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Rupert Wyman 30th Nov 2008 - 14:58

A Hist-oric victory as Leeds go out of the FA Cup

Following the second round matches the widely anticipated third round draw took place.

Histon took their place in the draw alongside all the Premier League and Championship teams after they beat Leeds in the biggest upset of the round.

Leeds went marching out of this year's FA Cup after falling to a 1-0 defeat away to the part-time Blue Square Premier side from Cambridgeshire.

Histon's reward for the victory is another home tie, this time against Championship side Swansea City.

Eastwood Town are also in the draw after they knocked out League 2 leaders Wycombe and they will play away at Notts County or Kettering. Blue Square Premier side Forest Green Rovers knocked out last year's League 2 play-off finalists Rochdale and have a home tie against Derby in the third round to look forward to.

Chelsea remain as 4/1 favourites to lift the Cup and will welcome League 1 Southend to Stamford Bridge. Second favourites Man Utd remain unchanged at 9/2 as they will face Southampton at St Mary's.

Liverpool were lengthened from 11/2 to 6/1 and will travel to Preston for their third round tie.

Arsenal are available at 11/2 to win the FA Cup for the first time since 2003. They open their 2009 FA Cup campaign with a home tie at The Emirates against Plymouth.

2008 Cup winners Portsmouth (25/1) have been drawn at home to Bristol City as they look to defend the Cup. Meanwhile last year's FA Cup winning manager Harry Redknapp's Tottenham (12/1) are at home to Steve Bruce's Wigan (66/1) in one of three all-Premier League ties.

The other two all-Premier League match-ups see Hull City (80/1) host Newcastle (33/1) and their north-east rivals Sunderland (50/1) welcome Bolton (80/1) to the Stadium of Light, which will be a repeat of yesterday's Premier League match.

All the third round ties will be played the first weekend in January, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4.

Home Team v Away Team
Arsenal v Plymouth
Birmingham v Wolves
Bournemouth/Blyth Spartans
v Blackburn
Cardiff v Reading
Charlton v Norwich
Chelsea
v Southend
Coventry
v Kidderminster
Forest Green
v Derby
Gillingham/Stockport
v Aston Villa
Hartlepool
v Stoke
Histon
v Swansea
Hull City v Newcastle
Ipswich
v Chesterfield/Droylsden
Leicester
v Crystal Palace
Leyton Orient
v Sheffield United
Macclesfield
v Everton
Manchester City
v Nottingham Forest
Middlesbrough
v Barrow
Millwall
v Carlisle/Crewe
Morecambe/Cheltenham
v Doncaster
Notts County/Kettering
v Eastwood Town
Portsmouth v Bristol City
Preston v Liverpool
QPR v Burnley
Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
Southampton
v Manchester United
Sunderland
v Bolton
Torquay v Blackpool
Tottenham
v Wigan
Watford
v Scunthorpe
West Brom
v Peterborough/Tranmere
West Ham
v Barnsley

 

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