Sheffield Wednesday to travel to Premier League side in FA Cup

Sheffield Wednesday will head to top flight opposition in the third round of the FA Cup.

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 6:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 6:25 pm
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The Owls were drawn away at former play-off rivals Brighton and Hove Albion with the tie set to be played on the weekend of January 4 at the AMEX Stadium.

The occasion will bring back fond memories as a 1-1 draw in the second leg of the 2016 Championship play-off semi-finals at the same venue earned Wednesday their place in the final at Wembley.

The Seagulls went on to win promotion to the top flight a year later at the end of a campaign which saw them twice beat the Owls 2-1.

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Brighton reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup last season, losing to eventual competition winners Manchester City.

Wednesday exited the FA Cup at the fourth round stage last season after a 3-0 defeat at Premier League giants Chelsea.

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