Jan 5, 2013, 5:29 PM EST
I’ll admit at the onset, I didn’t watch any of these games (only saw a bunch of clips). However, good guy that I pretend to be in public, I’m going to try and point you in the right direction. And newsflash: Nobody has watched all these games (yet).
Besides, as you’re flipping through PST and reading about other results, you might want to know what else happened during the FA Cup’s third round.
The four we’ve covered:
- Brighton started the day with an “upset” of Newcastle;
- Clint Dempsey returned to the starting XI and scoresheet as Spurs downed Coventry;
- Demba Ba’s stellar debut vaulted Chelsea past Southampton;
- Manchester United was a caricature of themselves at West Ham.
For the day’s other results, feel free to add your analysis in the comments. Here, however, is a brief rundown:
Crystal Palace 0-0 Stoke City – With the January window open, all Palace news will be about Wilfried Zaha, the 20-year-old attacker and rumored target of various Premier League giants. He played 55 minutes, drew some raves, but was unable to break the deadlock. For that matter, neither was Michael Owen, who got the start for Stoke. Palace manager Ian Holloway: “I wanted a win or a loss.” [more]
Wigan Athletic 1-1 Bournemouth – A bit of an embarrassing result for Wigan, who needed a second half goal from Jordi Gomez to draw at home with third-tier side. For Bournemouth, the result continues the club’s resurgence (unbeaten in 17) since manager Eddie Howe returned from Burnley. [more]
Fulham 1-1 Blackpool - Like Wigan, Fulham needed a late goal to earn a replay a against visiting a lower-level side. Blackpool capitulated in the 80th minute to Giorgos Karagounis and are left the try their luck at home. [more]
Aston Villa 2-1 Ipswich Town - Michael Chopra gave Villa a scare before Darren Bent (against his old club) and Andreas Wiemann dismissed the Championship side. [more]
Charlton Athletic 0-1 Huddlersfield Town - The Addicks fall after former Everton striker Jermaine Beckford’s early goal holds up, Charlton playing the match’s final 34 minutes with 10 men. [more]
Macclesfield Town 2-1 Cardiff City - The day’s token “magic of the Cup” game. Cardiff, leading the Championship, falls after Matthew Barnes Homer scored twice in the last seven minutes of regulation time, sending the non-league side through. [more]
Barnsley 1-0 Burnley - It took the home side 50 minutes to take advantage of their 10-man guests, but Danny Rose’s 85th minute winner wins the battle of Championship clubs. [more]
Manchester City 3-0 Watford – As competitive as you’d expected. City where up two at half and were able to get 17-year-old Marcos Lopes a second half, debut goal. Carlos Tévez and Gareth Barry also got on the scoresheet. [more]
Leicester City 2-0 Burton Albion – Two tiers and two goals separated the Foxes from Albion, with Chris Wood and Richie De Laet pushing the Championship side through. [more]
Millwall 1-0 Preston North End - Liam Feeney’s first half score sent the Championship site into the fourth round, past one of David Beckham’s former clubs. [more]
Derby County 5-0 Tranmere Rovers – An easy day at Pride Park for the second-tier Rams, getting four second half goals to send the American-owned club past League One’s Rovers. [more]
Crawley Town 1-3 Reading – Adam La Fondre struck twice, once from the spot, for the Royals, with three goals by the 49th minute helping to turn around Nicky Adams’ first minute opener. [more]
Aldershot Town 3-1 Rotterdam United – Aldershot’s Danny Hylton (pictured) scored three times before being red carded in the 84th minute. Not quite a Gordie Howe hat trick, but a noteworthy night nonetheless. [more]
Middlesbrough 4-1 Hastings United – That Hastings, a seventh-tier side, made it this far was the story. The result, however, was predictable. Merouane Zemmama scored twice for Boro. [more]
Oxford United 0-3 Sheffield United – As the Yorkshire Post tells us, Sheffield United is now the lowest-ranked Yorkshire club still alive in the FA Cup. A goal from Dave Kitson helped the League One side survive. [more]
Queens Park Rangers 1-1 West Bromwich Albion - Like Ian Holloway, Harry Redknapp can’t relish this result. His club has more pressing considerations than a third round replay in the Midlands. Kieron Dyer’s stoppage time goal, however, forced the replay for Rangers. [more]
Peterborough United 0-3 Norwich City - Chris Houghton’s team had an easy time at London Road as Elliott Bennett, Simeon Jackson, and Robert Snodgrass goals see off the struggling Championship side. [more]
Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Sunderland - The Black Cats needed goals from Connor Wickham and Craig Gardner to avoid an upset at the regrouping Trotters, who jumped out early thanks to Lee Chung-Yong and Marvin Sordell. Martin O’Neill, typically successful in cup competitions, will get another crack at the second-tier club. [more]
Nottingham Forest 2-3 Oldham Athletic - As if Forest fans didn’t already have reason to rue the Alex McLeish era, the team loses at home to a League One club in the cup. Danny Collins’ 59th minute dismissal set the stage for Forest’s failure. [more]
Hull City 1-1 Leyton Orient - Steve Bruce’s team needed a stoppage time goal from Nick Proschwitz to salvage a result. The Tigers have been surging in the Championship, but the home draw to a third-tier team is one of the more disappointing results (and per the report, performances) since Bruce came on board. [more]
Leeds United 1-1 Birmingham City - In a tie between two clubs that might be too big for the Championship (if such a distinction exists), Luciano Becchio’s goal on the hour sent the match back to St. Andrews. [more]
Southend United 2-2 Brentford – Two headers from Barry Corr reversed a two-goal deficit for Southend, the League Two side sending salvaging a replay. [more]
Luton Two 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers – Alex Lawless’s goal just after halftime ended up costing Stale Solbakken his job, the Wolves coach dismissed after losing at the non-league club. [more]
Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Milton Keys Dons – Nothing. Seriously. Read the match report. The word “uninspiring” is in the first sentence. [more]
Dec 17, 2014, 11:13 PM EST
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Real Madrid cruised past Azul 4-0 and will be the heavy favorites come Saturday.
Dec 17, 2014, 8:01 PM EST
Huge coup for the Dynamo, if they can pull it off.
Dec 17, 2014, 7:05 PM EST
Quick healer, Mr. Aguero.
Dec 17, 2014, 6:02 PM EST
China making a big, big play into soccer.
Dec 17, 2014, 5:09 PM EST
Three Premier League sides make the semi-final along with League One’s Sheffield United.
Dec 17, 2014, 4:40 PM EST
Another strong showing from Spurs.
Dec 17, 2014, 4:39 PM EST
Liverpool shook off their poor form to beat Bournemouth and qualify for the League Cup semi-final.
Dec 17, 2014, 3:42 PM EST
Three new deals handed out, all deserved.
Dec 17, 2014, 2:40 PM EST
ICYMI, Mourinho is a big fan of Monsieur Henry.
Dec 17, 2014, 1:50 PM EST
Falcao wants to stay at United. But should the Red Devils splash the cash on El Tigre?
Dec 17, 2014, 12:56 PM EST
Rog and Davo talk Manchester United’s shaming of Liverpool and Arsenal’s return to potency.
Dec 17, 2014, 12:23 PM EST
Historic day for soccer in D.C., as new soccer-specific stadium becomes a reality for United.
Dec 17, 2014, 11:06 AM EST
Garcia walks away from FIFA after his appeal against how his own work on alleged corruption in the World Cup bid process was represented.
Dec 17, 2014, 10:00 AM EST
Are two MLS teams fighting it out for the Brazilian winger?
Dec 17, 2014, 9:20 AM EST
Liverpool’s star man to spend time with medical specialists from the Red Sox.
Dec 17, 2014, 8:38 AM EST
Saints have now lost five on the spin. The latest loss was the most embarrassing yet.
Dec 17, 2014, 7:58 AM EST
After Mignolet is dropped, Reds are apparently lining up two replacements for January.
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