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Reading FC to find out FA Cup fate in tonight's third round draw

Mohammad Ilyas

Reading FC to find out FA Cup fate in tonight's third round draw

Reading FC will find out their third round opponents in the FA Cup this evening (Monday), with ball 33 the one for Royals' fans to look out for.

The draw gets underway at 7pm on BBC 2, with former England internationals Tony Adams and Micah Richards set to conduct the draw at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.

City are the current holders of the FA Cup following their 6-0 demolishing of Watford in last season’s final.

Premier League and Championship sides enter the competition at the third round stage, all of whom will be starting on the road to Wembley in the oldest and most prestigious cup competition in England.

Reading will be looking to improve on last year’s FA Cup run, which was abruptly ended by Manchester United at Old Trafford following a 2-0 defeat in the third round.

The furthest Reading have ever gone in the competition was in the 2014/15 season, when they lost to eventual winners Arsenal in the semi-finals at Wembley Stadium.

Some other numbers to look out for in the draw are the following:

2 Arsenal
13 Chelsea
16 Everton
22 Liverpool
24 Manchester City
25 Manchester United
33 Reading
36 Southampton
39 Tottenham Hotspur
42 West Ham United
46 Portsmouth
49 AFC Fylde
51 Oxford United

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