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Norwich Away In FA Cup

Blues will face Championship leaders in third round

3 December 2018

Emirates FA Cup

Pompey have been drawn away to Norwich in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The tie will take place at Carrow Road on the weekend of January 5, with ticket information to be announced in due course.

It ensures a contest between the current leaders of both the Championship and League One.

Pompey's assistant manager Joe Gallen said: "There are big jumps between all the leagues, so we know it's going to be a tough game.

"The Championship is a notoriously competitive division and one we aspire to reach, so the fact they're top of it shows what a big club they are.

"But we've also had an encouraging season to date and I'm sure we'll go there full of confidence."

"The Championship is a notoriously competitive division and one we aspire to reach, so the fact they're top of it shows what a big club they are."

Joe Gallen

The sides have not met since both were in the second tier during the 2010/11 campaign, with each winning on the other's patch.

Dave Kitson and Greg Halford were on target for the Blues in a 2-0 victory in Norfolk, although the Canaries would go on to secure automatic promotion to the top-flight with a triumph at Fratton Park.

It is Norwich who just shade things in overall contests, with 23 wins compared to 20 for Pompey, while there have been 15 draws.

But you have to go all the way back to the 1949/50 season to find the only games that took place in the FA Cup.

The Blues needed a replay before progressing to the fourth round and although they eventually fell to Manchester United, could console themselves with a second successive Football League title.

Emirates FA Cup third round draw
Bolton Wanderers v Walsall or Sunderland
Millwall v Hull City
Gillingham v Cardiff City
Brentford v Oxford United
Sheffield Wednesday v Luton Town
Manchester United v Reading
Everton v Lincoln City
Tranmere Rovers or Southport v Tottenham Hotspur
Preston North End v Doncaster Rovers
Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v Grimsby Town
Derby County v Southampton
Accrington Stanley v Ipswich Town
Bristol City v Huddersfield Town
Wrexham or Newport County v Leicester City
Fulham v Oldham Athletic
Shrewsbury Town v Stoke City
Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal
Manchester City v Rotherham United
AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion
West Ham United v Birmingham City
Woking v Watford
Burnley v Barnsley
Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United
Sheffield United v Barnet
Norwich City v POMPEY
Guiseley or Fleetwood Town v AFC Wimbledon
West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic
Middlesbrough v Peterborough United or Bradford City
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Swansea City

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