The big guns, old rivals and non-leaguers Ipswich Town (or Coventry) could meet in FA Cup third round draw

PUBLISHED: 13:11 02 December 2019 | UPDATED: 13:17 02 December 2019

Paul Lambert's Ipswich Town are in the FA Cup third round draw. Picture: ARCHANT/PA

Paul Lambert's Ipswich Town are in the FA Cup third round draw. Picture: ARCHANT/PA

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Ipswich Town are in the hat for this evening's FA Cup third round draw.

But in order to get there and secure their true place in round three they must first get past Coventry City, following the two sides' 1-1 draw at St Andrew's yesterday.

It looked as though the Blues were going to move through to round three, after Will Keane had struck early in the second half as he converted Alan Judge's cross.

But, after a period of pressure, the hosts were level when Callum O'Hare's square run across the box ended with the midfielder driving the ball home past Will Norris.

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It means the Blues face another replay - yet to be confirmed but likely to be played on Tuesday, December 10.

Both Ipswich and Coventry will enter tonight's draw, being made at 7pm.

Round three is the point Premier League and Championship sides enter the competition, opening up the possibility of visits to the likes of Old Trafford, Anfield and Tottenham's new stadium at White Hart Lane.

It could also mean a cup meeting with old rivals Norwich, a former Championship sparring partner or one of the five non-league sides left in the competition.

Will Keane celebrates putting Ipswich ahead at Coventry Picture PagepixWill Keane celebrates putting Ipswich ahead at Coventry Picture Pagepix

Ipswich or Coventry are ball No.48.

Town's No.48, Keane, was asked yesterday if he would be watching the draw: "Yeah, definitely," he said.

"If you get a big team it maybe puts a bit more of an edge on the game.

"I'd take Manchester United away (former club) but I wouldn't mind Everton away actually (where he would face brother Michael), that would be good fun.

"The manager would maybe like to get a big team as well because it would be a good test for us to maybe see where we're up to and it would also be a good trip out for the fans.

"We have to get through this tie first, though."

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FA Cup Third Round draw numbers

1 AFC Bournemouth


2 Arsenal


3 Aston Villa


4 Barnsley


5 Birmingham City

6 Blackburn Rovers


7 Brentford


8 Brighton & Hove Albion


9 Bristol City


10 Burnley


11 Cardiff City

12 Charlton Athletic


13 Chelsea


14 Crystal Palace

15 Derby County


16 Everton


17 Fulham


18 Huddersfield Town

19 Hull City


20 Leeds United


21 Leicester City


22 Liverpool


23 Luton Town

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24 Manchester City


25 Manchester United


26 Middlesbrough


27 Millwall


28 Newcastle United


29 Norwich City


30 Nottingham Forest


31 Preston North End


32 Queens Park Rangers


33 Reading


34 Sheffield United


35 Sheffield Wednesday


36 Southampton


37 Stoke City


38 Swansea City

39 Tottenham Hotspur


40 Watford


41 West Bromwich Albion


42 West Ham United


43 Wigan Athletic


44 Wolverhampton Wanderers


45 Blackpool


46 Portsmouth

47 Shrewsbury Town

48 Coventry City or Ipswich Town

49 AFC Fylde

50 Tranmere Rovers


51 Oxford United


52 Exeter City or Hartlepool United

53 Eastleigh or Crewe Alexandra


54 Forest Green Rovers or Carlisle United

55 Solihull Moors or Rotherham United

56 Gillingham

57 Rochdale or Boston United

58 Peterborough United


59 Burton Albion


60 Newport County


61 Fleetwood Town


62 Port Vale


63 Northampton Town


64 Bristol Rovers or Plymouth Argyle

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