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

Aiden McGeady scored Sunderland's goal against Walsall at the weekend.
Aiden McGeady scored Sunderland's goal against Walsall at the weekend.
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Sunderland or Walsall will face Bolton Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup.

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.

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.