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- Ten London clubs have been drawn at home, including all seven in the top flight
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Arsenal and Liverpool will take the 4.30pm slot on Sunday, January 7 in the third round of the FA Cup.
Their clash will be the only televised FA Cup game that day and will be aired on the BBC, as revealed by the announced television picks.
Newcastle’s trip to Sunderland will be live from 12.45pm on Saturday, January 6 on ITV – meaning Alan Shearer won’t be covering his old club – while Middlesbrough and Aston Villa will follow at 5.30pm on the BBC.
Crystal Palace and Everton kick off proceedings at 8pm on Thursday, January 4 at 8pm on ITV.
Then Tottenham and Burnley will give fans their fill of Friday night football, clashing at 8pm on ITV on January 5.
To cap it all off, Wigan welcome Manchester United on Monday, January 8 at 8.15pm on ITV.
Arsenal host Liverpool on Sunday, January 7 at 4.30pm on the BBC in the FA Cup third round
Sunderland will welcome Newcastle on January 6 on ITV, meaning Alan Shearer won’t be broadcasting live on the Magpies
It means that no non-league teams will have their fixtures televised. Nine of the clubs on TV will be Premier League clubs and the lowest-ranked will be Wigan, who are 14th in League One.
All 12 clubs who are televised will receive £85,000 in addition to any prize money.
The Metropolitan Police have been in talks with the FA about rescheduling some of next month’s ties as ten London clubs have been drawn at home – including all seven Premier League clubs – creating a security nightmare.
Further updates will follow to reveal the full fixture schedule, with any extra broadcast details announced at the earliest opportunity.
More to follow.