Sheffield United get non-league opposition again in FA Cup third round

Sheffield United will face non-league opposition in the third round of the FA Cup for the second successive season.

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 7:22 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd December 2019, 8:41 pm
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The Blades will host National League promotion hopefuls AFC Fylde as they enter the competition with the tie set to be played on the weekend of January 4.

United will be hoping to avoid the same fate as last term when they were beaten 1-0 by Barnet – also of the National League – at Bramall Lane at the third round stage.

Fylde are managed by Jim Bentley, who left League Two side Morecambe to take the role last month.

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The Lancashire side reached the National League play-off final last term, losing 3-0 to Salford City at Wembley but beat Leyton Orient to win the FA Trophy a week later.

Their start to this season has been slow however, with seven wins from their opening 22 matches, leaving them 18th in the table.

Fylde booked their place in the third round with a 2-0 win at Kingstonian last weekend.

FA Cup third round draw in full:

Leicester v Wigan

QPR v Swansea

Fulham v Aston Villa

Chelsea v Nottm Forest

Wolves v Man Utd

Charlton v West Brom

Rochdale/Boston v Newcastle

Cardiff v Forest Green/Carlisle

Oxford v Exeter/Hartlepool

Sheff Utd v AFC Fylde

Southampton v Huddersfield

Liverpool v Everton

Bristol City v Shrewsbury

Bournemouth v Luton

Brighton v Sheff Wed

Bristol Rovers/Plymouth v Coventry/Ipswich

Eastleigh/Crewe v Barnsley

Man City v Port Vale

Middlesbrough v Tottenham

Reading v Blackpool

Watford v Tranmere

Preston v Norwich

Millwall v Newport

Crystal Palace v Derby

Solihull Moors/Rotherham v Hull

Brentford v Stoke

Fleetwood v Portsmouth

Arsenal v Leeds

Gillingham v West Ham

Burton v Northampton

Burnley v Peterborough

Birmingham v Blackburn