Blues travel to Old Trafford in FA Cup 3rd Round

28/11/2022 63comments  |  Jump to last

Everton have been drawn away to Manchester United in the Third Round of the FA Cup.

The full draw:

  • Preston North End vs Huddersfield Town
  • Middlesbrough vs Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Chesterfield vs West Bromwich Albion
  • Manchester City vs Chelsea
  • Charlton Athletic or Stockport County vs Walsall
  • Boreham Wood vs Accrington Stanley
  • Tottenham Hotspur vs Portsmouth
  • Derby County vs Barnsley
  • Cardiff City vs Leeds United
  • Brentford vs West Ham United
  • Bournemouth vs Burnley
  • Coventry City vs Wrexham
  • Norwich City vs Blackburn Rovers
  • Aston Villa vs Stevenage
  • Luton Town vs Wigan Athletic
  • Oxford United vs Arsenal
  • Fleetwood Town vs QPR
  • Liverpool vs Wolves
  • Grimsby Town vs Burton Albion
  • Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest
  • Dagenham and Redbridge or Gillingham vs Leicester City
  • Forest Green Rovers vs Birmingham City
  • Bristol City vs Swansea City
  • Hartlepool United vs Stoke City
  • Hull City vs Fulham
  • Crystal Palace vs Southampton
  • Millwall vs Sheffield United
  • Shrewsbury Town vs Sunderland
  • Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle United
  • Manchester United vs Everton
  • Reading vs Watford
  • Ipswich Town vs Rotherham

Update: The Everton game will be played on Friday 6 January at 8 pm (GMT) and will be screened live on ITV 1.


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Brian Hennessy
1 Posted 28/11/2022 at 19:25:04
Man Utd away in FA Cup draw – our good luck continues…
Darren Hind
2 Posted 28/11/2022 at 19:27:41
Man Utd...

Wonder how many tickets we'll get?

Kunal Desai
3 Posted 28/11/2022 at 19:27:41
Our aim this season is to get the 7/8 wins to stay in this league.

Sooner we get this one out of the way the better.

Focus on Premier League survival.

Brendan McLaughlin
4 Posted 28/11/2022 at 19:30:20
Man Utd... wonder if we'll play a weakened team?
Neil Lawson
5 Posted 28/11/2022 at 19:30:37
Not much point going to Old Trafford. Should concede now and declare that we intend to "concentrate on the league".
Mark Ryan
6 Posted 28/11/2022 at 19:34:18
Give Holgate, Keane and Davies a chance to show you what they can do in the FA Cup game, Frank, you know it makes sense. They're always knocking on your door, fair's fair.
Kieran Kinsella
7 Posted 28/11/2022 at 19:37:32

Let them be co-captains or mascots, even hand out Toffees. Then afterwards they can have a special lunch of baked beans on toast with our illustrious chairman, and get commemorative Blue Peter and Jim'll Fixit badges to remember their big day.

Kunal Desai
8 Posted 28/11/2022 at 19:39:51
Definitely it will be a weakened side. This tie is played either side of our home fixtures against Brighton and Southampton, which let's be honest, together with the Wolves fixture – if we don't get sufficient points, it could be the end of Lampard.
Tom Bowers
9 Posted 28/11/2022 at 19:47:32
Trust Everton to get the toughest draw!

Still, the Premier League is the main concern and they need to get that sorted and soon!!!

Brian Wilkinson
10 Posted 28/11/2022 at 19:52:08
Balls to it, I'm taking a Danny approach on the FA Cup draw.

The last proper silverware we won was against Man Utd, when we won the World Cup in 66, Everton lifted the FA Cup.

It's an omen, I'm telling you, football and silverware coming home.

How's that, Danny?

Colin Glassar
11 Posted 28/11/2022 at 20:11:29
The lads will have loads of time to rest while everyone else are wasting their time dreaming of cup glory.
Pat Kelly
12 Posted 28/11/2022 at 20:29:37
Away to Man Utd in the FA Cup. Game over. We don't do Cups.
John Kavanagh
13 Posted 28/11/2022 at 20:50:26
I know there are no 'givens' in football, but I can't help wondering who we'll get in the 4th Round?
Brian Wilkinson
14 Posted 28/11/2022 at 20:50:50
Be tasty if we get Ronaldo on a short term contract, to spice the tie up.
Paul Elliot
15 Posted 28/11/2022 at 20:53:05
Darren #2,

We get between 7,500 & 11,250 depending on whether they give us 10% or 15% of the capacity.

David McMullen
16 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:01:59
Memo to the 27 Years Campaign;

Can we skip the 28 Years Campaign and move it straight on to 29?

Danny O’Neill
17 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:03:28
Absolutely Brian.

In 1995, we had to dispatch the much admired Newcastle. Followed by seeing off media darlings Tottenham at Elland Road. How disappointed were Sky when we battered them 4 -1?

Before taking the cup from the team about to become the most dominant in not just England, but Europe.

We beat them in a semi-final, albeit courtesy of a penalty shoot out in 2009.

Anything is possible. It get's them out of the way early doors. Especially with over 7,500 Evertonians behind them as well as the countless thousands spiritually willing them on all over the globe.

Spirit. Forever.

Paul Birmingham
18 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:08:37
Anything can happen in the Cup, so let's see Everton turn up and give Man Utd a match.

There's a long time to go before this game so let's believe… But the most important game is Wolves and to beat them, and then maintain some consistency and keep growing in confidence.


Andy Crooks
19 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:10:38
Great draw. They will be more worried than us.

We could be lined up, after we beat them, to a smooth passage to the semi-final.

We will win the cup this year and our odds lengthened today.

Darren Hind
20 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:11:22
Thanks, Paul,

I always believed the home team was obliged to give up 10% of the seats in the FA Cup, but I have a nagging feeling somebody reneged on us in recent years. So I wasn't sure if it was obligatory or not.

I want to say it was Arsenal and I want to say it was for so-called Health & Safety reasons, but I just can't remember for sure.

Danny O’Neill
21 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:16:12
I seem to recall that clubs were obliged to give up to 25% of seats to away supporters if they could sell the allocation and requested it. I could be wrong.

There were a few FA Cup matches at Goodison I recall when Man City had the entire Top Balcony and another where they seemingly had the majority of the Bullens Road.

I'd argue that, if my 25% claim is accurate (it might not be), we could take over 18,000 to Old Trafford. And I guarantee we would sell it out.

Barry Rathbone
22 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:19:20
Frank's folly of effectively surrendering in the League Cup looks even more damning tonight given we never win at Old Trafford.

Or do we??

Obviously ignore that question if you think Martinez should be assassinated.

Danny O’Neill
23 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:20:25
Oviedo baby, Barry.

We can do this.

Darren Hind
24 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:22:51
Yeah, Danny.

But is/ or was it a hard-and-fast rule, or was it some kind of code of practice introduced when the game was a force for good?

Brian Wilkinson
25 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:23:53
Darren, you are spot on about the Arsenal tie, and shafting us on our away allocation over safety issues in the stand, funny they then managed to put Arsenal fans in the said area.

They also did it to Man Utd and gave their fans just the lower section, even though in previous ties they had no problem giving lower-division teams their full allocation of both upper and lower sections of the ground.

Eddie Dunn
26 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:24:27
Not concerned at the draw – I would be more worried if we were playing a minnow.
Eddie Dunn
27 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:33:17
Lampard will be relieved – no-one will expect us to win there.

Probably saved his job.

Danny O’Neill
28 Posted 28/11/2022 at 21:38:37
I'll be in the queue for tickets. And if I'm lucky enough, I'll go to see us through to the next round.

Fool? Yes. Idiot? Of course. Evertonian? Definitely and unreserved.

Here we go!

Derek Thomas
29 Posted 28/11/2022 at 22:22:52
Old Ad:

Bill Dean as team manager saying: "Put the suits back on the pegs, lads."

Ian Jones
30 Posted 28/11/2022 at 22:29:36
No need to be worried about Man Utd. Brighton clearly weren't earlier this season.

As for it being the toughest draw... ask a Man City or Chelsea fan about that.

Two top teams out so early.

We've got this!

John Pickles
31 Posted 28/11/2022 at 22:34:29
Immediately after the draw, our odds of winning the cup plummeted to 1000/1 from 999/1.
Dave Dann
32 Posted 28/11/2022 at 22:42:54
Danny @21,

We took 18,000 to Old Trafford in 1982 for an FA Cup Quarter-Final, lost one-nil.

I was there – great atmosphere!

Tom Bowers
34 Posted 28/11/2022 at 23:15:52
I am not confident we can beat anyone at the moment – let alone Man Utd on their own patch.

Frank Lampard has a lot of work to do with an inconsistent bunch and no real strike force... so, unless something major happens in the transfer market in January, they will struggle to stay out of that dreaded drop zone.

Mike Gaynes
35 Posted 29/11/2022 at 00:48:02
Danny #23,

He's in MLS and their season is over. We can sign him to a loan deal outside the window. Sub him on in Minute 85 and it's job done.

Andy McNabb
36 Posted 28/11/2022 at 05:07:21
I'll have some of whatever you are taking, Danny.
Danny O’Neill
37 Posted 29/11/2022 at 06:20:37
That will do the trick, Mike!

On a serious note, not a bad call to provide options and numbers going into the winter period.

It didn't harm too much taking Landon Donovan on loan twice for a short period. He became a fans' favourite. Oviedo is already one.

Fear no-one!

Sean Roe
38 Posted 29/11/2022 at 07:32:02
The inevitable exit to Man Utd's Under-18s will no doubt be followed by Lampard telling us we have 19 games left to save our season.
Jim Bennings
39 Posted 29/11/2022 at 08:15:33
Better to face these types of sides early on than have the letdown of a Quarter-Final or Semi-Final thrashing on national TV... the Selhurst Park debacle still rankles.

Danny O’Neill
40 Posted 29/11/2022 at 08:55:26
Sean, I hope Andy McNabb hasn't been taking what you're on.

Jim, I'll top the Palace embarrassment with the Tranmere, Oldham and Wigan debacles.

They were painful, notwithstanding that League Cup competition that is becoming a very personal thing with me.

We're in the FA Cup and we can go through to the 4th Round. Believe.

Jim Bennings
41 Posted 29/11/2022 at 09:02:11
Don't forget the Middlesbrough one in 2002 Danny.

Three down at half-time with all the goals coming in a 10-minute spell or something mad like that.

Joe McMahon
42 Posted 29/11/2022 at 09:20:06
Unbelievable! Why is it always away aswell. I'm not religious or supersitious but this club not only has no luck, its never even a fair run if the green.

I'm beginning wonder if Everton will actually win anything again.

Brian Harrison
43 Posted 29/11/2022 at 09:54:01
Our record lately of playing other Premier league teams in the FA Cup isn't great, lets hope we can change that when we play Man Utd. At least we have a man on our books who I think holds the record for winning the FA Cup that's Ashley Cole 3 with Arsenal and 4 with Chelsea.
Rob Halligan
44 Posted 29/11/2022 at 11:43:51

I found out the cup draw at 3:15 am this morning, 11:15 UK time.

Ah well, we just have to do it the hard way. Man Utd are no great shakes, and definitely beatable. I suppose it was inevitable that we would get a Premier League team away, while Liverpool get a relatively easy home draw, especially with the draw being made at Anfield.

At the moment I haven't a clue what time it is?? See you Boxing Day!

Dave Abrahams
45 Posted 29/11/2022 at 12:00:35
Dave (32), Yes that was the game Jim Arnold played a blinder in goal and United scored their winner in the 96th. minute.
Danny O’Neill
46 Posted 29/11/2022 at 12:08:09
That was also a very depressing moment Jim @41. I believe we were going to allow Walter Smith to see the season out but got a sniff that Villa were about to move for Moyes, so acted.

You've just reminded me of another one. Shrewsbury and our own Kevin Ratcliffe.

But that tells us everything. It's a game of football and anyone can win it. Forget the name. Everton can win this.

Mike Kehoe
47 Posted 29/11/2022 at 12:57:03
What’s the difference between Everton and a tea bag?

Fuck off.

Matthew Williams
48 Posted 29/11/2022 at 13:52:21
Well that's us out then as we don't do away games any more... unless we get the game switched to Oz, then it's a comfy win for manure...I'll be fucking amazed if we have a meaningful attack in the entire game.

Maybe next season,eh Bill!

Rob Halligan
49 Posted 29/11/2022 at 14:13:44
I gather all the doom mongers won’t be attending Old Trafford then. See you there Danny, as we start our path to FA Cup glory.
Derek Wadeson
50 Posted 29/11/2022 at 14:40:29
Rob #49.
Interview on ToffeeWeb with Barry Cass from ToffeeTV interviewing Frank Lampard, ignored by all on here because it was talking positive vibes about Everton.
Robert Workman
51 Posted 29/11/2022 at 16:04:33
As the song says "If it wasn't for bad luck I(Everton) would have no luck at all."
Rob Halligan
52 Posted 29/11/2022 at 16:23:26
Makes sense, Derek.
Brian Wilkinson
53 Posted 30/11/2022 at 21:44:02
Dave @32, quite a few more Evertonians than the 18,000 in the scoreboard end, where there was a small gap separating the fans, then the terracing running along the United Road end, to the right of the away end, had quite a few Evertonians in there as well, obviously not wearing team colours.

Jim Arnold had a blinder that day, when Macari came on right at the very end we all thought, reply at Goodison, then Stapleton struck in injury time, there were 6 of us in the United Road end when that went in, pig sick.

But what surprised me was how many more glum faces were not celebrating the goal in that section of the ground, still one of the best followings we took to a game in my opinion.

Neil Tyrrell
54 Posted 30/11/2022 at 22:20:37
John Pickles at 31 makes a lot of sense.

Someone will surely correct me but I can only remember Wigan, Leicester, and Portsmouth (?) winning it this century outside of the obvious contenders.

But fuck sense, we'll beat them anyway.

Neil Tyrrell
55 Posted 30/11/2022 at 22:53:59
I looked it up and you can extend that back to 1995 and previous to that Wimbledon in 1988.

In the Premier League era, it's pretty much a closed shop outside of a few anomalies. But this year's Manchester United are nothing to be afraid of; on a good day, we can beat them.

Danny O’Neill
56 Posted 01/12/2022 at 08:53:42
Marching Rob!

I don't know the figures, Derek, but I remember the trips to Villa Park. Not just the 2 semi-finals, but the 1987 league fixture as we headed towards the title and Villa were on their way down. A narrow win courtesy of a goal from you know who.

All 4 corners of the ground, let alone the away end, seemed to contain travelling Evertonians. As did the M6 on the way down and the way back up.

I remember being at Old Trafford in the bad old days when the Greater Manchester Police used to verbally abuse us and herd us into corners with batons and horses. It got to a point where I witnessed an Evertonian punch a horse to get them to back off. That's not a proud thing to say or see, but they treated us like animals.

Gladly, I don't see that these days and we mostly all get along with a bit of natural rivalry and banter.

Paul Washington
57 Posted 01/12/2022 at 13:43:24
Who remembers the League Cup tie in December 1976 when about 15,000 of us turned up?

My 'Danny O' heart says we can win this.

But my 'misery arse' head says a hiding or glorious failure.

Bloody Everton!!!!

Brian Wilkinson
59 Posted 02/12/2022 at 22:15:47
6th January Friday night 8 pm live on ITV, for those unluckily not able to get tickets.

Good luck to those having to travel for a Friday night fixture.

Dave Abrahams
60 Posted 02/12/2022 at 22:24:48
Paul. (57),

Go back to 1956 and an FA Cup game against the Busby Babes, we lost 1-0 to a Duncan Edwards shot from about 25 yards. I think we took a lot more than 15,000 that day. Albert Dunlop in goal helped to keep the score down.

Earlier in the same season, we beat those Busby Babes 5-2 in the league game at Old Trafford.

Mike Doyle
61 Posted 02/12/2022 at 23:26:05
Dave #60,

Before my time but my late father saw Duncan Edwards play a couple of times. Rated him in the top 3 British players he ever saw live – along with George Best nd our own Tony Kay (who he rated above Alan Ball).

I saw Ball in his last season with us, but not the other three – wish I had.

Don Alexander
62 Posted 03/12/2022 at 01:17:19
The players of distinction from decades ago, such as Duncan Edwards, should be revered. He died when I was in nappies but my Glaswegian dad, a life-long Protestant Celtic fan (go figure, I can't!) said he was awesome in the genius way Tom Finney was.

The lad was 22 when he died. The UK has had a habit of overlooking fabulous players of the '50s. John Charles tops the list to me via my dad.

I wonder what Toffees even more venerable than me have to say of that generation?

Danny O’Neill
63 Posted 03/12/2022 at 06:53:49
I obviously can't comment on Duncan Edwards other than his origins from Dudley, which is where my wife's family are from.

To this day, he is revered by the locals. Street name on the estate he came from, stained glass windows in a church, blue plaque and a statue of him in the town centre. His grave is still a place where many football supporters visit and lay tributes.

We always pass through Munich on our skiing holiday. I've visited the modest but moving memorials at the end of what was the runway of the old Munich airport. It's now a combination of housing, parkland and business parks. The street where the memorial is located was named Manchester Platz by the city of Munich.

Dave Abrahams
64 Posted 04/12/2022 at 13:20:23
Mike (61),

No praise was too high for Duncan Edwards, a man at 16 when I first saw him for Man Utd youth team. They drew 2-2 with Everton's youth team in the FA Youth Cup.

It was so obvious even then what a fabulous player he was going to become, before fate altered his destiny. Derek Temple kept us in the game that day, playing centre-forward he scored our two goals, I think. Man Utd hammered us 5-2 in the replay.

I was 17 the day the wireless told me he had passed away nearly 3 weeks after the Munich disaster. I shed a few tears on my way to work that morning, a big loss not just to Man Utd and their fans but to fans all over who had seen him and future fans who never got the chance,

Like your dad, I was a big fan of Tom Finney and George Best. He spoilt his career himself, George, with his off-the-field activities.

As Don says (@62), a lot of brilliant players of the fifties were disregarded later on with John Charles one of the best at centre-half and centre-forward, a great player and man with the lovely gift of humility.

Also, Dennis Law, Bobby Charlton, Dave McKay, John White, Billy Liddell, Stanley Mathews, T G Jones, and three other scheming inside forwards coming to the end of their careers were favourites of mine: Raich Carter, Peter Doherty and Jimmy Hagan.

There were many more but there have been great players in all eras of football past and present with plenty to come in the future… I hope a few of them play for the Blues!!

Eddie Dunn
65 Posted 04/12/2022 at 13:41:08
An old tutor of mine did National Service and played for the Army team alongside Duncan Edwards. He said that the lad had everything, he could do just about anything he wanted.

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