Manchester City to visit Norwich City in FA Cup third round

19:28 07 December 2015

John Ruddy of Norwich City tries to make amends in the lead up to Manchester City

John Ruddy of Norwich City tries to make amends in the lead up to Manchester City's second goal from the penalty spot at the Etihad in October , after Russell Martin was sent of for handball in the closing stages of the game. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City have been handed a home draw against Premier League giants Manchester City in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Canaries will host the big-spending 2011 winners and 2013 finalists, with the third round ties scheduled to be played between Friday, January 8 and Monday, January 11.

Alex Neil’s side narrowly lost away to the Citizens in the league in late October, when a late Yaya Toure penalty snatched a 2-1 victory.

Norwich have won just one of their last 11 encounters with the Manchester side, winning 3-2 at the Etihad on the final day of the 2012/13 season.

The two clubs have met previously in the FA Cup, with the Canaries losing 6-0 at Maine Road in the fourth round in January 1981, when both clubs were in the top flight.

Norwich did win 2-1 away from home against City in the fifth round in 1963, when they were a second-tier side, but lost 5-0 at home to the Citizens in the third round back in January 1939.

The draw was made by former Canaries loan striker John Hartson, who made four appearances for City in 2007, and England women’s head coach Mark Sampson at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff this evening.

Norwich have been knocked out by lower-level clubs in four of the past five seasons and progressed beyond the third round just five times in the past 20 seasons.

Losing 2-0 at League One side Preston North End in the third round last season proved to be the final match of Neil Adams’ reign at Carrow Road, leading to the appointment of Neil as manager and the club’s subsequent promotion via the Championship play-offs.

Winners of the third round ties will claim £67,500 from the FA’s prize fund.

Full draw

Watford v Newcastle

West Brom v Bristol City

West Ham v Wolves

Salford or Hartlepool v Derby

Exeter v Liverpool

Tottenham v Leicester

Colchester v Charlton

Peterborough v Preston

Northampton v MK Dons

Arsenal v Sunderland

Newport v Blackburn

Ipswich v Portsmouth

Birmingham v Bournemouth

Wycombe v Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham

Oxford v Swansea

Brentford v Chesterfield or Walsall

Bury v Bradford

Manchester United v Sheffield United

Everton v Dagenham or Whitehawk

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Eastleigh v Bolton

Nottingham Forest v QPR

Carlisle v Yeovil

Chelsea v Leyton Orient or Scunthorpe

Doncaster v Stoke

Leeds v Rotherham

Cardiff v Grimsby or Shrewsbury

Huddersfield v Reading

Middlesbrough v Burnley

Norwich v Manchester City

Hull v Brighton


  • Well, that's us out of the cup for another season. At least we can now concentrate on getting relegated.

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    Thursday, December 10, 2015

  • Don't fancy our Reserves' chances against their Reserves...

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

  • I was sure it was going to be Brighton...

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015

  • When I saw the last four numbers, I definitely thought it was going to be the return of the vicar!!

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    Monday, December 7, 2015

  • Well we got down to the last 4 balls in the draw. Does that count as a cup run?

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    Big Bonce

    Monday, December 7, 2015

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