Arsenal Begin FA Cup Defence Today

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Eleven more Premier League sides enter the fray as the FA Cup third round continues today. Alan Pardew begins life as Crystal Palace manager by taking his side to non-League Dover at 1 o’clock. At the same time, QPR play host to Nigel Clough’s Sheffield United. Both Sunderland and Leeds will aim to put poor league form aside for 90 minutes when they meet at the Stadium of Light. All of those kick-off at 1. At 3, four more sides face lower-league opposition. Aston Villa take on Championship strugglers Blackpool, Manchester City play host to Sheffield Wednesday, Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich go to Southampton, and Stoke face Wrexham. Louis van Gaal’s first experience of FA Cup football sees his Manchester United side away to League One side Yeovil. Chelsea welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge. There’s a repeat of last year’s final at the Emirates, where holders Arsenal take on Hull. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is hoping for a far more straight-forward game than last May’s meeting at Wembley [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/33349/medium/”] With Celtic not playing until tomorrow Aberdeen can open up a four-point gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a win away to Motherwell. Elsewhere at 3 today, third placed Dundee United go to Partick, Hamilton travel to St. Johnstone, Dundee face Ross County and Inverness take on St. Mirren.

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