FA Cup third round action on Saturday afternoon…06/01/2018

North East rivals Middlesbrough and Sunderland locked horns in the third round of the FA Cup at the Riverside Stadium early this afternoon, with the hosts emerging victorious by two goals to nil. Darren Randolph started with Cyrus Christie playing just the four minutes of added time while John O’Shea and Marc Wilson completed ninety minutes for the ‘Makems’. Aston Villa included Conor Hourihane in their starting eleven with Jake Doyle-Hayes on the substitute bench for their shock three one defeat by visitors Peterborough United who had Chris Forrester in their starting eleven with Conor O’Malley on the bench. Ipswich Town included new signing Aaron Drinan on the bench with David McGoldrick starting for their one nil home defeat by Sheffield United who had Samir Carruthers in their starting eleven with Enda Stevens on the bench. Manchester City defeated Burnley, who had Jeff Hendrick and Kevin Long in their starting eleven, by four goals to one, with Jon Walters a late substitute for the ‘Clarets’. Preston North End included Greg Cunningham, Alan Browne and Daryl Horgan in their starting eleven with Andy Boyle a late introduction from the bench as they crushed their hosts Wycombe Wanderers by five goals to one. Browne with two and Horgan were among the scorers.