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Abu Dhabi's Man City draw rivals United in FA Cup

Defending FA Cup champions City will play United at the Etihad Stadium in January

Abu Dhabi's Man City draw rivals United in FA Cup
Manchester Citys Argentinian footballer Carlos Tevez (C) celebrates with the FA Cup after his team beat Stoke 1-0 during the FA Cup final football match between Manchester City and Stoke City at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 14, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)

Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City drew arch rivals Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Defending champions City will play their city rivals at the Etihad Stadium on the weekend of January 7/8.

United will be looking to avenge October's 6-1 drubbing at the hands of City at Old Trafford.

The clash of Manchester clubs was the stand out tie of the draw - with the teams sitting first and second, respectively in the Premier League table.

The Manchester neighbours met in the FA Cup semi-finals last season at Wembley with Roberto Mancini's side winning 1-0 before they went on to reach their first final in 30 years and triumphed 1-0 against Stoke.

The tie was one of only two all-Premier League affairs to emerge from Sunday's draw, with Newcastle hosting Blackburn in the other.

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