Steven Gerrard returns to Old Trafford live on TV with Aston Villa’s FA Cup third round clash against Man United to be shown live on the BBC… as Man City kick off the action at Swindon and Arsenal are also picked
Steven Gerrard taking his in-form Aston Villa side to face Manchester United is the pick of the televised FA Cup third round games next month.
It has been revealed this afternoon which of the ties will be broadcast when the competition gets underway, with United’s clash against Villa a standout.
That game, which is one of three all-Premier League showdowns, will be screened on January 10 at 7:55pm across the BBC.
Elsewhere, the action in the next stage of the cup will begin with Manchester City travelling to Swindon Town.
Supporters of both teams will be able to take in the drama from the County Ground on Friday, January 7. Kick-off is at 8pm, and coverage is provided by ITV.
Six of the ties will be shown live on TV between January 7 and January 10.
As well as City’s clash with Swindon, ITV will also show Millwall v Crystal Palace, West Ham v Leeds and Nottingham Forest v Arsenal.
Each of the clubs chosen will receive a live broadcast fee of £85,000.
More to follow.
TELEVISED THIRD ROUND TIES
Friday, January 7
Swindon Town v Manchester City – 20:00 – ITV 1
Saturday, January 8
Millwall v Crystal Palace – 12:45 – ITV 1
Hull City v Everton – 17:30 – BBC One and iPlayer
Sunday, January 9
West Ham v Leeds United – 14:15 – ITV 1
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal – 17:15 – ITV 1
Monday, January 10
Manchester United v Aston Villa – 19.55 – BBC One and iPlayer