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Everton to host Lincoln City in FA Cup third round

The road to Wembley starts with visit of the Imps

Burnley v Lincoln City - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
Lincoln beat Burnley away in the FA Cup two years ago as a non-league club
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Everton have been drawn at home to Lincoln City in the FA Cup third round.

The tie will take place over the weekend of January 5/6.

The Toffees were ball number 15 in the draw, which was shown live on BBC 1 from 7.30pm.

It will be the first time the two sides have met since October 1993, when the Blues triumphed 4-2 in a League Cup tie.

Lincoln are currently second in League Two, and beat Northampton Town and Carlisle United to make the third round.

They famously made the quarter-finals two seasons ago as a non-league club, including a late win at Premier League Burnley, before being hammered 5-0 at Arsenal.

The Blues have won the competition five times in their 140-year history, but their FA Cup triumph over Manchester United in 1995 remains their most recent piece of silverware.

They reached the semi-finals in 2016, but have fallen to third round defeats in the last two seasons to Leicester City and Liverpool.