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FA Cup Third Round Draw

THE ROAD to Wembley begins again on Sunday afternoon . . . as Stoke City are entered into the draw for the FA Cup with Budweiser Third Round.

The Potters have been handed the number 36 ball as clubs from the Barclays Premier League and npower Championship join a host of lower league and non-league teams to have already battled their way through the earlier stages.

Second Round fixtures will be played out this weekend with possible opponents from those games including MK Dons or AFC Wimbledon (number 62), Sheffield United or Port Vale (47) and Harrogate Town or Hastings United (60).

Tony Pulis' men could of course draw another team entering at this stage, with holders Chelsea (13), Middlesbrough (26) and Watford (40) all potential ties as well.

Last season, Stoke knocked out Gillingham, Derby County and Crawley Town on the road before succumbing to eventual runners-up Liverpool, also away, in the Quarter Finals.

The draw will take place live on ITV1 and from 2.40pm on Sunday, with ties to be played over the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January 2013.

The full list of draw numbers are as follows:

1) Arsenal
2) Aston Villa
3) Barnsley
4) Birmingham City
5) Blackburn Rovers
6) Blackpool
7) Bolton Wanderers
8) Brighton & Hove Albion
9) Bristol City
10) Burnley
11) Cardff City
12) Charlton Athletic
13) Chelsea
14) Crystal Palace
15) Derby County
16) Everton
17) Fulham
18) Huddersfield Town
19) Hull City
20) Ipswich Town
21) Leeds United
22) Leicester City
23) Liverpool
24) Manchester City
25) Manchester United
26) Middlesbrough
27) Milwall
28) Newcastle United
29) Norwich City
30) Nottingham Forest
31) Peteborough United
32) Queens Park Rangers
33) Reading
34) Sheffield Wednesday
35) Southampton
37) Sunderland
38) Swansea City
39) Tottenham Hotspur
40) Watford
41) West Bromwich Albion
42) West Ham United
43) Wigan Athletic
44) Wolverhampton Wanderers
45) Preston North End or Gillingham
46) Bury or Southend United
47) Sheffield United or Port Vale
48) Carlisle United or AFC Bournemouth
49) Crewe Alexandra or Burton Albion
50) Bradford City or Brentford
51) Luton Town or Dorchester Town
52) Alfreton Town or Leyton Orient
53) Oldham Athletic or Doncaster Rovers
54) Tranmere Rovers or Chesterfield
55) Rotherham United or Notts County
56) Cheltenham Town or Hereford United
57) Barrow or Macclesfield Town
58) Accrington Stanley or Oxford United
59) Lincoln City or Mansfield Town
60) Harrogate Town or Hastings United
61) Coventry City or Morecambe
62) Milton Keynes Dons or AFC Wimbledon
63) Crawley Town or Chelmsford City
64) Fleetwood Town or Aldershot Town

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