SAINTS AWAY IN CUP THIRD ROUND

Posted on: Sun 02 Dec 2012

Holders Chelsea have been drawn away to Southampton in the FA Cup third round.

The game will be played on either January 5 or 6.

We are yet to meet Nigel Adkins's side in the Barclays Premier League this season, with our game scheduled for mid-December postponed due to our involvement in the Club World Cup. Our last meeting came in April 2005 when we were 3-1 winners at St Mary's.

We met Southampton in the FA Cup third round in both 1977 and 1981, losing both times, while they also knocked us out in 1923 and 1924.

This year's draw in full is as follows:

Crystal Palace v Stoke City

Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United

Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City

Wigan Athletic v AFC Bournemouth

Fulham v Blackpool

Aston Villa v Ipswich Town

Charlton Athletic v Huddersfield Town

Barrow or Macclesfield Town v Cardiff City

Barnsley v Burnley

Manchester City v Watford

Swansea City v Arsenal

Leicester City v Burton Albion

Millwall v Preston North End

Cheltenham Town or Hereford United v Everton

Derby County v Tranmere Rovers

Crawley Town v Reading

Aldershot Town v Rotherham United or Notts County

Middlesbrough v Harrogate Town or Hastings United

Accrington Stanley or Oxford United v Sheffield United

Southampton v Chelsea

Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion

Peterborough United v Norwich City

Lincoln City or Mansfield Town v Liverpool

Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland

Nottingham Forest v Oldham Athletic

West Ham United v Manchester United

Hull City v Alfreton Town or Leyton Orient

Blackburn Rovers v Bristol City

Leeds United v Birmingham City

Bury or Southend United v Bradford City or Brentford

Luton Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sheffield Wednesday v Milton Keynes Dons