Holders Manchester United will host Championship Reading in the third round of the FA Cup.

Manchester United will begin their defence of the FA Cup against second-tier Reading, who are managed by former United defender Jaap Stam.

The third-round draw, in which the teams from England's top two divisions join the competition, was made on Monday (Tuesday AEDT) and there were four all-Premier League match-ups, including Manchester City visiting West Ham.

Everton will host Leicester, Hull is at home to Swansea, and Burnley is away to Sunderland.

In other matches in the last 64, Arsenal visits second-tier Preston, Chelsea is at home to either Notts County or Peterborough, and Liverpool will host Newport or Plymouth.

The third round takes place from January 6-9.

FA CUP THIRD-ROUND DRAW

Ipswich v Lincoln or Oldham

Barrow v Rochdale

Manchester United v Reading

Hull v Swansea

Sunderland v Burnley

QPR v Blackburn

Millwall v Bournemouth

West Ham v Manchester City

Brighton v Charlton or MK Dons

Blackpool v Barnsley

Wigan v Nottingham Forest

Birmingham v Newcastle

Chelsea v Notts County of Peterborough

Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday

West Brom v Derby

Everton v Leicester

Liverpool v Newport County of Plymouth

Wycombe v Stourbridge or Northampton

Watford v Burton

Preston v Arsenal

Cardiff v Fulham

Stoke v Wolves

Cambridge v Leeds

Bristol City v Shrewsbury or Fleetwood

Huddersfield v Port Vale

Tottenham v Aston Villa

Brentford v Halifax or Eastleigh

Bolton v Crystal Palace

Norwich v Southampton

Sutton United v AFC Wimbledon

Accrington Stanley v Luton

Rotherham v Oxford or Macclesfield

By AAP

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