Liver­pool, City set for FA Cup bat­tles on Dstv

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The year 2020 kicks off on an ex­cit­ing note for foot­ball lovers as the third round of games in the English FA Cup kicks off on Satur­day.

A live cov­er­age of the thrilling round of games in the old­est foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion in the world will be avail­able to Dstv sub­scribers live in HD, the pay-tv com­pany said.

Top Premier League teams begin par­tic­i­pa­tion in the com­pe­ti­tion from the third round af­ter lower league teams played in the first and sec­ond round of games to se­cure their spots in the knock­out com­pe­ti­tion.

The pick of the third round is the Mersey­side derby on Sun­day, with league lead­ers Liver­pool at­tempt­ing to con­tinue their dom­i­nance over Ever­ton and stay in the race for a do­mes­tic dou­ble.

The Reds are favourites for a first league ti­tle in 29 years and may be forced to field fringe play­ers for the FA Cup.

Else­where, at the Eti­had, Manch­ester City will be ex­pected to land a spot in the fourth round as they host Port Vale on Satur­day.

Strug­gling Arse­nal will have their work cut out days later as they wel­come Cham­pi­onship out­fit Leeds United to the Emi­rates on Mon­day.

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