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Six FA Cup Third Round TV selections confirmed

Six FA Cup Third Round TV selections have been confirmed by BBC Sport and ITV ready for when the ties take place in January.

ITV launches the new year with four Emirates FA Cup matches over the first weekend of 2023, as Premier League clubs join in the Third Round Proper.

The four-day marathon of FA Cup live action on ITV starts Friday the 6th of January with Everton vs Manchester United, and ends Saturday with Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday night.

On Sunday, Cardiff City will take on Premier League Leeds United. Before that, League One club Oxford United will face Arsenal on Monday evening.

The BBC will show just two games, Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United on the Saturday, while Manchester City v Chelsea will be on Sunday.


Six ties in the Emirates FA Cup’s third round proper have been selected for live television broadcast in the UK between Friday 6 and Monday 9 January 2023, and further details can be seen below:

• Manchester United v Everton at 8pm on ITV1, ITVX, UTV, STV and STV Player

• Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United at 6pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer
• Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers at 8pm on ITV 4 and ITVX

• Cardiff City v Leeds United at 2pm on ITV,1 ITVX, UTV, STV and STV Player
• Manchester City v Chelsea at 4.30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer

• Oxford United v Arsenal at 8pm on ITV1, ITVX, UTV, STV and STV Player

Each of these clubs will receive an £85,000 live broadcast fee in addition to any payments from the competition’s prize fund.

Draw in full

Preston v Huddersfield
Middlesbrough v Brighton
Chesterfield v West Brom
Manchester City v Chelsea
Charlton or Stockport County v Walsall
Boreham Wood v Accrington
Tottenham v Portsmouth
Derby v Barnsley
Cardiff v Leeds
Brentford v West Ham
Bournemouth v Burnley
Coventry v Wrexham
Norwich v Blackburn
Aston Villa v Stevenage
Luton v WiganOxford v Arsenal
Fleetwood v QPR
Liverpool v Wolves
Grimsby v Burton
Blackpool v Nottingham Forest
Dagenham & Redbridge or Gillingham v Leicester
Forest Green v Birmingham
Bristol City v Swansea
Hartlepool v Stoke
Hull v Fulham
Crystal Palace v Southampton
Millwall v Sheffield United
Shrewsbury v Sunderland
Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle
Manchester United v Everton
Reading v Watford
Ipswich v Rotherham

This is what social media users made of the Six FA Cup Third Round TV selections confirmed for broadcast…

@lukeCFC25: Three non league clubs guaranteed to be in the third round yet not one of them on tv…

That’s so poor, 3 all Premier League ties on TV. Nothing interesting and possibly upsets to watch there.
Chesterfield Vs West Brom?
Coventry Vs Wrexham?
Dag&Red/Gillingham Vs Leicester?
3 far more interesting ties which should be put on TV

@spireite4: Why no non league teams , that’s what the third round of the FA Cup is all about @ChesterfieldFC

@SpireiteAlex: Tbf why have Chesterfield vs West Brom when you can have Cardiff vs Leeds. Obviously…

@Syperhanic: Not a single non-league team 👏

@dragon35666: No live for Chesterfield at home?

@stevvy1986: Not Man Utd v Everton or Liverpool v Wolves. Neither of those ties appeal to me at all. Would’ve rather seen Dag&Red/Gillingham v Leicester or Chesterfield v West Brom. ITV were always gonna pick Man Utd and Liverpool though for increased ad revenue reasons

@daniel_tortoise: Joke TV picks as usual, as always happens once the Premier League clubs come in.

@BIGC1236: Real spirit of the FA Cup there… well done 🙃

@marting1954: Definitely not any of the 1st four – boring selections. Maybe Oxford v Arsenal worth staying in for on Monday night.

@VSFDaniel123: People complaining about these ties being on tv but these ties will get the most views

@MattyladKRO: Same teams every single time ….arrogance personified by the FA …stuff the smaller teams that need the money. Disgusting decision again by you

@Jamesr02_: State of this

@claretmatt87: It should be against the rules to televise games between two @premierleague sides in the 3rd Round. Just completely goes against the spirit of the FA Cup. Poor choices as per from @itvfootball & @BBCSport

Dagenham/Gillingham vs Leicester
Chesterfield vs West Brom
Aston Villa vs Stevenage
Coventry vs Wrexham
Fuck the FA and the TV

@JosephMcclarnon: Can definitely understand people moaning at this, plenty of attractive lower league or even non league ties. Tv channels cant talk about “the magic of the cup” for months and then forget about that the 1st weekend in January.

These are so bad 😭 they could’ve had the following instead of the all PL games…
Middlesbrough V Brighton
Dag & Red/Gillingham V Leicester
Hartlepool V Stoke
Chesterfield V West Brom
Cardiff V Leeds
Forest Green V Birmingham

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