Norwich City drawn at home against Fulham in FA Cup third round

Kei Kamara heads a late chance over the bar on his debut for Norwich City during last season's 0-0 Premier League draw with Fulham at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd. Kei Kamara heads a late chance over the bar on his debut for Norwich City during last season's 0-0 Premier League draw with Fulham at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.

Sunday, December 8, 2013
4:19 PM

Norwich City have been drawn at home against Fulham in the third round of the FA Cup.

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The draw was made at Wembley by former England and Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham and his son Charlie, who won the FA Youth Cup with Ipswich Town and now plays for AFC Wimbledon in League Two.

The ties are due to be played on the weekend of January 4 and 5, which means the Cottagers will visit Carrow Road twice in 10 days, as they travel to Norfolk for a Premier League fixture on Boxing Day.

City manager Chris Hughton said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be playing in the FA Cup third round at Carrow Road in front of our fans, which is a major plus for us.

“Fulham recently changed their manager and I was sorry to see Martin Jol, who of course I worked under at Tottenham, lose his job. But they have a new manager now and they will be keen to improve their results.

“For our part we’re very conscious of our disappointing exit from last year’s competition at the hands of Luton Town. Although we’ve achieved some good results in the Capital One Cup, the FA Cup is a wonderful and historic competition which we very much aim to make progress in.”

Fulham have a good record at Carrow Road and have not lost a match in Norfolk since March 1986, winning four and drawing two of their six visits since that 2-1 loss to City.

In fact the Cottagers could be considered something of a bogey team as the Canaries have not managed to beat them in their last 12 attempts, with Fulham winning nine of those matches.

City went out of the FA Cup in the fourth round last year, suffering an embarrassing 1-0 home defeat to Luton Town, becoming the first top flight team to lose to a non-league team in the FA Cup since 1989.

“Obviously we’re playing Fulham and we will have already played them at Carrow Road in the Barclays Premier League on Boxing Day,” added Hughton, speaking to the club’s official website.

“That will give us an opportunity to assess them properly before we play them just three games and a couple of weeks later in the cup.”

FA CUP THIRD ROUND DRAW

Barnsley v Hartlepool/Coventry

Yeovil v Leyton Orient

Liverpool v Oldham/Mansfield

Nottm Forest v West Ham

Bristol City v Watford

Southend v Millwall

Middlesbrough v Hull

West Brom v Crystal Palace

Kidderminster v Peterborough

Doncaster v Stevenage

Stoke v Leicester

Southampton v Burnley

Newcastle v Cardiff

Rochdale v Leeds

Wigan v MK Dons.

Charlton v Wrexham/Oxford.

Man Utd v Swansea

Port Vale v Plymouth

Norwich v Fulham

Aston Villa v Sheff Utd.

Macclesfield v Sheff Wed.

Sunderland v Carlisle.

Bolton v Blackpool

Blackburn v Man City

Everton v QPR

Brighton v Reading

Arsenal v Tottenham

Birmingham v Bristol Rovers/Crawley

Grimsby v Huddersfield

Ipswich v Preston

Derby v Chelsea

Bournemouth v Fleetwood/Burton

8 comments

  • Sadly, both teams will be understrength with the focus on staying in the league. I for one miss the big cup games treated seriously.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Sunday, December 8, 2013

  • You tell 'em Stew. Bring on the Fulhams

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Sunday, December 8, 2013

  • Stew, do you think perhaps you need another hobby?

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    waclor

    Monday, December 9, 2013

  • The wine already having an effect Stew. You cant help it can you?

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    sharky

    Sunday, December 8, 2013

  • ..jist fishined thet bittle of red win..and alruddy feal lik trowin insolts at alll those tee laddies.... you know them thit has all them arms wiv a hed on each won...oct p-ssy I thunk they call them.... each one wiv a difrent name....names like st edyon the won with the oversized bonce and the filly retractable tongue...and her weirdo udder bits kallin themsilves names like dr pauline what and nicee bay, and spikee, and pi arrse, and xmassie ermate....you mae tink i'm drunk...but don't wirry..cos tommorow I'll be sobre.....bit she will still ave a mixed up brane and no doubt be just as ugly!....Famous words by a famous man!....god nite togeter!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, December 8, 2013

  • cheap tickets??

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    tonyb

    Sunday, December 8, 2013

  • …..Please ! Please ! Mr Freezer! There is no need for you to point out all the pitfalls....We have a man already in place to do that!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Sunday, December 8, 2013

  • Bring it on - a home FA cup game against a PL team will be a good contest - no complaints !

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    Dubai Canary

    Sunday, December 8, 2013

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