Ipswich Town draw Portsmouth, while Colchester United face Charlton in FA Cup

David Nugent scores Portsmouth's winner against Ipswich Town in the Third Round tie of 2008

David Nugent scores Portsmouth's winner against Ipswich Town in the Third Round tie of 2008

Ipswich Town will host League Two Portsmouth in the third round of the FA Cup, while Colchester United will entertain Championship strugglers, Charlton Athletic.

Town have not progressed past the third round of the competition for five seasons and were beaten by Premier League Southampton, 1-0, in a televised replay at Portman Road, last season.

They have twice played Portsmouth in the Cup, losing both times at home at the third round stage, in 2006 and 2008.

Pompey have a few Ipswich links with teenage defender Matthew Clarke currently on a half-season loan at Fratton Park, although the youngster will have returned to Suffolk by the time the two teams go head to head on the weekend of January 8-11.

The south coast club, currently fifth in League Two, also have ex-Town goalkeeper Brian Murphy and winger Gary Roberts in their ranks.

Murphy, played 25 games in goal for Ipswich after signing on a permanent contract in January 2010, while Roberts scored four times in 59 appearances for the Blues, having been signed from Accrington Stanley, initially on-loan, almost 10 years ago.

As for Colchester, the managerless Essex outfit who edged through against non-league Altrincham at home, 3-2, at the weekend, were dumped out at Cardiff City, 3-1, at the third round stage last season and will have the chance to go a step further against a Charlton side currently occupying a place in the bottom three of the second tier.

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Elsewhere, Norwich City face a daunting tie in the third round, the Canaries hosting Manchester City at Carrow Road.

Ten-man Norwich lost 2-1 in the Premier League to an 89th-minute Yaya Toure penalty, at The Etihad, on October 31.

Meanwhile, there is a potential trip to Everton for either League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge or Whitehawk, from National League South, who earned a draw in east London at the weekend.

Elsewhere, Exeter City, from League Two, will host Liverpool, while the winners of Leyton Orient and Scunthorpe United will visit Premier League strugglers, Chelsea.

There are several other all Premier League ties with Watford at home to Newcastle United, Tottenham entertaining top flight leaders Leicester City, Sunderland going to Arsenal and Southampton on home turf against Crystal Palace.

Ties will be played on the weekend commencing January 8 and the winners of each contest will receive £67,500.