Sunday, 2 December 2018


Emirates FA Cup: Walsall & Sunderland's Third Round Draw Number Confirmed

Emirates FA Cup: Walsall & Sunderland's Third Round Draw Number Confirmed

Following the Saddlers' Emirates FA Cup - Second Round draw with Sunderland the Football Association have confirmed the ball numbers for Monday evening's Third Round draw.
Dean Keates' side, who will be hoping to reach the Third Round stage for the first time in many yeas, held Sunderland to a draw on Saturday afternoon as Andy Cook's second-half strike cancelled out Aiden McGeady's opener.

The Saddlers and Black Cats will be ball number 61 for the draw, which take place on Monday evening at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge, is set to be conducted by former Blues player-manager Ruud Gullit and ex-Manchester United and Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince.

The forty-four clubs from the Premier League and Championship enter the fray at this stage, joining the twenty clubs who prevail from this weekend's second round ties.

The Third Round is scheduled to take place over the weekend of Saturday, 5th January 2019 .

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