FA Cup: BT Sport to broadcast 15 third-round clashes including Liverpool’s trip to Aston Villa and Man Utd’s clash with Watford

BT Sport have a jam-packed selection of fixtures across FA Cup third round weekend as the big boys begin their campaigns.

By Robert Cottingham Published: 7 January 2021 - 1.37pm

BT Sport are delighted to announce that we will be broadcasting 16 tantalising FA Cup third-round matches across a bumper weekend of action from the world's oldest cup competition.

Five matches will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 HD with the remaining 11 exclusively available on our digital platforms and BT Sport Extra channels.

See the full list of fixtures below, as well as kick off times and channels, as we have you covered from Friday right through until Monday on a busy weekend of action.

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Aston Villa v Liverpool

Date

Friday 8 January

Kick-off

7.45pm

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD

Wolves v Crystal Palace

Date

Friday 8 January

Kick-off

7.45pm

Channel

BT Sport Extra 2 HD

Fixture

Date

Kick-off

Channel

Aston Villa v Liverpool

Friday 8 January

7.45pm

BT Sport 1 HD

Wolves v Crystal Palace

Friday 8 January

7.45pm

BT Sport Extra 2 HD

A huge weekend of cup football gets underway on the night of Friday 8 January as Premier League champions Liverpool visit Aston Villa for the first time since a shocking 7-2 defeat in October.

The last time these two met in the competition was a semi-final clash in 2015 which Villa won 2-1, before ultimately losing to Arsenal in the final, and the Villains will be gunning for Jurgen Klopp’s side once again. 

There's another all-Premier League clash on at the same time, as Wolves play host to Crystal Palace - who made the final as recently as five years ago.

Boreham Wood v Millwall

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

12pm

Channel

BT Sport Extra 3 HD

Everton v Rotherham

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

12pm

Channel

BT Sport Extra 2 HD

Norwich v Coventry

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

12pm

Channel

BT Sport Extra 5 HD

Nottingham Forest v Cardiff

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

12pm

Channel

BT Sport Extra 4 HD

Luton v Reading

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

12pm

Channel

BT Sport Extra 6 HD

Chorley v Derby

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

12.15pm

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD

Blackpool v West Brom

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

3pm

Channel

BT Sport Extra 3 HD

Bristol Rovers v Sheffield Utd

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

3pm

Channel

BT Sport Extra 4 HD

Exeter v Sheffield  Wed

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

3pm

Channel

BT Sport Extra 5 HD

Oldham v Bournemouth 

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

3pm

Channel

BT Sport Extra 6 HD

Man Utd v Watford 

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

8pm

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD

Southampton v Shrewsbury

Date

Saturday 9 January

Kick-off

8pm

Channel

BT Sport Extra 2 HD

Fixture

Date

Kick-off

Channel

Boreham Wood v Millwall

Saturday 9 January

12pm

BT Sport Extra 3 HD

Everton v Rotherham

Saturday 9 January

12pm

BT Sport Extra 2 HD

Norwich v Coventry

Saturday 9 January

12pm

BT Sport Extra 5 HD

Nottingham Forest v Cardiff

Saturday 9 January

12pm

BT Sport Extra 4 HD

Luton v Reading

Saturday 9 January

12pm

BT Sport Extra 6 HD

Chorley v Derby

Saturday 9 January

12.15pm

BT Sport 1 HD

Blackpool v West Brom

Saturday 9 January

3pm

BT Sport Extra 3 HD

Bristol Rovers v Sheffield Utd

Saturday 9 January

3pm

BT Sport Extra 4 HD

Exeter v Sheffield  Wed

Saturday 9 January

3pm

BT Sport Extra 5 HD

Oldham v Bournemouth 

Saturday 9 January

3pm

BT Sport Extra 6 HD

Man Utd v Watford 

Saturday 9 January

8pm

BT Sport 1 HD

Southampton v Shrewsbury

Saturday 9 January

8pm

BT Sport Extra 2 HD

Our third-round weekend continues with five Saturday midday kick-offs including Premier League Everton hosting Rotherham.

We'll also be showing Norwich's trip Coventry, Boreham Wood hosting Millwall, the all-Championship tie between Nottingham Forest and Cardiff, as well as Luton welcoming Reading.

And at 12.15pm the BT Sport cameras will be at Victory Park where a giant-killing could be on the cards as Chorley host Derby County.

The Rams are struggling in the Championship and under the stewardship of former FA Cup winner Wayne Rooney they will be desperate to avoid a potential banana skin as they head to the National League North outfit.

The action continues on Saturday night with a clash from the Theatre of Dreams where Watford travel north to Manchester United with kick-off at 8pm.

United are the second-most successful club in FA Cup history with 12 wins and will play host to the Championship Hornets – who made it to the final just two seasons ago.

Also getting underway at 8pm on Saturday evening, Premier League Southampton play host to League One strugglers Shrewsbury at St Mary's.

Newport v Brighton

Date

Sunday 10 January

Kick-off

7.45pm

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD

Stockport v West Ham

Date

Monday 11 January

Kick-off

8pm

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD

Fixture

Date

Kick-off

Channel

Newport v Brighton

Sunday 10 January

7.45pm

BT Sport 1 HD

Stockport v West Ham

Monday 11 January

8pm

BT Sport 1 HD

There’s yet another intriguing clash on BT Sport on Sunday, when Newport County host Premier League Brighton at Rodney Parade – the scene of a couple of recent FA Cup shocks.

The Welsh outfit have seen off Leicester, Middlesbrough and Leeds in recent seasons while also earning a draw with Tottenham on their home turf.

The final third round action comes from Edgeley Park, with yet another potential giant-killing in store as David Moyes’ West Ham visit fifth-tier Stockport County.

The Hammers have been enjoying a renaissance under Moyes but will be wary of a trip to Greater Manchester after exiting against lower-league opposition in each of the past three seasons.