FA Cup: Football Digest panel preview third round
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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