Sunday, 8 January 2017

FA Cup Round up: holders Manchester United beat Reading 4-0 , As Arsenal come from behind to win 2-1 at Preston

FA Cup round-up: 

FA Cup talking points

Premier League sides Bournemouth, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion were knocked out of the FA Cup by lower league opposition in the third round.
A much-changed Bournemouth were beaten 3-0 by League One Millwall, while Stoke lost 2-0 at home to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers.
West Brom lost 2-1 at home to Championship promotion hopefuls Derby.
Everton were beaten by Leicester and Hull knocked out Swansea in two all-Premier League ties.

National League leaders Lincoln City came close to causing an FA Cup upset as two goals from former Derby striker Theo Robinson saw them 2-1 up at Ipswich before Tom Lawrence equalised late on.Two non-league sides will be in Monday's fourth-round draw after securing replays.
Lincoln's league rivals Sutton also earned a replay as they draw 0-0 at home to League One AFC Wimbledon.
FA Cup holders Manchester United beat Reading 4-0 in the early game to progress, while 2013-15 and 2014-15 winners Arsenal came from behind to win 2-1 at Preston in the late game.
They were joined in the fourth round by Premier League champions Leicester, who won 2-1 at Everton thanks to an Ahmed Musa double.
New Hull City head coach Marco Silva watched his side beat Swansea 2-0, a result which meant defeat for Swans boss Paul Clement in his first official match in charge.
Watford avoided an upset by overcoming Championship side Burton Albion 2-0.
Brentford came out on top of Saturday's highest-scoring game as the Championship outfit beat non-league Eastleigh 5-1.

There were some shocks in the FA Cup third roundGETTY
There were some shocks in the FA Cup third round

Watford 2-0 Burton

Walter Mazzarri’s New Year celebrations came late. as he celebrated Watford's first win since early last December.

Christian Kabasele gave the Hornets the lead after 21 minutes after tapping in from Brandon Mason’s cross.
And Jerome Sinclair grabbed his first goal for Watford since signing from Liverpool in the summer to ensure his side’s place in the fourth round draw.
West Brom 1-2 Derby
Tom Ince had the final say in the battle of the mercurial playmakers to fire Derby past Premier League high-fliers West Brom.
When the inspirational, in-form Albion ace Matt Phillips grabbed his fifth goal in his last 11 appearances before the break, Tony Pulis’ men seemed to be cruising into the fourth round for a third straight year.
But that was before Darren Bent rocketed Championship Derby level – and then Ince sealed a most unlikely knockout blow with a stunning free-kick.

Everton 1-2 Leicester

A quick-fire brace from substitute Ahmed Musa saw Leicester come from behind to win 2-1 at Everton and book their place in the FA Cup fourth round.
What had been a lacklustre third-round tie very much came to life just after the hour mark, with Romelu Lukaku's close-range finish in the 63rd minute cancelled out three minutes later by one from Musa.
Four minutes later, the Nigeria forward scored the winner with a cool strike as Everton - last season's semi-finalists - were sent crashing out.
Sutton held AFC Wimbledon to a 0-0 drawGETTY
Sutton held AFC Wimbledon to a 0-0 draw
Millwall won a shock result at home to BournemouthGETTY
Millwall won a shock result at home to Bournemouth

Sunderland 0-0 Burnley

IT is usually lively when Joey Barton is around – but even the controversial midfielder could not bring any life to this FA Cup third-round bore.
Barton, who has the threat of an FA betting ban hanging over him, has rejoined Burnley on a deal until the end of the season and made an immediate second debut for the Clarets.
This was Barton’s first appearance for nearly four months, when he was in the Rangers side beaten 5-1 at Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Barrow 0-2 Rochdale

Ian Henderson shattered Barrow's dream of booking a place in the FA Cup fourth round for the first time in their history with two well-taken goals to steer Rochdale to a 2-0 win at Holker Street.
With the fog rolling in across the Furness Peninsula and the hosts' biggest crowd in 27 years craving an upset to eclipse the Bluebirds' win at Bristol Rovers in the previous round, the omens were in favour of the National League side.
But Keith Hill's in-form team were a class apart for much of the afternoon and Henderson's brace in the 17th and 62nd minutes - taking his tally to six goals in his last four games - was the least they deserved from a fully professional display.

Bolton 0-0 Crystal Palace

Sam Allardyce is still looking for his first victory as Crystal Palace manager after his side came off second best in an FA Cup third round goalless draw at former club Bolton.
This was no warm welcome back for the ex-Trotters boss, who oversaw Bolton's best period in recent memory during a seven-and-a half-year spell, as Phil Parkinson's team did most of the running and created the majority of chances.
The last thing the League One high-fliers wanted was a midweek replay in south-east London as they aim to work their way back to a position they would hope is much closer to where Allardyce left them in 2007 when, incredibly, they were sixth in the Premier League.
Lincoln earned a replay against Championship side IpswichGETTY
Lincoln earned a replay against Championship side Ipswich

Hull 2-0 Swansea

Abel Hernandez and local boy Josh Tymon struck second-half goals to give Hull's new head coach Marco Silva a winning start against Swansea in the third round of the FA Cup.
Substitute Hernandez marked his first appearance since being sidelined by a hamstring injury in early November with a 78th-minute opener and teenager Tymon clinched a 2-0 win by scoring his first senior goal with virtually the last kick, a minute after stepping off the bench.
Former Sporting Lisbon and Olympiacos head coach Silva, appointed as Mike Phelan's replacement on Thursday, was rewarded by three of his substitutes - Shaun Maloney assisted both goals - while Paul Clement's first game in charge of Swansea ended in defeat.

Sutton 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

Sutton and AFC Wimbledon will do battle again after a goalless draw in their south-west London derby.
Two famous names of FA Cups past will be in the fourth-round draw, but the League One Dons can count themselves fortunate after surviving a scare against their National League neighbours.
The old Wimbledon were of course winners in 1988 when they shocked mighty Liverpool, while on this very day in 1989 Sutton knocked out the previous season's holders, Coventry.

Wigan 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Wigan booked their place in round four of the FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at the DW Stadium.
Goals in either half from Will Grigg and Yanic Wildschut were enough to see off a poor Forest side, who were second best for the vast majority of the encounter.
The visitors even squandered a gilt-edged opportunity to get back into the game when they were awarded a penalty with nine minutes remaining.

Millwall 3-0 Bournemouth

ONLY giant-killing here was if Bournemouth had won.
They poured scorn on the FA Cup as Millwall  over-turned two divisions and a lot of money to deservedly march into the fourth round.
Steve Morison scored one and made another as Millwall fed off Bournemouth’s appalling approach to the world’s oldest cup competition and now further glories hopefully wait.
They even had the luxury of sub Shane Ferguson adding a third in the the fourth minute of added time. 

Huddersfield 4-0 Port Vale

Jack Payne scored twice as Huddersfield ended a run of six cup matches without a win with a 4-0 victory over Port Vale.
Payne, signed from Southend last summer, took his tally for the season to three with the first and last goals after Kasey Palmer and Harry Bunn also found the net.
While Town's first cup win since they beat Chesterfield in the Capital One Cup in August 2014 rarely looked in doubt, it took them until the latter stages of the game to secure their place in the FA Cup fourth-round draw.

Birmingham 1-1 Newcastle

Newcastle failed to halt their recent slump as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Birmingham in the FA Cup third round.
It was also Blues' fifth successive game without a win under Gianfranco Zola but they had every reason to be satisfied with a battling performance.
Newcastle failed to take advantage of Daryl Murphy's early goal, with Birmingham striker Lukas Jutkiewicz notching his ninth of the season late in the first half.
The Magpies, who made eight changes including leaving their leading marksman, Dwight Gayle, on the bench, produced an average performance and in the end were lucky to earn a second chance.

Rotherham 2-3 Oxford

Rotherham were dealt yet more misery after being dumped out of the FA Cup 3-2 by Oxford.
The first ever meeting between the two sides in the competition went the way of the League One visitors thanks to goals from Ryan Taylor, Phil Edwards and Kane Hemmings. Former Rotherham man Chris Maguire also missed a first half penalty.
Danny Ward had equalised in the second half for the Championship's bottom side and despite Tom Adeyemi's late header they exited to boos at the New York Stadium.
Wolves stunned Stoke with a 2-0 winGETTY
Wolves stunned Stoke with a 2-0 win

Stoke 0-2 Wolves

Wolves won an FA Cup tie for the first time in six years to stun Stoke 2-0 at the bet365 Stadium.
Well-taken goals from Helder Costa and Matt Doherty, who sealed the upset 10 minutes from time with a lovely free-kick, gave Wolves a first victory in the competition since 2011 - the year that Stoke made the final under Tony Pulis.
The Championship club looked sharper than their Premier League hosts from the outset and were dangerous on the break early on, and Stoke could not say they were not warned prior to going behind.

Blackpool 0-0 Barnsley

Championship side Barnsley will need a replay to reach the FA Cup fourth round after being held to a 0-0 draw by League Two Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.
The hosts almost shocked Barnsley within two minutes, as Andy Taylor picked out Jim McAlister unmarked eight yards out, but he fired wide of the near post.
Blackpool, 49 places below the Tykes in the Football League pyramid, had the only real first-half chances, with another falling to Kyle Vassell after 36 minutes but he struck tamely at Adam Davies from 18 yards.

Brighton 2-0 MK Dons

Championship leaders Brighton booked a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with goals from Beram Kayal and Tomer Hemed giving them a 2-0 home win over MK Dons.
The Seagulls, unbeaten in their last 18 matches in the Championship, made 11 changes but were still too strong for their struggling League One opponents.
The tie never reached any great heights, with the atmosphere subdued, and Brighton's build-up play was slow particularly in the first half.

QPR 1-2 Blackburn

QPR's diabolical FA Cup record continued with a 2-1 defeat at home to Blackburn.
Jake Bidwell's penalty - his first Rangers goal - reduced the deficit after Joel Lynch's own goal and Liam Feeney's simple finish.
But Rovers held on fairly comfortably to take their place in round four and inflict Rangers' seventh defeat in their 10 matches since Ian Holloway's return for a second spell as manager.
Stourbridge suffered late heartbreak against WycombePA
Stourbridge suffered late heartbreak against Wycombe

Brentford 5-1 Eastleigh

Former Brentford boss Martin Allen's return to his old club ended in disappointment as the Bees cruised into the FA Cup fourth round with a 5-1 rout of his Eastleigh side.
Two debut goals from rookie left-back Tom Field added to a Yoann Barbet penalty and strikes from Lasse Vibe and Romaine Sawyers, all in the first half, made it a comfortable afternoon for the Bees.
The only consolation for Allen was when big centre-back Ayo Obileye gave his National League side a brief foothold in the game after almost 30 minutes of an action-packed first half.

Ipswich 2-2 Lincoln

Tom Lawrence rescued Ipswich from an embarrassing FA Cup third-round exit after they were outplayed by National League side Lincoln in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Theo Robinson twice gave the Imps the lead as they threatened to create the biggest shock of the day.
But Lawrence scored two cracking equalisers - the second in the 86th minute - as Lincoln were forced to settle for a replay, which was the very least they deserved following a performance high on energy, passion and guile.

Norwich 2-2 Southampton

Steven Naismith scored an injury-time header to seal an FA Cup third-round replay for Norwich as they twice pegged Southampton back at Carrow Road.
Maya Yoshida's own headed goal had appeared to be enough for Saints to advance after Virgil van Dijk's volleyed opener was cancelled out by Steven Whittaker's penalty.
But the Canaries refused to lie down and Naismith met Whittaker's cross unmarked to secure a dramatic 2-2 draw, with both sides now in the hat for Monday's fourth-round draw.
Brentford hammered Eastleigh 5-1GETTY
Brentford hammered Eastleigh 5-1

Bristol City 0-0 Fleetwood

Fleetwood earned another crack at Bristol City with a tenacious display that earned a goalless FA Cup third round draw at Ashton Gate.
The League One side were well worth their replay on Tuesday week, battling hard to contain a strong City line-up featuring three debutants in Jens Hegeler, Bailey Wright and Milan Djuric.
Lee Johnson's men were booed off, having dominated possession, but lacked the tempo to undo well-organised opponents.

Accrington 2-1 Luton

Accrington reached the FA Cup fourth round for only the second time since 1968.
Sean McConville’s curling effort gave Stanley the lead at the end of the first half but Jake Gray equalised soon after the break.
The hosts regained the lead when Omar Beckles nodded home from close range before Glen Rea was shown a late red card for Luton.

Wycombe 2-1 Stourbridge

Adebayo Akinfenwa sunk Stourbridge’s FA Cup dream with a late winner against the non-league side.
Stourbridge were the lowest ranked side left in the competition and looked good to earn a replay at home when Dan Scurr equalised after Sam Wood’s opener for Wycombe.
But Akinfenwa broke Stourbridge’s hearts with a winner seven minutes from time.
FA Cup third-round results:

West Ham United 0-5 Manchester City

Manchester United 4-0 Reading

Accrington Stanley 2-1 Luton Town

Barrow 0-2 Rochdale

Birmingham City 1-1 Newcastle United

Blackpool 0-0 Barnsley

Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Crystal Palace

Brentford 5-1 Eastleigh

Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Bristol City 0-0 Fleetwood Town

Everton 1-2 Leicester City

Huddersfield Town 4-0 Port Vale

Hull City 2-0 Swansea City

Ipswich Town 2-2 Lincoln City

Millwall 3-0 Bournemouth

Norwich City 2-2 Southampton

Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Blackburn Rovers

Rotherham United 2-3 Oxford United

Stoke City 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sunderland 0-0 Burnley

Sutton United 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

Watford 2-0 Burton Albion

West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Derby County

Wigan Athletic 2-0 Nottingham Forest (15:00)

Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Stourbridge

Preston North End 1-2 Arsenal

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