Highlights from the FA Cup third round, including non-league Barrow v League One side Rochdale, Manchester United v Reading and Everton v Leicester.
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The start of the road to Wembley for the top two tiered teams of the
country. One of the biggies will go no further than this. That was a
risky one, a penalty for City. Here comes Yaya Toure, emphatic penalty.
Sterling, what a goal that is. David Silva, it's three for Manchester
City. Toure, and it's turned into number four. Into John Stones. West
Ham United nil, Manchester City five. Good evening.
So Manchester City the first team to come through their Third Round tie
of the Emirates FA Cup in impressive fashion last night, and tonight
we have a whopping 25 more ties for you to enjoy.
Watching all the action, the former Middlesbrough and Fulham
goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, alongside Trevor Sinclair,
Cup finalist with Cardiff City and scorer, of course,
Let's start with one of the four non-league teams
left in the competition, Lincoln City of the National League.
They travelled to face Mick McCarthy's Ipswich,
who'd won just two of their last seven matches in the Championship.
Lincoln City have actually reached the FA Cup quarterfinals three
times, but the last one came 115 years ago. Fair to say recent form
is more relevant. Seven wins in eight, top of the national league.
Yeomans, promising. Robinson has scored four Lincoln City! Just seven
minutes gone, Theo Robinson sending shock waves out of Suffolk. It
switched no doubt spurred by the prospect of a half-time meeting with
Mick McCarthy, inspired by lonely Tom Lawrence levelled it only five
minutes later -- Ipswich, no doubt spurred by the prospect of a
half-time meeting. It's seven years since Ipswich won an FA Cup tie and
they made hard work of this one. Into Arnold, into the area, can he
finish it? No, the goalkeeper saves it. 57 blazes between them. Ipswich
were finding it tough going. If not quaking, certainly concerned.
Lincoln were on a roll. And come the hour, well, 65 minutes to be exact,
they have the man. It's a poor header. Robinson, he's done it
again! Theo Robinson has made it 2-1 to Lincoln City. Around 5000 Lincoln
fans, plus one excited commentator, pinching themselves. But just four
minutes from time, Ipswich skins were saved by that man, Lawrence.
Showed Leicester just what they are missing. You would have thought that
might have finished the non-leaguers off but with FA Cup headlines
flashing in front of their eyes, Lincoln raced forward in search of a
winner. Would they have the legs to finish it? Lincoln have a great
chance to break here. Slide the ball forward. Wood yard to the edge of
the area. Can't quite do it. So Ipswich survive an almighty scare.
Lincoln played very well, I thought they were excellent. They both had
spells in the game, but to be honest, they were the better side
overall. Probably didn't deserve that, but then, we gave a couple of
sloppy game -- we gave away a couple of sloppy goals as well. Yes, we are
still in the Cup, we didn't lose. It was a routine effort, we can draw
breath. We will wake up tomorrow pretty proud of what we've achieved
today. Late agony as far as the Imps were concerned. Trevor, you were
there. At Sincil Bank earlier in the week to see the build-up to the big
Cup tie. Many will be surprised by that but from what you saw from the
Cowley Brothers, you weren't? Two Brothers, the manager and assistant
manager, they have done a fantastic job. They came in at the beginning
of the season and the whole culture at the football club is about hard
work, togetherness and they were so meticulous in their preparation,
watching video footage of Ipswich. I was really impressed, they are
running the club like a Championship club, giving the players no excuses,
the training intensity was superb. I wasn't surprised by the result and I
thought they deserved to win today. They were pegged back twice, two
goals from Tom Lawrence, on loan from Leicester. Did you see this
kind of finishing from him when you are training there? Quite regularly,
he trained in the 20 ones that came and trained with us for a finishing
session. He's a talented boy, that he came from Manchester United and
they are expected a lot from him. He's got Bates Gill, great
strengths, and you have to question the goalkeeping on this occasion. --
he has got great skill. He put himself in the right position.
Robinson was superb going the other way for Lincoln. A great finish. To
control that, it's one of the most difficult skills in the game. He did
it so simply. A fantastic finish. Good hold-up play, I thought it was
a foul and the referee had a good opportunity to give the free kick,
not a great reaction that from the centre forward. But again, Lawrence
was the difference for Ipswich. He kept them in it, if it wasn't for
Lawrence they would have been out of the tie, and they must be very
pleased they have him in the side. Lincoln are still in the hat for the
draw. Still in the Hat, they will go back to Sincil Bank -- Sincil Bank
and will look to finish the job off. The lowest ranked team left
in the competition, Stourbridge - from the Northern Premier League -
got their first ever taste of the Third Round today
as they travelled to League Two Could they make light of the 74
league places between them? His grandad won the Cup, Bobby
Gould. Today, in his 23rd birthday, Matt Gould takes centre stage for
Stourbridge are ever present in their cup run which began on
September the 3rd, he's only conceded five goals in their seven
ties. Casting the unusual role of giants, Wycombe Wanderers post
League Two's Player of the Month in their ranks, Scott Kashket has
scored 13 goals this season including a hat-trick in the last
round away at Chesterfield. It might fall here to late. Chris late for
Stourbridge. Paul Brand, a decent cross pulled away. Tower Bridge full
of confidence from the off and Chris late who has scored twice already
causing real problems in that Wycombe defence. He was scored for
Wimbledon back in 2001 in the FA Cup. Won by Durbin, but the rebound
drops favourably for Scott Kashket, of all people. He knows he should
have tested Matt Gould in the goal here.
Up goes Brown. Dan Scarr, a good save. Dan Scarr got plenty of power
behind that half volley. Blackburn produces a really good save.
Wood has got away from Broadhurst. Akinfenwa in the box. Wood goes for
glory. Chances are still there. The effort was blocked and now it is
hoped in and its Sam Ward, the substitute puts Wycombe in front
early in the second-half -- Sam Wood. Stourbridge, all their effort
of the first half now counts for little.
There was a push as she tried to get a touch to that. Once more, Dan
Scarr and Duggan trot towards the Wycombe penalty area. The goalkeeper
thought about coming. It will drop here to Dan Scarr. He equalises! Red
lamp behind that goal! What seems at Adams Park. What determination
showed by Dan Scarr here. As he battles with Anthony Stuart,
wriggled through and fires home. Stourbridge stay alive in the FA
Cup. And with 20 minutes to go, it's a difficult contest to decide who's
more likely winner. Given away cheaply by Wycombe again.
It's Tonks. The cross wasn't of sufficient quality. Tension mounting
for those Stourbridge fans now. They've got something to hold onto.
Dogs with a chance to cross. Blackburn struggling against the
bar. What a let off for the goalkeeper on loan from Chelsea. Tom
Tonks, a lick of paint away from giving Stourbridge the lead. The
last eight minutes for Stourbridge to keep Wycombe out. Is this where
the extra fitness of the full timers will pay dividends? James Hunt's
cross -- Jacobson's cross, Akinfenwa heads home. He might go across to
Joe Jacobsen to congratulate him on the quality of the centre. Duggan
jumped underneath the cross there and Akinfenwa punishes him, and
Wycombe will fancy their chances of seeing themselves through now. All
credit to Stourbridge. They came in had a game plan and gave everything,
so this is the beauty of the FA Cup. Anything can happen and we had to
dig down and dig deep and luckily we got there in the end. I scored some
better goals than that, but at the time, in front of these fans, at
this sort of stage and occasion, no, that's one of the best goals I've
ever scored, yes. Very proud of everybody involved in the football
club, their performance, the fans, who were absolutely amazing, the
atmosphere that's been generated today it has on the back of the
neck. Yes, I'm down, but like everybody, we are down for the right
reasons. Heartbreak for Stourbridge, their dream is over. What a terrific
when it was. That was their eighth cup tie of the competition. They did
themselves and their manager Gary Hackett proud. They were excellent.
They were unlucky at times because the game at 1-1, they had a chance,
a great chance off the crossbar. Was it across, was it a shot? On another
day it may go in. They did themselves proud and the league
proud and like the manager said, they'll be thinking about it but
they'll be walking away with their heads held high. They have to do it
the hard way. They came back from behind and had a chance to win it.
Yes, I'd be very surprised if he said this was a shot. Yes. This is
the goal, we are looking at it, they keep it alive really well. Dan Scarr
does well, a fantastic finish. He called it the best goal he's ever
scored, I'm not sure about that but it's an important one. The slots it
home really well will stop this is the cross, Tom Tonks, he might -- it
might be a shot. I'd like to listen to him say it, but it was an amazing
effort and it would have made it 2-1 to Stourbridge. They had a chance to
get in front and who knows what would have happened then.
Stourbridge were always going to be up against it, up against the Player
of the Month, Scott Kashket and Akinfenwa, he caused Liverpool
problems a couple of years ago when he was in a Wimbledon shirt and he
gave a telling contribution today as well. Yes, he certainly did. He's
always a handful for whoever he plays for. His movement into the
box, he's not the quickest, however, his timing is really, really good.
He's slightly off there but he's always a threat. This is a superb
ball across and equally excellent header in the top corner and it was
a nice, fantastic goal to win the game for them. You look at that
cross by Joel Gade -- Jol Jacobson and it's literally putting it on a
plate. He gets his timing right and there's no chance for the goalkeeper
and it was a winner. He's got a very big leap for a very big man. I was
going to see a big leap in a muscular salmon. I haven't seen one
of them before. Let's find out now how some
of the Premier League teams fared against sides outside
the top flight. Starting at The Den, where
Bournemouth travelled to Millwall. Troubled times at Millwall, they may
be forced to leave the dent because of a row with the council. Before
they knew they have been behind, only Morison knows how they won it.
Some heads might have dropped, Morison did something more
productive with his. Here comes the delivery, here comes Morison, into
the net. Morison has headed League One Millwall in front against
Bournemouth. Something was happening here. The League One side was
swaggering around them and. 20-year-old local boy found Lee
Gregory. Not quite, but Bournemouth were nowhere. They made 11 changes
but making them fresh but unfamiliar. They struggled for
rhythm. How they needed this header to be better directed. They found in
their path Millwall side which has been unchanged throughout the
Christmas period and was getting its second wind. Gregory is going to
stretch, Cummings takes over, plays Morison one side, and it's in the
net, it's 2-0 and its Cummings. The fullback continues his run and
Millwall have extended their lead, with four minutes on the clock in
the second half. This wasn't a display typical of Bournemouth this
season, they are ninth in the Premier League. It took until
stoppage time for them to get the ball in the net, it was no
consolation. Callum Wilson flagged offside. Game over? Not quite.
Morison won the tackle and gave a deafening den a big finish. Millwall
are coming forward, they absolutely exhausted. Ferguson into the box,
can he wrap it up? He shoots, he scores! Ferguson has wrapped things
up for Millwall. The boys worked hard on stopping
Bournemouth, nullify their threats. They have a hugely talented squad
whatever XI they put out today. We knew we were capable of making
chances. I felt it was a team strong enough to win the game. It was the
wrong decision. Do you regret the decision? Hindsight is a wonderful
thing. If we knew we would perform so badly we wouldn't have made the
chances. I believed in the players who played today better than they
showed. Wolves lost their last six FA Cup ties against Premier League
opposition. They showed early intent. It was a much changed
line-up but they took the lead on 29 minutes. Wander Helder Costa beat
Lee Grant at his near-post. Peter Crouch has been in fine form
recently with two in two, but failed to find the net with this effort.
Wolves keeper, Ikeme, wasn't required. Wolves skipper for the day
led by example, denying Stoke. Crouch was frustrated by a reflex
save. Wolves brought on 16-year-old Gibbs white. He had a close view of
this free-kick. Wolves had their first FA Cup tie win in six years
and a place in the Fourth Round draw. I thought we were outstanding
from start and finish. We are playing with confidence at the
minute. We looked exciting. Robinson came with a back after a year being
out and thrown into that and Lee Evans being out since I came to the
club and getting the young 16-year-old on the pitch who I
thought did well. We needed to be more aggressive in our work and on
the front foot. What you talk about about week in and week out. We
didn't start in the right manner we found it difficult to get out of
that. When we went behind that we got a reaction. Clearly, that's not
what is required. You need to be ready to go right from the off.
Derby won the last meeting 16 years ago, nervousness hung in the air.
However, it was Derby's defence that showed the jitters. Someone should
have told former West Brom keeper, Scott Carson he's now playing for
Derby. Keogh to the rescue. The main thing about mistakes is to learn
from them. Yes, about that! Keogh and Carson at it again, Matty
Phillips made absolutely sure this time. The Premier League side on
their way and they might have put the game out of reach, instead James
Morison picked out Ping. Derby have been transformed since McLaren
returned and they are made of stronger stuff these days. Darren
Bent showed he could find the net from distance, too. He has scored in
every one of his FA Cup aparances for Derby. Minutes later, the tide
was turned on its head completely. Master Ince with a master stroke.s
West Brom were stirring an upset in the sink. They threw everything at
it. Derby threw bodies in the way to stop them. Scott Carson had the last
laugh. Derby's first FA Cup win over a league opponent in over 30 years.
Darren Bent, he brought back the years with that goal. Didn't he. Not
seen many goals outside the box from Darren. That was a cracker. That was
a great goal. Icing on the kale cake with Tom and his free-kick. We
battered them. They have five minute spell after half-time where, you
know, they score two goals, two poor goals from our point of view. Fair
play to Derby. They get through. I hope they get a good draw. Good luck
to them. It wasn't our day today. Surprising results. Millwall with
the biggest shocks of the Third Round, 3-0 winners at home to
Bournemouth. How much credit do you have to give Steve Morison. He
missed a great chance for the side, only then to obviously help his side
on to victory afterwards? This is the miss now. The goal is gaping. He
has to lift it. For me, that shows great character. Getting back in
positions. Back into goalscoring positions and finishing it. It's a
great header. Really rolls well. Glancing header. Easy to put too
much on it and miss it at the near-post. He gets the right
purchase. Puts it in the back of the net. He is happy. That is his second
spell at the football club. They say - don't go back to the club again.
He has gone back and been successful. Spiritual home. Eddie
Howe made 11 changes, he said afterwards it might have been a
mistake in hindsight. Can you see where he is coming from there?
Definitely. It's difficult for players who haven't been playing
week in and week out to come in and gel together straightaway. They come
up against an opposition who they are at home, they are proud, they
want to try and progress in the Cup. They have a great opportunity
against a Bournemouth side who have made so many chances. It's nice to
hear that a manager comes forward and puts his hands up and said - I
got it wrong, simple as that. The in con sfras tras, Stoke were at full
strength. Only Joe Allen from the first team was given a rest for
their Cup tie against Wolves. In between the posts for Wolves.
Instrumental for their victory? Excellent for him. He was the
difference between the two sides. Strong wrist there. Could have gone
through goalkeepers. Excellent form. Made tremendous saves Ikeme
throughout the game. He is using his experience. He is an experienced
goalkeeper now. You know, that is where he is there for. His best save
was against Crouch he reacted from close-range. Threw himself to the
left hand side. They have a lot to thank him for it. How good is that
free-kick from Matt Doherty then? Outstanding strike. It's one of them
where you hit, as it leaves the laces of your boot. It has a great
chance of hitting the net. That is what it did. West Brom had six wins
in the last 10. Darren Bent with a strike from open play. Not going to
hit a sweeter one than this? Amazing strike. Sweet spot. I don't think
the defenders will be happy with their defending on that. Tony Pulis
was not happy with the free-kick. He said the referee made 13 paces for
the wall to go back. It's 11 yards. Could that make all the difference
for a goalkeeper when Tom Ince took this? Not necessarily for the
goalkeeper, it's a difference for the taker. He has room to get the
ball over the wall. What I can say is, he can't see it. The goalkeeper,
he's lost sight of the ball because the defender is running across,
attackers are running across. He is flat-footed. The ball creeps into
the near-post. Greatout come for Derby, second-lowest goalscorers in
the Championship as things stand. Five games down, just
the 20 still to come. COMMENTATOR: Rashford, around Al
Habsi. Xhin commend Hugo! Bennett denied. And McGovern claws it out
harms way. Now, could non-league Sutton United
make the headlines once They caused one of the greatest
shocks in Cup history back in 1989, beating top flight Coventry City,
who'd won the competition just This afternoon, the current
National League side hosted League One AFC Wimbledon
at Gander Green Lane. COMMENTATOR: A local Derby sell-out,
two famous giant killers, controversial pitch, lovely Cup tie.
The bog of a pitch was a leveller. Can the artificial surface have the
same effect today? AFC Wimbledon don't like it. Sutton have some
experience. Tubbs had a spell at Wimbledon as did keeper Worner.
Wimbledon keeper James Shea was once on the bench for the Gunners. Tom
Elliott has scored in both of their rounds so far. Any advantage point
from per missible today. It's been a remarkable journey from Wimbledon
since they played her first match here, pre-season friendly, in 2002,
six promotions later, the team in blue are the favourites here -
Sutton the giant killers in the making. Here's the early chance. It.
It been in. Matt Tubbs of all people. He has banged in 135 goals
on-loan when at Wimbledon. Should have scored. He has seven kids. I
think he was up most of the night with the young ones. He can't
remember Alex Ferguson having the problem of staying up a night before
a game. Taylor. Breaks here for the short by Bournemouth. Hugely
experienced Danny. Alan Pardew in there. Mrs Pardew a keen supporter
of Sutton. Where ever hi has been at a manager, helping them out. Tricked
his way through, Andy Barcham. Colliding with Eastman. Corner kick
in. A strong punch by Ross Warner. The cross back in. Dealt with. Swept
away. Here is the counter-attack with the pace of deacon. Biamou is
in here. Could this be their moment? Wide it goes. Another chance for
them. Good counter here. Fine pass by deacon. Good weight on it. Got
goal-side. No left foot outside of the right - went wide. Goalkeeper
slipped as well. Goodness me, that was an opportunity.
Slipped away. Steady on the left hand side. Break away here by
Sutton. In towards Biamou. Took it well on the chest. Good save. James
Shea in the Wimbledon goal. Lovely break by Sutton. Best moment of the
game so far. Took it brilliantly on the chest. Got the shot away early.
Shea stretched his 5 foot 11 inch frame. . All I want for new year is
my two front teeth! A man over. Good challenge. He has some experience,
Kevin Amankwaah over the years. At Sutton for a couple of years now.
Good build-up. Into the box. Is that a penalty? There was a challenge
from behind on him. The referee was well placed. It was the substitute
who made the challenge. Just on the field of play. Wrong side to make
that challenge. He got the ball. That's a foul for Wimbledon. They
got two tight on Lyle Taylor, who had a quiet game. Shirt was being
tugged. One goal will win it, surely. In towards the mix. Charles
was up there. It was blocked, poked over the top. Out to Robinson. He
had a few in his long career. Never prolific. Dropped to him. Over it
went. They've still to test Ross Worner with an attempt on target.
Barcham. Will they win it in stoppage time? In comes the cross,
near-post. Just wide. It's a corner kick, as Elliot went in there.
Barchm got beyond his man. Dangerous cross into that corridor of
uncertainty. Blocked. It's loose. It's scrambled away. Bowerman was in
there, Robinson was in there. Solid goalkeeping. It goes to a replay.
Non-league Sutton know they have the opportunities. A handshake for rival
managers. Certainly, Paul's team had the better of the chances. 0-0.
People thought we were the better side today. It's a big chance here
for us. I thought our keeper made two or three good saves. We did
ourselves credit. We put on a good performance today. I did what they
expected in the FA Cup from a home team. Took the game to us. They have
threats around the pitch. Today, for us, we didn't come here to try to
get a replay. We wanted to make sure it was in the hat. We had to put in
a solid display. What does it make to the community? It is huge. It's
the FA Cup. A one off. We will fancy it. Why not? They will have a replay
in 10 days' time. You kept a close eye on this one. Far from a do youer
0-0. Sutton will ask how they didn't get through it?
They did dominate and they deserve to go through. They have the best
chances. It's a local derby, so there's a lot riding on the game.
The artificial pitch has a big part to play in this. Rory Deakin was a
big part of their performance today as well. He set up the first two
chances on goal. Without him, I think they wouldn't have been as
effective, and I think his vision throughout the pitch was excellent.
On another day, I think they would have at least scored a couple of
goals and that would have gone through quite comfortable. He was
influential in the previous round, but none in the one that comes
afterwards. The Dons were under the cosh a lot of the second half.
Should they have had a penalty? We had a really close look at this and
it took a couple of times to decide whether it was a penalty or not, but
you have to give credit to the referee. He did a really good job.
It wasn't a penalty. Initially, it really did look like a penalty. It
wasn't a penalty. Just watch the action here as the ball goes
forward. He goes down dramatically. From here, it looked like it was.
You see the toad nicked the ball away, it's a well timed tackle, it
has to be perfect because of it wasn't, it would be a penalty. He's
done exceptionally well and thwarted the attack. I thought it was a
stonewall penalty to begin with, I couldn't believe he didn't give it,
then watching it a couple of times, you could see the referee was spot
on. Last season's winners,
Manchester United, faced a resurgent Reading,
who are challenging for promotion in the Championship under a manager
all too familiar with Old Trafford. Watching this one,
Guy Mowbray and Clive Allen. Yap Stamm has returned to Old
Trafford but before now not in the competitive capacity on the other
side. He has received a warm welcome, did leave under a bit of a
cloud though. The United team chose nine changes from Monday's Premier
League game at West Ham. It is carried's 50th appearance in the FA
Cup. It's Ashley Young's 150th game for the club and its Wayne Rooney's
first chance since before Christmas to tie with Sir Bobby Charlton as
United's record scorer and get an extra goal. Tyler Blackett does
return to his first club. Jew changes from the comeback win at
Bristol City sees George Evans and Liam Kelly. John Swift has only just
returned from an ankle injury. United kicking off their campaign as
the holders of the FA Cup. Last crashed out at the first hurdle,
this third round stage, three years ago, when they lost to Swansea City
due to a late winner from Wilfried Bony. Up towards Rooney. Rooney
collects. Rooney tests Al Habsi. A sign of United's intent. This is a
magnificent ball. Rooney makes the run from a slightly deep position, a
wonderful first touch. Yap Stamm will be concerned with the way his
team started. Here's Carrick, out RTL. Chris Gunter getting across to
him. Martial to test him. He was looking for Rooney, Mata might have
been better placed. Mata was a fantastic option, he tried to put it
back into Rooney's path. This time, marshy al. Wayne Rooney, he
equalises the all-time goal-scoring record of Sir Bobby Charlton for
Manchester United! Goal number 249 for the club. It's not the
prettiest, but it's an important one, and it comes off his right
knee. As the ball is cut back to him he sneaks out his right leg,
ricochets off his right knee and into the far corner. A moment of
history in the third round of the FA Cup. A moment of Manchester United
history. Look how please Sir Bobby is about it. That's it, he says.
Marcos Rojo has already played one terrific ball over the top. Martial,
Rashford on the run. Martial goes for the corner. Manchester United
have a two goal lead. It has been so easy for them, right from the start.
They are ripping Reading to bits. Rooney with the first. Martin Jol
with the second. How many more are coming Al Habsi's way? Manchester
United two, Reading nil. Jose Mourinho, a happy man. Reading
enjoying some possession. This is just the game.
Deflected behind off Jones for a Reading corner. A good spell from
the away side, a good response. 2-0 down, staring down the barrel, and
all of a sudden just relaxed a little and certainly been more
positive in the way they have passed the ball. Liam Kelly corner.
Something a little different. What a chance that was. Liam Moore missed
it. He is free as a burden United box. The left foot volley from the
edge of the box, Moore needs any sort of touch. That would be goal
bound, but he can't get the contact that is needed. Their best chance so
far, without a doubt. Unlikely to get many better in a tie like this.
Smalling, a great ball. Rashford, around Al Habsi. But only to hit the
side of the net. He takes up a fantastic position. It's a brilliant
pass. Lovely first touch, rounds Al Habsi. Just has to do the most
difficult part and that's hit the target. Delaney, Young. He will lose
that race with Vandenberg. Both slid in together, Obita hurt by
the late challenge from the Manchester United man. The yellow
carded or rowdy out of Andre Marriner's pocket. He's taken out
with both feet high. It's a dangerous challenge to make. I think
he's right, Andre Marriner. It was a bit reckless, Ashley Young. It
warranted a yellow card. McCleary on to it again, if he can
beat Romero. He is hurt by the challenge of the United goalkeeper.
He takes the full force of Romero's challenge, comes feet first and
catches him on the right right knee. You can see, he's fallen through
into the right knee of McCleary. Is that stands up a dangerous one? --
is that a studs up dangerous one? It's about being up in control and
the safety of your opponent. Rashford, his latest opportunity.
This one is taken. The goal has undoubtedly taken Manchester United
for sure through to the FA Cup fourth round. Rashford has had to
work for that and wait a long time for that. His first strike since
September. United three, Reading nil. He's had opportunities in this
game but when this one resents itself there's no doubt. This is the
hallmark of a striker. The first touch is good out of his feet, the
second one sets him up to side footed past the advancing Al Habsi.
Lovely finish from the young striker. Tim Fosu-Mensah and
Sebastien signs Tiger coming on. Listen to that. His Manchester
United career has never really taken off after all those glorious years
at Bayern Munich. Eight titles, seven German cups. The Champions
League. Of course, he only got the big one with his national team. And
that's a big one, from Ali Al-Habsi! You've given United a and a second
for Marcus -- he's gifted United a fourth. Like buses, you wait ages
for one and two come along at once. Al Habsi receiving the ball back and
just taking one second too long. Touch with the standing foot as he
tried to clear with the left, deflected away from his left boot.
Rashford pounces to help himself for the easiest goal he's going to
scoring his Manchester United career. It gets more comical every
time you look at it. A nightmare moment for Ali Habsi. Are really
proud moment for me and hopefully I'll enjoy today. I'm really
honoured to be up there alongside Sir Bobby. It's good to be back, the
atmosphere, the fans have been great today for myself but playing in the
top of the Championship and playing against a side top in the Premier
League and maybe top of Europe, it's a bit different. We are scoring
goals. Today, it was important to break the balance of the defensive
line. The goals are just a plus. Wayne, it's a question of time. We
know he's going to be the best scorer in the history of Manchester
United. We know that. It's just a question of time. You needed two
goal is for that. Now he needs one. United in total control against
Championship side Reading despite Jose Mourinho making nine changes
for the game. The headlines will be about Wayne Rooney, not Sir quite
yet, but he equals Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time goal-scoring
record for Manchester United with 249 goals. Where does he stand in
terms of the United all-time greats? You've got to put him up there with
the amount of goals he's scored equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's
record is outstanding and he has his critics, but for me, unfairly so. I
feel he's done a great job. Manchester United is a big part of
his life and he shows it on the pitch. He made a telling
contribution, did he not. There was a goal from him, and assist, four of
his six shots on target, high leading the fact he has plenty to
offer. He's always had brilliant basics. He takes the ball when --
ball well, he has an end product, superb. We know what he's got when
it comes to his passing range. Setting up another chance here.
Saying onside, really clever play on the weighted pass there, fantastic
defending to be honest but that's almost a goal. His passing range,
setting up another chance, he was instrumental today for Manchester
United and his movement, he doesn't want to get involved and listen, you
go with his foot, he doesn't connect with his foot, it comes off his knee
but they all count and that equals Sir Bobby Charlton is a fantastic
feat for the man. I'm really pleased for him. There was Sir Bobby
Charlton looking at his record being equalled of course. And Sir Alex
Ferguson, it's only a matter of time before he goes out on his own. You
can see the influence he had on the game. Yes, getting into the number
ten holes, side on. Reading didn't know what to do with him. They
didn't know whether to come or go and in the end he was instrumental
in the game. How about those around him? How much of Wayne Rooney's
performance was down to two, maybe three, key players? It was a big
difference, the fact that Martial and Rashford created a lot of speed
for him. They always had that threat of getting behind the Reading
defence. Rashford was excellent today. He could have scored a
hat-trick. Maybe he needs to improve on the end products, the finishing
and on another day he would score. His movement behind, Reading were
always petrified of him. They dropped off, gave him the space,
they were in fear of him because he was so good today. Players wouldn't
get back onside. You can see the intent was to get onside, he gets
lucky with the ball and he's able to cross. Peeling off the defender, the
ball from Carrick was excellent as well. It's a brilliant ball, enables
Rashford, and Rashford makes the initial movement and finishes it
calmly. Eight straight wins for Manchester United in all
competitions, momentum clearly with Jose Mourinho.
Next, two clubs with a rich Cup pedigree.
Preston North End have won the FA Cup twice in their illustrious
history and were hoping to continue their decent
Championship form against 12-times winners, Arsenal.
Darren Fletcher and Steve McManaman were at Deepdale.
It's a sell-out for this one between Preston Championship and Arsenal,
the 12 times winners against a team who have won the Cup twice and lost
five of their finals. The Gunners have been the dominant FA Cup team
in recent seasons, but North and have a manager in Simon Grayson who
knows what it takes to cause a third upset. He did it at Old Trafford
with Leeds United, six years ago. It's switched here. In towards Hugh
Gilbert, the defender for Arsenal. The flag stays down. What a start it
is for Preston North End. It's Callum Robinson with the goal. What
a start for his players! Monreal falls asleep. Everybody is played
onside. A little bit fortuitous. Poor defensive work by Arsenal.
Preston with the benefits -- reap the benefits. Is Callum Robinson's
sixth goal of the season, which makes him a joint leading scorer for
Preston North End. It's only the fourth time he's scored in the FA
Cup and Arsenal, winners in the last three seasons, have early work to
do. Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gallagher has tracked him inside and Pearson
was waiting for him as well. It forced the error which is picked up
by Aiden McGeady. He's quickly on his way. Gallagher and Hugill are
over here. It's back into Robinson. It was a really important ball for
Arsenal. By Mustafi. Otherwise, it might have been 2-0 to Preston North
End. There was thought that clearance, that block by Mustafi,
might have hit the arm. I think his arm is by his side, not a penalty.
They have been able to hold firm, in the main. Which is why they are in
this promising position in the Championship. They are in here
again. The then Hugo. Teamed up for him, he couldn't reach it. What an
opportunity. How on earth he hasn't scored there. That is Arsenal trying
to play offside. What are they doing. That is an easy tap-in for
Hugo. You wonder whether the chances breast Preston haven't taken will
come back to haunt them. Now Gallagher. Spot space out wide here.
Fantastic ball. Lovely ball, wasn't it? Robinson waiting in the penalty
area. In goes the cross. Dealt with. Clear as far as Gallagher. Gallagher
might be in. Ospina starts to come. Over the goalkeeper. Clearance by
Monreal. Arsenal almost close it again and eventually clear it.
Another mistake. A difficult chance that. He had to generate a bit of
power to get it over Ospia. Another chance at the other end not taken by
Preston. Here's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The ball in
towards Ramsey! Well held by Maxwell. Little grin there. Nice
header. A good height for him. Oh! The first time that Arsenal have
managed to open up the Preston defence. He did well to win his side
the corner. Held the ball up well. One of the main dangers to Arsenal
here from this latest Preston corner. Which they take short. Sent
in by Gallagher. Ospina will get the free-kick. The goal won't count. In
the modern game, when you challenge a goalkeeper like that it's
inevitable the free-kick will go his way. Haven't seen any arms in his
face, let's have a look. Ah, yeah, maybe the right arm. I don't think
there was that much in it, to be honest. No changes made by either
manager. We will see whether Arsene Wenger has got this Arsenal team at
a better level in the second-half. Xhaka playing the ball forward.
Cleared. Pearson doesn't complete the tackle. Oh, it's the perfect
start for Arsenal with Ramsey. What a fantastic strike from Aaron
Ramsey. First goal of the season, just when they needed. The man who
scored the winner in the Cup Final, he pops up with a goal to get them
level. 50 seconds into the second-half, smashed it into the
back of the net. Good strength. Sees Ramsey, one touch. His first goal
since Mark. Whatever Arsene Wenger said at half-time had the desired
effect. The poker face from the Arsenal manager. What about Grayson
said to the Preston players of picking up where they left off
lasted 50 seconds or so. Preston 1, Arsenal 1. Oxlade-Chamberlain. Aaron
Ramsey. In towards Giroud. The last touch went off Cunningham. A corner
to Arsenal. Gabriel makes his way forward. Taken their full allocation
of tickets for this one. Oxlade-Chamberlain out to take the
corner. It's a flat one. Neatly worked. Well saved by Maxwell. That
was Mustafi. Robinson at the front post. Should never get across him
like that. Whatever the outcome of the tie now, this Preston team can
be proud of themselves tonight. They will be hoping the team get through
and at least get a replay out of a tie where they had so many
opportunities in the first half. Up it goes towards Giroud. Good
defending. Arriving to score the goal is Olivier Giroud, to break the
hearts of Preston North End right at the end of the game. Well, Olivier
Giroud should go right over to Perez it was his wonderful flick which
gifted him the goal. Simple ball in for Giroud. He does really, really
well. Knocks it down. Great from Perez. Look at this, beautiful that.
Good movement from Giroud. He was the sharpest one. He anticipated
what was happening. Past the goalkeeper. Another Arsenal late
show. For Olivier Giroud, his ninth goal of the season. You can see what
it means to the Arsenal striker. Loses out here to Danny Welbeck.
Still Danny Welbeck. That would have been the perfect return. In the end
it's a fine save by Maxwell. Danny Welbeck testing him there. Really
nice hit by Danny Welbeck. Straight at the goalkeeper. Simple enough
save, down the middle of the goal. It was a good Cup tie today. Typical
English enthusiasm. The crowd was behind our team. I'm long enough in
England to know, that was really top quality in the FA Cup. We stopped
them from playing. We got on the front foot and asked questions of
them going forward. We got real energy and real talent about us.
Just didn't quite take them opportunities, did we, when they
came along. Apart from Robinson in for Hugo. Maybe strong. Maybe the
cross when Hugo headeded it into the keeper. The keeper is debatable. We
had good chances. You need them second, third goal against top
players like Arsenal have got. Heartache. Another late comeback as
far as Arsenal are concerned. It extends their run, they last lost in
the Third Round of the FA Cup i 1996 -- 21 years ago. Preston asked
serious questions of the Gunners? They did. You can talk about how
Arsenal weren't up at it, Preston were so good. They started at
100mph. Their movement was excellent. Robinson, Hugill upfront
were excellent. Their movement. They caused so many problems. A better
weighted ball is in the back of the net to make it 2-0. All over the
pitch they were hungry in the first half. When Simon mentioned this
possibly maybe not a foul. I think it's clear it was a foul uch can see
his hand go across the keeper and preventing him from punching the
ball. That is not you being part of the Keeper's Union, do you agree?
It's a foul. The goalkeeper is going to punch the ball. Huntingdon, like
Mark said, pushes his arm in the way. Stops him going for it. Clear
foul. Simon doesn't see it that way. Have you to respect his views.
Arsenal 1-0 down, they had it all to do. It took them 50 seconds to get
into the contest through your former team-mate? The reaction from the
players Stoke for it EFL is. I don't think Arsene Wenger is a screamer.
He would say, listen that is not good enough vchlt a look at
yourselves. It's about getting on the front foot. That is quality from
Aaron Ramsey. We know he has it. Comes m off the post. Chris Maxwell
hasn't a sniff of getting that. Fantastic finish. Then it's game on.
Arsenal deserved it second-half. As well as Preston played first half
they didn't have a shot on target second-half. Perm reds, a naughty
little backheel heel. Giroud didn't make too many friends at Preston, it
must have been a bitter pill for the Preston fans to see it go in. A
deflection. For actual to it. A bit of quality and skill by Perez. It
was arrange important scoreline and finish for Giroud. Arsenal started
the second-half like Preston started the first, the difference being the
quality. The quality at the end showed. Effort and enthusiasm. It
didn't seem Arsenal were bothered in the first half. Arsenal have shown
real mental strength for the secretary game in a row.
Plenty more FA Cup action to come on the BBC.
You can see all the goals from every Cup tie on the BBC
Tomorrow afternoon, on BBC One, we feature eight-time winners
Tottenham against the beaten finalists of two seasons
Then at 11.00pm, there's highlights of tomorrow's five Cup
ties with both Chelsea and Liverpool in action.
Finally, the draw for the Fourth Round is live on BBC Tow
We'll be live from non-league Sutton.
If all that's got you in the mood to play again,
Barrow in the National League have been on a terrific run of late -
just one defeat in 24 games - but they faced a Rochdale team
A sellout crowd and Steve Bower were in Cumbria for this one.
COMMENTATOR: 11 times Barrow tried to reach the Fourth Round of the FA
Cup, they have never managed their target. Hoping to help them make
history today is 22-year-old Jonathan Flatt to makes his debut
having been signed on-loan this week from Wolves. The fourth goalkeeper
Barrow have used this season. Rochdale almost went out in the
first round. They needed a replay win thanks to two goals from Steve
Davies to beat Maidstone. He is recalled today. He is hoping to find
the back of the net for the third round in a row. Andrew. Run of
Henderson. Goes himself. Deflection along the way. Rochdale corner.
Jonathan Flatt, met his Barrow team-mates yesterday. Steve Davies
with the corner. There is the free header. Henderson has given Rochdale
the lead. Just past the 16 minute mark. His 11th goal of the season.
It was a simple Downward header, no chance for the
goalkeeper on his debut, Jonathan Flatt. Barrow 0, Rochdale 1. He is
Mr Rochdale, five years as a player, two spells as a manager, promotion
in each. He's got the fourth in League One. In game Bennett. Denied
by Logan, who savedle second time. First chance for Barrow. Ritchie
Bennett was the one it fell to. Good first touch, decent save from Conrad
Logan in the Rochdale goal. He denied Bennett a ninth goal of the
season. Barrow an equaliser. Dave Davies into Matthew Lund. Calmly
done. Didn't quite have the finish. Matthew Lund, seven goals this
season. Terrific run. Just lacked a clinical touch at the end of it.
Williams. Andrew with the header away. A committed challenge from
Rathbone. It wasn't well timed. It's a yellow card. He didn't time it,
did he? Packed penalty area, again. From Jordan Williams. Goalkeeper
stayed at home. Away by Davies. Back in by Williams. Diarra. No foul on
the goalkeeper. Watch the big Frenchman, Diarra, here. His eye on
the ball. He got there. That would have counted.
He took that brilliantly in his stride, Camps. Henderson free. A
chance for Rochdale. Once again, Matthew Lund couldn't finish the
move off. The time and space he had. Beaten. Couldn't find the target.
His team unbeaten here in any competition since early February.
McGahey. Davies is the latest Rochdale player not to find the
target. They have had opportunities to add to their goal in this
second-half. So far Rochdale haven't taken them. Diarra's header.
Rathbone. In to Henderson! Two for him. Two for Rochdale. Clear
daylight now for the League One club. Set in by Rathbone. He was
onside. Clinical from Henderson. Rochdale had opportunities they
haven't taken. Henderson has taken his. Dropped to Hannah. Williams,
in. Good chance. Harrison couldn't add to his 20 goals he has scored
this season. Didn't quite get his angles right. It just hasn't been
Barrow's day. They worked hard. It's been a fantastic journey. We got
beat by a very good side today. I said that before the game. Keith has
done a fantastic job there. You know we dust ourselves down and we go I
was please again. D with the way we attacked today. The scoreline should
have reflected that. I'm happy with 2-0. Happy to be through to the next
round. Let us see who we will get. Who would you like? I would love to
play at Anfield, Liverpool. A lot of boys are saying Manchester City or
Manchester United. Dream big? Of course, you know! We will see what
Monday's draw throws up for Ian Henderson if it's Liverpool.
Barrow's great run is over. They have reached the stage for the 12th
season at the Third Round stage. Was it a case then of Rochdale's class
telling in the end? It was. It was. If talent doesn't work hard, then I
think Barrow would have had a chance. They are talented players of
Rochdale they worked hard. They have been set out well. Great ball in by
Steve Davies to start with. Fantastic delivery. Henderson
scoring his 11th goal of the season. Barrow could have had someone on
their far-post. They could have dealed with that. Rathbone, who
could have been off the field, great weighted pass past. Henderson, 12th
goal of the season. Good and bright in the final third. I was impressed
with Rochdale. Not only that, going into the Academy I'm seeing stuff
there. They are doing good things. Barrow on their fourth of the
season. Rochdale's keeper kept them in it at crucial times He did. He
played very well. The good thing about it is, he is back from a
badger. Conrad Logan. Great to see him back and playing well.
Time now to see how the remaining non-league side got on today,
with Martin Allen taking National League Eastleigh Town back
This was always going to be tricky for National League Eastleigh.
Brentford 63 divisions above them and the Bees won penalty in the
first ten minutes. Graham Stack fouled Acevedo. -- Lasse Vibe. It
wouldn't get any smoother for the Spitfires. Eight minutes later, back
came Brentford again. Brentford coming forward in numbers. They will
put the ball in towards the penalty area. They still have possession.
Chipped in towards the penalty area and the header. Brentford have
scored again. Tom Field the scorer this time. Eastleigh didn't give up.
They were putting their Championship opponents and concerted pressure.
But Brentford possessed paste and position. They were simply not used
to. Defence turned into devastating attack. It's cold in and Brentford
make it 3-0. Survived the scorer. Tough to take for Eastleigh, but
they would get their goal. Punched away and it is tapped in. Eastleigh
have scored, Ayo Obileye with a goal and maybe it's not over yet. It's it
would be, 38 minutes in former Chelsea man found Field again, 4-1.
Still there was time for another goal before half-time and what a
goal. Sawyers outdid everyone. Some performance from Brentford. Again,
distilled into a huff. We couldn't ask any more from our players and
our supporters appreciate at the end where they gave a standing ovation
coming off. It was still, the despite the result, a great day for
me personally. Brentford through to the fourth-round draw and in some
style. Another Championship team in desperate need of a good performance
Norwich City. They took on the Premier League Southampton. Alistair
Mann as the commentator for this one.
Cameron Jerome returns, the last time he was on target against
Southampton was a 90th minute equaliser in a thrilling 3-3 draw
for Stoke some four years ago. For the visitors there is a debut in
goal for 19-year-old Harry Lewis, who was on the bench for the first
time at Everton this week. One of eight alterations to the side he
would be to -- beaten at Goodison Park with a League Cup semifinal
against Liverpool looming next Wednesday.
Towards Long. Not for long, then Reid gathers it in and Tadic brings
in Bertrand. Southampton will keep it alive on the far side. With
Ward-Prowse. Long to try to get to it, he did, and it's helped over the
top by McGovern. A really good leap from Long.
All those who came up from the corner will try and attack it. Van
Dijk. That is an expert finish. From a quality player, who continues to
be mentioned in the ?50 million bracket in the newspapers as a
potential target for suitors elsewhere. And Southampton lead at
Carrow Road, 7/2 minutes from the interval, through Virgil van Dijk.
-- seven and a half minutes. Murphy can't get beyond Van Dijk. A
heavy touch from the goalkeeper, and it's a penalty, bringing down
Jerome. Lewis penalised. A wonderful opportunity to draw themselves level
for that challenge by the debutant Lewis on Jerome. Whittaker to level
for Norwich. He does, sending Harry Lewis the wrong way. In the opening
few minutes of the second half, Norwich are back, level.
Ward-Prowse, gets away from Pritchard.
The header is terrific, into the back of the net, turned in by
Yoshida. Southampton in front for a second time. The ball in, and
Yoshida got in front of Martin and powered the header into the roof of
the net. McGovern could do nothing to prevent it. Norwich one,
Southampton two. Norwich was plenty forward. Jerome on the far side,
headed away by Van Dijk, picked up again by Olsson.
It's a good effort, good power in by Lewis. Also looking for it again.
Norwich threatening an equaliser and Lewis with a save that will make him
feel a whole lot better. Here's Whittaker, still time for Norwich
for one more attack, maybe. Home supporters urging their men on. The
passes and great though. -- the past isn't great though.
Naismith! Stoppage time come right at the end. Naismith's header earns
Norwich City a replay. Neither side wanted a replay. But it is a replay
that they are going to have to prepare for. Norwich City two,
Southampton two. A dramatic finish at Carrow Road with Norwich coming
back twice. It was a day to remember for the Southampton goalkeeper,
Harry Lewis, 19 years old. A harsh lesson on his debut? It was a harsh
lesson and it's obvious it was a mistake. He's made the mistake, he's
taken a really heavy touch. What he does, he panics. The ball is going
away from goal. Jerome gets there in front of him, takes it away from the
goal and what he should do is stand and shimmy out of the eight yard box
but he doesn't, he gives away the penalty. That comes with experience.
It's a harsh lesson, unfortunately. Southampton switch off though, the
last couple of minutes of the game, you should is looking in the wrong
direction, he's not picking up. Van Dijk is pulled out of position by
Cameron Jerome and Yoshida realises he's out of position and by that
stage it's too late. It's in the back of net.
Let's catch up with the fortunes of some more Premier League sides,
starting at the KCOM Stadium in Hull, where there was not one,
There was a two day gap between these two appointments, both men
looking for a much-needed morale boosting win. Precious little for
the six and a half thousand to cheer about in a forgettable first half. A
few moments, a few saves, although this one from Jakupovic was key,
from Swansea's key. The second half wasn't much better. Jakupovic
continued to frustrate Swansea. One hand once again before Dyer on the
second attempt fired over. Sung-Yeung Ki went closest for the
visitors, the post denied him. But then two Scottish internationals,
Snodgrass and Merlot Lee combined, to set up Hernandez on his return
from a two month absence from injury. Before Josh Tymon made his
mark, deep into stoppage time, with his first senior goal for his
home-town club. It helps give Marco Silvestri first win as head coach.
-- Marco Silvestri we get this win, it's important for the club, for the
players to give confidence to the players. 2-0 flatters them. I said
to the players, we are looking for a performance to back up what we did
against Crystal Palace. For long periods I got it. We have to build
on the positive things that we were doing. It's been nearly 22 years
since Everton won the Cup. Leicester have never won work but this Fox's
side are well versed in rewriting club history. Leonardo Ulloa had a
crack at the next chapter here. Off the pitch there is talk of a new
ground for Everton. On it, they'd be happy with the Cup run. Schmeichel
was forced to react, Lukaku was like -- unable to do likewise. Leicester
have struggled for consistency in their title winning campaign Wes
Morgan headers so often flew in. Midway through the second half,
Everton surged. A superb run from Deulofeu laid this on for Lukaku. A
goal that owed everything to its creator. Just as Ronald Koeman would
have wanted his side to advance, they were set back. Three minutes
later, Leicester attacked us. Demarai Gray found Musa off the
bench, off the post, and eventually, in. It won't win prizes for artistic
impression but Claudio Ranieri won't care. Soon afterwards, Musa set
about proving he can score stylish goals as well. 1-2, 2-1. Evident's
hopes of a trophy room for -- are over for the season. I love it so I
reaction after the conceding a goal. My players react very well and try
to score and we created good chances. Until 1-0 up the team
played well, but unbelievable, how we lost control in the game, how we
dropped back, and a sloppy ending after 2-1. These two may be familiar
Premier League foes, but they haven't met in the FA Cup in almost
40 years. Before the returning jury there was even a twinkle in Mr
Barton's I. But even here he wasn't able to inspire his comrades in a
tie that fails to live up to its moderate billing. It might have been
a different story, had Sam Vokes managed to convert. One up to the
keeper. Thumbs up from Burnley's commander-in-chief. There was even
more encouragement when James Tarkowski struck a post, a goal
surely was just around the corner. No. The game slowly died, as the
contest, though briefly a glimmer of Sunderland hope as Jermain Defoe was
bundled over. Nothing doing. Which sort of summed things up. As did
Burnley's last throw of the dice. Ashley Barnes unable to tie up the
tie. Only 18,000 saw this one. Those that stayed away may not lose too
much sleep. Watford will be glad Christmas is
over. They've gone five without a win over the festive period, but
outwith the old, in with the new, like 18-year-old Brandon Mason,
starting his first game for the Hornets and soon impassively his
first goal, scored by Kabasele. Ighalo could have done with one of
those to tap in. He got 17 goals last season, but has just two this
campaign. His fortunes haven't yet changed with the year. Burton Albion
are at a high point in their history, playing Championship
football, and came out I found a way back into this had Luke Varney
finished here. The David and went off injured. The Premier League side
settled it in style. 20-year-old Jerome Sinclair had never scored for
Watford since signing from Liverpool. Whatever he does as a
Hornets, this goal will take some beating. Sinclair clearly had a
taste for it and not long later he set about after the Brewers again.
He found the angle and the goalkeeper were against him but this
was an afternoon of youthful optimism for Watford.
Sam Allardyce two returns to what is previously called his spirit to all
home with his Palace side searching for a first win under his brief
tenure. It was a great nutmegged by Henry. Bolton are in. Can Henry find
the shot? Good save by Speroni at his near post. It had to be. The
ball towards Campbell, love Li Lei off, Remy. Good save by Addicks. It
was a fierce shot. Here's Remy, isolated, he's got Hopson is coming
forward. Fraizer Campbell, delays the shot. And now Remy. So close,
Loic Remy. That was an excellent move by Crystal Palace. Taylor,
decent delivery in. It's going to fall for thought. A chance for
another cross this time. Left footed. Oh, so close, Bolton. Josh
Villa, Speroni was beaten there. A typical third-round FA Cup, I think,
drizzly day, white, two teams giving their all -- it was wet. Not a lot
of quality in front of goal today from our point of view particularly.
He says it was drizzly and wet, you'd think he would have been used
to it, spending eight years at Bolton. He is looking for his first
win on his return to Bolton Wanderers. It could have been so
different. It could have been. They could have
won the game comfortably if they were prolific in front of the goal.
Remy is fit, after signing four months ago. He caused problems. The
only thing was hitting the back of the net. He hit the post. He had a
couple of chances. An another day he could have scored a couple of goals.
They were lucky in the end not to concede with a great header there.
It was a great, great header. The difference was the post, really.
Speroni well beaten. A battle of the two new managers between Hull and
Swansea at the KCOM Stadium. Hull coming out on top. That is what he
needs, strikers who can score goals? Absolutely. Hernandez has been out
of the team since November, injured. Scored his second goal of the
season. He scored one in the Premier League, against Swansea as well.
Great to have him back in the team. If you have a goal threat, Hull
haven't in the Premier League. They scored 17 goals in 20 games. Having
him back from injury is a big boost. A shame it was done in front of
6,000 fans. Encouraging start they take on Manchester United at Old
Trafford on Tuesday. What will he make of the fact there is was 6,600
at the KCOM Stadium protesting? He is walking into a baptism of fire.
Nothing to do with him, to do with the ownership and the fans no. . Not
a great relationship between the two of them. Hopefully that will be
remedied a little bit. Four more ties on the way now,
starting at the New York Stadium, home of Championship strugglers
Rotherham United. COMMENTATOR: Rotherham have been
enduring a rotten time. Bottom of the Championship they haven't made
it beyond the Third Round of the FA Cup in years. Spirits have been
flagging. What they needed is for an ex-player to haunt his old team.
Which is where Ryan Taylor comes in. He was brought down to give Oxford
the chance to take the lead from the spot. Chris McGuire wasn't reading
the script. Well done Lewis Price. Ryan Taylor and his family have
Rotherham running through his convenience. He spent six years at
the club. Taylor steered Oxford in front. Bittersweet. Rotherham heads
were spinning. Danny Ward levelled the tie. Power, accuracy, 1-1. After
15 defeats in their previous 18 games, Rotherham were in need of
something, anything, to perk them up. When your luck is out... It's
been an energy zapping few weeks. Rotherham's defenders seemed to be
sleeping as Edwards nudged Oxford back in front. Halfway up League
One, they sensed a minor upset. Johnson and Hemmings tore at the the
home side open, again. The game was just about up. Oxford were left
dreaming. It would be fantastic for the club to get a tie against a
Premier League side. Similar to last year. Give the players and the fans
and opportunity to go head-to-head against one of the best. Reasons to
be fearful. Bristol City had lost six in a row. Fleetwood were
unbeaten in 11 going fwhoo this. The League One side might have gone
ahead. Frank Fielding was in-form. There wouldn't be many more chances
for Fleetwood. They created one for City. Little couldn't beat Alexes
Cairns, though. The Championship side had 63% of possession and 18
shots, including this from Brownhill. No joy. It fizzled out in
the second-half. There was one chance to cancel the trip to the
north-west. Abraham got it just wrong. This goes back to the coast.
If only Blackpool could rewind to their record appearance maker and
their 1953 FA Cup winning team. Images of the Matthews final a
reminder of what used to be. They had the upper hand in the first
half. Davies the busier of the two keepers. # this effort was pushed
away. This shot was heading for the top corner. The keeper produced
another fine save. Another chance went bagging. Davies was at full
stretched from Potts. Before, at the other end, Slocombe pulled off a
huge save from Hourihane. Blackpool are in with a chance of the Fourth
Round. Life at Accrington has been a struggle this season. Might the FA
Cup be a beacon of light in the murk? Do not adjust your sets that
is fog blurring the screen. It couldn't obscure this strike.
McConville's first since August. Luton's travelling fans sang, "can
you tell us if we score?" For the record, Marriott didn't. But after
this save, Jake Gray did. Stanley are 20th in League Two, Luton
eighth. In the 57 minute, Beckels headed Accrington back ahead thchl
would be their second trip to round four since reforming in the 60s.
Luton's search back difficult to find in this. Ray was sent off for
the Hatters -- Rea. One of Accrington's brighter days. Big
thing is winning at home, going into the last 32. Great for everybody
concerned. We had to get that monkey off our back at winning at home.
Delighted with that. Luton are a good side. They showed it in the
second-half. Incredible conditions towards the end of that game.
Coleman relieved they got their first home win since October. We saw
good goals. McConville has to be there? Outstanding strike. Comes in
off the left-wing. On to his right foot. The rest is history, really.
Absolutely brilliant strike. Starts it outside the post. That bend and
whip, gives the goalkeeper no chance. It's one that he will never
ever forget. 2-1 victory over Luton Town, ?67,500, a huge boost as far
as they are concerned. Time for the final round up,
and a chance to see how the rest of the Championship teams fared this
afternoon, starting with the teams COMMENTATOR: Brighton are top of the
Championship they were keen to avoid em-Barrasment at the hands of MK
Dons. This early finish was a welcome settler from Kayal. A good
way to return his return after a 15-week long absence. Dons weren't
prepared to cave in there. It took the Seagulls into the second-half to
spread their wings a little. Kayal offering a helping hand. Israeli
international Hemed headed to steer Brighton through this stage for the
seventh time in eight years. Two shuffled packs for these two
Championship side but no trump card. Newcastle were on course for a place
in the Fourth Round when the ball fell to Murphy in the fifth minute.
This his first goal for Newcastle. His last was for the Republic of
Ireland. Newcastle lost Mitrovic to injury in the build-up to that goal.
Jonathan Grounds queued up Lukas Jutkiewicz. Blues don't have a
winner under Gianfranco Zola, but they do have a replay.
David Wagner has to enjoy a knockout win since taking over at
Huddersfield. There was an opportunity at the fourth time of
asking. Brown on his debut, teed up Jack Payne for a finish to put
Huddersfield in control. Their second didn't come until late in the
second-half. Kasey Palmer's strike took a deflection to beat Port Vale
substitute goalkeeper. Mark Bunn finished off his run, sidestepping
and curling home for Huddersfield's third.
COMMENTATOR: Superbly goal by Mark Bunn. Port Vale looked tired. It was
comfortable for the home side as Holmes-Dennis crossed for Payne who
won't get a much easier finish than this all season for his second of
the afternoon. His third goal in the space of 11 minutes.
COMMENTATOR: Their rivals at the foot of the Championship right now,
so in their first r FA Cup meeting, Wigan and Nottingham Forest were
looking for a confidence boosting. Wigan discovered a spring in the
step, with this shot from Will Grigg. It was to get worse for
Forest. Approaching the hour mark, Wildschut scored this time. Lichaj
was left feeling know. Wigan kept their place in the Cup intact. The
new American owners are heading Forest way. A money spinning Fourth
Round FA Cup tie won't be. Two teams looking to put bad results behind
them met at Loftus Road with QPR having been knocked out in round
three on 47 occasions. It took eight minutes for Blackburn to take the
lead. Unfortunate for Joel Lynch as the ball deflected off him and into
the net. That lead increased. Gallagher broke clear, Feeney, right
place, right time, to finish off from close-range.
COMMENTATOR: The goalkeeper palmed it straight out into the path of
Feeney. He is off the mark for Blackburn Rovers senior team.
Celebrations were short-lived. QPR had a chance to get back into it due
to this foul. They took it. Jake Bidwell made no it mistake to reduce
the deficit. Blackburn held out comfortably. They progressed to the
Fourth Round for the third successive time. That is a setback
for your old club, QPR, Trevor. They won the last two after six
consecutive defeats. Thought Ian Holloway would get a response in the
Cup? He put a team out where he was expecting a response. He wanted team
spirit and togetherness. He didn't get it. A poor result at home. Again
the FA Cup and QPR don't get on at the moment. They don't seem to be
able to get past that third round. Disappointing for the fans. Well
supported club. Disappointing they can't have a Cup run and get excited
about something. Six ties remaining in the Emirates FA Cup third round.
What is your highlight so far? The games we saw today, for me Sutton
United's performance against AFC Wimbledon. They were excellent
today. Unlucky think didn't win the game today at home where they had
the advantage. Their away record is not so good. It will be a tough
game. Trevor? The Ipswich v Lincoln result. Lincoln were outstanding.
They will be confident after that performance and have that game. The
backing of 10,000 fans? The community is behind them.
Just time to bring you the headlines from the morning papers.
Trevor, Mark, thanks for your company.
The Emirates FA Cup third round always makes the history
books somehow, and today, it was Wayne Rooney's
Highlights from the day's FA Cup ties. It is the third round of the world's oldest and most famous domestic cup competition. Non-league Barrow hosted League One side Rochdale and were hoping to repeat their giant-killing exploits of the second round, when they put out Bristol Rovers. Manchester United hosted Reading, who are now managed by former Red Devils centre-half Jaap Stam. Leicester had an all-Premier League clash against Everton, while non-league Sutton faced neighbours AFC Wimbledon.