FA Cup third round latest scores and updates

Live text commentary of the FA Cup third round, as West Ham draw with Manchester United at the end of a dramatic day.

5 January 2013 Last updated at 20:00 GMT

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As it happened

  1. 1931: 

    I don't know about you, but that was fairly exhausting. We may not have had any Mickey Thomas moments, but it was a cracking afternoon nonetheless.

    See you back here tomorrow? Deal.

  2. 1930: 
    Robin van Persie

    Robin van Persie has now scored 20 goals for Manchester United since his move last summer. His numbers may not be in the same bracket as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but he is close.

  3. 1927: 
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    QasMD on Twitter: "Can we put RVP in the same bracket as Messi and Ronaldo???"

  4. 1926: 

    I've lost count of how many last-minute goals we have seen this season from Manchester - both United and City have made a very nice habit out of bagging them.

  5. 1923: 

    Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given after the FA Cup win against Ipswich on Twitter: "Nice to play today and more importantly get the win, roll on Tuesday night now. Massive game in the semi-final of the League Cup."

  6. 1920: 
    West Ham 2-2 Man Utd

    Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson: "You never rule out fighting back with our team but certainly at 2-1 down with a couple of minutes to go you hope you get a break. The manner of the goal with Ryan Giggs' ball and Robin van Persie's finish was world class.

    "It is a new challenge here for Robin van Persie. He is a well-established international, he is a mature age and he has brought that maturity to the front line. His performance was tremendous."

  7. 1919: 

    Statisticians Infostrada Sports on Twitter: "Since arriving at MUFC, Robin van Persie has scored three stoppage time goals that changed the outcome of the match in United's favour."

  8. 1918: 

    So both West Ham and Manchester United join the likes of Luton and Macclesfield in the hat for the FA Cup fourth round draw. That takes place tomorrow at 1530 GMT. I will, of course, keep you across it.

  9. 1917: 
    GET INVOLVED

    EddForeman on Twitter: "Lets be honest, Robin van Persie was a bargain for United. Sublime."

    JohnKingpin on Twitter: "RVP!!! United legend in the making."

  10. 1917: 
    West Ham 2-2 Man Utd

    West Ham midfielder Joe Cole on ITV: "They are a quality side, they have done that countless times. They have world class players like Van Persie and Giggs.

    "I felt we defended really well and we were unlucky not to win. It feels like a missed chance, we have to go to Old Trafford and that is a tough game but we done it before.

    "It was a nice return for me. I don't like all the fuss I just want to get out and play football and it was nice to get out, be involved and get minuntes under my belt. I still feel I need a few more games, but it was nice to get out there."

  11. 1916: 

    That Ryan Giggs may not be able to head the ball, but my word he can pass it. That ball was absolutely superb. Stunning.

  12. 1914: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Jamie on text via 81111: "RVP's left foot is made of fluffy kittens on a velvet cushion."

  13. 1913: 

    West Ham midfielder Joe Cole looks a broken man after that last-gasp goal. As he says though, Manchester United have scored last-minute goals "countless times."

  14. 1912:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter:

    "West Ham so close but Man Utd equaliser a thing of genuine football beauty - from Giggs' pass to that world-class first touch from Van Persie."

  15. 1912:  
    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker on Twitter:

    "He's half decent that Van Persie."

  16. 1909: 

    A cracking game then and a replay for Manchester United and West Ham. That could be good news for Manchester City at the top of the table, although an extra game at Old Trafford probably won't bee too much of a concern for Sir Alex Ferguson. Not as long as he's got Robin van Persie.

    That's nine goals in his last nine appearances for the Dutchman.

  17. 1909: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Will Moores on Twitter: "That ball from Giggs to van Persie was sublime, you may lose pace and strength but pure footballing ability never leaves you."

  18. 1908: 

    David Beckham, what were you thinking?

  19. 1908: 
    FULL-TIME- West Ham 2-2 Man Utd
  20. 1907: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 2-2 Man Utd

    United's tails are up now. A corner has West Ham all over the shop and Antonio Valencia has the chance to put the ball in but he fires over the bar. That is that.

  21. 1906: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Wolfy on twitter: "Manchester United: Shaving years off my life for the whole season."

    For the last 20 years Wolfy surely?

  22. 1906:  
    Former England manager Graham Taylor at Upton Park on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "What a stunning take from Manchester United's Robin van Persie, it was perfection, he rolled it into his natural stride and dispatched it.

    "Typical Manchester United, typical van Persie."

    Listen to commentary of West Ham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  23. 1904: 
    GOAL- West Ham 2-2 Man Utd - Robin van Persie (90 mins)

    Nope. No it is not the last chance. Robin van Persie's wonderful season continues with a quite superb goal. Again. Credit Ryan Giggs though, who makes up for that miss with a cracking pass, 50 yards over the top of the defence. Van Persie brings the ball out of the air with a wonder of a touch on his left foot, another one takes him clear of James Tomkins and the Dutchman then rifles the ball through the legs of Jussi Jaaskelainen with his right boot. Magnificent.

  24. 1903: 
    SITTER!

    What a chance for Manchester United as we tick into the 90th minute! Rafael puts in a pearler of a cross from the right, Ryan Giggs ghosts into space and heads over from four yards out. Is that the last chance?

  25. 1901: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 2-1 Man Utd

    Instead it is West Ham who nearly score! Mark Noble is in all sorts of space at the back post, he heads a cross back across goal and when Kevin Nolan and Nemanja Vidic clash, the ball runs to Carlton Cole but he can't poke it past David de Gea. Sam Allardyce has his head in his hands.

  26. 1859: 

    David Beckham is off with four minutes to go, he's obviously keen to beat the traffic. He and his kids won't be happy with what they've seen so far, but you'd think he knows better than to leave a United game before the whistle has gone. Plenty of time for an equaliser yet...

  27. 1859: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Shohidur Rahman on Twitter: "Vidic has been awful for Man Utd today."

  28. 1856: 
    YELLOW CARD

    Nemanja Vidic is booked for going into the back of Matt Jarvis. Vidic looks well off the pace since returning from his latest injury. He was tortured at Swansea the other week and he had been given the run around at times today as well.

    Jack Collison fires a shot over from the following free-kick.

  29. 1855:  
    Former England manager Graham Taylor at Upton Park on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "So often you see Manchester United upping their gear in the final 10 minutes and they are doing the same here against West Ham.

    "West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen has yet to have a save to make, though."

    Listen to commentary of West Ham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  30. 1854: 

    Into the last 10 minutes then. How often do Manchester United score late on? They need to do it again, at least once, to stay in the FA Cup.

  31. 1853: 

    Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata after his team's victory against Southampton on Twitter: "Great work team! One step closer to the FA Cup!! Congratulations to Demba Ba on his debut goal!"

  32. 1853: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Peter Doyle on Twitter: "Joe Cole is the answer to England's left wing problems? It's 2004, my time machine works!"

  33. 1852: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    That's the end of a fine second West Ham debut for Joe Cole, who is replaced by Matt Taylor as Ryan Giggs comes on for Chris Smalling.

    We have 11 minutes left.

  34. 1850: 
    James Collins scores

    James Collins had not scored since the end of last March before this evening, but he found the net twice inside the hour to put West Ham on track for a fine third round win.

  35. 1846: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Koketso Khala on Twitter: "Welbeck needs goals but needs to be less selfish for the sake of the team, a cup run is his best chance of game time for Man Utd."

  36. 1846:  
    Former England manager Graham Taylor at Upton Park on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Joe Cole keeps pulling at his left thigh, and if I was manager Sam Allardyce, I would take him off rather than risk souring his promising second West Ham debut with an injury."

    Listen to commentary of West Ham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  37. 1845: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 2-1 Man Utd

    A big chance for Manchester United to level this one up. Alex Buttner stands up a cross beyond the far post and Antonio Valencia attacks it, but he mistimes his jump a tad and heads high into the stands.

  38. 1844: 
    TRANSFER LATEST

    Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has ben linked with a move away from the club this month but the 30-year-old England international is going nowhere.

    In a statement released on Lescott's behalf by the player's spokesman tonight, it is clear he wants to remain with City.

    "Joleon Lescott has ruled out the possibility of any loan move during the January transfer window," said the statement.

    "Despite speculation linking him with several Premier League clubs, Joleon has no desire to leave Manchester City."

  39. 1840: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Ham 2-1 Man Utd

    Here comes the cavalry. Javier Hernandez and Paul Scholes come off, with Robin van Persie and Antonio Valencia coming on for Manchester United.

    Van Persie's very first touch sees him head wide from a corner.

  40. 1839: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "4 - In the last 3 competitive meetings between West Ham and Man Utd at Upton Park, 4 different Hammers players have scored a brace. Double."

  41. 1838: 
    GET INVOLVED

    James from Surrey on text via 81111: "Joe Cole for England!!!"

    He could be the answer to our left-sided problem...

  42. 1837: 
    West Ham 2-1 Man Utd

    Joe Cole is bleeding from the nose after taking a whack. I'm sure he'll be able to carry on, as Robin van Persie does indeed get stripped ready to come on.

  43. 1836: 
    SUBSTITUTION- West Ham 2-1 Man Utd

    West Ham made a change as they were celebrating that goal, and Matt Jarvis in on down the right wing in place of Ricardo Vaz Te. A Manchester United change is imminent judging by the frantic activity on their bench. Robin van Persie anyone?

  44. 1834: 
    GET INVOLVED

    James Ireland on Twitter: "Joe Cole is on form! Why didn't he do this at Liverpool? Another amazing cross, 2-1."

  45. 1834: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Cesar Del Rio on Twitter: "Please bring me some Van Persie, I'd like someone to have a shot as well as pass."

  46. 1834:  
    Former England manager Graham Taylor at Upton Park on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "That goal was almost the same as the previous one. Cole whipped the cross in well and ball went in the back of the net at some pace."

    Listen to commentary of West Ham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  47. 1832: 
    GOAL- West Ham 2-1 Man Utd - James Collins (59 mins)

    Stop me, oh oh oh stop me. Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before...

    Joe Cole crosses in from the left, it's a fine flat delivery and James Collins gets free from Nemanja Vidic to bullet a header into the corner. A carbon copy of the first goal. Game very much on!

  48. 1830: 
    GREAT SAVE!- West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    More fine play from Joe Cole, down the West Ham right this time, as he beats his man and finds a cross which Carlton Cole heads toward the top corner. David De Gea is able to make the save though. United counter with purpose and Shinji Kagawa gets a shot away only to see James Tomkins make a sprawling block.

  49. 1829: 

    Sunderland and Norwich both had around five thousand away fans at their games today - but the spirit of the FA Cup was not quite so vivid at Blackburn. Rovers beat Bristol City 2-0 to move into the fourth round - in front of just 5,504. That is what you call an empty stadium...

  50. 1827: 
    GET INVOLVED

    JamesWard80 on Twitter: "Do West Ham fans not realise that if one of those bubbles was to pop near Joe Cole he would be out injured for the next six months?"

  51. 1826: 

    We've not found the same level of intensity in the second half yet. Manchester United are seeing plenty of the ball but they are yet to hurt this West Ham defence.

  52. 1825: 
    GET INVOLVED

    David in Dagenham on text via 81111: "Dan Potts at 18 holding his own during his first appearance this season, his dad Steve is a true West Ham great!"

  53. 1824: 
    Macclesfield 2-1 Cardiff

    Macclesfield boss Steve King pulled off arguably the Cupset of the day by beating Cardiff at Moss Rose and he has set his sights on Anfield.

    He said: ""It was probably the most emotional I've been in a game and to come from behind with eight minutes to go was incredible.

    "I'd love to get Liverpool in the next round and go away to Anfield because I was always a Liverpool fan."

  54. 1821: 
    Aston Villa 2-1 Ipswich

    Darren Bent was back in the Aston Villa side this afternoon and he scored as they came from behind to see off Ipswich.

    Manager Paul Lambert said: "That finish is Darren Bent down to a tee. It was top class. But I thought his overall game was very good, his whole work ethic and the way he played.

    "I thought his whole general game was very good, considering he only really trained with us yesterday, so it was a big, big effort from him."

  55. 1820: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Tom Cleverley scored a fine goal in the first half but his technique deserts him as he latches on to a cutback on the edge of the area, his shot his wild and fires over the bar.

  56. 1818: 
    West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    Joe Cole fires over the top from 30 yards straight after kick-off. Nothing wrong with his confidence as Rio Ferdinand and Robin van Persie warm up on the touchline for the visitors.

  57. 1818: 
    KICK-OFF- West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    We are back under way at Upton Park.

  58. 1816: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "32 - Only two of Manchester United's last 32 games in all competitions have ended level after 90 minutes. Drama."

  59. 1816: 
    Middlesbrough 4-1 Hastings

    Non-league minnows Hastings certainly did themselves proud today despite the eventual defeat at Middlesbrough.

    And watch out Newcastle. Player-manager Sean Ray and his boys are on their way.

    He said: "The boys have achieved so much this year and I couldn't have asked any more of them. They have done their town, their support and themselves proud.

    "We're out in Newcastle tonight and we've already booked the nightclub. The boys deserve a night out to let their hair down. I might have one or two myself."

  60. 1811: 

    Joe Cole has won many of you over it seems with that first-half display. He was certainly industrious to add to his undoubted quality on the ball. He looks a good fit back at the Hammers.

  61. 1808: 

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany after his side's FA Cup victory against Watford on Twitter: "Felt good to play in the FA Cup again! Both sets of fans were great and after this result I can only say, we're hungry for more!"

  62. 1808: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Philip Tom on Twitter: "The resurrection of Joe Cole?! Maybe..."

    George Rowe on Twitter: "Joe Cole may look knackered, but he's playing like he has been completely revitalised. Working hard and well worth his assist."

  63. 1805: 
    Nottingham Forest 2-3 Oldham

    Nottingham Forest Alex McLeish has yet to win since arriving at the City Ground, and he told BBC Radio Nottingham his side's second-half performance in the 3-2 home FA Cup humiliation to Oldham was "woeful".

  64. 1802: 
    HALF-TIME- West Ham 1-1 Man Utd

    West Ham are in the middle of a decent attack, but referee Martin Atkinson has seen enough and blows up for half-time. Decent game.

  65. 1801: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Robert Payne on Twitter: "Man United are asking for trouble giving away so many set pieces against a team managed by Big Sam."

  66. 1759: 

    Shinji Kagawa is at the hub of a precise flowing move for Manchester United, he really looks to be a superb player in that midfield role, but when Danny Welbeck stabs a pass into his path it is cut out by a sliding James Collins. At the other end Nemanja Vidic is having a very uncomfortable afternoon dealing with Carlton Cole.

  67. 1755: 

    Ricardo Vaz Te hammers a shot into the top tier as West Ham continue to look dangerous. Interesting clash of styles here as a small, skilful Manchester United side come up against the pace and strength of West Ham. Both sides are causing plenty of trouble for the other. There's more than one way to skin a cat.

  68. 1755: 
    GET INVOLVED

    F.G. Rimini on Twitter: "Paul Scholes. Great player. Genius in midfield. Precise passing of the ball. Useless at defending. Incapable of clean tackling."

  69. 1753: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Jack in Loughborough on text via 81111: "Two common statements about Man United this season are about how many games centre-back Evans has played and how many goals they've conceded. Nobody thought of linking those together? It was Evans that lost his man for the goal against West Ham. Very overrated."

  70. 1752: 
    YELLOW CARD

    Jack Collison joins Paul Scholes in the book for clattering into a Manchester United midfielder.

  71. 1750: 
    CLOSE!

    Manchester United are struggling to deal with this giant West Ham team from set-pieces, but after they do just about to get the ball clear United counter-attack at pace. Danny Welbeck skips past Dan Potts all too easily, he has Javier Hernandez in the middle but elects to shoot and Jussi Jaaskelainen beats the ball clear. It's a very watchable game.

  72. 1750: 

    Smart play from West Ham again as Joe Cole weaves past a man before finding Jack Collison in space, Paul Scholes make a clean challenge this time though to send the ball behind for a corner.

  73. 1747:  
    BBC Radio 5 live reporter Jacqui Oatley on Twitter:

    "Well that's a first for me. Manager listening to his voicemail in the middle of a radio interview. Put me off more than it did QPR boss Harry!"

    Signings on the way to Loftus Road?

  74. 1745: 
    PENALTY APPEAL

    If you'll allow me a cliche, this is a proper Cup tie now. the ground is rocking and the tackles are flying in. Nemanja Vidic then brings West Ham supporters to their feet when he shoves Kevin Nolan to the deck as they compete for a header. Nothing given.

  75. 1745: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Cameron Laws on Twitter: "Feel extremely sorry for Man Utd keeper David De Gea this season, he gets no help from his defenders at all."

  76. 1744:  
    Former England manager Graham Taylor at Upton Park on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "That was a very good cross by Joe Cole. James Collins came across the Manchester United defenders and powered his header into the bottom corner."

    Listen to commentary of West Ham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  77. 1742: 
    GOAL- West Ham 1-1 Man Utd - James Collins (27 mins)

    A vintage header, and an assist for Joe Cole on his second West Ham debut. Cole beats Paul Scholes 30 yards from goal and fires in a flat cross which James Collins meets with a thunderous header. Unstoppable from the centre-half.

  78. 1739: 
    YELLOW CARD

    No prizes for guessing the first man in the book as Paul Scholes is shown the yellow card for a very clumsy challenge. Joe Cole's free-kick finds Ricardo Vaz Te but his header is weak.

  79. 1739:  
    Former England manager Graham Taylor at Upton Park on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "First-class finish from Tom Cleverley for Manchester United but he was completely unmarked. Where had the West Ham defenders gone?"

    Listen to commentary of West Ham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  80. 1737: 
    GOAL- West Ham 0-1 Man Utd - Tom Cleverley (23 mins)

    Spot the defender time. Manchester United construct a fine move down their right as Rafael sends Javier Hernandez into space and the Mexican puts in a first-time ball which finds Tom Cleverley in his own postcode on the left of the area. Cleverley doesn't even break stride to fire back across goal and into the corner. Fine finish.

  81. 1736: 

    Sunderland goalscorer Craig Gardner after the 2-2 FA Cup third round draw at Bolton on Twitter: "Just want to give a massive shout out to the fans today, 5,000 of you never stopped singing, unbelievable. We're still in the hat."

  82. 1734: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United now have a chance cleared off the line! Nemanja Vidic is so good in each penalty area, and his header from a corner is a belter, down and hard, but Dan Potts is diligently stationed to hook it clear from the post. It could easily be 1-1, but we are goalless.

  83. 1730: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL

    Not so clever defending from Nemanja Vidic this time though as a routine punt downfield is allowed to bounce by the Serbian and Kevin Nolan almost latches on to it. Manchester United then counter and have the ball in the net, but Javier Hernandez is offside as he squares for Danny Welbeck to tap in.

  84. 1729: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Sam Robson on Twitter: "What a clearing header from Vidic for Man Utd, we've missed him at the back."

  85. 1728: 

    Paul Scholes has already had a ticking off from the referee after a trademark late tackle. Jack Collison smashes an effort over from 25 yards as West Ham continue to push on. It's an open enough game so far.

  86. 1727: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Brendan Bennett on Twitter: "Lots of Manchester United players on the pitch fighting for a first team place. I expect some good performances tonight."

    Nick Mehta on Twitter: "Everyone goes on about finishing fourth, but personally would love Spurs to win the FA Cup. Great competition!"

    Louis Hall on Twitter: "Six mins in and Joe Cole looks absolutely knackered on his West Ham debut!!!"

  87. 1726: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    West Ham so close to taking the lead! Alou Diarra heads down from a corner, Paul Scholes just about gets the ball off the line and when Carlton Cole throws himself at the loose ball Nemanja Vidic is able to make a commanding clearance. Fine defending.

  88. 1723: 
    CLOSE!- West Ham 0-0 Man Utd

    Give Paul Scholes time and he'll still put you away. The veteran floats a beauty of a pass over the top and Chris Smalling, who is playing at right-back today, runs on and puts a ball across the face of goal. Javier Hernandez is free in the middle but he can't quite reach it. Great play from United.

  89. 1722:  
    Former England manager Graham Taylor at Upton Park on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "I did a count and Manchester United did 57 passes there. Although there was no end product then, they are completely dominating the ball against West Ham."

    Listen to commentary of West Ham v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  90. 1722: 

    Statisticians Infostrada on Twitter: "The last FA Cup meeting between Manchester United and West Ham United saw the Red Devils prevail 6-0 in Jamuary 2003 (R4) at Old Trafford."

  91. 1721: 

    There is something reassuring about seeing Joe Cole back in a West Ham shirt. The former Liverpool and Chelsea man has settled in down the left of the Hammers' midfield but it remains the visitors who are on top. No real chances to speak of yet.

  92. 1718: 

    I may have forgotten to name Southampton as a Premier League side who are out of the Cup. Apologies to Saints fans for both your defeat and my lapse in concentration there...

  93. 1716: 

    Lovely touch from Danny Welbeck, killing a pass on his chest to find Tom Cleverley but his pass towards Javier Hernandez is overhit. Bright start from Manchester United at a raucous Upton Park.

  94. 1715: 
    KICK-OFF- West Ham 0-0 Man Utd (1715 GMT)

    The last game of the day is under way...

  95. 1712: 
    West Ham v Man Utd (1715 GMT)

    Here come the players at Upton Park then. Not a minute's peace this afternoon...

  96. 1711: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    Derby cruised into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 5-0 demolition of League One high-flyers Tranmere Rovers. Teenage striker Mason Bennett rounded off a wonderful afternoon for the Rams with his first goal for the club. Leicester coasted past Burton 2-0 thanks to first-half goals from Chris Wood - his third in two games for his new club - and Ritchie De Laet. Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons will have to do it all again after drawing 0-0 at Hillsborough.

  97. 1711: 

    England spinner and Luton fan Monty Panesar on Twitter: "Famous win by Luton today against Wolves, booooommmm."

  98. 1711: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    In League One, an Andy Williams double helps Swindon thump Carlisle 4-0 while, Stevenage turn it around to beat Crewe. David Cotterill's strike gives Doncaster a narrow 1-0 win against Colchester and it finishes 0-0 between Scunthorpe and Shrewsbury.

    In League Two, Gillingham maintain their advantage at the top courtesy of a 2-0 win at Bristol Rovers, but Port Vale stay on their tails, winning easily 4-0 against Plymouth, two more goals for Tom Pope there. Wimbledon move off the bottom with a 1-0 win against Rochdale while there were wins for Barnet, Northampton, Wycombe and Exeter.

  99. 1710: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Stockportdave on Twitter: "Incredible scenes at Macclesfield's Moss Rose. Chants of bring on Man City!"

  100. 1710: 
    West Ham v Man Utd (1715 GMT)

    West Ham boss Sam Allardyce hands Joe Cole his second debut after the midfielder returned to the east London side on a free transfer from Liverpool, while captain Kevin Nolan returns from suspension.

    Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson elects not to start with top scorer Robin Van Persie, fielding Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez in attack. The Dutchman takes his place on a strong bench which also features Rio Ferdinand, Antonio Valencia, Ryan Giggs and Ashley Young.

  101. 1709: 
    West Ham v Man Utd (1715 GMT)

    Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson: "You always hope for a home draw so that's a shame. Joe Cole is a mature player, he will get a great reception from their fans. I think he will lift West Ham. The disappointment for the likes of Rio Ferdinand to never win the FA Cup is obvious. We'd all love to win it. It's a blip on our record."

  102. 1706: 

    So after a turbulent afternoon for some, Aston Villa, Reading, Man City, Norwich, Chelsea and Spurs are all into the FA Cup fourth round.

    There will be replays for Sunderland, Stoke, Fulham, QPR, West Brom and Wigan. Newcastle and Southampton are the only top-flight sides out.

  103. 1706: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    Blackburn earn their third straight win since the sacking of Henning Berg with a comfortable 2-0 win against Championship rivals Bristol City. Jermaine Beckford's early strike seals Huddersfield's progression to the fourth round at the expense of 10-man Charlton, while Luciano Becchio's second-half goal hands Leeds United an FA Cup third-round replay against Birmingham City. Danny Rose's late goal for Barnsley sinks visitors Burnley in the other all-Championship tie.

    League One side Leyton Orient looked set to shock Premier League-chasing Hull City after David Mooney's 78th-minute goal put the east Londoners 1-0 ahead. But Nick Proschwitz's injury-time goal denies them a famous win. Liam Feeney's first-half goal clinches a 1-0 home win for Millwall against Preston in another Championship v League One encounter.

  104. 1703: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    Danny Hylton's hat-trick has taken Aldershot, 20th in League Two, into the fourth round for the first time since the club were reformed in 1992.

    Hylton's treble sees off Rotherham, who grabbed a consolation through Lee Frecklington's penalty. However, there was a fiery end to the match after Millers' Kari Arnason received his second yellow card, before Hylton was also dismissed after being shown a straight red card.

    Another League Two side, Southend United, are still in the FA Cup but face a replay against Brentford. The Bees had led 2-0 at Roots Hall but two headers from Barry Corr keeps the Shrimpers in the competition.

    But the cup dream is over for Oxford as goals from Tony McMahon, Dave Kitson and Nick Blackman give Sheffield United a routine 3-0 win.

  105. 1701: 
    LINE-UPS- West Ham v Man Utd (1715 GMT)

    West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Tomkins, Potts, Joe Cole, Collison, Nolan, Vaz Te, Carlton Cole, Diarra. Subs: Spiegel, Reid, Jarvis, Taylor, Noble, Spence, Lee.

    Man Utd: De Gea, Smalling, Evans, Vidic, Buttner, Da Silva, Scholes, Cleverley, Kagawa, Hernandez, Welbeck. Subs: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Valencia, Giggs, Young, van Persie, Macheda.

    Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

  106. 1701: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "20 - Frank Lampard has scored 20 goals in his last 30 FACup matches for Chelsea. Available."

  107. 1700: 

    Congratulations to Macclesfield and Luton for the biggest Cupsets of the afternoon. Plenty of late drama around the grounds and a thumping debut for Chelsea's Demba Ba.

  108. 1659: 

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel on Twitter: "Well done to Macclesfield, what a result against Cardiff."

  109.  
    THIRD ROUND UPSETS- Luton beat Wolves, Macclesfield beat Cardiff, Oldham beat Forest, Brighton beat Newcastle
  110. 1658: 
    FULL-TIME- Luton 1-0 Wolves
  111. 1657: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Versa on Twitter: "Kieron Dyer scoring for QPR is the shock of the FA Cup so far."

    Richard Parfitt on Twitter: "A striker who scores for Chelsea! What a novelty!"

  112. 1656: 
    FULL-TIME

    So replays for Bournemouth and Bolton as they came close to causing Cupsets - Luton are still playing at home to Wolves after a lengthy injury break.

  113. 1654: 
    FULL-TIME- Macclesfield 2-1 Cardiff

    It's a trip to the fourth round for the first time in Macclesfield's history thanks to a late brace from Matthew Barnes-Homer.

  114. 1654: 

    Almost there for Macclesfield and Luton...

  115. 1654: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Tom Brookes on Twitter: "Boss Sobalkken is definitely going to be sacked if Wolves lose to Luton today, not good enough for the great club!"

  116. 1653:  
    BBC Final Score

    Former Ipswich and Republic of Ireland midfielder Matt Holland on Final Score: "Villa have been able to rest a few players for today's FA Cup game against Ipswich and Weimann's goal seems to be seeing them through.

    "They have had a horrible Christmas period, but this potential result and the mid-week league Cup semi-final are definite positives for the club."

    Watch the programme on the BBC HD channel, Red Button and BBC Sport website. You can also see it on BBC One at 1630 GMT.

  117. 1652: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Anurag on Twitter: "Aston Villa's performance showed what's wrong with them. Youngsters are fine but need a few old heads to guide them... Ireland, Given, Bent."

    Blazerafe on Twitter: "The biggest shock to come out of this FA cup round if it stays the same is two clean sheets in a row for Blackburn."

  118. 1651: 
    GOAL- QPR 1-1 West Brom - Kieron Dyer (90 mins)

    Full-time as QPR level in the last seconds! Kieron Dyer pops up from close range to earn Harry Redknapp's side a replay.

  119. 1649: 
    INJURY TIME- Macclesfield 2-1 Cardiff

    There are FIVE minutes added on at Moss Rose. Hang on in there Macclesfield...

  120. 1649:  
    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge on Final Score:

    "What a story. Championship leaders Cardiff have not been great away from home this season and have made nine changes, but I did not expect them to lose against Macclesfield in the FA Cup third round today."

    Watch the programme on the BBC HD channel, Red Button and BBC Sport website. You can also see it on BBC One at 1630 GMT.

  121. 1648: 

    Is that our Cupset at Moss Rose? Fine stuff from the Silkmen.

  122. 1648: 
    GOAL- Manchester City 3-0 Watford - Marcos Lopes (90 mins)

    The youngster Marcos Lopes scores seconds after coming off the bench for his City debut, tapping in after Mario Balotelli's shot was saved.

  123. 1647: 
    GOAL- Macclesfield 2-1 Cardiff - Matthew Barnes-Homer (88 mins)

    Cardiff manager Malky Mackay is spitting feathers about the penalty decision, but Matthew Barnes-Homer doesn't care. He steps up to smash home a penalty and put the Silkmen within seconds of the fourth round.

  124. 1646: 
    PENALTY TO MACCLESFIELD- Macclesfield 1-1 Cardiff

    The decision is awarded after Cardiff goal-scorer Nat Jarvis is penalised for a shirt-pull in the area.

  125. 1645:  
    Phil Brown, BBC 5 live punditMacclesfield 1-1 Cardiff

    "That is nothing more than Macclesfield deserve. The manager, Steve King, made three changes, which were all positive, and they have worked. They have got to hang on now, because a replay in front of 25,000 fans at Cardiff City would be a great financial boost for the club."

    Listen to commentary of Macclesfield v Cardiff on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  126. 1645: 
    GOAL- Middlesbrough 4-1 Hastings - Ishmael Miller (85 mins)

    Former Manchester City man Ishmael Miller hits a stunning late fourth from 25 yards.

  127. 1644: 
    FINAL FIVE

    We are approaching the last few minutes. It's now or never guys...

  128. 1644: 
    GOAL- Macclesfield 1-1 Cardiff - Matthew Barnes-Homer (85 mins)

    Is this the goal that secures Macclesfield at least a replay? Their top scorer Matt Barnes-Homer buries a cross at the back post to chalk up his 19th goal of the season.

  129. 1643: 
    GOAL- Southampton 1-5 Chelsea - Frank Lampard (83 mins)

    The Chelsea legend may be on his way out of the club, but he continues to score goals. Frank Lampard smashes the penalty down the middle.

  130. 1642: 
    PENALTY TO CHELSEA- Southampton 1-4 Chelsea

    Chelsea given a spot-kick for handball.

  131. 1642:  
    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge on Final Score:

    "This was a change of scenery for Luton where the expectation was not as high and they are clearly enjoying being the underdog against Wolves at the moment."

    Watch the programme on the BBC HD channel, Red Button and BBC Sport website. You can also see it on BBC One at 1630 GMT.

  132. 1640: 
    GOAL- Aston Villa 2-1 Ipswich - Andreas Weimann (83 mins)

    Villa have turned it around in style. Gabriel Agbonlahor whips in a cross from the right and Austrian striker Andreas Weimann gets across his marker to flash a header into the corner.

  133. 1639: 
    GOAL- QPR 0-1 West Brom - Shane Long (79 mins)

    Shane Long breaks the deadlock at Loftus Road to put West Brom 1-0 up against QPR. George Thorne broke into the box and when his shot was blocked, Long was on hand to stroke the ball home from 12 yards.

  134. 1637: 
    GOAL- Fulham 1-1 Blackpool - Giorgos Karagounis (80 mins)

    Oooh what a goal! Fulham level in spectacular style as Greek midfielder Giorgos Karagounis latches on to a loose clearance and buries a volley from 25 yards into the top corner. What a hit. What a hit.

  135. 1636: 
    Luton 1-0 Wolves

    There are 59 places between these two sides in the Football League ladder, so we have a bona fide Cupset on our hands at Kenilworth Road. The non league side have stretched Wolves throughout.

  136. 1636: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Lloyd White on Twitter: "Great to see Man City take the FA Cup seriously, like it should be. I hope other top teams do."

  137. 1635: 

    Into the last quarter of an hour then - where are the Cupsets coming from? Order has been pretty much restored across the nation...

  138. 1635: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Carl Alexander on Twitter: "I don't think Chelsea fans should be calling for Torres to be displaced from the team. Why not play both him and Ba in a 4-4-2?"

    Mike Spendlove on Twitter: "Nice to see the Alex McLeish affect from their new manager in full force at Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup."

    Erucci_ on Twitter: "Demba Ba-rgain."

  139. 1634: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    Derby and Leicester both look to be cruising into the fourth round against lower league opposition, with the Rams leading Tranmere 4-0 and the Foxes leading Burton 2-0. Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons remains goalless.

  140. 1633: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "8 - Leeds striker Luciano Becchio has scored eight goals in his last eight games in all competitions at Elland Road. Comfortable."

  141. 1633: 
    GOAL- Bolton 2-2 Sunderland - Craig Gardner (75 mins)

    Craig Gardner levels this one up, and we have a cracking Cup tie on now. He can really hit a ball this lad, and he thumps in a beauty from all of 25 yards. Game on - we have 15 minutes left at the Reebok.

  142. 1632: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    Leeds United equalise through top scorer Luciano Becchio against Championship rivals Birmingham City at Elland Road. The Argentine striker finishes neatly after David Norris' through ball to drag the home side level at 1-1. Blackburn Rovers double their lead against Bristol City as Grant Hanley pokes in from close range. Huddersfield still lead at Charlton, who have seen Dorian Dervite sent off for a professional foul. The other all-Championship tie between Barnsley and 10-man Burnley remains goalless. Millwall remain 1-0 ahead against two-time winners Preston, while League One side Leyton Orient are still holding hosts Hull City in a goalless draw.

  143. 1630: 
    GOAL- Peterborough 0-3 Norwich - Robert Snodgrass (70 mins)

    Winger Elliott Bennett, who has had a good game today, plays a great ball through to Robert Snodgrass, who takes his time before placing a shot past Bobby Olejnik.

  144. 1630: 
    GOAL- Middlesbrough 3-1 Hastings - Bradley Goldburg (69 mins)

    A strike that earns applause from everyone at the Riverside, as Bradley Goldburg pulls a goal back for Hastings with a strike from outside the area.

  145. 1629: 
    GOAL- Middlesbrough 3-0 Hastings - Merouane Zemmama (68 mins)

    Merouane Zemmama hits his second of the afternoon with a deflected shot from long-range.

  146. 1628: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Man City 2-0 Watford

    Cometh the hour, cometh the madman. Mario Balotelli is on for City who look comfortable.

  147. 1627: 
    GOAL- Wigan 1-1 Bournemouth - Jordi Gomez

    Jordi Gomez's penalty is well saved by Shwan Jalal, but the Spaniard reacts to turn home the rebound and level this one up.

  148. 1627: 
    PENALTY TO WIGAN- Wigan 0-1 Bournemouth
  149. 1626:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveFulham 0-1 Blackpool

    BBC Radio 5 live's John Hunt: "Fulham's frustration is growing. They have had all the possession, but Blackpool are well organised and they have not allowed their hosts a single chance since they went in front."

  150. 1626: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Southampton 1-4 Chelsea

    Frank Lampard comes on for Chelsea and the away fans respond with a rousing reception of "sign him up."

  151. 1625: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- West Ham v Man Utd (1715 GMT)

    Joe Cole starts for West Ham, while Manchester United rest Robin van Persie. Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez start up front.

  152. 1624: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    Two headers from Barry Corr have pulled Southend back into their FA Cup game against Brentford, who had led 2-0 but it is now 2-2 at Roots Hall. Oxford still trail against Sheffield United, although the Blades have just gone close to a second goal but a combination of fine goalkeeping from Ryan Clarke and great defending from Michael Duberry keeps the score at 1-0. Aldershot remain 2-0 in front against fellow League Two side Rotherham.

  153. 1623: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    In League One, Lucas Akins has equalised for Stevenage at Crewe while Swindon are now 3-0 ahead against Carlisle. In League Two, the top two Gillingham and Port Vale both lead 2-0 against Bristol Rovers and Plymouth respectively. Wimbledon look like they could be getting off the bottom, leading 1-0 at Rochdale. Exeter, Wycombe and Barnet are all ahead.

  154. 1623: 
    Nottingham Forest 1-3 Oldham

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips at The City Ground: "Unbelievable turnaround here. Oldham are rampant and Forest fans are furious."

  155. 1621: 
    GOAL- Southampton 1-4 Chelsea - Demba Ba (61 mins)

    This is turning into a fine debut for Demba Ba. The striker is found by a neat pass from Eden Hazard, he takes a touch and passes the ball into the corner before celebrating in front of the away fans.

  156. 1621: 

    Nottingham Forest boss Alex McLeish is having a nightmare...

  157. 1620: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Richard Burley on Twitter: "Michael Owen, you know your career is over as a striker when you are substituted by Stoke for Charlie Adam."

  158. 1619: 
    GOAL- Nottingham Forest 1-3 Oldham - Jose Baxter (61 mins)

    Oldham are in dreamland. Two goals in four minutes from Robbie Simpson puts them into the lead before Jose Baxter scores a free-kick. To compound matters for Forest, Danny Collins has been sent-off.

  159. 1618: 
    GOAL- Bolton 2-1 Sunderland - Connor Wickham (60 mins)

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Reebok Stadium: "Game on at the Reebok. Great response from Sunderland to going 2-0 down. Bolton keeper Andy Lonergan made two outstanding saves to deny Sunderland's top scorer Steven Fletcher, but substitute Connor Wickham has halved the deficit, and 5,000 travelling fans have found their voices again."

  160. 1617: 
    GOAL- Fulham 0-1 Blackpool - Ludovic Sylvestre (60 mins)

    Potential shock on the cards at Craven Cottage as Ludovic Sylvestre opens the scoring for Blackpool at Fulham. Nathan Delfouneso set it up, cutting in from the left and laying the ball off square for Sylvestre to finish.

  161. 1616: 
    GOAL- Macclesfield 0-1 Cardiff - Nathaniel Jarvis (57 mins)

    Great work down the left flank from Cardiff frees Declan John and his low cross is prodded home from Nat Jarvis on his FA Cup debut.

  162. 1615: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Charlie in Warwick on text via 81111: "Sick of Sunderland boss O'Neill's refusal to start striker Wickham. He's looked sharp in the last few games that he's come on and from this performance we obviously need him in the team."

  163. 1615: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Wigan 0-1 Bournemouth

    Wigan's Angelo Henriquez, on loan from Manchester United, hits the bar with a near-post header from a David Jones free-kick. It was the substitutes' first real touch after coming off the bench. What a start that would have been for the 18-year-old striker.

  164. 1614: 
    CLOSE!- Man City 2-0 Watford

    James Milner sees his shot deflected wide as City look for a killer third. Watford haven't given up on this one but the class of the champions is showing through at the moment.

  165. 1614: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Dean Talbot on Twitter: "I'm so sorry Fernando Torres, but you won't be getting your spot back, new signing Demba Ba has stolen it, and he is so much better than you."

  166. 1611: 
    GOAL- Southampton 1-3 Chelsea - Branislav Ivanovic (52 mins)

    It seems Southampon just made Chelsea angry with that early goal. And you don't like them when they are angry. Branislav Ivanovic is in fine goalscoring form and he heads home Juan Mata's cross to all but wrap this one up.

  167. 1611: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Crystal Palace 0-0 Stoke

    Michael Owen's afternoon is over before it usually begins - the former England man has been replaced by Charlie Adam.

  168. 1610: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Like A Villas-Boas on Twitter: "Oh shock, you play Darren Bent and he scores. Exactly the reason why manager Lambert needs to go. Personal issues destroying Villa."

  169. 1609:  
    Former Leicester striker Steve Claridge on Final Score:Bolton 2-0 Sunderland

    "I think an FA Cup defeat can add to the pressure on a manager. Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill will be feeling that after falling 2-0 behind against Bolton.

    "Sunderland's defending has left a lot to be desired for months and I think he will look to cure that in the January market."

    Watch the programme on the BBC HD channel, Red Button and BBC Sport website. You can also see it on BBC One at 1630 GMT.

  170. 1608: 
    GOAL- Middlesbrough 2-0 Hastings Utd - Andy Halliday (47 mins)

    Boro double their lead over minnows Hastings, the spoilsports. A corner is not dealt with and the ball falls for Andy Halliday to smash in from close range.

  171. 1606: 
    GOAL- Bolton 2-0 Sunderland - Marvin Sordell (48 mins)

    Bolton double their lead, with marvellous Marvin Sordell looping a header over Simon Mignolet and into the net.

  172. 1605: 
    GOAL- Luton 1-0 Wolves - Alex Lawless (46 mins)

    Wolves defender Kevin Foley slices a clearance and Jon Shaw heads the ball down for Alex Lawless to hammer home. Cupset on.

  173. 1605: 
    GOAL- Crawley 1-3 Reading - Adam Le Fondre (49 mins)

    Crawley's Cupset hopes appear to be over after Adam Le Fondre nets his second of the afternoon from the spot. It seems early goals are the order of the day in each half at Crawley.

  174. 1604: 
    GOAL- Aston Villa 1-1 Ipswich - Darren Bent (46 mins)

    Darren Bent is back in the side, and he has Villa back on level terms 51 seconds after the break, tucking away a chance with his usual style.

  175. 1603: 
    KICK-OFF

    The second halves around the country are back up and running...

  176. 1603: 
    Tottenham 3-0 Coventry

    BBC Sport's Ian Shoesmith: "Those 18-1 odds of Coventry winning at Spurs? They are looking stingy for a single Sky Blues shot on target. Tottenham are imperious here at White Hart Lane - it's a case of how hungry they are for more goals."

  177. 1603: 

    David Beckham is at West Ham v Manchester United, today's late kick-off. A January signing for Big Sam...?

  178. 1559: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Will Rider on text via 81111: "If there's been one criticism of Chelsea's Victor Moses in recent weeks it has been his finishing but that was a predatory strike against Southampton. Chelsea's to lose now."

  179. 1559: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "23 - Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 23 FA Cup matches (W19 D4) although one of the draws saw them eliminated on penalties. Longevity."

  180. 1559: 
    Aston Villa 0-1 Ipswich
    Michael Chopra

    Former Sunderland man Michael Chopra has kept hold of that goal for Ipswich - there were suspicions that it may be an own goal - as the Championship side lead at Villa Park at the break.

    The fact that Paul Lambert used to manage Norwich has not been forgotten by the travelling Ipswich contingent either...

  181. 1557: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    Chris Wood's third goal in two games seems to have set Leicester on their way to a comfortable win over Burton. Ritchie De Laet doubled the lead and the Foxes have had chances to be further ahead. Leicester's local Championship rivals Nottingham Forest and Derby both have one-goal leads over League One opposition. The Reds are dominating Oldham but only lead through Matt Smith's own goal, while the Rams had to wait until just before the break to go ahead against Tranmere through Ben Davies' simple tap-in. No goals between Luton and Wolves where visitors Wolves are piling on the pressure, and still scoreless between Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons too.

  182. 1555:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveMan City 2-0 Watford

    BBC Radio 5 Live's Ian Brown: "Mario Balotelli, who starts on the bench today, disappeared down the tunnel after 30 minutes. I'm not sure why, but I feel obliged to report it."

  183. 1555: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    In League One, Swindon hold a comfortable 2-0 lead over Carlisle with James Collins doubling the advantage for the home side. Chuks Aneke has put Crewe 1-0 up against Stevenage.

    In League Two, Gillingham and Northampton both lead 2-0, while Barnet find themselves edging away from the relegation zone, going 1-0 in front against Bradford. Dagenham & Redbridge, Port Vale and Chesterfield all lead.

  184. 1554:  
    BBC Radio 5 live's Conor McNamara at Selhurst ParkCrystal Palace 0-0 Stoke

    "There is no evidence in a gulf in class between Premier League and Championship here. Wilfried Zaha has gone close for Crystal Palace while, at the other end, Peter Crouch missed from six yards. Michael Owen has not had a single shot on goal yet."

  185. 1554: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Joedomvince on Twitter: "Aston Villa are really pathetic ."

  186. 1554: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    League One side Preston, FA Cup winners in 1889 and 1938, are 1-0 down at Championship hosts Millwall after Liam Feeney's 31st-minute opener. Another Championship v League One encounter sees high-flying Hull City entertain Leyton Orient and there has been little goalmouth action in a goalless first-half. Wade Elliott's stunning effort puts Birmingham 1-0 ahead at 1972 winners Leeds, while United's West Yorkshire neighbours Huddersfield are beating Charlton thanks to Jermaine Beckford's goal.

    Blackburn enjoy a narrow 1-0 advantage against Bristol City through ex-England midfielder Danny Murphy's early strike. Another all-Championship tie between Barnsley and Burnley remains goalless, though the Clarets have been reduced to 10 men following midfielder Brian Stock's dismissal for two bookable offences.

  187. 1553: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    Aldershot have not reached the FA Cup fourth round since the club reformed in 1992 but two goals from Danny Hylton have given them a 2-0 lead against Rotherham. But there is bad news for two other League Two teams as Oxford and Southend are behind at home against Sheffield United and Brentford respectively. Oxford still trail to Tony McMahon's free-kick, while Tom Adeyemi and a Ryan Cresswell own goal took Brentford 2-0 ahead, although Southend have pulled a goal back through Barry Corr's header.

  188. 1552: 
    Middlesbrough 1-0 Hastings Utd

    Hastings keeper Liam O'Brien saved a penalty in that first half and he has pulled off dome more heroics, tipping Ishmael Miller's effort around the post on the stroke of half-time. The non-league outfit are not out of this one yet.

  189. 1552:  
    Phil Brown, BBC 5 live punditMacclesfield 0-0 Cardiff

    "Macclesfield are deservedly level at the break and could be in front if they had taken the best chance of the match from Charlie Henry. Cardiff have a lot to think about."

    Listen to commentary of Macclesfield v Cardiff on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  190. 1550: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Ashley Randall on Twitter: "DEMBA BAAA!! Great play and debut goal for Ba for Chelsea. First of many!! Fernando Torres, have fun on the bench!"

    Andy McNamara on Twitter: "Spurs going for Champions League spot & still in the Europa League, put out a full strength team. Now on way to the fourth round. All credit to manager AVB."

  191. 1548: 
    GOAL- Southampton 1-2 Chelsea - Victor Moses (45 mins)

    We are still playing on the south coast and the holders are now in front. Captain for the day Ashley Cole plays in Victor Moses and the former Wigan man smashes in to the roof of the net from a tight angle.

  192. 1548: 
    HALF-TIME- Bolton 1-0 Sunderland

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright: "Bolton are ahead at the break, in bizarre fashion it has to be said, but they won't be complaining. Sunderland have forced a number of corners and, for the most part, have looked decent in possession without seriously testing Bolton goalkeeper Andy Lonergan. But Martin O'Neill will be absolutely livid with his side's defending in the first half. Carlos Cuellar's "pass" to Chung-Yong Lee for Bolton's goal is sure to appear on your football bloopers DVD next Christmas.

  193. 1547: 
    HALF-TIME

    And that's half-time across the country. A breathless opening period and plenty of Cupset chat on the cards...

  194. 1546:  
    Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker on Twitter:

    "Goalscorer Demba Ba showing he's no Fernando Torres for Chelsea."

  195. 1544: 
    GOAL- Man City 2-0 Watford - Gareth Barry (44 mins)

    Gareth Barry is the man who finishes off a lovely City move. David Silva releases James Milner on the left and it's a perfect cross from Milner to Barry, who heads home beyond Jonathan Bond.

  196. 1544: 
    GOAL- Crawley 1-2 Reading - Noel Hunt (44 mins)

    Reading have fought back into the game at Crawley, Garath McCleary whips in a cross and Noel Hunt is able to convert from close range.

  197. 1543: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Middlesbrough 1-0 Hastings Utd

    Hastings have the ball in the net at the Riverside, but Bradley Goldberg's effort is ruled out for offside. Goldberg is the son of former Crystal Palace owner, Mark.

  198. 1542: 
    GOAL- Wigan 0-1 Bournemouth - Eunan O'Kane (41 mins)

    Another Cupset is on the cards! Eunan O'Kane takes aim from 25 yards and smashes the ball into the net. The League One side lead.

  199. 1541:  
    BBC Final Score

    Former Ipswich and Republic of Ireland midfielder Matt Holland on Final Score: "Juan Mata has been fantastic for Chelsea this season. He is more effective through the middle as he gets on the ball more.

    "It was madness to leave him out of the QPR game as he is still in his mid-20s and has the energy to play consecutive games in a short space of time. He is too important to leave out."

    Watch the programme on the BBC HD channel, Red Button and BBC Sport website. You can also see it on BBC One at 1630 GMT.

  200. 1540: 
    GOAL- Peterborough 0-2 Norwich - Simeon Jackson (41 mins)

    Norwich might have lost their last four games in the Premier League but they are enjoying third round day at London Road. Simeon Jackson lofts the ball over the keeper after David Fox had left the Peterborough defence chasing shadows to make it 2-0 to Chris Hughton's side.

  201. 1538: 
    CLOSE!- Aston Villa 0-1 Ipswich

    Ipswich Town almost doubled their lead at Villa Park. Aaron Cresswell produces a lovely ball that presents Michael Chopra with another golden chance only to be denied by Shay Given. Chopra has looked extremely lively.

  202.   
    Jacqui Oatley, BBC Radio 5 liveQPR 0-0 West Brom

    "It's a pedestrian game and not a great atmosphere with lots of empty seats. All the chances so far have been for West Brom. Thorne, Brunt, Morrison and Lukaku have all tested QPR keeper Cesar. Zoltan Gera has gone off injured with Marc-Antoine Fortune coming on."

  203. 1538: 
    GOAL- Tottenham 3-0 Coventry - Clint Dempsey (37 mins)

    Spurs are home and dry already. Clint Dempsey adds his second of the game, heading in a Gareth Bale corner at the back post.

  204. 1537: 
    GOAL- Southampton 1-1 Chelsea - Demba Ba (35 mins)

    Lovely goal for the holders. Juan Mata runs through the defence and gets his shot away, but debutant Demba Ba slides in on the line to apply a touch. Was the ball over the line already? It's been given to Ba and he is up and running in a Chelsea shirt...

  205. 1536: 
    Southampton 1-0 Chelsea

    Southampton still lead, but Chelsea look lively going forward and Eden Hazard has gone close to equalising for the holders. The shock is still on there, however.

  206. 1535: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE

    In League One, Swindon are on song as Andy Williams gives the home side the advantage against Carlisle but it is goalless in the other three games. In League Two, Chris Whelpdale's early effort has put leaders Gillingham 1-0 up at Bristol Rovers, while Northampton are in front against Fleetwood. It's all-square at 1-1 between York and Exeter.

  207. 1535: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Paddy from Stoke on text via 81111: "Spurs took the lead after two mins in the 1987 FA Cup final. Coventry still got time to bounce back!"

    Elliott at Oxford v Sheffield Utd on text via 81111: "Can smell a cupset in the air, that or it's Bovril."

  208. 1535:  
    Phil Brown, BBC 5 live punditMacclesfield 0-0 Cardiff

    "Cardiff need to get a goal here, and take the confidence away from Macclesfield because the only thing missing from the home side's performance is a bit of composure in front of goal."

    Listen to commentary of Macclesfield v Cardiff on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  209. 1533: 
    GOAL- Tottenham 2-0 Coventry - Gareth Bale (33 mins)

    It's 2-0 to Spurs and a reverse of the opener as a Clint Dempsey shot is parried out, and Gareth Bale slides in at the back stick to finish with ease.

  210. 1532: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    Nottingham Forest are good value for their lead against League One side Oldham, courtesy of Matt Smith's unfortunate own goal. No sign of an upset either at the King Power Stadium where goals from Chris Wood and Ritchie De Laet have put Leicester City in control against Burton Albion. Derby are still goalless against Tranmere Rovers and there are no goals between Luton and Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons.

  211. 1531: 
    GOAL- Aston Villa 0-1 Ipswich - Michael Chopra (31 mins)

    It never rains but it pours for Aston Villa. Ipswich take the lead at Villa Park as Michael Chopra goes round Nathan Baker in the heart of the defence, he squares the ball across goal and it goes in off Ciaran Clark.

  212. 1529: 
    GOAL- Peterborough 0-1 Norwich - Elliott Bennett (30 mins)

    Norwich have been on top and take the lead when Elliott Bennett is poaching to poke home a low cross.

  213. 1529: 
    Tottenham 1-0 Coventry

    BBC Sport's Ian Shoesmith: "Coventry are in danger of being overrun by Spurs here, having barely been out of their own half. The difference in pace and movement between the upper reaches of the Premier League and League One is stark. Coventry fans are still singing the praises of Gary Mabbutt, whose knee inadvertently won the FA Cup for the Sky Blues in 1987. How the visitors could use another slice of luck like that here this afternoon."

  214. 1528:  
    BBC Final Score

    Former Ipswich and Republic of Ireland midfielder Matt Holland on Final Score: "Interim manager Rafael Benitez is going to be judged on what he wins for Chelsea at the end of the season. I felt at the start of play that they had a tricky game at Southampton.

    "But, when you looked at the team he picked today it looked like he left out his best players in the league defeat against QPR for today's game, however, it is not working out so far after Jay Rodriguez's goal."

    Watch the programme on the BBC HD channel, Red Button and BBC Sport website. You can also see it on BBC One at 1630 GMT.

  215. 1528: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    Aldershot, 20th in League Two, could be heading towards the fourth round as Danny Hylton's early goal has given them a 1-0 lead against Rotherham United. It is goalless at Roots Hall in the game between Southend United and Brentford, although Shrimpers top scorer Gavin Tomlin nearly opened the scoring for the hosts, but shot over and then fired wide from another chance. Elsewhere, Tony McMahon has given Sheffield United the lead with a free kick from the edge of the area with the goal coming against the run of play after a bright opening from League Two Oxford United.

  216. 1526: 
    BEST OF THE REST

    Six-time FA Cup winners Blackburn Rovers take an early lead against fellow Championship side Bristol City through veteran midfielder Danny Murphy's stinging 25-yard drive. Jermaine Beckford, whose name is already etched in third-round folklore after scoring Leeds' winner at Manchester United in 2010, puts current club Huddersfield ahead at Charlton. The striker's old side Leeds are still goalless against Birmingham at Elland Road, while neither Barnsley nor Burnley have broken the deadlock in another all-Championship tie.

  217. 1525: 
    GOAL- Manchester City 1-0 Watford - Carlos Tevez (25 mins)

    Carlos Tevez is fouled on the edge of the box and the Argentine steps up for the free-kick and smashes the ball in from 25 yards, beyond the wall and beating Watford's inexperienced goalkeeper Jonathan Bond. Pick that one out.

  218. 1523: 
    GOAL- Southampton 1-0 Chelsea - Jay Rodriguez (22 mins)

    Upset on the cards? Jay Rodriguez's fifth goal of the season has given Southampton the lead against Chelsea. A fine pass by Jason Puncheon presented the former Burnley striker with an opening and he took it ever so well with his right foot. How will the holders respond?

  219. 1523: 
    GOAL- Middlesbrough 1-0 Hastings Utd - Merouane Zemmama (22 mins)

    Will that penalty save be the highlight of the afternoon for Hastings? Merouane Zemmama certainly hopes so as he chips a delightful shot into the back of the net from the edge of the area.

  220. 1522: 
    CLOSE!- Tottenham 1-0 Coventry

    Gareth Bale is back in the Spurs side today after a ban - and he beats no less than five Coventry players with a trademark run before seeing his low shot fly wide of the post.

  221. 1521: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Darren Hughes on Twitter: "Coventry are probably going to need Gary Mabbutt to score another own goal if they're to get through this one against Spurs."

  222. 1520: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Fulham 0-0 Blackpool

    Fulham have had the most chances, but it is Blackpool who go closest to scoring when David Stockdale makes a spectacular save to deny Thomas Ince. He is a man continually linked with a move to the top flight. All eyes on Ince today then...

  223. 1520: 

    Hastings fans, even if their side go on to get tonked now, will remember that moment forever.

  224. 1519:  
    Phil Brown, BBC 5 live punditMacclesfield 0-0 Cardiff

    "It's an even game, you can't tell the difference between the two sides. It looks a level-playing field at the moment."

    Listen to commentary of Macclesfield v Cardiff on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  225. 1518: 
    MISSED PENALTY FOR MIDDLESBROUGH- Middlesbrough 0-0 Hastings Utd

    Saved! Ishmael Miller sees his penalty kick saved by Liam O'Brien - who only signed on loan from Barnet on Friday! Who needs a naked butler in nets? Brilliant stuff.

  226. 1517: 
    PENALTY TO MIDDLESBROUGH- Middlesbrough 0-0 Hastings Utd

    Jamie Crellin fouls Ishmael Miller and it's a spot-kick for the Championship side.

  227. 1514: 
    GOAL- Tottenham 1-0 Coventry - Clint Dempsey (14 mins)

    Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick is flicked on by Gareth Bale, and Clint Dempsey is free to stab in from close range. This could be a long old day for Coventry.

  228. 1514: 
    Mario Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli watched from the bench as Manchester City won a series of early corners against Watford.

  229. 1513: 
    GOAL- Crawley 1-1 Reading - Adam Le Fondre (13 mins)

    Reading are level after their first real attack. Garath McCleary puts in a cross and Adam Le Fondre is in on hand to steer home.

  230. 1512: 
    GOAL- Bolton 1-0 Sunderland - Chung-Yong Lee (12 mins)

    The gift of the third round, as Sunderland defender Carlos Cuellar passes the ball to Chung-Yong Lee on the edge of the area who rifles home his fifth goal of the season.

  231. 1511: 
    Tottenham 0-0 Coventry

    BBC Sport's Ian Shoesmith at White Hart Lane: "Slightly nervous glances in the packed out Coventry end as a virtually full-strength Spurs side is read out at White Hart Lane. Some bookies have the Sky Blues at 18-1 to win. Surely that can't happen - can it?"

  232. 1511: 
    Peterborough 0-0 Norwich

    It's a good atmosphere at London Road, with Norwich taking 5,000 fans to this cup tie. Joe Newell's deflected shot into the Norwich side netting is the game's best chance so far.

  233. 1510: 
    CLOSE!- Crawley 1-0 Reading

    Crawley have made a stunning start. That man Nicky Adams is the danger man again, flashing another long-range shot wide from the 25 yards. He can hit a ball. Reading looking in danger of a Cupset so far - very early days admittedly...

  234. 1510: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Zander Davey on Twitter: "As a Manchester United fan I would definitely like to see young Angelo Henriquez get some game time while on loan for Wigan."

  235. 1508: 

    There is absolutely no way, no way whatsoever that you are going to catch me saying that this has been a quiet start. Not a chance...

  236. 1506: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Jonny in Leicester on text via 81111: "What I like about Man City is they always respect their opponents and have a strong starting XI against anyone. I remember they played Leicester a couple of years ago with their best side."

  237. 1506: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Crystal Palace 0-0 Stoke

    Crystal Palace have started well, with Jermaine Easter cutting into the penalty area and having his shot turned away for a corner by Stoke keeper Thomas Sorensen.

  238. 1505:  
    BBC Final Score

    Former Ipswich and Republic of Ireland midfielder Matt Holland on Final Score: "Crawley have been in the fifth round in the last few years. If you make that many changes to your team it can affect you, and Reading are already behind."

    Watch the programme on the BBC HD channel, Red Button and BBC Sport website. You can also see it on BBC One at 1630 GMT.

  239. 1502: 
    Middlesbrough 0-0 Hastings Utd

    So far, so good for Hastings - but there was heartbreak for keeper Matt Armstrong-Ford as he fails a late fitness test before his team's FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough. Armstrong-Ford will be heading back to his day job as a naked butler.

  240. 1500: 
    GOAL- Crawley 1-0 Reading - Nicky Adams (1 min)

    Wow! A goal inside 20 seconds! Crawley get the FA Cup up and running as Nicky Adams collects the ball from the kick-off and crunches a long-range shot right into the corner. That's the way to do it. Reading made seven changes today - a mistake?

  241. 1500: 
    KICK-OFF

    I make that kick-off o'clock. Let's have it...

  242. 1458: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Dan in Hailsham on text via 81111: "I remember watching Hastings Utd striker Jamie Crellin strutting his stuff at my beloved Sussex County League side Hailsham Town. Awesome to see him playing at the Riverside!"

  243. 1458: 
    LINE-UPS- Macclesfield v Cardiff (1500 GMT)

    Macclesfield: Cronin, Martin, Nathaniel Brown, Pablo Mills, Braham-Barrett, Henry, Murtagh, Wedgbury, Kissock, Barnes-Homer, Morgan-Smith. Subs: Andrew Mills, Mackreth, Winn, Gnahoua, Diagne, Fairhurst, Konadu-Yiadom.

    Cardiff: Lewis, McNaughton, Oshilaja, Nugent, John, Harris, Kiss, McPhail, Ralls, Velikonja, Jarvis. Subs: Parish, Darco, Coulson, O'Sullivan, Hill, Mansaray, Wharton.

    Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire)

  244. 1455: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "1998 - At least one top-flight club has been eliminated from the FA Cup by a team from the bottom two tiers in every year since 1998. Magic."

  245. 1454: 

    Big words from Alan Pardew there: "We are in danger." A relegation fight for the Magpies this season?

    Kick-off is five minutes away.

  246. 1453: 
    Brighton 2-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "We didn't have enough quality players on the pitch for a Newcastle team, we are missing so many players. Our younger players gave everything they could but it wasn't enough and it didn't help when we went down to 10 men.

    "For us, the season we are having, we just need to get our best players back and quickly. We need to sustain ourselves in the Premier League. We want to stay there but we are in danger and we need to get our best players out on the pitch.

    "If I am being honest that team is a shadow of the team we put out last season. We need to get some bigger players back, who can handle the situation of carrying the Newcastle jersey. Whether that is a signing or a case of getting some of them back fit, I don't know."

  247. 1453: 
    QPR v West Brom (1500 GMT)

    Striker DJ Campbell goes straight into QPR's starting XI after returning from a loan spell at Ipswich in which he scored 10 goals in 17 games. Tal Ben Haim, Harry Redknapp's first signing as QPR boss, makes his debut.

    Boaz Myhill starts in goal for West Brom who also include George Thorne and Shane Long in their starters as they make three changes to the side beaten 2-1 by Fulham.

  248. 1452: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Leslie Mabon on Twitter: "Pleased to see striker Tadanari Lee back in the Southampton squad after injury - fancy him to get a cheeky winner against Chelsea today."

  249. 1452: 
    Brighton 2-0 Newcastle

    Brighton manager Gus Poyet: "It was a team effort today, they realised the opportunity and we are lucky Newcastle couldn't bring their best players but we had to take advantage and we did that.

    "We needed to keep a clean sheet, keep the ball and then score and we did that. I am very happy."

  250. 1450: 

    Some mammoth away followings expected today. Norwich have invaded Peterborough, with reports of the Canaries packing out a third of London Road, while Wolves have arrived en masse to Luton.

    Bournemouth fans are expected to make up nearly a third of the crowd at Wigan as well - could be a very small crowd at that one.

  251. 1449: 

    Take a scan down that Hastings line-up. Could one of those become a household name in the next few hours? A household name outside of his own street, anyway? You never know. You just never know...

  252. 1448: 
    Macclesfield v Cardiff (1500 GMT)

    Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay promised changes for their third round visit to Blue Square Bet Premier side Macclesfield - he's made 11. Experienced midfielder Stephen McPhail captains the side, that includes debutant Kadeem Harris and four players that are yet to make a league appearance for the Championship leaders.

  253. 1448: 
    Middlesbrough v Hastings Utd (1500 GMT)

    Middlesbrough: Steele, Halliday, Rhys Williams, Bailey, Parnaby, Zemmama, Smallwood, Thomson, Reach, Miller, Luke Williams. Subs: Leutwiler, Jutkiewicz, Jones, McDonald, Morris, Burgess, Haroun.

    Hastings Utd: O'Brien, Whitehead, Vickers, Ray, Cox, Carey, Jirbandey, Crellin, Dixon, Camara, Goldburg. Subs: George Howard, Ellis, Okojie, Manning, Daly, Richardson, Abbot.

    Referee: Graham Salisbury (Lancashire)

  254. 1448: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Matt on text: "As a Wolves fan I'm very concerned about our trip to Luton. Given our current form, the shock would be if we won!"

  255. 1446: 
    Bolton v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Phil Cartwright at the Reebok Stadium: "It's 40 years since Sunderland last won the FA Cup - Jimmy Montgomery's miracle save, Ian Porterfield's swivelling finish and manager Bob Stokoe running onto the Wembley pitch to congratulate his heroes. Current boss Martin O'Neill has gone with a strong line-up against Championship side Bolton, with top scorer Steven Fletcher, Adam Johnson and James McClean all included from the start."

  256. 1446: 
    LINE-UPS- Man City v Watford (1500 GMT)

    Man City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Milner, Javi Garcia, Barry, Silva, Dzeko, Tevez. Subs: Hart, Sinclair, Nastasic, Suarez, Rekik, Balotelli, Lopes.

    Watford: Bond, Doyley, Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Cassetti, Forestieri, Eustace, Chalobah, Pudil, Vydra, Deeney. Subs: Bonham, Neuton, Yeates, Anya, Geijo, Mujangi Bia, Battocchio.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

  257. 1444: 
    LINE-UPS- Crystal Palace v Stoke (1500 GMT)

    Crystal Palace: Price, Parr, Ramage, Delaney, Moxey, Zaha, Jedinak, O'Keefe, Bolasie, Moritz, Easter. Subs: Fitzsimons, Williams, Appiah, Parsons, Banton, Wynter, Taylor.

    Stoke: Sorensen, Shotton, Huth, Shawcross, Cameron, Kightly, Walters, Whitehead, Nzonzi, Crouch, Owen. Subs: Nash, Jones, Adam, Upson, Etherington, Wilkinson, Jerome.

    Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

  258. 1443: 

    Everton captain Phil Neville on Twitter: "Training done, time to watch the footie all afternoon. Love FA Cup third round day. Wish we were playing today!"

  259. 1443: 

    Less than 20 minutes away from the madness then people. Who's at a game? Who can smell a Cupset? Let us know on text or Twitter.

    Will anyone score a better goal than Andrea Orlandi today?

  260. 1442: 

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar on Twitter: "FA cup weekend and looking forward to the late kick off for Man Utd and watching at home! Hope for a strong team and some goals as usual!!!"

  261. 1442: 
    LINE-UPS- Fulham v Blackpool (1500 GMT)

    Fulham: Stockdale, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Briggs, Dejagah, Karagounis, Sidwell, Kacaniklic, Ruiz, Berbatov. Subs: Somogyi, Senderos, Baird, Kasami, Richardson, Rodallega, Frei.

    Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Baptiste, Broadfoot, Harris, Basham, Osbourne, Sylvestre, Ince, Kevin Phillips, Delfouneso. Subs: Halstead, Crainey, Gomes, Cathcart, Bruna, Martinez, Eccleston.

    Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

  262. 1442: 
    LINE-UPS- Bolton v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    Bolton: Lonergan, Riley, Knight, Ricketts, Alonso, Lee, Pratley, Andrews, Petrov, Ngog, Sordell. Subs: Bogdan, Mears, Ream, Eagles, Kevin Davies, Spearing, Lester.

    Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Bramble, Cuellar, Rose, Johnson, Larsson, Gardner, Vaughan, McClean, Fletcher. Subs: Westwood, Campbell, Wickham, McFadden, Kilgallon, Colback.

    Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

  263. 1440: 
    LINE-UPS- Aston Villa v Ipswich (1500 GMT)

    Aston Villa: Given, Lichaj, Clark, Baker, Bennett, Albrighton, Bannan, Delph, N'Zogbia, Bowery, Bent. Subs: Guzan, Ireland, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Weimann, Stevens, Carruthers.

    Ipswich: Loach, Hewitt, Kisnorbo, Smith, Cresswell, Martin, Reo-Coker, Hyam, Emmanuel-Thomas, Chopra, Murphy. Subs: Lee-Barrett, Chambers, Edwards, N'Daw, McGoldrick, Mclean, Whight.

    Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

  264. 1440: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Sam in Manchester on text via 81111: "Manchester City going with their strongest line-up against Watford, can't see an upset at the Etihad today. Manager Roberto Mancini means business!"

  265. 1440: 
    LINE-UPS- Southampton v Chelsea (1500 GMT)

    Southampton: Boruc, Cork, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Puncheon, Steven Davis, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Do Prado, Rodriguez. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Hooiveld, Lambert, Lee, Mayuka, Reeves, De Ridder.

    Chelsea: Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Ramires, Luiz, Mata, Hazard, Moses, Ba. Subs: Hilario, Lampard, Torres, Oscar, Ferreira, Marin, Bertrand.

    Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

  266. 1438: 
    Nottingham Forest v Oldham (1500 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips reports: "It's just two games in to Alex McLeish's reign at Nottingham Forest and while it may sound ridiculous, a home FA Cup defeat against Oldham would really pile the pressure on the former Aston Villa boss. Forest fans were angered and amazed by Sean O'Driscoll's shock Boxing Day departure but seem prepared to given McLeish their cautious backing. McLeish has said he will not make too many changes against the League One strugglers. He really cannot afford to lose this one."

  267. 1438: 
    LINE-UPS- QPR v West Brom (1500 GMT)

    QPR: Julio Cesar, Dyer, Ben Haim, Nelsen, Hill, Mbia, Granero, Mackie, Taarabt, Park, Campbell. Subs: Green, Derry, Ferdinand, Cisse, Wright-Phillips, Faurlin, Bothroyd.

    West Brom: Myhill, Jones, Tamas, McAuley, Ridgewell, Gera, Thorne, Brunt, Morrison, Long, Lukaku. Subs: Foster, Rosenberg, El Ghanassy, Thomas, Jara Reyes, Dawson, Fortune.

    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

  268. 1437: 
    LINE-UPS- Wigan v Bournemouth (1500 GMT)

    Wigan: Pollitt, Boyce, Golobart, Figueroa, Stam, Fyvie, Jones, Redmond, Gomez, Boselli, McManaman. Subs: Al Habsi, Henriquez, McArthur, Espinoza, Dicko, Kiernan, Campabadal.

    Bournemouth: Jalal, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, McQuoid, O'Kane, Arter, Pugh, Tubbs, Hughes. Subs: James, Partington, Fogden, Demouge, McDermott, Fletcher, Pitman.

    Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

  269. 1436:  
    BBC Final Score

    You need all the help you can get to stay across today's football fiesta - so why not tune in to Final Score if you can? It is up and running now. You can watch it on this website or on the BBC Red Button. Or on the BBC HD channel. You're spoilt.

  270. 1436: 
    Leicester v Burton Albion (1500 GMT)

    BBC Sport's Owen Phillips reports: "It's fair to say Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett has some painful FA Cup memories courtesy of one of the best Cup upsets of recent times. Rowett returns to former club Leicester City with the League Two side, still haunted by memories of Roy Essandoh and Wycombe. Remember him? Rowett does.

    Rowett said this week: "It was the guy from Ceefax, Roy Essandoh, who made himself quite famous on the back of it."

  271. 1435: 
    Brighton 2-0 Newcastle

    Brighton goalscorer Will Hoskins was understandably delighted to help knock Newcastle out of the FA Cup. "We have done what we set out to do today," Hoskins told ITV Sport. "We wanted to play our way even though we had a Premier League side coming down here and it is a great result for us. This is why I signed here. Great ambition, the club is fantastic."

  272. 1435: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "16 - Newcastle have now played 16 away games in all competitions this season and have not won any of them. Deflated."

  273. 1435: 
    Bolton v Sunderland (1500 GMT)

    Phil Bardsley makes his first start for Sunderland since 8 December after recovering from minor knee ligament damage and has been named captain by Black Cats' boss Martin O'Neill, who has selected just six substitutes.

    Bolton, meanwhile, make six changes. Andy Lonergan is named in goal while David Ngog, Martin Petrov, Marvin Sordell, Joe Riley and Sam Ricketts all start.

  274. 1434: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Sekar_blue4ever on Twitter: "Rest Mata and Hazard against QPR but starting them today for Chelsea... Shouldn't it be the other way around?"

    Matthew Fitzgerald on Twitter: "I wonder how many tin foil cups we'll see at various lower league grounds today?"

    James Newton on Twitter: "One Premier League team already out, how many more to follow?"

  275. 1434: 
    Fulham v Blackpool (1500 GMT)

    Fulham show how seriously they are taking the FA Cup this season, naming the same starting XI that won 2-1 at West Brom in the Premier League last time out.

    Blackpool meanwhile hand striker Kevin Phillips a first start since November while Liverpool and Leicester targets Tom Ince and Alex Baptiste also start for the Tangerines.

  276. 1433: 
    LINE-UPS- Peterborough v Norwich (1500 GMT)

    Peterborough: Olejnik, Alcock, Brisley, Knight-Percival, Little, Ferdinand, Bostwick, Newell, Rowe, Swanson, Boyd. Subs: Day, McCann, Ajose, Clarke-Harris, Sage, Gordon-Hutton, Richens.

    Norwich: Rudd, Martin, Barnett, Ryan Bennett, Tierney, Elliott Bennett, Fox, Johnson, Lappin, Snodgrass, Jackson. Subs: Steer, Pilkington, Garrido, Butterfield, Ward, Tettey, Kane.

    Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

  277. 1432: 
    Tottenham v Coventry (1500 GMT)

    Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker makes his first start since May. The England international has made five substitute appearances since recovering from an Achilles injury. Meanwhile, left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto also returns to the first XI having been sidelined since August. Flying winger Gareth Bale also takes his place in the team following his one-match suspension.

    Coventry hand striker Leon Clarke his debut.

  278. 1432: 
    LINE-UPS- Tottenham v Coventry (1500 GMT)

    Tottenham: Friedel, Naughton, Dawson, Caulker, Assou-Ekotto, Huddlestone, Parker, Sigurdsson, Dempsey, Adebayor, Bale. Subs: Lloris, Vertonghen, Lennon, Defoe, Dembele, Townsend, Carroll.

    Coventry: Murphy, Adams, Edjenguele, Wood, Jordan Clarke, Baker, Jennings, Bailey, McSheffrey, Moussa, Leon Clarke. Subs: Dunn, Thomas, Cameron, Fleck, Elliott, Barton, Christie.

    Referee: Michael Naylor (Sheffield)

  279. 1431: 
    Wigan v Bournemouth (1500 GMT)

    New boys Roger Espinoza and Angelo Henriquez are both named on the Wigan bench as manager Roberto Martinez makes nine changes for the visit of Bournemouth.

  280. 1430: 
    Southampton v Chelsea (1500 GMT)

    Southampton recall James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez to the side.

    Rafael Benitez makes six changes to the Chelsea side that lost 1-0 at home to Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday, Demba Ba is handed an immediate start following his £7m move from Newcastle United. Ashley Cole captains the side while Ramires, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard also return. Frank Lampard and Fernando Torres are on the bench.

  281. 1430: 
    Crystal Palace v Stoke (1500 GMT)

    Michael Owen makes his first start for Stoke at the ground where he made his first-team debut - and scored - for Liverpool back in 1997. The former England striker, 33, partners Peter Crouch in attack as manager Tony Pulis makes a total of six changes.

    Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway, who is godfather to Pulis' son, makes four changes, while highly-rated winger Wilfried Zaha gets the chance to impress against Premier League opposition.

  282. 1430: 

    In the meantime, get ready for an avalanche of team news...

  283. 1429: 

    Now then, before we start the three o'clock madness, it's important to stress that it will be physically impossible to keep you across every shot, tackle, card and chance at the 27 games which kick-off at the same time.

    So we will do our best to keep you bang up to speed with all the best action from the biggest games. If you just have to know about every goal as it hits the net, I suggest you make friends with the trusty old Videprinter. She won't let you down...

  284. 1426:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveBrighton 2-0 Newcastle

    Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley on BBC Radio 5 live: "There was nothing to applaud about Newcastle today. When we saw the teamsheets today we thought it was a big chance for Brighton and that was proved right.

    "Newcastle will pray they get their big players back soon or they are in serious trouble. They are in freefall at the moment as what is beneath their Tiotes, Bas, Cisses, Cabayes and Ben Arfas are not good enough.

    "The current players might be just good enough to keep them up, but do they have the stomach for a dogfight?"

    Listen to commentary of Brighton v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  285. 1425: 

    Cheers Higgo - it's one of the biggest and best afternoons of the season in the football calendar, and we have already delivered our first Cupset.

    It's going to be a long, slow and quiet coach journey back to the north east for Newcastle fans after that defeat. But come 1700, who else will be in the doldrums? We are about to find out...

  286. 1423: 

    On that note, it's time for me to step aside and make way for your live text commentary hero Tom Rostance. Strap yourself in, it's going to be an entertaining afternoon.

  287.  
    FULL-TIME- Brighton 2-0 Newcastle

    That's it, game over. Brighton go through to the fourth round and Newcastle suffer yet another early exit. Thirty years after the home team reached the final in 1983, can history repeat itself?

  288.   
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty on Twitter:

    "Brighton 2-0 and fully deserve this. Newcastle depleted but this lifeless performance has to concern manager Alan Pardew."

  289. 1419: 

    Brighton are toying with Newcastle now, as they pass it about with ease - each touch being cheered by the home supporters.

  290. 1418: 

    You've got to feel for those Newcastle supporters heading back home this afternoon, some of whom set off at 1am this morning. Brighton fans have plenty to cheer about on the evidence of this performance. If they can keep hold of players like Liam Bridcutt and Craig Mackail-Smith, they might even be a good outside bet for promotion via the play-offs.

  291.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Carl Woolnough on Twitter: "Great goal from Brighton! Cracking team! Well played."

  292.   
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley on BBC Radio 5 live: "That goal was the icing on the cake for Brighton. It had not been a great 20-minute period for them but Hoskins crept in behind centre-back Williamson, who was not aware he was there.

    "Good night and god bless. Newcastle are going back to the north east with their tail between their leg.

    "They are in a lot more trouble than I thought they were when you look at the poor quality of players underneath their strong first choice team."

    Listen to commentary of Brighton v Newcastle on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  293.  
    GOAL- Brighton 2-0 Newcastle - Will Hoskins (87 mins)

    Start the car, this one is over. David Lopez plays a glorious pass through and Will Hoskins breaks the offside trap to slide the ball home.

  294. 1413: 

    Newcastle must be wondering why they ever let Kazenga LuaLua leave as he takes a shot from the edge of the area and it is deflected wide. The winger has made a real difference since he came on. Just four minutes of normal time remaining.

  295. 1412: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Mark Galloway on Twitter: "Who is this M. Owen who is in the Stoke's starting line up. Is he any good?"

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