FA Cup extra-time rules: Is there extra-time in the FA Cup third round?

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The FA Cup third round sees clubs from the Premier League and Championship enter the fray. The draw for the fourth and fifth rounds will be conducted on Monday. But what happens if a third-round tie ends in a draw after 90 minutes?

Will there be extra-time or penalties? Or will there be a replay?

Express Sport is on hand with the latest rules for the FA Cup this season.

Is there extra-time in the FA Cup third round?

Yes, extra-time will be played if a tie is level after 90 minutes.

FA Cup replays were scrapped ahead of the 2020/21 season in order to ease pressure on the football calendar following the Covid-19 pandemic.

If a third-round match ends in a draw, extra-time consisting of two periods of 15 minutes will be played.

Should the scoreline remain level after extra-time, a penalty shootout will then take place.

This ensures every third-round tie will have a winner on the day.

In a statement, the FA said: “In order to assist in easing pressure on the football schedule, there will be no replays for the 2020-21 season.

“After two seasons of record levels of prize funds, the Emirates FA Cup prize fund has returned back in line with 2017-18 levels due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In other rule changes, teams are permitted to name up to nine players on their bench.

Each club can make a maximum of five substitutions and there will be three opportunities to do so during the match.

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FA Cup third round draw in full

1 Huddersfield Town vs Plymouth Argyle

2 Southampton vs Shrewsbury Town

3 Chorley vs Derby County

4 Marine vs Tottenham Hotspur

5 Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace

6 Stockport County vs West Ham United

7 Oldham Athletic vs AFC Bournemouth

8 Manchester United vs Watford

9 Stevenage vs Swansea City

10 Everton vs Rotherham United

11 Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff City

12 Arsenal vs Newcastle United

13 Barnsley vs Tranmere Rovers

14 Bristol Rovers vs Sheffield United

15 Boreham Wood vs Millwall

16 Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Rovers

17 Stoke City vs Leicester City

18 Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End

19 Crawley Town vs Leeds United

20 Burnley vs Milton Keynes Dons

21 Bristol City vs Portsmouth

22 Queens Park Rangers vs Fulham

23 Aston Villa vs Liverpool

24 Brentford vs Middlesbrough

25 Manchester City vs Birmingham City

26 Luton Town vs Reading

27 Chelsea vs Morecambe

28 Exeter City vs Sheffield Wednesday

29 Norwich City vs Coventry City

30 Blackpool vs West Bromwich Albion

31 Newport County vs Brighton & Hove Albion

32 Cheltenham Town vs Mansfield Town

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