Sunday, 28 November 2010

FA Cup: Foxes Draw Manchester City

Leicester City will face Manchester City in the FA Cup Third Round as Sven Goran Eriksson meets his former club for the first time.

In a draw that will raise suspicion of fixing, Foxes fan Serge Pizzorno (of Kasabian fame) drew Leicester City out of the hat before Noel Gallagher pulled-out the Eastlands club. Elsewhere, Manchester United will face North-West rivals Liverpool and Arsenal host Leeds United. 

The tie - which will take place at the Walkers Stadium on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of January - will evoke memories of the epic FA Cup final of 1969, in which the Foxes were narrowly defeated by Joe Mercer's side. The match will also see the return of Roberto Mancini to the East Midlands, the now-Man City manager making five appearances for Leicester in 2001 after a high-profile switch.

The last time these two clubs met was in the FA Cup in 2004, when Man City beat the Foxes 3-1, Les Ferdinand netting for Leicester in a replay at the Walkers Stadium.
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