Norwich City drawn at home against Fulham in FA Cup third round

Kei Kamara heads a late chance over the bar on his debut for Norwich City during last season's 0-0 P

Kei Kamara heads a late chance over the bar on his debut for Norwich City during last season's 0-0 Premier League draw with Fulham at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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.'


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