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FA Cup: 3rd round draw offers big pay days

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The 3rd Round of the FA Cup was drawn on Sunday afternoon and as usual it has thrown up some mouth watering ties.

The Cup may not be top of the agenda for the Premier League's top sides these days and winning it is no safe harbour managerially - as Roberto Di Matteo about that one. But, it still offers smaller clubs a financial life-line. Not just the prospect of a big pay day against a top side, but with TV money upwards of £30k and more for a live game, and prize money of £27,000 for winning round 2 ties this weekend, and the money can soon add up.

Teams winning a 3rd round tie will receive £67,500 which is a lot of money for a struggling club.

Fabrice Muamba and Ledley King made The FA Cup Third Round Proper draw:

The most likley money spinner will come from the all non-league Barrow/­Macclesfield  tie which was postponed on Saturday. The winners will entertain Cardiff City - finalists themselves recently in what looks a good bet for live TV.

There are four all Premier League ties and West Ham v Man United looks the most attractive of these.

FA Cup third round draw in full:

Crystal Palace v Stoke City
Brighton v Newcastle
Tottenham v Coventry City
Wigan v Bournemouth
Fulham v Blackpool
Aston Villa v Ipswich Town
Charlton v Huddersfield Town
Barrow/­Macclesfield Town v Cardiff City
Barnsley v Burnley
Manchester City v Watford
Swansea City v Arsenal
Leicester City v Burton Albion
Milwall v Preston
Cheltenham/­Hereford v Everton
Derby County v Tranmere Rovers
Crawley Town v Reading
Aldershot Town v Rotherham/Notts County
Middlesbrough v Harrogate/­Hastings United
Accrington Stanley/Oxford United v Sheffield United
Southampton v Chelsea
QPR v West Brom
Peterborough v Norwich City
Lincoln City/Mansfield Town v Liverpool
Bolton v Sunderland
Nottingham Forest v Oldham
West Ham v Manchester United
Hull City v Alfreton Town/Leyton Orient
Blackburn v Bristol City
Leeds United v Birmingham City
Bury/Southend v Bradford City/Brentford
Luton Town v Wolves
Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons

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