Club News

Albion draw Palace

Baggies get third-round home tie

ALBION have been drawn at home to fellow Barclays Premier League outfit Crystal Palace in the FA Cup third round.

The tie will be played on the weekend of January 4 & 5.

The Baggies have never met the Eagles in the FA Cup before.

And the only time the two sides have met in cup competition was when Albion won 3-1 at Palace in the 1981/82 League Cup fourth round.

Steve Clarke's men beat the Londoners 2-0 at The Hawthorns in November's Barclays Premier League clash, when Saido Berahino and Gareth McAuley scored.

FA Cup third-round draw in full:

Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton
Derby v Chelsea
Ipswich v Preston
Grimsby v Huddersfield
Birmingham v Bristol Rovers or Crawley
Arsenal v Tottenham
Brighton v Reading
Everton v QPR
Blackburn v Manchester City
Bolton v Blackpool
Sunderland v Carlisle
Macclesfield v Sheffield Wednesday
Villa v Sheffield United
Norwich v Fulham
Port Vale v Plymouth
Manchester United v Swansea
Charlton v Wrexham or Oxford
Wigan v MK Dons
Rochdale v Leeds
Newcastle v Cardiff
Southampton v Burnley
Stoke v Leicester
Doncaster v Stevenage
Kidderminster v Peterborough
ALBION v Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough v Hull
Southend v Millwall
Bristol City v Watford
Nottingham Forest v West Ham
Liverpool v Oldham or Mansfield
Yeovil v Leyton Orient
Barnsley v Hartlepool or Coventry