FA Cup third round draw: Norwich City drawn at home against Southampton

The Emirates FA Cup trophy. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.

The Emirates FA Cup trophy. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Norwich City will take on Premier League side Southampton at Carrow Road in the FA Cup third round.

City have faced the Saints regularly in recent seasons, winning 1-0 at home in the Premier League in the previous campaign but losing 3-0 at St Mary's.

The tie tees up a reunion with winger Nathan Redmond, who joined the south coast club for around £11million this summer after three seasons in Norfolk.

Claude Puel's team currently sit 12th in the top-flight table. The teams have met on four previous occasions in the FA Cup, with City losing 2-0 away from home in the fifth round in February 2003, when goals from Anders Svensson and Jo Tessem midway through the second half were enough to settle the tie.

Previously to that City were held to a 0-0 draw away from home by the Saints in the quarter-finals in 1992, before goals from Rob Newman and Chris Sutton won the replay 2-1 at Carrow Road.

The other meeting came back in January 1927, when the Canaries lost 3-0 at Southampton – who lifted the trophy in 1976 but were losing finalists in 1900, 1902 and 2003.

In total the clubs have met on 101 occasions in all competitions, with Southampton winning 39, City 33 and the remaining 29 ending in draws.

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The Canaries have made it past the third round of the FA Cup in just five of the last 20 years, losing 3-0 to Manchester City at Carrow Road last season, and have reached the fifth round just four times since being beaten in the semi-finals in 1989 and 1992.

The draw was made by former England internationals Steven Gerrard and Ian Wright at the BT Tower in central London, with Norwich City supporter Jake Humphrey presenting the draw live on BBC Two and BT Sport.

Premier League and Championship teams join the competition in the third round. In August 368 non-league teams started on the road to Wembley, with 64 now left to battle it out for a place in the fourth round.

The ties are scheduled to be played across the weekend of January 6-9.


Ipswich v Lincoln or Oldham

Barrow v Rochdale

Manchester United v Reading

Hull v Swansea

Sunderland v Burnley

QPR v Blackburn

Millwall v Bournemouth

West Ham v Manchester City

Brighton v Charlton or MK Dons

Blackpool v Barnsley

Wigan v Nottingham Forest

Birmingham v Newcastle

Chelsea v Notts County of Peterborough

Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday

West Brom v Derby

Everton v Leicester

Liverpool v Newport County of Plymouth

Wycombe v Stourbridge or Northampton

Watford v Burton

Preston v Arsenal

Cardiff v Fulham

Stoke v Wolves

Cambridge v Leeds

Bristol City v Shrewsbury or Fleetwood

Huddersfield v Port Vale

Tottenham v Aston Villa

Brentford v Halifax or Eastleigh

Bolton v Crystal Palace

Norwich v Southampton

Sutton United v AFC Wimbledon

Accrington Stanley v Luton

Rotherham v Oxford or Macclesfield

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