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Johnson invites United coach to post match drink

Arguably the biggest, certainly the most glamorous, match in Yeovil Football Club's history is now just three days away.

A capacity crowd of 9,500 will be at Huish Park on Sunday to watch the Glovers take on Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.

Yeovil's manager Gary Johnson says he'll invite United's coach Louis Van Gaal to share a post match drink, whatever the outcome.


Yeovil Town - Man U tickets touted online for hundreds

All the tickets were officially sold by 3pm. Credit: Twitter

Tickets for Yeovil Town's dream third-round tie against Premiership giants Manchester United went on sale this morning, with fans camping overnight and queuing around the ground from the early hours.

All tickets were sold out by 3pm. However within minutes of sales closing tickets were appearing online for as high as £250, not including pricey booking and delivery fees.

Fan frenzy for Yeovil Town - Man United tickets

No prizes for guessing what everyone in Yeovil wants for Christmas - a prized ticket to the Manchester United FA Cup tie.

As expected, demand far outweighs supply for the game at Huish Park on 4th January.

Fans were camping overnight and queueing right around the ground from the early hours of this morning as tickets went on sale.

The third-round tie against Britain's most successful club could earn the Glovers an estimated half a million pounds.


Yeovil footballers share to Christmas cheer at local hospital

Yeovil Town players may have Manchester United on their mind, but today the team will be visiting the town's hospital.

Manager Gary Johnson and his players will be handing out presents to sick children who will be spending Christmas at the hospital.

The Glovers have been drawn against the Premier League giants in the FA Cup third round. The match is live on television on Sunday January 4th.

Manager Gary Johnson said he was Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil Town to play Manchester United in the FA Cup

Yeovil Town will host Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Glovers left it very late in their replay against Accrington Stanley last night. They won 2-0 thanks to goals from Simon Gillett and Kieffer Moore in the last ten minutes.

The Somerset club could make up to half a million pounds from the visit of the Premier League giants on Sunday January the 4th.

After the match fans were looking forward to the landmark next round:

Weston-super-Mare knocked out of FA Cup

Doncaster Rovers players shake hands with the Weston-Super-Mare AFC players during the FA Cup match at Woodspring Stadium, Weston-Super-Mare. Credit: PA

Weston-super-Mare have been knocked out of the FA Cup at home after losing 4-1 to Doncaster Rovers tonight.

18 year-old Liam Monelle scored their only goal in the 90th minute.

Weston-Super-Mare's Bread Ash shoots at the goal past Doncaster Rovers defender Luke McCullough during the FA Cup match at Woodspring Stadium, Weston-Super-Mare. Credit: PA
Doncaster Rovers's Richie Wellens scores the fourth goal against Weston Super Mare AFC during the FA Cup match at Woodspring Stadium, Weston-Super-Mare. Credit: PA

Local derby in the FA Cup first round

A local derby at Whaddon Road is one of the highlights Credit: ITV News West Country

A local derby between Cheltenham Town and Swindon Town is the pick of the local ties in the first round of the FA Cup.

Both Bristol clubs face tough looking away ties at Gillingham and Tranmere, but the two remaining non-league teams have got home matches against League One opposition. Weston-super-Mare take on Doncaster and Forest Green Rovers play Scunthorpe Utd.

Yeovil play fellow League One side Crawley

The matches are scheduled for the weekend of 8/9 November.

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