The FA Cup trophy is seen before the English FA...

The FA Cup trophy is seen before the English FA Cup final soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, June 3, 2023. Barnsley was expelled from this season’s FA Cup on Wednesday after it fielded an ineligible player in professional soccer’s oldest knockout competition. The English division three team said an “administrative error” was to blame for fielding the unnamed player in its first round replay against Horsham. Credit: AP/Jon Super

LONDON — Arsenal will host Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup after the Premier League rivals were drawn against each other on Sunday.

The teams, who were among the favorites to win the competition and are likely to challenge each other in the race for the title, will meet at Emirates Stadium over the weekend of Jan. 6 and 7.

Teams from the Premier League and second-tier Championship enter the FA Cup at the third round stage.

Holder Manchester City was drawn to play division two Huddersfield at Etihad Stadium. Last season's beaten finalist Manchester United travels to division three Wigan, which caused one of the biggest upsets in recent history when beating City in the final to win the trophy in 2013.

Division two Sunderland hosts Newcastle in a north east derby.

All-Premier League ties include Tottenham vs. Burnley, Crystal Palace vs. Everton and Brentford vs. Wolves.

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