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FA Youth Cup Third Round Draw Confirmed

Alex Livesey

The full draw for the third round proper of the FA Youth Cup took place at Wembley Stadium. Like the senior competition, the third round is where Premier League and Championship clubs enter the draw. There are 32 fixtures in total and the third-round draw is as follows:

Grimsby Town or Crewe Alexandra v Cardiff City
AFC Wimbledon v Leyton Orient
Colchester United v Portsmouth or Cambridge United
Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley or Derby County
Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion
Exeter City v Oxford United or Horndean
Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park Rangers
Arsenal v Millwall
Southend United v Middlesbrough or Milton Keynes Dons
Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers or Accrington Stanley
Everton v Reading
Preston North End v Rotherham United
Birmingham City v Luton Town
Rochdale v Fulham
Swansea City v Sunderland
Chelsea v Chester or Bradford City
Gillingham or Plymouth Argyle v Wigan Athletic
Lincoln City or Tranmere Rovers v Watford
Crystal Palace v Manchester United
Brighton & Hove Albion v Lowestoft Town or Dover Athletic
Aston Villa v Brentford
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City
Port Vale v Hull City
Sheffield United v West Ham United
Coventry City v Southampton
Bristol City v Stockport County or Fleetwood Town
Burnley v Norwich City
Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers
Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United
Stoke City v Blackpool
Huddersfield Town v Bromley or Ipswich Town
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool

The remaining second round fixtures will all take place before the end of November to confirm the final third round draw. Some standout ties in the draw include a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion for the winner of the all-non-league clash between Lowestoft Town and Dover Athletic. Current holders Manchester United face an all-U18 Premier League clash away at high-flying Crystal Palace. All fixtures for the third round of the FA Youth Cup are currently set to be played on Saturday 17th of December 2022.

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