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City at home for Rovers

8 December 2013

Rovers have been handed Premier League opposition in the FA Cup draw made this Sunday.

Gary Bowyer's side will take on title chasing Manchester City at Ewood Park.

The two sides last met in the competition at the 6th round stage of the competition back in 2006/07. Rovers running out 2-0 winners at Ewood on that day thanks to goals from Aaron Mokoena and Matt Derbyshire.

Rovers would go on to reach the semi-final stage that season, only losing after extra-time to eventual winners Chelsea at Old Trafford.

City were finalists last season but lost 1-0 to Wigan Athletic.

The draw in full:

Barnsley v Hartlepool or Coventry
Yeovil v Leyton Orient
Liverpool v Oldham or Mansfield
Nottingham Forest v West Ham
Bristol City v Watford
Southend v Millwall
Middlesbrough v Hull
West Brom v Crystal Palace
Kidderminster v Peterborough
Doncaster v Stevenage
Stoke v Leicester
Southampton v Burnley
Newcastle v Cardiff
Rochdale v Leeds
Wigan v MK Dons
Charlton v Wrexham or Oxford
Manchester United v Swansea
Port Vale v Plymouth
Norwich v Fulham
Aston Villa v Sheffield United
Macclesfield v Sheffield Wednesday
Sunderland v Carlisle
Bolton v Blackpool
Blackburn v Manchester City
Everton v QPR
Brighton v Reading
Arsenal v Tottenham
Birmingham v Bristol Rovers or Crawley
Grimsby v Huddersfield
Ipswich v Preston
Derby v Chelsea
Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton

Ties in the 3rd Round will be played over the weekend of 4th/5th January 2014.

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