Man City at home in FA Cup

Emirates FA Cup


  • Hammers to host Manchester City in Emirates FA Cup third round
  • Pep Guardiola's squad to make first visit to London Stadium in weekend-commencing 7 January 2017
  • West Ham have won two of the three previous FA Cup meetings between the two clubs

West Ham United will host Manchester City at London Stadium in the Emirates FA Cup third round.

The Hammers were drawn at home to Pep Guardiola's Citizens by the man whose late goal denied them a fourth FA Cup trophy in 2006 - then-Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard.

The tie will be played over the weekend 6-9 January 2017, and will mean West Ham will kick-off 2017 with home matches against both Manchester clubs, as Jose Mourinho's Manchester United visit on Monday 2 January.

West Ham have won the FA Cup on three occasions, in 1964, 1975 and most recently in 1980, and finished as runners-up in 1923 and 2006.

The Hammers famously beat City 2-0 on their way to the 2006 final, with Dean Ashton scoring both in a sixth-round win at the Etihad Stadium. Prior to that, Eyal Berkovic and Steve Lomas - both of whom would also play for City - scored in a 2-1 fourth-round win at Maine Road.

Since Ashton's big night, the pair have been drawn together just once, with a 1-1 draw at the Boleyn Ground being followed by a 1-0 third-round replay win for City in January 2008.

Manchester City have lifted the famous trophy on five occasions - 1904, 1934, 1956, 1969 and 2011.

A date, kick-off time and ticket arrangements for the tie will be confirmed in due course.