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The FA Cup

  • Episode: 

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  • Title: 

    Third Round
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sat 05 Jan 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    12.30pm - 7.15pm
  • Week: 

    Week 2 2013 : Sat 05 Jan - Fri 11 Jan
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ITV presents live action from the third round of the FA Cup with two key fixtures as Premier League teams play their first games in the competition. 
Match coverage starts at 12pm, when Gus Poyet's Championship contenders Brighton and Hove Albion play host to Premier League side Newcastle United in the first live FA Cup third-round tie. 
The Seagulls entertain Alan Pardew's north-east outfit in a repeat of last year's fourth-round tie that the south coast team edged 1-0. Kick-off is at 12.30pm. 
Matt Smith presents the match live from the Amex Stadium with Gordon Strachan on hand to provide analysis on the game's key moments. Peter Drury and Jim Beglin will be in the commentary box, with Ned Boulting the pitchside reporter. 
Then with coverage from 4.30pm, West Ham United meet Manchester United in an all-Premier League clash at Upton Park. 
The two sides last met in the world's most famous club cup competition in January 2003 when United thumped the Hammers 6-0 in revenge for a 1-0 defeat two years previously. The Red Devils have won the FA Cup more times than anyone else - 11 - but have not won it since 2004. The game kicks off at 5.15pm. 
Adrian Chiles presents the game at Upton Park alongside pundits Lee Dixon and Gareth Southgate. Clive Tyldesley is joined by Andy Townsend in the commentary box, and Gabriel Clarke the pitchside reporter. 
Both matches will be screened live on ITV and online.