OK bear with me! :)
I know it's on terrestrial TV. I know technically it's not free as we've had to pay 1/365 of the licence fee! I know most people will know about it already. I know I'm in for some serious ice lol
My theory is that plenty of people will have forgotten that you can actually occasionally watch a decent live match on free TV. Blimmin' Sky Sports & BT Sports :)
So if I can just help one person, my post will have served its purpose. Just to confirm that I did indeed give you a heads-up, please just post thx or aye! Cheers.
Your FA Cup weekend starts here, with West Ham United hosting Manchester City in London (kick-off 7.55pm). This is one of four all-Premier League ties in the third round, with Hull facing Swansea, Sunderland at home to Burnley, and league champions Leicester City against Everton.
With six matches across the weekend televised on the BBC and BT Sport, there’s more opportunity than ever for clubs to pick up valuable TV exposure. That said, the big sides have the best chance of nabbing a live game, with Pep Guardiola’s first taste of the FA Cup inevitably getting top billing.
Look out for Cambridge United v Leeds United on Monday 9 January (BT Sport) for a classic Cup encounter.
West Ham United v Manchester City (Kick-off 7.55pm). Coverage of the third-round fixture, which takes place at the Olympic Stadium, as the Hammers host Pep Guardiola's Citizens. The visitors won the most recent Premier League fixture between the sides in August, with Raheem Sterling's brace and a Fernandinho strike securing a 3-1 victory - Michail Antonio's effort proving merely a consolation for West Ham. The teams last met in this competition back in 2008, with City emerging 1-0 winners in a third-round replay following a 0-0 draw at Upton Park.