Norwich City drawn at home against Fulham in FA Cup third round
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Norwich City have been drawn at home against Fulham in the third round of the FA Cup.
The draw was made at Wembley by former England and Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham and his son Charlie, who won the FA Youth Cup with Ipswich Town and now plays for AFC Wimbledon in League Two.
The ties are due to be played on the weekend of January 4 and 5, which means the Cottagers will visit Carrow Road twice in 10 days, as they travel to Norfolk for a Premier League fixture on Boxing Day.
City manager Chris Hughton said: 'We're absolutely delighted to be playing in the FA Cup third round at Carrow Road in front of our fans, which is a major plus for us.
'Fulham recently changed their manager and I was sorry to see Martin Jol, who of course I worked under at Tottenham, lose his job. But they have a new manager now and they will be keen to improve their results.
'For our part we're very conscious of our disappointing exit from last year's competition at the hands of Luton Town. Although we've achieved some good results in the Capital One Cup, the FA Cup is a wonderful and historic competition which we very much aim to make progress in.'
Fulham have a good record at Carrow Road and have not lost a match in Norfolk since March 1986, winning four and drawing two of their six visits since that 2-1 loss to City.
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In fact the Cottagers could be considered something of a bogey team as the Canaries have not managed to beat them in their last 12 attempts, with Fulham winning nine of those matches.
City went out of the FA Cup in the fourth round last year, suffering an embarrassing 1-0 home defeat to Luton Town, becoming the first top flight team to lose to a non-league team in the FA Cup since 1989.
'Obviously we're playing Fulham and we will have already played them at Carrow Road in the Barclays Premier League on Boxing Day,' added Hughton, speaking to the club's official website.
'That will give us an opportunity to assess them properly before we play them just three games and a couple of weeks later in the cup.'
FA CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW
Barnsley v Hartlepool/Coventry
Yeovil v Leyton Orient
Liverpool v Oldham/Mansfield
Nottm Forest v West Ham
Bristol City v Watford
Southend v Millwall
Middlesbrough v Hull
West Brom v Crystal Palace
Kidderminster v Peterborough
Doncaster v Stevenage
Stoke v Leicester
Southampton v Burnley
Newcastle v Cardiff
Rochdale v Leeds
Wigan v MK Dons.
Charlton v Wrexham/Oxford.
Man Utd v Swansea
Port Vale v Plymouth
Norwich v Fulham
Aston Villa v Sheff Utd.
Macclesfield v Sheff Wed.
Sunderland v Carlisle.
Bolton v Blackpool
Blackburn v Man City
Everton v QPR
Brighton v Reading
Arsenal v Tottenham
Birmingham v Bristol Rovers/Crawley
Grimsby v Huddersfield
Ipswich v Preston
Derby v Chelsea
Bournemouth v Fleetwood/Burton