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Norwich City’s road to Wembley will start with an FA Cup third round tie at near neighbours Peterborough United.
The Championship’s bottom side Posh will host City at London Road in the first tie of their FA Cup campaign.
The third round ties will be played on the weekend of January 5 and 6, 2013.
Norwich City manager Chris Hughton told the club’s official website: “First and foremost I’m pleased for our supporters, as it’s not too far to travel.
“If you are going to play away from home you want to avoid a draw against another Premier League team, and we’ve been fortunate in the Capital One Cup to have home draws so the law of averages says that this one was going to go against us.
“Peterborough will be dangerous because they’ll be lifted by the fact they are playing against Premier League opposition and we know how the FA Cup can affect teams.
“The FA Cup is still one you look forward to as a manager and player. There’s always massive excitement once the draw comes out, and I’m quite sure there will be a full house and a great atmosphere at London Road.
“Some might say it was a bit of a premonition, but I was there at London Road only yesterday actually, because it was an opportunity to watch a game, and there aren’t too many places you can get to in time for kick-off on a Saturday after training.”
• FA CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW
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Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United
Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City
Wigan Athletic v AFC Bournemouth
Fulham v Blackpool
Aston Villa v Ipswich Town
Charlton Athletic v Huddersfield Town
Barrow or Macclesfield Town v Cardiff City
Barnsley v Burnley
Manchester City v Watford
Swansea City v Arsenal
Leicester City v Burton Albion
Millwall v Preston North End
Cheltenham Town or Hereford United v Everton
Derby County v Tranmere Rovers
Crawley Town v Reading
Aldershot Town v Rotherham United or Notts County
Middlesbrough v Harrogate Town or Hastings United
Accrington Stanley or Oxford United v Sheffield United
Southampton v Chelsea
Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion
Peterborough United v Norwich City
Lincoln City or Mansfield Town v Liverpool
Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland
Nottingham Forest v Oldham Athletic
West Ham United v Manchester United
Hull City v Leyton Orient
Blackburn Rovers v Bristol City
Leeds United v Birmingham City
Bury or Southend United v Bradford City or Brentford
Luton Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sheffield Wednesday v Milton Keynes Dons