfield away to Chelsea, how have they not been picked? So much for helping out the smaller teams l, don’t think United or Villa need the £85,000 broadcast fee

@TomPike21: If Salford were playing Chelsea and not Chesterfield it would be the weekends main event. United vs Villa? West Ham vs Leeds? Do these clubs need the TV money Chesterfield, Kidderminster could of got? Disgraceful but not surprised.

@TomWush: No Non League teams? West Ham vs Leeds second strings? Ridiculous decisions as usual. The lower league teams need the money more than most and it’s a chance to show them. #ForTheFansMyArse

@BenCape3: How has Kidderminster v Reading not been selected?

@2213RP: Not one non league team joke

@SamL1oyd: Ahh guys, i think you know already that you’ve made a big mistake with the selection here. Not too late to change. @khfcofficial

@LewisEvans612: Why on earth would you select all Prem & Champ v Prem ties?? TV money for the likes of Chesterfield, Kiddy, Shrewsbury etc. is crucial! Finance isn’t really an issue for West Ham and Leeds is it!

@lukeCFC25: You are joking? Man United and Villa picked instead of Chelsea v Chesterfield?

@SpencerH2003: Kidderminster v Reading? Of course Man Utd are on TV, same with Salford, them two will forever be on TV in FA cup

@piearce9: Completely missed the point as usual. People aren’t interested in two (weakened) PL teams playing one another. They want to see the non-league sides with a chance of an upset. How can they have overlooked the Chesterfield and Kidderminster games?

@liamdrury4: The only real game that could be a proper good watch are Swindon vs Man City and Millwall vs Palace. Non-league teams such as Kidderminster and Chesterfield have been screwed over. All about the Premier League sides. Horrible.

@thecoldend: No @khfcofficialv @ReadingFC – Step 2 #nonleague side v Championship club. The tie of the round won’t be live on TV!
8 Premier League Teams
3 Championship teams
1 League 2 team

@limmeramy98: Absolute joke, once again proving that the FA only cares about the Premier league.

@kieranjcrossman: What an absolute joke these picks are. Chesterfield away at Chelsea not chosen but WHU Leeds is when they play each other the week after in the legaue? Get fucked

@BigAppa48: Mad how the FA bang the drum about non league sides in the FA Cup but drop them as soon as the big boys enter the fray.

@TalkReading: No TV selection for Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading so it will be a Saturday 3pm kick-off. Have to feel for Kidderminster missing out on the £85,000 for TV money when there’s games like Hull vs Everton that have been picked. #readingfc

@Mossi28: Fucking state of this, West Ham Vs Leeds and Villa Vs United happens twice a season. Completely missing the fucking point as normal

@TheDB30: West Ham play Leeds the week before in the league, Man United play Villa again in the league the week after. Show something we don’t see every other week FFS, Kidderminster v Reading, Chelsea v Chesterfield and Newcastle v Cambridge all far better choices.

@chogger5: No fan of Chesterfield but how is a National League v Premier League like the Chesterfield v Chelsea game not selected they used to be what this round of the FA Cup was all about

@RichM1195: Money to the teams that need it I see.What miserable, unimaginative Premiership centric fare as usual.

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Boreham Wood vs AFC Wimbledon
Yeovil Town vs Bournemouth
Stoke City vs Leyton Orient
Swansea City vs Southampton
Chelsea vs Chesterfield
Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town
Cardiff City vs Preston North End
Coventry City vs Derby County
Burnley vs Huddersfield Town
West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton & Hove Albion
Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading
Leicester City vs Watford
Mansfield Town vs Middlesbrough
Hartlepool United vs Blackpool
Hull City vs Everton
Bristol City vs Fulham
Tottenham Hotspur vs Morecambe
Millwall vs Crystal Palace
Port Vale vs Brentford
Swindon Town vs Manchester City
Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers
Luton Town vs Harrogate Town
Birmingham City vs Plymouth Argyle
Manchester United vs Aston Villa
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sheffield United
Newcastle United vs Cambridge United
Barnsley vs Ipswich Town or Barrow
Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers
West Ham United vs Leeds United
Queens Park Rangers vs Rotherham United
Charlton Athletic vs Norwich City
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal



First Round Proper
AFC Sudbury v Colchester United (BBC)
St Albans City v Forest Green Rovers (BBC)
Stockport County v Bolton Wanderers (Replay) (BBC)
Banbury United v Barrow (ITV)
Sheffield Wednesday v Plymouth Argyle (ITV)
Stratford Town v Shrewsbury Town (ITV)
Dagenham & Redbridge v Salford City (ITV)
Solihull Moors v Wigan Athletic (Replay) (ITV)

Second Round Proper
Buxton v Morecambe (BBC)
Yeovil Town v Stevenage (BBC)
Gateshead v Charlton Athletic (ITV)
Rochdale v Plymouth Argyle (ITV)
Salford City v Chesterfield (ITV)
Boreham Wood v St Albans City (ITV)
Barrow v Ipswich Town (Replay) (ITV)

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