City drawn away to Charlton

Norwich City have been drawn away to fellow Championship strugglers Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup third round.The two sides have never met before in the competition.

Norwich City have been drawn away to fellow Championship strugglers Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup third round.

The two sides have never met before in the competition.

Third round games are schedule to be played on the weekend of Saturday, January 3.

Former Colchester and Hull boss Phil Parkinson is currently caretaker manager of Charlton after Alan Pardew's departure from The Valley last weekend.


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The Londoners are one of only three sides below City in the Championship table, in 22nd place, one below Glenn Roeder's team.

The Canaries are due to wear a replica of their 1959 FA Cup giant-killing strip, with yellow shirts and black shorts and no sponsors' logos, for their third round tie.

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The teams have met four times in the Football League Cup, Norwich winning all four games, while Charlton pipped City to a place at Wembley in 1987 when they beat them 2-1 in a Full Members' Cup semi-final at Selhurst Park.

Charlton have won the FA Cup once, in 1947.

FA Cup third round draw: Portsmouth v Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham, Preston North End v Liverpool, Birmingham v Wolves, West Ham v Barnsley, Middlesbrough v Barrow, Hull City v Newcastle United, Hartlepool v Stoke City, Chelsea v Southend United, Manchester City v Nottingham Forest, Cardiff v Reading, Ipswich Town v Chesterfield or Droylesden, Charlton v Norwich City, West Bromwich v Peterborough or Tranmere, Torquay v Blackpool, Leyton Orient v Sheffield United, Southampton v Manchester United, Millwall v Carlisle or Crewe, Histon v Swansea City, Forest Green v Derby, QPR v Burnley, Leicester City v Crystal Palace, Tottenham v Wigan, Morecambe or Cheltenham v Doncaster, Arsenal v Plymouth, Notts Co or Kettering v Eastwood Town, Bournemouth or Blyth v Blackburn, Macclesfield v Everton, Watford v Scunthorpe, Sunderland v Bolton, Coventry v Kidderminster, Gillingham or Stockport v Aston Villa

Ties to be played over the weekend of the January 3 and 4.

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