FA CUP action is back on our screens this week as 64 teams go for glory in the third round.

Teams from the top two divisions have joined the remainder of the draw, with Swindon vs Man City getting us started on January 7.



The BBC will broadcast a number of games live this weekend[/caption]

The BBC and ITV are sharing coverage of this year’s tournament and a number of matches this week will be shown on the BBC Red Button.

How do I watch BBC Red Button games?

Watching games on the Red Button service couldn’t be easier.

Simply head to BBC ONE and hit the red button on your remote, bringing up the interactive menus.

Select sport from the drop down menu and then the match of your choice.

The service on Sky, Virgin Media and Smart TVs uses streaming from BBC iPlayer, so be aware that you need to make a free account before you can watch.

There is no cost although you must have a valid UK TV licence.


The FA Cup is currently in Leicester’s hands after their Wembley win over Chelsea last May[/caption]

Which FA Cup matches are on the service this weekend?

There are two third round matches being shown on the Red Button service this weekend.

They’re both being held on Saturday, January 8 and kick-off at 5.30pm.

  • Chelsea v Chesterfield – 5.30pm (BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer)
  • Yeovil Town v Bournemouth – 5.30pm (BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer)

FA Cup third round TV fixtures

Friday, January 7 – TONIGHT

  • Swindon Town v Manchester City – 8pm (ITV1, ITV Hub)

Saturday, January 8

  • Millwall v Crystal Palace – 12.45pm (ITV, ITV Hub)
  • Bristol City v Fulham – 12.30pm
  • Burnley v Huddersfield Town – 12.30pm
  • Coventry City v Derby County – 12.30pm
  • Hartlepool United v Blackpool – 12.30pm
  • Mansfield Town v Middlesbrough – 12.30pm
  • Barnsley v Ipswich Town/Barrow – 3pm
  • Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle – 3pm
  • Boreham Wood v AFC Wimbledon – 3pm
  • Kidderminster Harriers v Reading – 3pm
  • Leicester City v Watford – 3pm
  • Newcastle United v Cambridge United – 3pm
  • Peterborough United v Bristol Rovers – 3pm
  • Port Vale v Brentford – 3pm
  • Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham United – 3pm
  • West Brom v Brightonn – 3pm
  • Wigan v Blackburn Rovers – 3pm
  • Hull City v Everton – 5.30pm (BBC ONE, BBC iPlayer)
  • Swansea City v Southampton – 5.30pm (BBC ONE Wales, BBC iPlayer)

Sunday, January 9

  • Luton Town v Harrogate Town – 12.30pm
  • Cardiff City v Preston – 2pm (S4C, BBC iPlayer)
  • Charlton v Norwich City – 2pm
  • Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town – 2pm
  • Stoke City v Leyton Orient – 2pm
  • Tottenham v Morceambe – 2pm
  • Wolves v Sheffield United – 2pm
  • West Ham v Leeds United 2.15pm (ITV1, ITV Hub)
  • Nottingham Forest v Arsenal 5.15pm (ITV1, ITV Hub)

Monday, January 10

  • Man Utd vs Aston Villa – 7.55pm (BBC One, BBC iPlayer)