04 Dec '11, 3pm

Football: City host United in FA Cup third round

Football: City host United in FA Cup third round

LONDON: Holders Manchester City have been handed an explosive derby clash with bitter rivals Manchester United in Sunday's draw for the FA Cup third round. City defeated United 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley en route to winning the competition last season and they will host Sir Alex Ferguson's side at Eastlands over the weekend of January 7/8. Roberto Mancini's side, who beat Stoke in the final to claim their first trophy in 35 years, are currently five points clear of reigning champions United in the Premier League as they seek to snatch the English title away from Old Trafford. The match has added spice as it will be the first Manchester derby since City's astonishing 6-1 league triumph at Old Trafford in October. The tie was one of only two all-Premier League encounters in the third round draw, with Newcastle hosting Blackburn in the other. Chelsea take on Por...

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