SUNDERLAND have a huge incentive to beat Carlisle United in the FA Cup third-round tie that is currently taking place, as the fourth-round draw has given them a potential home tie against lowly opposition.
The winner of the third-round tie at the Stadium of Light will entertain either non-league Kidderminster Harriers or League One Peterborough United in the fourth round.
Kidderminster and Peterborough drew 0-0 at Aggborough yesterday, meaning the League One side will start as favourites for the replay.
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The fourth-round tie will take place in the week beginning Saturday, January 25.
FA CUP FOURTH ROUND DRAW:
SUNDERLAND OR CARLISLE vs Kidderminster or Peterborough
Bolton vs Cardiff
Southampton vs Yeovil
Huddersfield vs Charlton or Oxford
Port Vale or Plymouth vs Brighton
Nottm Forest vs Ipswich or Preston
Southend vs Hull
Rochdale vs Macclesfield or Sheff Wed
Arsenal vs Coventry
Stevenage vs Everton
Wigan or MK Dons vs Crystal Palace
Derby or Chelsea vs Stoke
Blackburn or Man City vs Bristol City or Watford
Bournemouth or Burton vs Liverpool or Oldham
Birmingham or Bristol Rovers or Crawley vs Man Utd or Swansea
Sheff Utd vs Norwich or Fulham