Port Vale to face Man City in the FA Cup third round

Port Vale will earn a huge payday and the chance of a massive giantkilling after being drawn away against Premier League giants Manchester City.

The lucrative draw is a reward of the Valiants defeating Cheltenham Town in round two on Saturday.

Vale last played City back in the 1999/2000 season when they lost both ties.

The two sides last met in the FA Cup in 1991 when it ended 2-1 to City in a televised fixture.

Vale’s last away win over City was back in 1996 when Martin Foyle’s goal earned John Rudge’s side a 1-0 win.

Port Vale president and club legend Rudge told the BBC: “What a challenge. It is fantastic. Great for the players and great for the crowd. We may have to park the bus a few times.”

A general view of Port Vale's Vale Park stadiumHead-to-head

Man City wins: 18

Port Vale wins: 4

Draws: 1

The draw in full:

Leicester City v Wigan Athletic

QPR v Swansea City

Fulham v Aston Villa

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

Wolves v Manchester United

Charlton Athletic v West Brom

Rochdale or Boston United v Newcastle United

Cardiff City v Forest Green Rovers or Carlisle United

Oxford United v Exeter City or Hartlepool United

Sheffield United v AFC Fylde

Southampton v Huddersfield Town

Liverpool v Everton

Bristol City v Shrewsbury Town

Bournemouth v Luton Town

Brighton v Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol Rovers or Plymouth Argyle v Coventry City or Ipswich Town

Eastleigh or Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley

Manchester City v Port Vale

Middlesbrough v Tottenham

Reading v Blackpool

Watford v Tranmere Rovers

Preston v Norwich City

Millwall v Newport County

Crystal Palace v Derby County

Solihull Moors or Rotherham United v Hull City

Brentford v Stoke City

Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth

Arsenal v Leeds United

Gillingham v West Ham United

Burton Albion v Northampton Town

Burnley v Peterborough United

Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers

Ties played 3-6 January

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