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The FA Cup 3rd round review

As we finally reached the stage of the FA Cup 3rd round, it was about time that we saw some new clubs getting into the spotlight as they contested some of England’s elite clubs.

Summary

In charge of his first ever FA Cup match, Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side blow away West Ham 5-0 at the London Stadium with John Stones scoring his first for the club in an impressive display for the visitors.

West Ham United v Manchester City - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
David Silva celebrates with his teammates after scoring the third goal of the night

Manchester United thrashed a vulnerable Reading side 4-0 in Saturday’s early kick off to ease into the fourth round with Wayne Rooney equaling Sir Bobby Charlton’s record with the opener before goals from Martial and Rashford sealed an emphatic win for the hosts. On the other hand, Everton found themselves on the losing side again as Leicester came from behind to win 2-1 through a quick brace from Ahmed Musa. Stoke City was one of the others to bow out as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to a remarkable Wolverhampton Wanderers team.

Manchester United v Reading - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Wayne Rooney writes his name into the history books with record- equaling goal

Watford avoided an upset as they comfortably beat Championship Burton Albion 2-0 to end their winless run. The biggest shock of them all was when League One Milwall blasted a frail Bournemouth side 3-0 at The Den with the visitors making eleven changes from their exhausting 3-3 draw against Arsenal in midweek as they became the first Premier League team to lose by three goals or more in an FA Cup away match. Meanwhile, Arsenal survived a scare at Championship Preston as Olivier Giroud scored a late winner for the second game running to rescue Arsene Wenger’s men a late win at Deepdale.

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Arsenal players go wild with their late win at Preston

Earlier on the next day, a much changed Liverpool were held at home by League Two Plymouth as the visitors held a firm line in defence to continuously frustrate their Premier League opponents. Chelsea showed no mercy on lower-tier Peterborough United as Pedro inspired 10-man Chelsea to a comfortable 4-1 victory over their opponents with Michy Batshuayi returning to the starting line-up with a goal for the Blues. Elsewhere, Tottenham overcame a stubborn Aston Villa as two second-half goals from Ben Davies and Son Heung-min secured a hard-fought win for the hosts.

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Pedro steals the show again with two goals for Chelsea

Third round replays

Tuesday:

Barnsley vs Blackpool

Burnley vs Sunderland

Crystal Palace vs Bolton

Fleetwood vs Bristol City

Lincoln vs Ipswich (Live on BBC)

AFC Wimbledon vs Sutton Utd

Wednesday:

Newcastle vs Birmingham

Southampton vs Norwich

Plymouth vs Liverpool (Live on BT Sport)

Fourth Round draw

Blackburn vs Barnsley or Blackpool

Chelsea vs Brentford

Derby vs Leicester

Fulham vs Hull

Man Utd vs Wigan

Middlesbrough vs Accrington Stanley

Millwall vs Watford

Oxford vs Newcastle or Birmingham

Rochdale vs Huddersfield

Liverpool or Plymouth vs Wolverhampton

Sutton Utd or AFC Wimbledon vs Leeds

Crystal Palace or Bolton vs Manchester City

Ipswich or Lincoln vs Brighton

Southampton or Norwich vs Arsenal

Burnley or Sunderland vs Bristol City or Fleetwood

Tottenham vs Wycombe

 

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