Third round draw for the FA Cup brings Reading to Stevenage
PUBLISHED: 19:28 04 December 2017 | UPDATED: 19:28 04 December 2017
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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:
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
STEVENAGE v Reading
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