FA Cup 3rd-round draw: 8th-tier Marine get dream date with Tottenham
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The draw for the FA Cup's third round was conducted Monday and offered some fascinating matches to be played over the second weekend of January.

Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur starting their cup campaign against eighth-tier Marine is arguably the pick of the bunch. The Merseyside minnows have already beaten seven teams to reach this stage and are now rewarded with a visit from Jose Mourinho and Co.

The matchup represents the biggest gap between two third-round competitors in the FA Cup's history.

Marine's Bayleigh Passant became a social media sensation after his side's second-round win over Havant & Waterlooville on Sunday. The goalkeeper was pictured returning to the ground in his full kit after he'd bought drinks from a local shop.

Other highlights from the draw include Liverpool traveling to Aston Villa for a repeat of the 2014-15 semifinal, FA Cup holders Arsenal hosting Newcastle United, and non-league pair Chorley and Stockport County both being handed tantalizing home ties.

Here is the draw in full:

  • Huddersfield Town vs. Plymouth Argyle
  • Southampton vs. Shrewsbury Town
  • Chorley vs. Derby County
  • Marine vs. Tottenham Hotspur
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Crystal Palace
  • Stockport County vs. West Ham United
  • Oldham Athletic vs. 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 or 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 & Hove Albion
  • Cheltenham Town vs. Mansfield Town

The third round will take place across the weekend of Jan. 9-10.

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