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The FA announce Newcastle v Cambridge FA Cup third round match date and kick-off time

1 month ago

On Monday, we saw Newcastle v Cambridge picked out in the FA Cup third round draw.

Then on Thursday, the games chosen for live TV coverage in the UK were revealed.

BBC and ITV showing six of the thirty two FA Cup third round matches live, though Newcastle v Cambridge wasn’t amongst those chosen.

Despite NUFC not selected, that no longer automatically means your game stays at the 3pm Saturday 8 January kick-off.

With rights sold overseas, in recent years we have seen countless FA Cup games, including Newcastle United ones, moved to different dates / times to suit those overseas live TV rights.

Now on Friday, we have had final confirmation for Newcastle v Cambridge and the other 31 third round ties, The FA announcing when all 32 matches will be played.

The full list is below and as you will see, only 10 of the 32 third round ties has stayed at 3pm on Saturday 8 January 2022.

The good news is, Newcastle v Cambridge is one of the ten!

Official announcement from The FA – Friday 10 December 2021:

We can now confirm the final details for our Emirates FA Cup third round weekend:

The full schedule and further live broadcast details for the third round of the Emirates FA Cup’s 150th anniversary season have today been confirmed following selections by BBC Wales, S4C and international broadcasters. The updated fixture list can be seen below…


Swindon Town v Manchester City at 8pm on ITV1 and ITV Hub


Bristol City v Fulham at 12.30pm

Burnley v Huddersfield Town at 12.30pm

Coventry City v Derby County at 12.30pm

Hartlepool United v Blackpool at 12.30pm

Mansfield Town v Middlesbrough at 12.30pm

Millwall v Crystal Palace at 12.45pm on ITV1 and ITV Hub

Barnsley v Ipswich Town or Barrow at 3pm

Boreham Wood v AFC Wimbledon at 3pm

Kidderminster Harriers v Reading at 3pm

Leicester City v Watford at 3pm

Newcastle United v Cambridge United at 3pm

Peterborough United v Bristol Rovers at 3pm

Port Vale v Brentford at 3pm

Queens Park Rangers v Rotherham United at 3pm

West Bromwich Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion at 3pm

Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers at 3pm

Birmingham City v Plymouth Argyle at 5.30pm

Chelsea v Chesterfield at 5.30pm

Hull City v Everton at 5.30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer

Swansea City v Southampton at 5.30pm on BBC Wales

Yeovil Town v AFC Bournemouth at 5.30pm


Luton Town v Harrogate Town at 12:30pm

Cardiff City v Preston North End at 2pm on S4C

Charlton Athletic v Norwich City at 2pm

Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town at 2pm (Subject to Police approval)

Stoke City v Leyton Orient at 2pm

Tottenham Hotspur v Morecambe at 2pm

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield United at 2pm

West Ham United v Leeds United at 2.15pm on ITV1 and ITV Hub

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal at 5.15pm on ITV1 and ITV Hub


Manchester United v Aston Villa at 7.55pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer

Clubs selected for live broadcast by either BBC Wales or S4C will receive a fee of £48,000 each and those involved in fixtures that have been moved away from 3pm on Saturday 8 January 2022 will receive £32,500 respectively unless they have been chosen for live broadcast by the BBC or ITV.

Winning clubs in the third round will also receive £82,000 from the competition’s prize fund.

Any further broadcast details for the third round will be announced in due course.


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