FA Cup third round LIVE SCORES: Luton vs Harrogate build-up, Tottenham vs Morecambe, Liverpool vs Shrewsbury – updates

THE FA Cup third round is here – with shocks and upsets at every turn!

And there are multiple ties going on across England and Wales, with a place. in the fourth round draw of the oldest competition in football up for grabs.

Newcastle have been STUNNED by a huge upset from Cambridge United, with Kidderminster causing another upset against Reading.

Chelsea have easily brushed aside Chesterfield with a 5-1 win.

This year there are third round replays with ties going to extra time and penalties on the day.

Only one tie, QPR's win over Rotherham, has gone to penalties so far.

Fixtures

  • Luton vs Harrogate – 12.30pm
  • Cardiff City vs Preston – 2pm
  • Charlton vs Norwich – 2pm
  • Liverpool vs Shrewsbury – 2pm
  • Stoke vs Leyton Orient- 2pm
  • Tottenham vs Morecambe – 2pm
  • West Ham vs Leeds – 2pm
  • Wolves vs Sheffield United – 2pm
  • Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal – 5.10pm
  • Manchester United vs Aston Villa – Monday 7.55pm

Results

  • Swindon Town 1-4 Manchester City
  • Millwall 1-2 Crystal Palace
  • Bristol City 0-1 Fulham (AET)
  • Burnley 1-2 Huddersfield Town
  • Coventry City 1-0 Derby County
  • Hartlepool United 2-1 Blackpool
  • Mansfield Town 2-3 Middlesbrough
  • Boreham Wood 2-0 AFC Wimbledon
  • Kidderminster 2-1 Reading
  • Leicester 4-1 Watford
  • Newcastle 0-1 Cambridge
  • Peterborough 2-1 Bristol Rovers
  • Port Vale 1-4 Berntford
  • Wigan 3-2 Blackburn
  • West Brom 1-2 Brighton (AET)
  • QPR 1-1 Rotherham (QPR win on pens)
  • Chelsea 5-1 Chesterfield
  • Yeovil 1-3 Bournemouth
  • Birmingham 0-1 Plymouth (AET)
  • Hull 2-3 Everton (AET)
  • Swansea 2-3 Southampton (AET)

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  • Sam Dymond

    Kick-off – Luton versus Harrogate

    1. The first FA Cup tie of the day is underway at Kenilworth Road.

    The Hatters were runners-up back in 1959, and reached the semi-final in 1988 before losing to eventual winners Wimbledon. Do the Hatters fancy another run in the competition this year?

    League Two Harrogate have never been this far in the FA Cup before although they did win the delayed 2020 FA Trophy last year.

  • Sam Dymond

    Bruno's love for knockout competition

    Several managers from overseas have been accused of disrespecting the FA Cup over the years, but that's not an allegation that could be made at Wolverhampton Wanderer's Bruno Lage.

    Speaking at his pre-match press conference in the week, the Portuguese coach revealed that he had a long love for the competition, having triumphed in it on a computer game as a child.

    And in one short soundbite about the Spectrum, the Wolves boss won over every Gen X supporter that had previously doubted his ability in the dugout.

    When I look back to my youth, there was a computer called the Spectrum. I remember the FA Cup. On the game on the Spectrum I played in the FA Cup and it was the first trophy I won.

    Bruno Lage

  • Sam Dymond

    Karius poised for Reds return

    Liverpool fans will be delighted to welcome Jurgen Klopp back to Anfield this afternoon, but the possible return of another face may be more of a surprise.

    Rumours are circulating on social media that goalkeeper Loris Karius is set to be named in Klopp's second string team to take on League One Shrewsbury.

    The German stopper hasn't played for the Reds since May 2018 when he endured a nightmare against Real Madrid in the Champions League final, instead spending loan spells out at Besiktas and Union Berlin.

  • Sam Dymond

    Breaking – Klopp back in dugout

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will return to the touchline this afternoon to take charge of his side as they take on Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.

    The German coach had been isolating after contracting Covid-19, and was forced to miss the recent Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

    Coach Pep Lijnders took charge of the Reds in Klopp's absence, but the Dutchman has now tested positive for coronavirus himself.

  • Sam Dymond

    Luton Town versus Harrogate Town

    There's an opportunity for an early shock on Sunday as Nathan Jones' Luton take on Harrogate at Kenilworth Road.

    Simon Weaver's League Two side are 45 places below their hosts in the football pyramid, but they have won their last two matches, also cup games in the EFL Trophy.

    Here's how the two sides line up.

    Luton (3-4-3): Shea; Burke, Naismith, Bradley; Bree, Lansbury, Mendes Gomes, Bell; Clark, Adebayo, Jerome

    Subs: Sluga, Potts, Rea, Berry, Hylton, Mpanzu, Campbell, Onyedinma, Osho

    Harrogate (4-3-3): Oxley; Fallowfield, McArdle, Sheron, Page; Diarra, Falkingham, Thomson; Muldoon, Armstrong, Kerry

    Subs: Cracknell, Burrell, Austerfield, Hall

  • Sam Dymond

    The FA Cup drama continues

    Good morning and welcome to SunSport’s live coverage of Sunday’s matches in the third round of the FA Cup.

    Cambridge United, Kidderminster, Boreham Wood and Hartlepool made the headlines yesterday, and proved that world’s oldest cup competition is alive and well – and still has more magic about it than the 20th anniversary celebrations of Harry Potter.

    And there are nine more ties today ready to thrill and thrive.

    West Ham against Leeds is this afternoon’s televised game (because they never play each other), but there are also opportunities for teams from Leagues One and Two to register shocks worthy of the Richter scale.

    Harrogate Town, a non-league club until 18 months ago, travel to Championship outfit Luton, while Morecambe and Shrewsbury gear up for trips to the giants of Tottenham and Liverpool.

    Charlton Athletic have the chance to add to Norwich’s season of woe as they host the Premier League’s bottom club, Stoke welcome Leyton Orient with two divisions separating the sides, and Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United meet at Molineux.

    We’ll be around the grounds as the action occurs so stick with us for updates before this evening’s fourth round draw, and the day’s final tie between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal.

  • Nyle Smith

    That's all for today folks!

    They say that there is magic in the FA Cup and it was certainly proved today with some unexpected results happening across the board.

    Chelsea, Brentford and the current holders Leicester Cityall beat their oppositions in a convincing manor although none of them were able to keep a clean sheet.

    It took extra time for Everton, Southampton and Brighton to get past their lower league opponents.

    However the biggest talking points of the day were at Turf Moor where Championship side Huddersfield overcame a one goal deficit to beat Burnley 2-1.

    And money bags Newcastle United with their new big signing of Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid were beaten by League TWO outfit Cambridge United at St.James’ Park. What a story that was.

    Thanks for sticking around with me for the whole day people, it was a long one but exciting nevertheless. Plenty more action to come on our blog tomorrow.

  • Nyle Smith

    Final results from all fixtures

    Credit: thefa.com
  • Nyle Smith

    Regulations for any Covid outbreaks

    Thankfully, there hasn’t been any postponements in the 31 FA Cup fixtures scheduled for this weekend so far but the FA have laid down the law in regards to any Coronavirus concerns within a camp.

    They stated that if a team feels that they are ineligible to field a side then it must be reported to the FA immediately where the case will then be referred to the Professional Game Board for consideration.

    However, the FA expects every club to field their strongest possible side and there will not be a specific registered list for a team to choose from meaning that clubs have the ability to pick anybody who is listed as a player in the ranks including under-19’s or under-23’s.

    In terms of testing, each club is required to make all members of the squad take a lateral flow test 24 hours before the match and a second test no later than five hours before kick-off.

  • Nyle Smith

    FA Cup fourth round draw

    Public service announcment!

    Once the tie between West Ham United and Leeds United on Sunday has come to a conclusion, the draw for the FA Cup fourth round will take place at Wembley Stadium at approximately 16:50pm UK time.

    Make sure to keep an eye on who is going up against who which we will be able to provide for you right here on SunSport.

  • Nyle Smith

    Ready for Rafa to go

    However certain fans of the club are still not happy with the performances of Everton and have made their message clear on what they think of the current manager Rafa Benitez.

  • Nyle Smith

    Full time – Hull 2-3 Everton

    The Tigers took Everton all the way to extra time in what was a hard fought effort by them, but a moment of magic from Andros Townsend enabled the Toffees to progress to the fourth round.

  • Nyle Smith

    Full time – Birmingham 0-1 Plymouth

    The League One side have caused another FA Cup upset as they hold on to beat 10-man Championship side Birmingham on their own turf.

  • Nyle Smith

    Ward-Prowse' post match thoughts

    Man of the match and skipper James Ward-Prowse not only had a fantastic game but it was his cross which led to Shane Long grabbing the winner.

    Here is some of what he had to say.

    Yes it was tough. I think we had a really good start in the game, got ahead with a really well taken goal but the second half changed the game.

    We had to adapt to a typical cup tie; back and forth but credit to the lads because we stuck in together against a good team that play good football and who were unlucky at times.

    I think we really deserved the win.

    James Ward-ProwseBBCSport

  • Nyle Smith

    Full time – Swansea 2-3 Southampton

    The ten men of Southampton have got themselves over the line as they scrape a 3-2 victory against Championship side Swansea.

    Their Premier League class really showed.

  • Nyle Smith

    Extra time – Swansea 2-3 Southampton

    120. Into the dying minutes now for Swansea. They are running out of time to get the equaliser which will enable them to stay in the cup.

    The Saints have given everything.

  • Nyle Smith

    Extra time – Birmingham 0-1 Plymouth

    115. Meanwhile at St.Andrews, Plymouth Argyle are five minutes away from another FA cup upset today as they lead Birmingham City by a goal to nil.

    Can they do it?

  • Nyle Smith

    Extra time – Hull 2-3 Everton

    113. The visitors are doing so well to keep Hull at bay and they are really showing their Premier League status with the way they are managing this came.

    Once Everton regain possession, they are just popping it around, running down the clock and frustrating the life out of Hull.

  • Nyle Smith

    Extra time – Swansea 2-3 Southampton – What a block!

    112. Ralph Hasenhuttl's plan was almost executed to perfection when the Saints hit Swansea on the break through Shane Long.

    The forward managed to drive all the way into the hosts' box before picking out Mohamed Elyounoussi at the back-post but Ryan Bennett threw his body in harms way to stop the cross.

  • Nyle Smith

    Extra time – Swansea 2-3 Southampton

    109. The Swans are in control of if not all then at least 99% of the possession as they seek to find an equaliser.

    With a man down, Southampton are leaving all men behind the ball and are hoping for a counter to put this game to bed.

    It's a risky tactic but it just might work.

  • Nyle Smith

    Full time – Yeovil 1-3 Bournemouth

    The Cherries got given a run for their money during certain periods of the game but overall, it was a comfortable evening for the Championship side.

  • Nyle Smith

    Goal! The Pilgrims have started their journey!

    Ryan Law took matters into his own hands when the left-back decided to drive at the Birmingham defence before smashing the ball home past Neli Etheridge.

    Fantastic finish from Law but will it be enough?

    Birmingham 0-1 Plymouth

  • Nyle Smith

    Extra time – Birmingham 0-0 Plymouth

    104. The only game which still awaits a goal is the encounter between these two but they are both giving it everything they have.

    However, the hosts are looking very tired having played so much of the game with a man light.

  • Nyle Smith

    Goal! It's all going off as Everton lead again!

    Andros Townsend hit his annual screamer from distance to put the Toffees ahead for the second time this game.

    Over to you Hull City.

    Hull 2-3 Everton

  • Nyle Smith

    Goal! The Saints go marching on!

    Just as Ralph Hasenhuttl's men looked down and out James Ward Prowse orchestrates a delightful cross for Shane Long to get on the end of.

    What a turnaround from the ten-men visitors.

    Swansea 2-3 Southampton

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