FA Cup third round draw: Sunderland to face Bolton Wanderers if they beat Walsall in replay

Sunderland or Walsall will face Bolton Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup.

Monday, 3rd December 2018, 6:46 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd December 2018, 6:50 pm
Aiden McGeady scored Sunderland's goal against Walsall at the weekend.

The tie was the first to be picked live on BBC tonight.

The Black Cats will face Walsall in a replay on Tuesday, December 11 (KO 7:45pm) at the Stadium of Light.

A total of 44 clubs from the Premier League and Championship joined the competition at the third round stage.

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Ties will be played on the weekend of January 5 meaning that if Sunderland progress, their league fixture away at Charlton would have to be rearranged.

The Black Cats could also secure a welcome financial boost if they reach the third round, with £135,000 in prize money available should Sunderland beat Walsall and then their next opponents.