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Man. United Gets Tough FA Cup Draw

December 9, 2001

LONDON (AP) _ Manchester United had another rough day when it drew a game at Aston Villa for the third round of the FA Cup.

The draw Sunday came a day after the defending champions in the Premier League lost for the sixth time this season. United is ninth place in the league, 11 points behind first-place Liverpool.

The third-round draw brings in the powerhouse teams from the Premier League as well as division one.

In the other domestic cup competition, the League Cup, United lost 4-1 at Arsenal.

The game at Aston Villa is the only all Premier League matchup.

Also, it’s Arsenal at Watford of division one, Chelsea at Norwich and Birmingham at Liverpool. Newcastle is home against Crystal Palace, Tottenham visits Coventry and Leeds United is at Cardiff City of division two.

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