Manchester City to visit Norwich City in FA Cup third round
19:28 07 December 2015
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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.
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