Canaries drawn to face Coventry City at Carrow Road in FA Cup third round

The match ball on a plinth during the Emirates FA Cup second round match at Rossett Park, Crosby.

Norwich City have found out their third-round opponents in this year's FA Cup. - Credit: PA

Norwich City have been handed a home draw in the third round of the FA Cup and will face Championship rivals Coventry City. 

The Canaries got a close-up look of their cup opponents just a few days ago having drawn 1-1 with the Sky Blues in the Championship.

The third round tie will take place across the weekend of January 9-10, 2021. 

Each successful club at that stage will receive £82,000 from the competition's prize fund - a much-needed boost for clubs who have seen their finances suffer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Grounded .. Norwich city striker Iwan Roberts in the thick of the action during the FA Cup clash wit

The Canaries last faced Coventry City in the FA Cup in 1999, a game they lost 3-1. Picture: Archant Archives - Credit: © Eastern Counties Newspapers

The Canaries last faced the Sky Blues in the competition in 1999, losing 3-1 at Carrow Road. Noel Whelan put Coventry ahead before Chris Llewellyn equalised for City. Goals from Cedric Rousel and John Eustace booked their place in the fourth round. 

City's last win over Coventry in the FA Cup came in 1995 when goals from Darren Eadie and Mike Sheron ensured they progressed to the next round with a 3-1 win. 

The draw was made by Robbie Savage live on BT Sport ahead of their televised game between Canvey Island and Boreham Wood on Monday evening. The Canaries were ball number 28. 

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The Canaries reached the quarter-final stage of the competition for the first time in 28 years last season, before being knocked out by Manchester United in June. City beat Preston North End, Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur to reach the last eight. 

Reece McAlear of Norwich and Callum O'Hare of Coventry City in action during the Sky Bet Championshi

Norwich City drew 1-1 with the Sky Blues on Saturday. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Championship success will be the target for City boss Daniel Farke this season, but the Canaries head coach has gone on record in the past of stating he is a fan of the cup competitions. 

Speaking about the competition last season, Farke said: "You have to give your all to make those fans proud. My players have a good sense of this responsibility," he said. "We are in a blessed position to work for this amazing club. We play to create memories, we play for our supporters.

"Sometimes we look at this game from a business or a financial perspective. I think it's quite important to keep in mind why we all started to play football.

"In the cup games you sense this even more because it is do or die. That is why I like this competition."

The third round draw in full:

Huddersfield Town vs Plymouth Argyle

Southampton vs Shrewsbury Town

Chorley vs Derby County

Marine vs Tottenham

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Crystal Palace

Stockport County vs West Ham United

Oldham Athletic vs AFC Bournemouth

Manchester United vs Watford

Stevenage vs Swansea City

Everton vs Rotherham United

Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff City

Arsenal vs Newcastle United

Barnsley vs Tranmere Rovers

Bristol Rovers vs Sheffield United

Canvey Island/Boreham Wood vs Millwall

Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Rovers

Stoke City vs Leicester City

Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End

Crawley Town vs Leeds United

Burnley vs Milton Keynes Dons

Bristol City vs Portsmouth

Queens Park Rangers vs Fulham

Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Brentford vs Middlesbrough

Manchester City vs Birmingham City

Luton Town vs Reading

Chelsea vs Morecambe

Exeter City vs Sheffield Wednesday

Norwich City vs Coventry City

Blackpool vs West Bromwich Albion

Newport County vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Cheltenham Town vs Mansfield Town

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