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Sunderland Face Carlisle United In FA Cup Third Round

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The draw for the third round of the FA Cup has been made, and Sunderland are in a good position to get through to the fourth round having landed a home tie with Carlisle United.

Ian Horrocks

The draw for the FA Cup third round has been made, and Sunderland have an excellent chance of getting through to the next round having been drawn at home to Carlisle United.

The two clubs have met six times in the tournament before, although Sunderland have only won on two occasions. There have also been many meetings in the past when Sunderland were in the lower-reaches of the football league and Carlisle doing well for themselves.

In 20 first-class meetings between the two, Sunderland have only lost on five occasions.

The Cumbrians currently ply their trade in League One, and have several Sunderland connections, starting with manager Graham Kavanagh, a former Sunderland player.

In the squad itself there is also former Sunderland defender Pascal Chimbonda and midfielder Liam Noble.

The tie will take place on either January 4th or 5th, 2014.

Full FA Cup Third Round Draw

Barnsley v Hartlepool or Coventry
Yeovil v Leyton Orient
Liverpool v Oldham or Mansfield
Nottingham 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 or Oxford
Manchester United v Swansea
Port Vale v Plymouth
Norwich v Fulham
Aston Villa v Sheffield United
Macclesfield v Sheffield Wednesday
Sunderland v Carlisle
Bolton v Blackpool
Blackburn v Manchester City
Everton v QPR
Brighton v Reading
Arsenal v Tottenham
Birmingham v Bristol Rovers or Crawley
Grimsby v Huddersfield
Ipswich v Preston
Derby v Chelsea
Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton