Dec 082016

Six Emirates FA Cup third round ties have been selected for live TV coverage.

Manchester City’s trip to West Ham’s London Stadium on Friday 6 January 2017 will kick-off a bumper weekend of action, and the tie will be broadcast on BBC One.

BT Sport have picked two ties for live broadcast on Saturday 7 January – Manchester United v Reading and Preston North End v Arsenal.

They will then show Liverpool’s match against either Plymouth Argyle or Newport County before BBC pick up the reins again by showing Tottenham v Aston Villa.

Cambridge United v Leeds United will bring the weekend’s live coverage to a close on Monday 9 January, on BT Sport.

Each club will receive £144,000 in broadcast fees while the victors of each tie will pick up £67,500 from The FA prize fund.

Third Round TV ties

Friday 6 January 2017
West Ham United v Manchester City (7.55pm) – BBC One

Saturday 7 January 2017
Manchester United v Reading (12.30pm) – BT Sport 2
Preston North End v Arsenal (5.30pm) – BT Sport 2

Sunday 8 January 2017
Liverpool v Plymouth Argyle or Newport County (1.30pm) – BT Sport 2
Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa (4pm) – BBC One

Monday 9 January 2017
Cambridge United v Leeds United (7.45pm) – BT Sport 2



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