Barnsley at the Boleyn

West Ham United have been drawn at home against Barnsley in the FA Cup third round. 

The tie is a repeat of the fixture in the same round of the same competition on 3 January 2009, when goals from Herita Ilunga, Mark Noble and Carlton Cole saw the Hammers triumph 3-0 at home. This season, Barnsley are going well in the nPower Championship and lie 12th in the table.

Sunday evening's draw saw the Premier League and Championship clubs all enter the competition for the first time, with the stand-out fixture being Manchester United welcoming Liverpool to Old Trafford. The ties will be played on the weekend of 8 January 2011.

The Hammers were knocked out at this round last year with a 2-1 home defeat by Arsenal. West Ham won the famous old competition in 1964, 1975 and 1980 with last May marking 30 years since the last time the Hammers got their hands on the trophy.