FA Cup Third Round weekend action…09/01/2022

The FA Cup continued on Sunday afternoon as Championship side Cardiff City named James Collins and Joel Bagan in their starting eleven with Mark McGuinness on the bench for the visit of fellow Championship outfit Preston North End for whom Greg Cunningham and Sean Maguire started with Alan Browne on the bench. The tie went to extra-time where the hosts scored the winner for a two one victory with Collins providing the assist for the goal. League One Charlton Athletic lost to the only goal from Premier League strugglers Norwich City for whom Adam Idah was an 84th minute substitute at The Valley. Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers secured  a comfortable three nil victory over  Championship visitors Sheffield United who included loanee Conor Hourihane and David McGoldrick in their starting eleven. Caoimhin Kelleher started for Liverpool who progressed  to round four with a four one victory over League One Shrewsbury Town. Matt Doherty was in the Tottenham Hotspur side which overcame  League One Morecambe by three goals to one after the visitors had taken the lead through skipper Anthony O’Connor.

There were early kick-off times set for a number of FA Cup third round fixtures this afternoon including the meeting of Championship sides Bristol City, who included Callum O’Dowda and Max O’Leary in their starting eleven, and Fulham at Ashton Gate where the visitors scored  the only goal in extra-time. Premier League Burnley. for whom Kevin Long was an unused substitute, exited the competition following a two one home defeat by Championship club Huddersfield Town. Championship sides Coventry City and Derby County met at the Ricoh Arena where the hosts scored the only goal to progress to round four. Jason Knight and Festy Ebosele started for the visiting ‘Rams’ while Eiran Cashin was an unused substitute. Championship side Millwall included Danny McNamara and Alex Pearce in their side for the visit of Premier League Crystal Palace to the New Den where the visitors came from behind to secure a two one victory.

There are 3pm kick-off times set for  a number of other ties. Premier League Newcastle United name Jeff Hendrick on their substitute bench for the visit of League One Cambridge United (Wes Hoolihan). Championship side Peterborough United have Jack Taylor and Sam Szmodics in their starting eleven for the visit of League One side Bristol Rovers to London Road. Championship outfit QPR and Jimmy Dunne entertain League One leaders Rotherham United for whom Kieran Sadlier starts while Chiedoze Ogbene and Joshua Kayode are included on the bench. Championship West Bromwich Albion and Callum Robinson play host to Premier League Brighton & Hove Albion who have Shane Duffy in their starting eleven while Evan Ferguson is on the substitute bench.  League One Wigan Athletic name Will Keane in their starting eleven with James McClean on the bench for the visit of Championship side Blackburn Rovers and Darragh Lenihan.

Championship side Hull City included Sean McLoughlin in their starting eleven while teenager Jevon Mills was an unused substitute as they suffered a three two extra-time defeat by Premier League visitors Everton who included captain Seamus Coleman in their side. Championship side Swansea City included Ryan Manning and Michael Obafemi in their starting eleven for the visit of Premier League Southampton who progressed  to the fourth round with a Shane Long winner in extra-time. Long was introduced from the bench on 78 minutes and also provided an assist for their second goal in their three two victory. Championship side AFC Bournemouth travelled  to non-league Yeovil Town where they progressed  to the fourth round with a three one victory. Gavin Kilkenny started for the ‘Cherries’ with Robbie Brady a 64th minute substitute while goalkeeper Mark Travers was rested on the substitute bench.

Several League One fixtures took place, with Wycombe Wanderers and Sunderland sharing six goals in a dramatic contest which kicked off at 12.30pm. Daryl Horgan was an added time substitute for the hosts while Dennis Cirkin was in fine form for the the visitors. Accrington Stanley played out a one all draw with visitors MK Dons who included Warren O’Hora, Peter Kioso and Tottenham Hotspur loanee Troy Parrott in their starting eleven. Anthony Scully started and scored for Lincoln City who defeated visitors Oxford United and Mark Sykes by two goals to nil.