Sunday, 8 January 2012

FA Cup 3rd Round Results and 4th Round Draw LIVE:

Yesterday's FA Cup Action: (EPL teams only)

Birmingham City 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
A replay will be played after the goalless draw at St. Andrews.

Barnsley 2 Swansea City 4
Striker Danny Graham scored twice as The Swans move into the Fourth round.

Everton 2 Tamworth United 0
Defenders Johnny Heitinga and Leighton Baines (pen) both scored for the home side as Everton brush past Blue Square Premier League side Tamworth.

Fulham 4 Charlton 0
Midfielder Clint Dempsey scored a hat-trick and Damien Duff also scored for Fulham as they thrashed Charlton 4-0.

Swindon Town 2 Wigan 1
The surprise result in the FA Cup so far was League 2's Swindon Town beating Wigan by 2-1.
Especially after going 1-0 down to win 2-1 with Connell and Benson scoring for the home side.

Newcastle United 2 Blackburn Rovers 1
This was the only match on Saturday with two EPL teams facing each other.
Midfielder David Goodwillie opened the scoring for the visitors in the 35th minute. Midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa equalised for Newcastle in the 70th minute, putting pressure on Blackburn. It looked like it was going to be a replay but in the last minute, midfielder Jonas GutiƩrrez scored a late winner for the home side.

Norwich 4 Burnley 1
There were 4 different scorers as Norwich dominated against Burnley. Strikers Grant Holt and Steve Morison were among the scorers for the home side.

Gillingham 1 Stoke City 3
Despite going 1-0 down, Stoke defeated Gillingham with strikers Jonathan Walters and Cameron Jerome, plus defender Robert Huth scoring for Tony Pulis's men between 15 minutes.

West Brom 4 Cardiff 2
Midfielder Simon Cox scored a hat-trick and striker Peter Odemwingie also scored as West Brom pushed past Championship side Cardiff. Robert Earnshaw and Ryan Mason both scored for Cardiff to make it 2-2, but it was not enough.

Tottenham 3 Cheltenham 0
This match was played at White Hart Lane as high-flying Spurs hosted Cheltenham. Striker Jermain Defoe opened the scoring in the 24th minute. Forward Roman Pavluychenko made it

Bristol Rovers 1 Aston Villa 3
Gabriel Agbonlaor, Marc Albrighton and Cieran Clark all scored for Villa as they cruised to a 3-1 win against Bristol Rovers. McGleish scored a consolation goal in the 90th minute but it was too late for Bristol to get back in the game.

Today's FA Cup Action:

Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3

This match was played at The Ethiad Stadium as holders City hosted rivals United.
Wayne Rooney opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a header from Valencia's cross.
Manchester City captain and defender Vincent Kompany tackled with two feet against Nani, and was given a straight red card. Danny Welbeck made it 2-0 with a clean volley which flew into the net, and Wayne Rooney scored his second of the day with a rebound from his penalty which was (saved)
In the 47th minute, defender Kolarov curled the ball past goalkeeper Anders Lindergaad to make it 3-1 and to give City faint hope.
Striker Sergio Aguero pounced on a mistake from 37-year-old midfielder Paul Scholes to make it 3-2 with 25 minutes to go and City pressed United to the death but United kept the ball until the final whistle.

Peterborough United 0 Sunderland 2
Sebastien Larsson broke the dealock for Sunderland in the 47th minute from a 30 yard free-kick and Josh Mclean made it 2-0 10 minutes later to secure a 4th Round place for the away side.

Chelsea 4 Portsmouth 0
This match was played at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea hosted Portsmouth.
Forward Juan Mata opened the scoring in the 48th minute after he tapped in a cross at the far post. Ramires scored 2 goals in quick succession (2 minutes) before midfielder Frank Lampard made it 4 in the 90th minute.

Tomorrow's FA Cup Fixture:

Arsenal vs Leeds United: LIVE at 20:00pm

FA Cup 4th Round LIVE:
(EPL Teams)

Brighton or Wrexham vs Newcastle United
Sunderland vs Middlesbrough
MK Dons or QPR vs Chelsea
West Bromwich Albion vs Norwich City
Arsenal or Leeds United vs Aston Villa
Watford vs Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool vs Manchester United
Derby vs Stoke City
Everton vs Fulham
Macclesfield Town or Bolton vs Swansea City
Sheffield United vs Birmingham City or Wolves

Interesting ties there... with (up to 6 full EPL fixtures) if QPR get past MK Dons in the replay, Chelsea will be looking for revenge.
Liverpool vs Manchester United..... well... United scraped out a 3-2 win against rivals City today and have a tough test against Liverpool.... I think there may be a replay.
Everton vs Fulham could be interesting and Arsenal vs Aston Villa (provided they qualify) could be tight. Tottenham will be happy with the draw as they face Watford which you would expect to be easy and Stoke will hope that they have dominate against Championship side Derby.

QPR have confirmed the sacking of manager Neil Warnock.

Ties to be played the weekend of 28th and 29th of January 2012.

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