- Associated Press - Sunday, December 4, 2011

LONDON (AP) - Manchester United will meet defending champion Manchester City in the FA Cup for a second straight season after the local rivals were drawn against each other in the third round.

City beat the record 11-time FA Cup winners 1-0 in last season’s semifinal before ending its 35-year streak without a trophy in the final.

City will host the match on the weekend of Jan. 7-8.

The Premier League’s leading sides all got lucky with home-pitch advantage. Tottenham will host unheralded Cheltenham, Arsenal will host Leeds, Chelsea will host Portsmouth and Liverpool will host the winner of Southend’s second-round meeting with Oldham.


Nottingham Forest will host Leicester in another local derby set up by Sunday’s draw.