The Premier League will pause to allow airline clubs to begin their tour of the 2021-22 FA Cup with a view to reaching the final at Wembley Stadium on May 14.
The competition has reached third place, with both Premier League and Championship teams competing. The game, which ends immediately after 90 minutes, comes with extra time and penalty kicks if necessary.
A complete third step follows below. Three of the 32 on display show Premier League title: Manchester United host Aston Villa at Old Trafford, Leicester City host Watford at King Power Stadium and West Ham host Leeds United.
𝙒𝙀𝙇𝘾𝙃 𝙒𝙀𝙇𝘾𝙃 𝙈𝘼𝙆𝙀𝙎 𝙃𝙄𝙎𝙏𝙊𝙍
All elected referees a #EmiratesFACup Round Round as Rebecca Welch has become the first woman to oversee sports in this competition! 👏
– Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 6, 2022
How to watch the third FA Cup match
- Dates: Friday, Jan. 7, until Monday, Jan. 10
- TV shows: Nothing
- Advertising: ESPN + (registration required)
The entire third FA Cup tournament will be hosted by ESPN + this weekend. The ESPN promotional platform has exclusive rights to compete in the USA and another home cup competition in England, Carabao Cup or League Cup.
The 32-match match has 21 matches in the eight-hour window on Saturday, Jan. 8. The match between Manchester United and Aston Villa closes on Monday, Jan. 10.
And there is a bonus for fans within all events: Sunday, January 9, also the game will be shown at 11:50 am ET, as well as on ESPN +.
Third FA Cup match (Jan. 7-10, 2022)
Sixty-four teams are in the third round of the FA Cup, most of them from the top two leagues of English football:
- English Premier League (first division): 20 groups
- English Championship (second round): 24 clubs
- League One (third installment): 8 clubs
- Second League (fourth division): 8 clubs
- National League (fifth season): Three clubs (Boreham Wood, Chesterfield, Yeovil Town)
- National League North / South (sixth division): 1 club (Kidderminster Harriers)
The sub-divisions are listed in parentheses in the following order: CH = Championship (second division); L1 = League One (third division); L2 = League Two (fourth division); NL = National League (fifth division), NLNS = National League North / South (sixth division).
|Friday, Jan. 7||Swindon Town (L2) 1, Manchester City 4|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Mansfield Town (L2) vs. Middlesbrough (CH)||7:15 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Hartlepool United (L2) vs. Blackpool (CH)||7:30 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Bristol City (CH) vs. Fulham (CH)||7:30 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Burnley vs. Huddersfield Town (CH)||7:30 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Coventry City (CH) vs. Derby County (CH)||7:30 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Millwall (CH) vs. Crystal Palace||7:45 p.m.||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Newcastle United vs Cambridge United (L1)||10 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Peterborough United (CH) vs. Bristol Rovers (L2)||10 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Barnsley (CH) vs. Barrow AFC (L2)||10 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||West Brom (CH) vs. Brighton & Hove Albion||10 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Leicester City vs. Watford||10 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Kidderminster Harriers (NLNS) vs. Reading (CH)||10 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Port Vale (L2) vs. Brentford||10 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Wigan Athletic (L1) vs. Blackburn Rovers (CH)||10 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Queens Park Rangers (CH) vs. Rotherham (L1)||10 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Boreham Wood (NL) vs. AFC Wimbledon (L1)||10 am||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Hull City (CH) vs. Everton||12:30 pm||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Chelsea vs. Chesterfield (NL)||12:30 pm||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Birmingham City (CH) vs. Plymouth Argyle (L1)||12:30 pm||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Swansea City (CH) vs. Southampton||12:30 pm||ESPN +|
|Sat., Jan. 8||Yeovil Town (NL) vs. AFC Bournemouth (CH)||12:45 pm||ESPN +|
|Sun, Jan. 9||Luton Town (CH) vs. Harrogate Town (L2)||7:30 am||ESPN +|
|Sun, Jan. 9||Stoke City (CH) vs. Leyton Orient (L2)||9 am||ESPN +|
|Sun, Jan. 9||Cardiff City (CH) vs. Preston North End (CH)||9 am||ESPN +|
|Sun, Jan. 9||Charlton Athletic (L1) vs. Norwich City||9 am||ESPN +|
|Sun, Jan. 9||Wolverhampton vs. Sheffield United (CH)||9 am||ESPN +|
|Sun, Jan. 9||West Ham United vs. Leeds United||9 am||ESPN +|
|Sun, Jan. 9||Tottenham Hotspur Vs. Morecambe (L1)||9 am||ESPN +|
|Sun, Jan. 9||Liverpool vs. Shrewsbury Town (L1)||9 am||ESPN +|
|Sun, Jan. 9||Nottingham Forest (CH) vs. Arsenal||12:10 pm||ESPN +|
|Hello., Jan. 10||Manchester United vs. Aston Villa||2:55 pm||ESPN +|
Is the FA Cup competition in the fourth round?
- Date: Sunday, Jan. 9
- Time: 11:50 am ET
- TV: Nothing
- River: ESPN +
Before the final results of the third FA Cup final, the fourth round of the draw will already take place. All 16 matchups over the weekend of Feb. 5-6 will be known.
- Fourth Round: Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 5-6
- 16th line (fifth line): Wednesday, March 2nd
- Quarterfinals: Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20
- Last game: Saturday, April 16th
- Last: Saturday, May 14th
The fourth recording will kick off at 11:50 am ET Sunday, Nottingham Forest vs. Before Arsenal. The match also provides an opportunity for the winner of the Aston Villa v Manchester United match which will take place one day later.