How to watch the FA Cup third round on TV and live stream


Here come the big boys!

The FA Cup third round is upon us, folks, with 64 teams vying to continue their journey in the competition that’s revered for the supposed magic it conjures up year after year.

Unfortunately, there’s little by way of fairytale stories this time around with just two sides outside the top four leagues progressing into third round. Thus, anybody with a heart will be rooting for Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham and Boreham Wood this weekend.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming FA Cup third round ties.

The FA Cup third round begins on Friday 6 January at Old Trafford as Manchester United host Everton in an all-Premier League affair.

This tie kicks off at 20:00.

The highlight fixture of the FA Cup third round takes place at the Etihad as Manchester City host Chelsea. The two sides duelled in the Carabao Cup third round before the World Cup with the Cityzens running out 2-0 victors. The Blues are also playing host to Pep Guardiola’s title-chasing outfit in the Premier League just three days before this cup encounter.

There are several other all-Premier League clashes to enjoy this weekend, including Manchester United vs Everton, Brentford vs West Ham, Liverpool vs Wolves, and Crystal Palace vs Southampton, but the magic of the competition means these aren’t the fixtures that intrigue us the most.

We want shocks!

Tottenham (home to Portsmouth), Arsenal (away at Oxford United), Leicester (away at Gillingham), Nottingham Forest (away at Blackpool), and Newcastle (away at Sheffield Wednesday) are all on upset alert this weekend.

Wrexham’s trip to second tier Coventry is another tie to keep an eye on, as is Boreham Wood’s clash with Accrington Stanley.

FA Cup 2022/23 third round fixtures

Several fixtures have been selected for TV coverage this weekend, starting with Manchester United vs Everton on Friday night. Those in the UK can watch the opening third round clash on ITV1.

On Saturday, Gillingham vs Leicester is being shown live on BBC One at 12:30, while Tottenham vs Portsmouth is available on BBC iPlayer. BBC One is also showing the evening kick-off between Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle.

Liverpool vs Wolves is on ITV4 on Saturday night (20:00 kick-off).

The standout clash of the weekend (Manchester City vs Chelsea) is on BBC One on Sunday afternoon, while ITV1 is streaming the earlier kick-off between Cardiff City and Leeds United.

The third round concludes on Monday night with Premier League leaders travelling to Oxford United. This game will also be shown on ITV1.

It’d be silly to predict the outcome of all 32 fixtures, but 90min are willing to give you a few predictions for the FA Cup third round.

In terms of upsets, Tottenham scream out as the most likely to suffer a shock elimination as they host middling League One outfit Portsmouth. The Lilywhites are in a vulnerable position and what better way to compound Antonio Conte’s misery than a humiliating cup defeat?

Arsenal will continue to roll at Oxford, but both Leicester and Newcastle could struggle in their respective ties against inferior opposition.

In terms of the all-Premier League ties, it’s hard to envisage Chelsea winning at the Etihad, while Manchester United should begin the weekend by beating Everton at home. Brentford’s likely rotated XI could give West Ham a sniff, while Wolves could upset a youthful Liverpool team at Anfield.

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