DRAW: Reading FC’s FA Cup third round opponents revealed


Reading fans can add another date to their diaries after today’s FA Cup third round draw.

Clubs from the Premier League and Championship will join the 20 sides who have battled through the early rounds when the competition resumes on the weekend of January 5-8.

And Reading have been handed an away trip to League Two outfit Stevenage.

Stevenage have already played two matches and scored 10 goals to reach this stage, seeing off Nantwich Town 5-0 and Swindon Town 5-2.

The two sides have met just twice before, both in the FA Cup, with Reading beating Stevenage 2-1 away in 2011 with goals from Mikele Leigertwood and Shane Long.

But tables were turned when the pair met again the following year with Stevenage winning 1-0 at the Mad Stad.

Royals lost at the third round stage last season, going down 4-0 against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

FA Cup third round draw in full:
Ipswich Town v Sheffield United
Watford v Bristol City
Birmingham City v Burton Albion
Liverpool v Everton
Brighton and Hove Albion v Crystal Palace
Aston Villa v Woking/Peterborough United
Bournemouth v AFC Fylde/Wigan Athletic
Coventry City v Stoke City
Newport County v Leeds United
Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town
Port Vale/Yeovil Town v Bradford City
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Brentford v Notts County
Queens Park Rangers v Milton Keynes Dons
Manchester United v Derby County
Forest Green Rovers/Exeter City v West Bromwich Albion
Doncaster Rovers v Slough Town/Rochdale
Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon
Middlesbrough v Sunderland
Fleetwood Town/Hereford v Leicester City
Blackburn Rovers/Crewe Alexandra v Hull City
Cardiff City v Mansfield Town
Manchester City v Burnley
Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City
Stevenage v READING
Newcastle United v Luton Town
Millwall v Barnsley
Fulham v Southampton
Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End
Norwich City v Chelsea
Gillingham/Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday

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