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Dublin: 6 °C Tuesday 21 April, 2015

AS THEY HAPPENED: FA Cup 3 o’clocks

We hadn’t seen much magic so far in the FA Cup third rounds but could the three o’clock kick-offs thrill us? Could Tamworth pull off an upset against Everton?

A different kind of upset for Kean?
A different kind of upset for Kean?
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Barnsley 2-4 Swansea

Brighton 1-1 Wrexham

Coventry City 1-2 Southampton

Crawley Town 1-0 Bristol City

Derby 1-0 Crystal Palace

Doncaster 0-2 Notts County

Everton 2-0 Tamworth

Fleetwood 1-5 Blackpool

Fulham 4-0 Charlton Athletic

Gillingham 1-3 Stoke City

Hull City 3-1 Ipswich Town

Macclesfield 2-2 Bolton

Middlesbrough 1-0 Shrewsbury

MK Dons 1-1 QPR

Newcastle United 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

Norwich 4-1 Burnley

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Leicester City

Reading 0-1 Stevenage

Sheffield United 3-1 Salisbury

Swindon Town 2-1 Wigan

Tottenham 3-0 Cheltenham

Watford 4-2 Bradford

West Brom 4-2 Cardiff

14:4714.47 – Gary Cahill not in the Bolton team today, with his move to Chelsea likely to be completed this week.

14:4914.49Magic of the cup #2: Wigan make nine changes to their team, with only Ali Al Habsi and Ben Watson staying in the team

14:5014.50Magic of the cup #3: Pavlyuchenko starts for Spurs against Cheltenham

14:5014.50 – Joey Barton on Twitter is at least getting into the spirit if not on the pitch:

“Sitting here like a melon, wish I was playing. I love the FA Cup, have done since I was a nipper. Dreams will be started and finished today.”

14:5814.58 – Fulham have broken with the day’s general trend, by the by, and have fielded a strong side against Charlton.

15:0215.02 – Dagenham & Redbridge have managed a creditable 0-0 draw at home to Millwall… and that without 11 first-team players!

15:0315.03 – We’re off.

15:0815.08GOAL! Norwich 1-0 Burnley

Both Hoolohan and Holt keep their fine form going, the former crossing for the striker to finish.

15:0915.09GOAL! Coventry 1-0 Southampton (McSheffrey)

15:1015.10 – GOAL! Everton 1-0 Tamworth

So that’s the end of that romance then. After five minutes. John Heitinga capitalises on a Tamworth error and heads in for the opener.

15:1115.11GOAL! Macclesfield 0-01 Bolton (Klasnic)

15:1215.12GOAL! West Brom 1-0 Cardiff (Dembele)

15:1315.13GOAL! Fulham 1-0 Charlton

Fulham continue the intent signalled in their line-up with Clint Dempsey striking.

15:1415.14GOAL! Norwich 2-0 Burnley

Simeon Jackson extends the lead by nodding in from six yards.

15:1415.14 – Phew, a flurry of action there. That was a very good opening 15 minutes for the Premier League there.

15:1615.16GOAL! Macclesfield 1-1 Bolton

And are Bolton’s troubles continuing!? Macclesfield equalise through Colin Daniuel. And that after missing a first chance.

15:1815.18GOAL! Norwich 2-1 Burnley

Rodriguez now pulls one back for Burnley.

15:2015.20GOAL! Gillingham 1-0 Stoke

And another surprise to follow the goals at Norwich and against Bolton. Gillingham have gone ahead against Stoke.

15:2115.21 – Kedwell got Gillingham’s goal against last season’s finalists by the way.

15:2115.21 – Well, quite a contrast to the early action so far! It’s been goals galore and the chance of a few upsets already!

Keep an eye on Gillingham Stoke.

15:2415.24GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Cheltenham

Giovani lifts the ball over the keeper for Defoe to tap in. A little harsh on Giovani! That was a wonderful effort!

15:2715.27 – Gillingham manfully dealing with Stoke’s long-ball tactics – yes, even at a League Two team – and are fine value for their lead.

15:3315.33 – Two goals in quick succession at Oakwell as Barnsley go ahead only for Rangel to equalise for Swansea.

15:3615.36GOAL! Swindon 0-1 Wigan

Callum McManaman scores the rebound after Ben Watson misses a penalty which the former was fouled for.

15:3715.37GOAL! West Brom 2-0 Cardiff

Ireland’s Simon Cox follows up Dembele’s opener!

15:3815.38GOAL! Newcastle 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

Goodwillie gives Blackburn the lead by scrambling in after a corner. krul might have done better there.

15:3915.39GOAL! Gillingham 1-1 Stoke

Another goal for the Irish as Jon Walters disappoints hopes for an upset with the equaliser.

15:4315.43GOAL! Swindon 1-1 Wigan

A brilliant header from Alan Connell to leave Paolo Di Canio punching the air.

15:4315.43GOAL! West Brom 2-1 Cardiff

Rob Earnshaw pulls one back for Cardiff, with West Brom having looked very comfortable.

15:4415.44GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 Cheltenham

Defoe crosses for Pavlyuchenko to tap home his fourth of the season… and possibly last goal for Spurs?

15:4615.46 – Kenwyne Jones misses an absolute sitter at Gillingham, where Stoke have now taken control of the game.

15:4715.47GOAL! Gillingham 1-2 Stoke

And there we go. Delap drills it to the near post from a set-piece, Jones flicks it on and Cameron Jerome fires home.

15:5415.54 – Half-times everywhere of course. Time for a well-earned breather. That was chaos.

16:0516.05 – The second halves are off.

16:0616.06GOAL! Barnsley 1-2 Swansea

Danny Graham puts the Premier League team into the lead just a minute into the break with a rasping 30-yarder!

16:1416.14 – GOAL! Gillingham 1-3 Stoke City

Robert Huth powers home for Stoke. That should be that.

16:1516.15GOAL! West Brom 2-2 Cardiff

A shock at the Hawthorns as Cardiff have come back from two goals down against the Premier League side, Joe Mason getting the eventual equaliser.

16:1716.17 – Stockdale pulls out more heroics for Fulham, denying Charlton an equaliser. He’s been in fine form lately the goalkeeper. Talk of an England call-up.

16:2116.21GOAL! Norwich 3-1 Burnley

Andrew Surman settles that one for the Premier League side.

16:2216.22GOAL! Fulham 2-0 Charlton

A one-two between Ruiz and Dempsey sets up the latter to win this game surely.

16:2316.23GOAL: West Brom 3-2 Cardiff

And Simon Cox gets his second to put the Premier League side back in the lead!

16:2416.24GOAL! Barnsley 2-3 Swansea

Ricardo Vas Tez now puts Swansea back into the league. Drinkwater knocked it back and he finished well. Odd game this.

16:2616.26GOAL! Macclesfield 2-1 Bolton

Is this the shock of the day? Arnaud Mendy hits a stunning volley to cause a potential upset.

16:2916.29GOAL! MK Dons 1-0 QPR

Dean Bowditch sets up a second possible upset with a tap-in.

16:3116.31GOAL! Newcastle United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

Well, Hatem Ben Arfa is rising to the challenge. Looking for a place in the first team, the playmaker found many gaps in the Blackburn defence. He ghosted through a series of defenders to then slot the ball home. Wonderful equaliser.

16:3416.34GOAL! Norwich 4-1 Burnley

Steve Morison keeps his own run of form going to make this thoroughly convincing now.

16:3516.35GOAL! Swindon 2-1 Wigan

Paul Benson could cause a third shock today! He leaps on Al-Habsi’s parry from a 30-yard drive to make it 2-1 Swindon!

16:3716.37GOAL! Macclesfield 2-2 Bolton

David Wheater spares Bolton’s blushes with a precise strike.

16:4016.40GOAL! Fulham 3-0 Charlton

Clint Dempsey completes his hat-trick from the spot. His first treble for Fulham

16:4116.41GOAL! Everton 2-0 Tamworth

Leighton Baines slots in from the spot. It’s a bad sign, though, when Everton can’t even score too many against Tamworth!

16:4516.45GOAL! Tottenham 3-0 Cheltenham

Giovani gets the chip that Defoe stole off him! Another divine effort and this one goes in without deflection!

16:4716.47GOAL! Fulham 4-0 Charlton

Damien Duff is back on a pitch and back among the goals. Somewhat fortunate here, though, as his strike takes a deflection.

16:4816.48GOAL! Barnsley 2-4 Swansea

Danny Graham slides in from Wayne Routledge’s cross.

16:4916.49 – Klasnic threatening for Bolton, where it’s 2-2 at Macclesfield.

16:5116.51GOAL! MK Dons 1-1 QPR

QPR spare themselves embarrassment with an equaliser. Helguson makes up for his earlier error that allowed the MK goal by rolling in easily.

16:5216.52GOAL! West Brom 4-2 Cardiff City

Simon Cox hits his first career hat-trick.

16:5316.53 – FULL-TIME: Swindon 2-1 Wigan

The first upset of the day as Paolo Di Canio’s side knock out the Premier League outfit.

16:5516.55GOAL! Newcastle United 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

More misery for Blackburn and this minutes into stoppage time as Jonas Gutierrez flies down the left to finish!

17:0517.05 – And that’s it. A chaotic day! But, ultimately, quite an enjoyable one with a few talking points. The main ones:

  • The big shock came at the County Ground where Swindon knocked out Wigan. Elsewhere, Bolton just about averted a similar upset at Macclesfield as they ca,e back from 2-1 down through James Wheater to draw.
  • Blackburn’s misery continued as Newcastle completed a comeback in stoppage time with Jonas Gutierrez giving them a late, late winner. Hatem Ben Arfa had earlier equaliser David Goodwillie’s opener with a superb solo strike.
  • It was a good day for the Irish with Simon Cox hitting his first career hat-trick as West Brom beat Cardiff 4-2, and Damien Duff getting back on the pitch and back among the goals in Fulham’s 4-0 win over Charlton.
  • In the day’s most romantic game, Everton dispelled any magic with a diligent but dour 2-0 win over lowly Tamworth. Not good for the Toffees that they struggled to score goals against such opposition.

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