Davies gunning for revenge as Hull face Arsenal in cup final repeat

Hull will have an opportunity to exact a measure of revenge for their FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal after drawing the holders in January’s FA Cup third round.

Davies gunning for  revenge as Hull face Arsenal in cup final repeat

The Tigers were beaten 3-2 at Wembley in May in their first FA Cup final as the Gunners ended their nine-year wait for a trophy.

Yesterday’s third-round draw was held at The Deep Aquarium in Hull, with manager Steve Bruce watching on as his side were second to be drawn out, sending them to The Emirates Stadium.

Not only was it a repeat of last May’s final, but the teams had been drawn against each other in a rehearsal before the live television draw.

Hull captain Curtis Davies said: “I guess it was just meant to be. Hearing about the rehearsal and it being here, in Hull, we were looking forward to (the draw).

“We just have to look forward to going there, giving them a good game and hopefully getting through to the next round.”

The draw featured a number of intriguing ties. League Two AFC Wimbledon – in the third round for the first time in their 12-year history – will host Liverpool in a match which will have many reminiscing about the 1988 final, won by the original Wimbledon.

Stoke play Wrexham in another match which pits the game’s elite against a side whose memorable giant-killing act was a defeat of Arsenal in 1992, while West Brom host Gateshead.

Blyth Spartans did not get the glamour tie against Manchester United they were hoping for, but did get a home tie with Birmingham.

Louis van Gaal’s United must instead go to either Accrington or Yeovil, who first play in a second-round replay.

There will be four all-Premier League ties: Burnley v Tottenham, Leicester v Newcastle and Everton v West Ham, plus Arsenal v Hull.

Chelsea, the Premier League leaders and FA Cup winners in four of the last eight seasons, will host Watford of the Championship.

Manchester City, the 2011 winners, play at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

FA Cup Third Round Draw:

Arsenal v Hull City

Southampton v Ipswich

Stoke v Wrexham

Charlton v Blackburn

Dover v Crystal Palace

AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool

Man City v Sheffield Wednesday

Aldershot/Rochdale v Nottingham Forest

West Brom v Gateshead

Blyth Spartans v Birmingham

Aston Villa v Blackpool

Rotherham v Bournemouth

Huddersfield v Reading

Oxford/Tranmere v Swansea

Cardiff v Colchester

Bolton v Wigan

Sunderland v Leeds

Burnley v Tottenham

Millwall v Bradford

Derby v Southport

Brentford v Brighton

Fulham v Wolves

Leicester v Newcastle

Scunthorpe/Worcester v Chesterfield

Everton v West Ham

Cambridge/Mansfield v Bury/Luton

Chelsea v Watford

Barnsley/Chester v Middlesbrough

QPR v Sheffield United

Accrington/Yeovil v Manchester United

Preston v Norwich

Doncaster v Bristol City

l Ties to be played across the weekend beginning January 3.

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