Newcastle are already out of the Cup – will there be any more major casualties in the third round? Off we go…
Full-Times (games involving Premier League teams only)
Aston Villa 2-1 Ipswich
Bolton 2-2 Sunderland
Crawley 1-3 Reading
Crystal Palace 0-0 Stoke
Fulham 1-1 Blackpool
Manchester City 3-0 Watford
Petersborough 0-3 Norwich City
Queens Park Rangers 1-1 West Bromwich Albion
Southampton 1-5 Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Coventry City
Wigan Athletic 1-1 Bournemouth
First of all, today’s fixtures (Premier League teams in bold)
Aldershot v Rotherham
Aston Villa v Ipswich
Barnsley v Burnley
Blackburn v Bristol City
Bolton v Sunderland
Charlton v Huddersfield
Crawley v Reading
Crystal Palace v Stoke
Derby v Tranmere
Fulham v Blackpool
Hull v Leyton Orient
Leeds v Birmingham City
Leicester v Burton Albion
Luton v Wolverhampton
Macclesfield v Cardiff City
Manchester City v Watford
Middlesborough v Hastings United
Millwall v Preston
Nottingham Forest v Oldham
Ocford United v Sheffield United
Petersborough v Norwich City
Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion
Sheffield Wednesday v MK Dons
Southampton v Chelsea
Southend v Brentford
Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City
Wigan Athletic v Bournemouth
Goal – Crawley Town 1-0 Reading
Nicky Adams has beaten Adam Federici to score the quickest goal in the history of the FA Cup. Ten seconds.
Scratch that – Adams’ goal at 14 seconds is not quite as fast as Jimmy Kebe’s for, ironically, Reading a couple of years ago.
Still pretty quick though.
Goal – Crawley 1-1 Reading
There’s an Irish connection to this one, as Ian Harte and Noel Hunt combine to set Adam Le Fondre up for the equaliser.
Goal – Bolton 1-0 Sunderland
A shocking error from Carlos Cuellar lets Chung-Yong Lee, and it’s 1-0 to Bolton.
Goal – Tottenham 1-0 Coventry City
A replay of the 1987 final here. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick is helped into the path of Clint Dempsey by Gareth Bale, and the former Fulham man makes no mistake.
Brian Beard, reporting on Sky Sports News, has an awful lot of bother pronouncing Callum McManaman. Phil Thompson and Matt Le Tissier meanwhile, are forced to concentrate on the likes of Bristol Rovers v Gillingham and Swindon v Carlisle in Leagues Two and One respectively.
Suppose that’s why they’re on the big money.
Goal – Southampton 1-0 Chelsea
Jay Rodriguez has shocked Chelsea, for whom Demba Ba is making his debut.
A great ball from Jason Puncheon to Rodriguez, who took the ball on the run and slotted it past Ross Turnbull.
Goal – Manchester City 1-0 Watford
John Eustace is booked for taking down Carlos Tevez in full flight. The City striker gets up and drills the ball into the corner past Jonathan Bond.
Goal – Peterborough 0-1 Norwich City
Simeon Jackson scores after being set up by Robert Snodgrass.
Correction – that Norwich goal was actually scored by Elliott Bennett, just his second for the Canaries.
Goal – Aston Villa 0-1 Ipswich
There’s some confusion as to whether it’s Michael Chopra or an Eric Lichaj own goal, but Villa have now conceded their 18th goal in five games.
Goal – Tottenham 2-0 Coventry
Gareth Bale scores Spurs’ second after Dempsey’s shot is blocked.
Goal – Southampton 1-1 Chelsea
Eden Hazard and Juan Mata combine and the Spaniard scores from a tight angle. Demba Ba was closing in and almost claims a goal on his debut, but doesn’t.
Goals – Tottenham 3-0 Coventry, Peterborough 0-2 Norwich
Clint Dempsey grabs his second of the game for a rampant Spurs, while Simeon Jackson - wrongly credited with Norwich’s first – does get their second against Posh.
Goal – Wigan 0-1 Bournemouth
Bournemouth are playing a Premier League side for the first time in 20 years, and Eunan O’Kane gives the visitors the lead against Wigan.
Goals – Manchester City 2-0 Watford, Crawley 1-2 Reading
Gareth Barry gets City’s second and it’s a bit of a procession, while Noel Hunt finally gives Reading the lead after an early fright.
Goal – Southampton 1-2 Chelsea
As the games reach half-time, there’s a lovely interchange between Ashley Cole and Victor Moses, and the former Crystal Palace man puts Chelsea ahead. Incidentally, the first goal has now been credited to Demba Ba – his first for the club on his debut.
Time to catch our breath here!
Chelsea’s latest signing warms up before the game…
Goal – Aston Villa 1-1 Ipswich
An unfamiliar name on the Villa scoresheet, as Charles N’Zogbia sets up Darren Bent for just his fourth goal of the season.
Goal – Crawley 1-3 Reading
Hunt is fouled in the box and Le Fondre steps up for his second of the game, a penalty.
Goal – Bolton 2-0 Sunderland
Yet more misery for Martin O’Neill’s side as Marvin Sordell is given far too much room in the box, and he converts a free header from six yards.
Goal – Southampton 1-3 Chelsea
Chelsea have won three of the last four FA Cups, and they’re heading for the fourth round. A cross from the left by Mata is headed home by Branislav Ivanovic, his sixth of the season.
Goals – Fulham 0-1 Blackpool, Bolton 2-1 Sunderland
Fulham have gone behind at Craven Cottage, Ludovic Sylvestre putting Blackpool in front. Meanwhile, Connor Wickham – just on as a substitute – has pulled a goal back for Sunderland.
Goal – Southampton 1-4 Chelsea
Southampton are going out of the FA Cup, and Demba Ba has his second goal for Chelsea on his debut.
Goal – Wigan 1-1 Bournemouth
Maynor Figueroa is fouled in the Bournemouth box and a penalty is awarded. Jordi Gomez sees his spot-kick saved but he follows it up to slot in the rebound.
Goalflash – Peterborough 0-3 Norwich
Norwich are cruising into the fourth round as Elliott Bennett plays in Robert Snodgrass, who scores.
Goal – Bolton 2-2 Sunderland
It’s 40 years since Sunderland won the FA Cup and it could be back on, as Craig Gardner rifles in a shot, an equaliser, from 20 yards.
Goal – Fulham 1-1 Blackpool
The Premier League side are back in it, as Georgios Karagounis’ looping shot beat Matt Gilks in the Blackpool goal.
Goal – QPR 0-1 West Brom
Something of a goalmouth scramble as Romelu Lukaku is one of a number of players to see his shot blocked, by QPR can’t stop Shane Long from scoring.
Goal – Aston Villa 2-1 Ipswich
A tale of two substitutes – Gabriel Agbonlahor crosses and Andi Weimann heads Villa into the lead.
Goal – Southampton 1-5 Chelsea
Frank Lampard’s cross is handled by Steve Davis, and Lampard himself scores the resulting penalty. Scotty Canham wouldn’t have scored that.
G0al – Manchester City 3-0 Watford
That is that at the Etihad, as Marcos Lopes (us neither) scores City’s third against the Championship side.
Goal – QPR 1-1 West Brom
He hasn’t started a game since September, and he’s just scored his first goal in six years. Kieron Dyer, tek a boo son.
The full-times are all in from games involving Premier League teams, while Conference side Luton Town have beaten Wolves and Conference side Macclesfield have beaten Cardiff City.
No huge shocks from the top flight, save for Newcastle’s defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion earlier on.
QPR, West Brom, Fulham, Sunderland and Stoke must all do it again in the replays, while Manchester United face West Ham at Upton Park shortly.
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