Third round draw for the FA Cup brings Reading to Stevenage

Danny Newton secured Stevenage's passage to round three of the FA Cup with two goals against Swindon

Danny Newton secured Stevenage's passage to round three of the FA Cup with two goals against Swindon Town. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Archant

Stevenage were handed a home tie following the draw for the third round of the FA Cup.

Boro will host Sky Bet Championship side Reading at some point over the first weekend in 2018.

Reading, managed by former Manchester United favourite Jaap Stam, are currently 14th in the table after a 3-1 win over Sunderland at the weekend.

Stevenage booked their place in the third round with a thoroughly entertaining 5-2 win over Swindon Town at the Lamex on Saturday.

Two goals from Danny Newton plus one each for Alex Samuel, Matt Godden and Tom Pett did the damage.

The draw threw up some interesting ties with the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton the key among them.

Draw in full:

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Ipswich Town v Sheffield United

Watford v Bristol City

Birmingham City v Burton Albion

Liverpool v Everton

Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United

AFC Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan Athletic

Coventry City v Stoke City

Newport County v Leeds United

Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town

Port Vale or Yeovil Town v Bradford City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Brentford v Notts County

QPR v MK Dons

Manchester United v Derby County

Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City v West Bromwich Albion

Doncaster Rovers v Slough Town or Rochdale

Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon

Middlesbrough v Sunderland

Fleetword Town or Hereford v Leicester City

Blackburn Rovers or Crewe Alexandra v Hull City

Cardiff City v Mansfield Town

Manchester City v Burnley

Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City


Newcastle United v Luton Town

Millwall v Barnsley

Fulham v Southampton

Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End

Norwich City v Chelsea

Gillingham or Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday