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Live text commentary from the FA Cup third round as Liverpool hold off non-league Mansfield after Swansea hold Arsenal.

6 January 2013 Last updated at 19:52 GMT

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  1. 1854: 

    That's a wrap then. FA Cup third round weekend done - almost.

    There's still Cheltenham v Everton to come, we'll be all over that one from Whaddon Road tomorrow night. See you there.

  2. 1849: 

    Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has returned to the touchline for his first game since undergoing throat surgery to remove a second tumor from a saliva gland.

    Barca are celebrating in style - they were 4-0 up inside half an hour against Espanyol.

  3. 1845: 

    Nick the Gooner in Watford on text: "Massive respect for Paul Cox and what he said in his post match comments. He must be totally gutted but he held his head high and didn't blame Suarez. How many other managers would be so graceful in defeat?"

  4. 1835: 

    We've had a trawl through the rule book, and here is an excerpt from Law 12 of the game on what constitutes handball:

    "Handling the ball involves a deliberate act of a player making contact with the ball with his hand or arm. The referee must take the following into consideration:

    • the movement of the hand towards the ball (not the ball towards the hand)

    • the distance between the opponent and the ball (unexpected ball)

    • the position of the hand does not necessarily mean that there is an infringement"

  5. 1828: 
    Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: "Danny Sturridge is a goalscorer but he is nowhere near fully fit. He will get opportunities, and he is quick and powerful.

    "Luis Suarez and Danny Sturridge can play together, there is no problem with that. You want to fit in good players and build a competitive group. We want to bring in players that are multi-functional.

    "There is no doubt it was handball but the officials have seen it was not deliberate. I asked the fourth official if it was handball and he said it was. It is unfortunate for Mansfield and lucky for us we got the goal.

    "Should he own up? It doesn't happen in football. You don't see players owning up and it is not Luis's job. It has not been a deliberate handball and that is what the officials have to deem, that is what they get paid for."

  6. 1827: 
    Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    Mansfield chief executive Carolyn Radford on ESPN: "I have enjoyed the day but it feels like it was stolen from us, whether it was deliberate or not. I feel it should be sorted out, we put up a sterling effort and we are proud of ourselves.

    "It was not in our favour and we should have had at least a replay. Handballs are obviously de rigueur in this game we play."

  7. 1823: 

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez's goal "was a clear handball."

  8. 1821: 

    Barry from Luton on text via 81111: "Play to the whistle, that's part and parcel of football."

  9. 1817: 

    There's some more bad news for Paul Cox - after his wedding on Friday Blue Square offered to pay for his honeymoon if Mansfield had won today.

    Instead, new wife Natasha will probably be getting a long weekend in Skegness.

  10. 1816: 
    Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    Mansfield manager Paul Cox: "I would like to give Luis Suarez the benefit of the doubt and say it was a reaction.

    "He is a goalscorer, a fabulous talent and I would pay to see him play every week. That is what world class players do. He is a crowd entertainer and one of the world's best players at the moment.

    "I thought we let ourselves down, we gave Liverpool too much respect. For the first half an hour, we were playing the occasion and not the match. We have had a good go against some of the biggest names in world football and we have to take that forward now.

    "We could have had a couple of penalties in the second half. Sometimes they go for you, sometimes they don't.

    "The crowd erupted with the gaol. We put the ball into good areas, but it just was not to be.

    "It was a blatant penalty when [the ball hit Jamie Carragher's hand]. The ball is going towards goal and he has stopped it.

    "Our home form has been excellent, the crowd was fabulous and we want the whole town to get behind us in what we are trying to achieve here."

  11. 1815: 

    Alexander Shahbazi on Twitter: "If a player is offside, and the referee misses it and the player scores, is it not the same? Lay off Suarez, ref's fault."

  12. 1810: 
    Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    It's Mansfield manager Paul Cox's birthday today - he has been hugely professional in his TV interview here.

    When asked if he must feel "cheated", Cox said: "For me to say that would be cheap. He's a world class player."

  13. 1805: 
    Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher: "We are delighted we put it to bed but this is what the FA Cup is about and it may have been nervy for Liverpool fans but everyone is pleased at the end.

    "It was going to be a difficult game. They were brilliant and their support was brilliant.

    "It was a great debut for Danny Sturridge and showed the class and pace. I am certain he will do that against Premier League sides.

    "The ball has bounced off Luis Suarez and gone it. We needed a goal and he has done it again."

  14. 1800:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Field Mill:

    "Huge effort from the Stags - but to no avail - and clearly still furious about that goal from Suarez that proved to be the winner."

  15. 1759: 
    Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    Mansfield manager Paul Cox on BBC Radio 5 live: "I thought we were excellent in the second half. We had a few chances and I was disappointed with the second goal.

    "The second goal was one of those things. The fans have been magnificent and we want more nights like this."

  16. 1759: 

    Away from the FA Cup, John Sheridan has been confirmed as the new manager of League Two strugglers Plymouth Argyle.

    Sheridan, 48, has been out of management since losing his job as Chesterfield manager in August 2012.

  17. 1758:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Credit to Mansfield, they produced a performance in the second half that they did not look capable of doing earlier.

    "There was plenty of controversy around the second goal but Mansfield just left themselves with too much to do.

    "There will be plenty to talk about from this game. It is not just once or twice from Suarez, there are many incidents with him, but there is no doubt he is a great player and oozes class."

  18. 1756: 

    So job done for Liverpool, and a cracking FA Cup tie. Impressive debut for Daniel Sturridge, a superb spell from the Stags after the break and ultimately a match-winning cameo from Luis Suarez.

    Yes, he does always kiss his wrist when he scores. But yes, he did handle the ball as he put it in. Controversy is bound to follow isn't it?

  19. 1756: 

    Mark Leadbetter on Twitter: "What is Suarez supposed to do? Pick the ball up and say sorry? Anyone who says they wouldn't have tapped it in needs to get real."

  20. 1756: 
    FULL-TIME- Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool
  21. 1755: 
    Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    Almost time up...

  22. 1753: 

    Archit Israni on Twitter: "Why wasn't Exodus Geohaghon doing javelin/discus/shotput for Great Britain in the Olympics with throw-in capabilities like his?"

  23. 1752: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    Matt Green almost earns the Stags a replay at Anfield! He tries again from 25 yards but Brad Jones is equal to it and turns it away. Green has been a menace in this second half.

  24. 1751: 
    Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    The big ball into the box causes Liverpool problems again, but that man Matt Green is again offside as he gets his shot away. Four minutes of added time everyone. Four minutes.

  25. 1750: 

    Titus in Glevum on text via 81111: "The Brendan Rodgers Project - sounds like a dodgy prog-rock band, think I might have seen them live at Glastonbury in the seventies!"

  26. 1749: 
    YELLOW CARD- Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    Jon Flanagan is booked for a foul on Matt Rhead - it's a free-kick in a dangerous area...


    Simon from Southampton on text via 81111: "There appears to be a number of scapegoats in football that, if anything controversial happens to, people jump on the bandwagon and blame them. Suarez is one of them. That handball seemed unintentional."

    Iain, a West Ham fan, in Amsterdam on text via 81111: "Dear Liverpool fans, Suarez is a great footballer, fantastic goalscorer and clearly an Anfield hero... But you have a collective case of the Wengers if you can't see that he also cheats every now and then."

    Raj on text via 81111: "Sturridge and Suarez for Liverpool? Get used to seeing that. Is it the start of a new SAS relationship?"

  28. 1747: 
    FINAL FIVE- Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    Matt Rhead wins another header - Matt Green is almost in but he is just offside. We are into the final five minutes and Liverpool are hanging on now...

  29. 1744: 
    CLOSE!- Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool

    Another Exodus Geohaghon throw almost forces an equaliser. Sub Matt Rhead is in the mix and the ball skims off a Liverpool head before flying a foot wide of the far post. Nervy stuff at the back now.

  30. 1744: 

    Gary Anderson on Twitter: "How important will that Suarez handball goal turn out to be now then?"

  31. 1743:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Field Mill:

    "Matt Green pulls one back for Mansfield. Might make for a lively last 11 minutes."

  32. 1742: 

    Mansfield have brought on the massive Matt Rhead up front now. Don't forget, he was as working for JCB in May...

  33. 1742:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "They did ever so well Mansfield there. They kept the ball alive and Green has looked the most likely all afternoon.

    "It is game on now after the heart had earlier gone out of their play. There were plenty of men in the penalty area then."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  34. 1740: 
    GOAL- Mansfield 1-2 Liverpool - Matt Green (79 mins)

    Game on! A free-kick is not cleared properly, Colin Daniel whips the cross back in, Lee Beevers knocks it back and Matt Green thunders in a shot which Brad Jones and Seb Coates can't clear on the line.

  35. 1739: 

    Jon Flanagan is on for Liverpool, replacing Andre Wisdom at right-back.

  36. 1738:  
    BBC Sport pundit and former Wales international Robbie Savage on Twitter:

    "The more you see it, it looks like the handball is unintentional from Suarez in my opinion, you then can't blame him for scoring!!! Officials fault for me."

  37. 1738: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "4 - Luis Suarez and Victor Moses are the only two players to score in all competitions this season (PL, LC, FAC & Europe). Handy."

  38. 1737: 
    Mansfield 0-2 Liverpool

    So with 15 minutes to go it is looking like a fourth round trip to Oldham for Liverpool. Jonjo Shelvey has been excellent today but he should have a third, shanking his volley wide at the far post after good work from Stewart Downing.

  39. 1732: 
    Mansfield 0-2 Liverpool

    It's been thoroughly professional stuff from Liverpool, who have quietened this one down now. They must have been worried during that 10-minute spell from the Stags, but the second goal from Luis Suarez has taken the wind out of the home side's sails.

  40. 1732: 

    Hans J Sprungfeld on Twitter: "Suarez played to the whistle didn't he? Isn't that what we're all taught when playing any sport?"

  41. 1729: 
    CLOSE!- Mansfield 0-2 Liverpool

    Mansfield force another corner but it is Liverpool who almost score. A break away sees Stewart Downing find Luis Suarez in the middle, he expertly feeds Jonjo Shelvey but his shot skids wide of the far post. A third goal would totally kill this one off.

    We have just over 20 minutes remaining.

  42. 1728: 

    Max in Exeter on text via 81111: "It may have been a clear handball but that's how Suarez always celebrates! Everyone seems to be ignoring that..."

  43. 1728:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Field Mill:

    "Real sense of injustice here after Luis Suarez's goal - just as Mansfield had Liverpool under real pressure."

  44. 1724: 
    CLOSE!- Mansfield 0-2 Liverpool

    The Stags rally again. A good ball over the top sends Matt Green clear of the Liverpool defence but he is forced out wide and his shot when it comes is over the top.

  45. 1723: 

    Tom Castle on Twitter: "How many of those Sturridge chances would Suarez have finished for Liverpool against Mansfield?"

    Paul Iummis on Twitter: "Luis Suarez showing why he is one of the most hated players in the game. Blatant handball, kisses his hand after. Classless."

    Sam Burrell on Twitter: "Talk as much as you want... If the referee gives it - it's a goal. Any criticism should be aimed straight at the ref."

  46. 1722: 

    This has the potential to get a bit nasty now. The players and fans alike are not happy with that goal. Mansfield had a fine spell as well.

  47. 1721:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "My first reaction was that it came off Suarez's arm. It was a great shot from him and a fantastic save from the goalkeeper which then rebounded off him.

    "Mansfield will feel hard done by that decision. It does also spoil the cup tie a bit."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  48. 1719: 
    GOAL- Mansfield 0-2 Liverpool - Luis Suarez (59 mins)

    He plays the part of a pantomime villain well doesn't he, Luis Suarez? Stewart Downing squares the ball to Suarez, his shot is well saved by Alan Marriott but Suarez snaffles up the rebound after controlling it with his hand.

    Boos ring around Field Mill as Suarez cheekily kisses his hand in front of the away fans.

  49. 1718: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    It's cliche time - this is a proper cup tie now.

  50. 1717:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "It has been an incredible eight minutes at the start of the second half. Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones has had to do well to save from the corner, then straightaway, Stewart Downing has raced up the other end of the pitch.

    "Where has this come from for Mansfield? Sturridge has wasted a few balls for Liverpool so far in this half and Suarez will be a lot more reliable."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  51. 1716: 

    Liverpool make a double switch, Suso and Daniel Sturridge come off and Jordan Henderson and Luis Suarez are on.

    Suarez toe-pokes a shot wide with his first touch. A warning sign.

  52. 1715: 
    CLOSE!- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Liverpool are under the cosh, but on the break they almost double the lead. Stewart Downing carries the ball downfield and sqaures for Daniel Sturridge, his shot is deflected just wide.

  53. 1714: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Jack Robinson handballs for Liverpool on the edge of the box but it runs on for Louis Briscoe to shoot and Alan Marriott makes a flying save!

    From the corner, Exodus Geohaghon heads down, there is a right scramble and Brad Jones just about fists it away.

    This is a superb spell from the minnows.

  54. 1713:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Field Mill:

    "Mansfield came out with real intent at the start of the second half - and Liverpool keeper Brad Jones looks nervous under pressure. Plenty of noise around Field Mill."

  55. 1712: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    There is such a huge improvement in Mansfield's play. they are first to every ball now, snapping away in midfield and pushing high up the pitch.

    Matt Green is almost in again but a fine block by Jamie Carragher stops him in his tracks. Did the ball strike Carragher's arm? I think it did you know...

  56. 1712: 

    Fergus Parsons on Twitter: "That Sturridge booking shows how soft football is becoming."

    Adam_Jones94 on Twitter: "Wow, great start to the half from Mansfield, Liverpool's youngsters look a bit shaken."

  57. 1710:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Mansfield have got the encouragement at the start of the second half that they did not receive at any stage in the first half.

    "Again, the opportunity came from a set piece, and those moments are where they can cause problems against Liverpool.

    "Goalkeeper Brad Jones is looking a little shaky and the words at the interval from the Mansfield manager look to be working."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  58. 1709: 
    CLOSE!- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    It's all Mansfield!

    Louis Briscoe has a thunderous shot cleared away and he then crosses for Jamie Carragher to nervously hook away for a corner. This is so much better from the hosts!

  59. 1708: 

    Daniel Sturridge is booked - and this is harsh. He tries to charge down a clearance, turns his back on the ball and ends up landing on the feet of John Thompson.

    Anthony Howell then has another shot blocked!

  60. 1707: 
    CLOSE!- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    What a start! Anthony Howell gets on the end of a low cross and forces Brad Jones into a save. Mansfield come out of the blocks at full pace.

  61. 1705: 
    KICK-OFF- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    We are back in play...

  62. 1702: 

    Adam in York on text via 81111: "Liverpool winger Downing should feel a lot more comfortable playing a Conference side as they match his standard."

    Mark, a Liverpool fan, on text via 81111: "Early goal in second half will settle Liverpool before getting a few more late on."

  63. 1701: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    This game maybe should be over for Mansfield - but it's not yet and they can still force a way back into it. If Liverpool start at the tempo they showed at the start of the first half though they can bury the Stags. Will Luis Suarez come on?

  64. 1658: 

    Simon Aindow on Twitter: "Exodus, half-way to an exodus."

  65. 1657: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Mansfield manager Paul Cox on BBC Radio 5 live: "I think we spent 20-25 minutes watching and I want the players to wake up now and start competing in a football match. I want the lads to start believing in themselves."

  66. 1651: 

    La Cupset in the air in France, where Lyon have been beaten on penalties in the last 64 of the French cup by third division (National) Epinal… cup shocks everywhere!

  67. 1651:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    "The Mansfield centre-backs are waiting to compete for long, high balls but instead Liverpool are playing intelligent balls on the floor on the sides of them.

    "They are not used to those type of balls and Sturridge has received a few chances from those passes by Shelvey so far."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  68. 1650:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Field Mill:Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    "Matt Green's powerful shot was a reminder to Liverpool that Mansfield are still in the game - but the Premier League side should have a bigger lead."

  69. 1650: 
    HALF-TIME- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool
  70. 1650: 

    Paul in Formby on text via 81111: "RE 1635 - Every single person on the planet can clearly see Ramsey clipped his own feet and then screamed for a penalty for Arsenal, in effect cheating. But manager Arsene Wenger thinks it's a penalty. To say he's losing it is being kind."

  71. 1649: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Daniel Sturridge could, and arguably should, have a first-half hat-trick. He is denied here by a very decent fingertip save from Alan Marriott after running on to another fine pass from Jonjo Shelvey. Marriott and Shelvey already in the running for man of the match I reckon.

  72. 1647: 

    We are into the last minute at Field Mill where the home side will be pleased to go in one down.

  73. 1647: 

    Matt Cartwright on Twitter: "Ah, the magic of the FA Cup third round. Where some people are too cheap to buy tickets so watch the game in a tree."

  74. 1646: 
    Daniel Sturridge scored for Liverpool on his debut for the club

    Daniel Sturridge's goal at Mansfield was his first since 31 October, when he notched in a 5-4 win over Manchester United in the League Cup.

  75. 1644:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Mansfield are only one goal down and this spell will give them a bit of confidence. They keep launching the throw-ins into the Liverpool box, but to be fair, Liverpool have dealt very well with them."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  76. 1643: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Brad Jones has to come and deal with another monster throw from Exodus Geohaghon and Mansfield have a corner. After an opening 15 minutes where they were all at sea Mansfield are competing well now.

  77. 1642: 
    YELLOW CARD- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Lucas goes into the book now for fouling Matt Green on the halfway line.

  78. 1642: 

    Miles Hopkins on Twitter: "This would be like shooting fish in a barrel for Liverpool sub Suarez."

  79. 1641: 
    YELLOW CARD- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Lee Beevers decides to get into Daniel Sturridge this time - and is booked for the foul. Sturridge will be very pleased with his first 35 minutes in a Liverpool shirt.

  80. 1638: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Well played Daniel Sturridge. So direct from the right wing as he gets his head down and runs past Lee Beevers into the penalty area, he cuts the ball back for Jonjo Shelvey but that man Exodus Geohaghon recovers to make the tackle. That was a glimpse of Sturridge as a winger, which is where he may end up playing a lot of the time.

  81. 1638:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "I think Mansfield will take heart from Suso's performance so far for Liverpool. He keeps losing the ball and that chance came from him again.

    "He does not look like he is enjoying this game."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  82. 1638: 

    Oliver, a Rotherham fan, on text via 81111: "Exodus at Rotherham was always hit and miss, but I will always remember when he dribbled the whole length of the pitch past the bewildered Chesterfield players."

  83. 1636: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Almost a great FA Cup moment! Exodus Geohaghon crops up on the right wing for some reason, he then picks out Matt Green in the D. The striker takes one touch and shoots hard toward the far corner but Brad Jones is well positioned to beat it clear. Fine effort though and Field Mill is rocking.

  84. 1635: 
    Swansea 2-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the penalty claim by Aaron Ramsey: "It was a penalty and the referee saw it, you know why he did not give it?

    "Because he thought the guy had not done it on purpose, and I think as well it was accidental, but he did not trip himself, he was caught clearly by the leg of the Swansea player.

    "The referee hesitated and he did not give it."

  85. 1634: 

    Alistair Weir on Twitter: "Shelvey finding acres of space, only a matter of time before Liverpool get another against Mansfield."

  86. 1632: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Mansfield's best avenue apart from a throw-in is a long ball forward to use the pace of Matt Green up front. Green gamely chases a lost cause and almost robs Seb Coates of the ball. Liverpool then break and Jonjo Shelvey is denied by the left arm of Alan Marriott.

    Luis Suarez is warming up. He would have a field day.

  87. 1630: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Stewart Downing is another Liverpool player who would like to fill his boots today, they get in easily again down the left but Downing's low shot is blocked by a flying Mansfield defender. Brilliant last-ditch stuff.

  88. 1629: 

    Prof_Amusa on Twitter: "Demba Ba scored on his debut for Chelsea, Sturridge scores on his debut for Liverpool! Good business for both clubs?"

  89. 1628:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Field Mill:

    "Liverpool have done much to dampen the optimism at Mansfield. The early understanding between Jonjo Shelvey and Daniel Sturridge is showing great promise."

  90. 1627: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Exodus Geohaghon begins his run-up outside the ground almost, and he hurls it into the penalty area. It's a tester but Jamie Carragher again heads it away. That's a threatening avenue for Mansfield though, without a doubt.

  91. 1626: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Here we go then. Free-kick for Mansfield. Get the big lads up there...

    But Jamie Carragher heads it away. Throw in though! Here comes Exodus Geohaghon...

  92. 1625: 

    Sean in Stoke on text via 81111: "I remember watching Exodus Geohaghon for Port Vale. He was rubbish."

  93. 1624: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Jonjo Shelvey again - he turns a lovely pass inside the defence for Andre Wisdom who is barrelling forwards from right-back. I thought the net was about to bulge but a sliding tackle stops him in his tracks.

  94. 1621: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Jonjo Shelvey has been brilliant so far. It's safe to say he would be amazing in the conference. The crowd have been quietened down by this dominant start from Liverpool. The Stags need to force something to get them giong again. A free-kick, a corner, an Exodus throw - anything.

  95. 1621:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Sturridge should have scored his second there. Again, Shelvey created the chance, and if Mansfield manager Paul Cox has anything about him, he has to acknowledge the problems Shelvey is causing them in the hole and do something about it."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live.

  96. 1618: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Oh Daniel Sturridge! He should have his second goal as once again the Mansfield defence is completely outfoxed by a Jonjo Shelvey through ball. Sturridge is clean through, he has an eternity one on one with Alan Marriott, and after shimmying and shallying Marriott makes a one-handed save. Excellent save, but a £12m man should be gobbling those up.

  97. 1617: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Joe Allen has yet to open his account for Liverpool, he may fancy his chances today and the midfielder has a go from 20 yards but it is straight at Alan Marriott.

  98. 1615: 
    Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Mansfield have their first real attack. Lindon Meikle shows a neat touch or two to win a free-kick 30 yards from goal but the effort is tame, into the wall.

  99. 1615: 

    Mike Player on Twitter: "Class from Sturridge - a cool head in front of goal for the first time from an Liverpool striker for a while."

    Not sure what 18-goal Luis Suarez would think about that tweet...

  100. 1615: 
    Swansea 2-2 Arsenal

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup: "A replay wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, especially with the two League Cup games against Chelsea in mind and the league games coming up. It's a very tight schedule. But a replay is better than a defeat. It always matters if you lose a game so a replay is another big games to look forward to.

    "The main feeling is that it was a fair result. We had the best chance in the first half with a good shot from Danny Graham and then took the lead through Michu. They scored two late goals but we showed great courage to come back at the end."

  101. 1613: 
    CLOSE!- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool

    Daniel Sturridge is almost in again as John Dempster underhits a backpass, but goalkeeper Alan Marriott gets there first to keep the Stags in it.

  102. 1613:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Shelvey has given them a lot of problems as Mansfield are not used to playing against a midfield-three. It is a great start to new signing Daniel Sturridge's Liverpool career."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  103. 1611: 
    GOAL- Mansfield 0-1 Liverpool - Daniel Sturridge (7 mins)

    That is how to start a career. Daniel Sturridge opens his account for Liverpool, running on to a cute through-ball from Jonjo Shelvey, outpacing Exodus Geohaghon and slotting into the corner. Very cool finish.

  104. 1610: 
    Mansfield 0-0 Liverpool

    Mansfield have had 10% possession in the opening five minutes. But they are still level, and you just wait until Exodus gets a throw-in.

  105. 1608: 
    Mansfield 0-0 Liverpool

    It's standing room only down the sides as plenty of officials and club staff cram in to watch.

    I'm not sure if this is an omen for a Cup shock, but Wolfie has gone out of the darts to a man called Jimmy Hendricks. An amazing sentence, I know.

  106. 1607:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:Mansfield 0-0 Liverpool

    "I do not think the pitch is as bad as people make out. Liverpool are making it as big as possible and their style is something which is totally alien to Mansfield."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  107. 1605: 

    This pitch is pretty bad in places to be honest, but Liverpool are making all the running in the opening stages. Mansfield are standing off and letting them have it in their own half. Jamie Carragher as a result has already had about 50 touches.

  108. 1604: 
    KICK-OFF- Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    Here we go then. Big Cupset on the cards?

  109. 1602: 
    Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    All set?

  110. 1559: 

    This has turned into the Exodus Geohagon live chat.

  111. 1559: 

    Adam Brown on Twitter: "I remember watching Exodus Geohaghan playing for my local side Kettering, now he's playing against Liverpool, football is crazy!"

  112. 1558: 
    Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    Mansfield's players are keeping Liverpool waiting here - Jamie Carragher is fuming. A bit of gamesmanship from the Stags.

  113. 1557: 

    Miles Woodford on Twitter: "Exodus Geohaghon - who cares about the long throw, I think he may have the greatest name in football."

  114. 1555: 

    There's been some chat about the state of the pitch at Field Mill. It's fairly standard lower league fare to be honest but as it's the FA Cup we are contractually obliged to label it as "a leveller."

    Kevin Keegan has just called this one "a potential banana skin." We are off. No doubt form will go out of the window?

  115. 1555: 
    Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    Mansfield manager Paul Cox ahead of the game against Liverpool on ESPN: "You have to believe and we want to be respectful of the tie. We are playing one of the big names in world football and I hope the lads make sure when they come off the pitch that they have made the club, the crowd and the town proud."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live at 1600 GMT.

  116. 1553: 
    Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    It's a cracking atmosphere at Field Mill. I was there for a superb League Two play-off semi-final a few years back. It's nearly as good as that right now...

  117. 1551: 

    Stevie Pardoe on Twitter: "Exodus Geohaghon is the one to watch for Mansfield today. His long throw has caused defences problems at so many levels."

    Stevie, we are on the same page son.

  118. 1551: 
    Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    There's plenty of love in the air at Field Mill. Not only is the chairman married to the chief executive (check out our video at the top of the page), but Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox got married on Friday.

    He married his partner Natasha Bertin after promising to bring the wedding forward if his side beat Lincoln City last month. The madman.

  119. 1547: 

    Does the name Matt Rhead mean anything to you? Almost certainly not.

    But the Mansfield striker could become a household name this afternoon if he can score a key goal against Liverpool.

    Rhead only embarked on a full-time football career in May. It was just days before his 28th birthday and, with a "really good job" and a young family, it was far from an easy call. But I bet he thinks it was the right one now...

    He's on the bench today. An impact man.

  120. 1546: 

    A lovely touch from Mansfield has seen them put the names of the 96 who died at Hillsborough on some seats which will be left empty for today's game.

  121. 1544: 

    Check out Mansfield defender Exodus Geohaghon today by the way. Not only is he massive - he has a throw-in to rival Rory Delap.

  122. 1544: 

    Max Mclean on Twitter: "Can they do the draw again? Very dull fixtures."

  123. 1543: 

    I neglected to tell you that those ties are to be played on the weekend of 26-27 January.

  124. 1541: 
    Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    Sutton United beat Coventry City in one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history in 1989.

    It was the last time a non-league side beat a top-flight team in the famous old competition. Can Mansfield end that run? We are about to find out...

  125. 1541: 

    Alex McCormac on Twitter: "Bored of Man City - Stoke cup games these last few years..."

  126. 1540:  
    Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby at Field Mill on BBC Radio 5 live:Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    "I think the 'Brendan Rodgers project' is going well at Liverpool and when they his team are at it they are as good as Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton. The problem is their consistency."

  127. 1540: 
    LINE-UPS- Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    Mansfield: Marriott, Thompson, Dempster, Geohaghon, Beevers, Meikle, Clements, Murray, Howell, Briscoe, Green. Subs: Sutton, Speight, Wright, Rhead, Hutchinson, Stevenson, Daniel.

    Liverpool: Jones, Wisdom, Coates, Carragher, Robinson, Lucas, Allen, Shelvey, Suso, Sturridge, Downing. Subs: Gulacsi, Suarez, Henderson, Sterling, Coady, Skrtel, Flanagan.

    Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)

  128. 1539: 

    So then, pick the bones out of that one. Tie of the round? Probably holders Chelsea at Southend or Brentford?

    Millwall v Aston Villa? It's not one of the greats...

  129. 1538: 

    Reading v Sheffield United

    Huddersfield Town v Leicester

    QPR or West Brom v Sheffield Wednesday or MK Dons

    Bolton or Sunderland v Cheltenham or Everton

  130. 1537: 

    Brighton & Hove Albion v Swansea City or Arsenal

    Crystal Palace or Stoke City v Manchester City

    West Ham United or Manchester United v Fulham or Blackpool

    Southend United or Brentford v Chelsea

  131. 1534: 

    Hull City or Leyton Orient v Barnsley

    Middlesbrough v Aldershot Town

    Millwall v Aston Villa

    Leeds United or Birmingham City v Tottenham Hotspur

  132. 1531: 

    Norwich City v Luton Town

    Oldham Athletic v Mansfield Town or Liverpool (play on Sunday)

    Macclesfield Town v Wigan Athletic or Bournemouth

    Derby County v Blackburn Rovers

  133. 1531: 

    Here we go then. What price Chelsea v Mancheser United/West Ham?

  134. 1530: 

    Lamont Burke on Twitter: "Arsenal need that extra bit of quality to get us over the line. Dominated the second half but only two goals."

    Krupesh Patel on Twitter: "That was a thrilling last few minutes to watch between Arsenal and Swansea, however, I reiterate, does nobody know how to defend anymore?"

  135. 1529:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Field Mill on Twitter:Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    "Very jaunty Mansfield Town song resounding around the PA now at Field Mill. Great welcome for The Stags when they came out to warm up."

  136. 1528: 
    Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers ahead of the FA Cup tie against Mansfield on BBC Radio 5 live: "You have to respect the competition and we wanted to take a group that would do that. It will be tough, it does not matter where you sit in the football pyramid.

    "New signing Daniel Sturridge has been injured for a while and he will play 45-60 minutes today. He is someone who is off his peak condition but he wants to do well for this club.

    "This is a club that is based richly on trophies and the FA Cup is the greatest cup competition in the world. For us, we want to compete to win these competitions.

    "We all know that Liverpool are nowhere near where they were, but for us, it is about progressing and cup competitions allow us to do that.

    "I never think about upsets. It is brilliant for Mansfield to have an institution like Liverpool to come to town."

    Listen to commentary of Mansfield v Liverpool on BBC Radio 5 live at 1600 GMT.

  137. 1526: 
    Danny Graham celebrates scoring for Swansea

    Danny Graham's goal for Swansea was his third in as many games for the Welsh club.

  138. 1522:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:Swansea 2-2 Arsenal

    "It was an entertaining game, especially in the second half. Swansea had more intent offensively and the game opened up when they scored.

    "Once Swansea scored, they sat back and invited Arsenal on. Their goals came when they started putting the ball into the box, but ultimately, the draw was the right result."

  139. 1522:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Field Mill:Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    "Field Mill hosts a classic FA Cup third round tie as Blue Square Bet Premier League side Mansfield Town host seven-time FA Cup winners Liverpool. Mansfield manager Paul Cox got married on Friday and hopes to add to the celebrations with a giant-killing act while opposite number Brendan Rodgers will regard the FA Cup as a genuine trophy-winning opportunity in his first season at Anfield."

  140. 1522: 

    Don't forget, the fourth round draw is coming up at 1530 GMT. Ten minutes' time in old money...

  141. 1521: 
    FULL-TIME- Swansea 2-2 Arsenal

    Brilliant last quarter. What a manic few minutes, Arsenal deserved their draw and we will have another replay.

  142. 1521: 
    Swansea 2-2 Arsenal

    ...but Michel Vorm springs off his line to make the catch.

  143. 1520: 
    Swansea 2-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal with a free-kick deep into stoppage-time...

  144. 1517: 

    Joe Blackmore on Twitter: "From ecstasy to agony for Arsenal fans, you have to love the cup!"

  145. 1516: 
    CLOSE!- Swansea 2-2 Arsenal

    This has turned into basketball. You attack, we attack. Swansea could nick it but Dwight Tiendalli loses his cool on the run and hits the side-netting.

  146. 1515: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Swansea 2-2 Arsenal

    This is madness! Arsenal almost back ahead as Laurent Koscielny wins the header from a corner, Michel Vorm reacts superbly to make the save and Koscielny then volleys over the bar no the rebound.

    Five minutes added on - we could have two more goals yet at this rate...

  147. 1515: 

    Will Brookes on Twitter: "Both teams playing a game of 'who can defend the worst' Awful awful awful."

  148. 1514: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Swansea 2-2 Arsenal

    Theo Walcott has the ball in the net, but he's offside. This game has gone nuts.

  149. 1514:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Great finish from Swansea's Danny Graham. Both teams have simply got balls into the box and put pressure on and the defences have not been able to cope with it.

    "Graham had a lot to do there and he produced a fantastic finish from the angle to get the ball into Arsenal's net."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  150. 1512: 
    GOAL- Swansea 2-2 Arsenal - Danny Graham (87 mins)

    The perils of zonal marking, chapter 9,768. Swansea are level and what a brilliant six minutes of action! A corner is flicked on and Danny Graham has the freedom of Swansea inside that penalty area to control the ball and smash high into the roof of the net. Marvellous stuff.

  151. 1511: 

    Callum Bailey on Twitter: "Kieran Gibbs, take a bow son, take a bow!"

  152. 1511:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "For the last 10 minutes Kieran Gibbs has galloped up and down the pitch and left Swansea's Dyer behind him every time.

    "It was an unbelievable finish from him from an excellent pass from Giroud. In the first 15 minutes Swansea were comfortable but since they have scored, they have sat back too much and the pressure has counted for Arsenal."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  153. 1509: 
    GOAL- Swansea 1-2 Arsenal - Kieran Gibbs (83 mins)

    What a hit! Kieran Gibbs plays the ball to Mikel Arteta, who spins a return pass back over the top for Gibbs to run on to and larrup the ball in at the near post on the volley. Robin van Persie-esque. Well, maybe not quite, but a hell of a volley. Incredible few minutes for Arsenal.

  154. 1509:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Podolski is deadly on his left foot. Arsenal have kept the pressure up in the final third, and after cross after cross, something had to give from Swansea.

    "It fell kindly to him and it was a superb finish from him. For all Arsenal's fantastic football which we usually see from them, the goal has come from a corner."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  155. 1507: 
    GOAL- Swansea 1-1 Arsenal - Lukas Podolski (81 mins)

    A season saving goal? Another goal from a substitute as Lukas Podolski brings Arsenal level. Theo Walcott's corner is headed back by Bacary Sagna, Laurent Koscielny helps it into the box and Podolski swivels to strike a deadly effort right into the corner. Fabulous finish.

  156. 1506: 

    Santi Cazorla takes the free-kick but it's at the wall, Mikel Arteta's follow up is also blocked.

  157. 1505: 

    Kyle Bartley lamps Jack Wilshere on the edge of the box. It's a wild lunge, a booking, and a free-kick in a dangerous area.

  158. 1504: 
    Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    Daniel Sturridge starts for his Liverpool debut following his £12m move from Chelsea, with Luis Suarez on the bench. Steven Gerrard is rested completely and Jamie Carragher returns in central defence.

  159. 1504: 

    Sam Walker in Merseyside on text via 81111: "Michu may be Swansea's key bargain buy, but an honourable mention surely goes out to Ki. Holds the midfield together wonderfully."

  160. 1503: 
    Swansea 1-0 Arsenal

    Lukas Podolski flashes a shot wide - he should score but he was already offside. It's all Arsenal now as we enter the final 13 minutes. Can they force a replay?

  161. 1502: 

    Andre Louro on Twitter: "If Arsenal boss Wenger still doesn't spend after this, then he's got to go. Worst kind of blindness is when said affliction is self-induced."

  162. 1501:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "It was a comedy of errors there for Swansea. First Michu gave the ball away in a dangerous position then Ben Davies got in trouble outside his own penalty box.

    "I really thought Theo Walcott would score there but he flashed his shot wide."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  163. 1501: 
    CLOSE!- Swansea 1-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal almost level. Michu helps out by winning a tackle in midfield but it runs through to Theo Walcott inside the area, the Arsenal man is in but drags his shot wide from 15 yards. Big chance.

  164. 1500: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    Daniel Sturridge makes his Liverpool debut but there is no Luis Suarez or Steven Gerrard.

  165. 1459: 
    Miguel Michu celebrates scoring for Swansea

    Michu had been on the pitch for less than two minutes when he scored for Swansea. Arsenal have less than 20 minutes of normal time left to find an equaliser.

  166. 1458: 

    Arsene Wenger makes a change - Lukas Podolski is on for Aaron Ramsey.

  167. 1458: 

    Mikeygnfl on Twitter: "Arsenal play too slowly. Watch Barcelona play and see how much quicker they move the ball."

  168. 1457:  
    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at Field Mill on Twitter:Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    "Mansfield pitch patchy in parts but looks in good order elsewhere - and already a great FA Cup atmosphere in and around Field Mill for the third round tie against Liverpool."

  169. 1455: 

    Donbelluci on Twitter: "Drogba has gone but the fear of Michu for the Arsenal defenders is the beginning of another trophyless campaign."

  170. 1454: 

    Final change for the home side as Leon Britton is replaced by Kemy Agustien. We are into the last 20 minutes here.

  171. 1453: 

    Arsenal have reacted well to going behind. There's no sign of any changes from Arsene Wenger but his side are continuing to probe. A lovely pass over the top from Laurent Koscielny almost leads to a chance but that man Chico is in the right place to clear.

  172. 1452: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "15 - Swansea have now extended their scoring run to 15 games in the FA Cup. Update."

  173. 1452:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Giroud got behind the back of Flores and he has to do so much better with that chance than that."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  174. 1450: 
    CLOSE!- Swansea 1-0 Arsenal

    This is a big chance for Arsenal! Aaron Ramsey gets free on the left with a lovely turn and cross, Olivier Giroud drifts off the back of Chico to find space, but he mistimes his header and puts it well wide. Best chance of the day for the Gunners.

  175. 1449: 

    Arsenal suddenly look extremely fragile at the back. Michu wins a header, Danny Graham is almost in on goal and he finds Pablo Hernandez but he neither shoots or crosses and it's routine for Wojciech Szczesny. Swansea look buoyant.

  176. 1448: 

    DSelase on Twitter: "That's what you call instant impact!"

    OscarKoslover on Twitter: "Michu comes on, we panic, goal. This is not football you expect from a team in the Champions League."

  177. 1447: 
    Swansea 1-0 Arsenal

    BBC Sport Wales's Dewi Hughes at the Liberty Stadium: "A remarkable introduction from Michu. Just as the Swansea fans welcome his arrival from the bench with cries of "He scores when he wants", the Spaniard does just that with his first touches. Give him a sight of goal and Michu rarely squanders the opportunity. His third goal against Arsenal this season."

  178. 1446: 

    It's a cracking atmosphere now. Arsene Wenger must hate the sight of Michu.

  179. 1445: 

    Away from the FA Cup action, Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has been enjoying a productive Sunday afternoon on Twitter: "Out on the golf course today and have sunk a 45 ft putt on the 7th for birdie. Cue wild Alan Shearer style celebrations..."

  180. 1445:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "The big fella scores when he wants. Swansea's Michu is a big strong boy with good pace and he gets between the two Arsenal centre-backs unopposed.

    "Per Mertesacker has to do better, but he shows great composure to finish there as he still had a lot to do."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  181. 1443: 
    GOAL- Swansea 1-0 Arsenal - Michu (58 mins)

    So cool. So, so cool. Nathan Dyer wins a header, somehow, and Michu shows real class. He lifts the ball over the head of Per Mertesacker with one touch, one more touch steadies him and he then slots into the corner. That's 15 for the season for the striker, who was on the field for one minute and 13 seconds before finding the net.

  182. 1442: 

    Dan W on text: "A season ticket at Stoke long term is more likely to be a Premier League one though."

  183. 1442: 

    Pablo Hernandez and Michu come on for Wayne Routledge and Jonathan de Guzman. Great strength in depth for Swansea.

  184. 1440: 

    Olivier Giroud needs lengthy treatment after falling awkwardly after that volley. I think he'll be able to continue, as Michu warms up for the Swans.

  185. 1440:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "That was more like it for Arsenal. We talked about 'intent' in the first half and they have shown it a lot since the break.

    "Striker Giroud has had a few chances and hopefully the injury is not serious for him."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  186. 1439: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal are rampant now. Kieran Gibbs slings in a cross from the left, this time there are bodies in the box and Olivier Giroud sends in an acrobatic volley which Michel Vorm again keeps out with his feet. Great save, but Arsenal are looking very dangerous.

  187. 1438: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Now then! Olivier Giroud sends Aaron Ramsey into space inside the area, he goes down and the Arsenal fans and players are screaming for a spot-kick.

    Howard Webb waves it away and the replays show that Ramsey tripped over his own feet. Not a dive, but not a foul. Great decision.

  188. 1437: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    This is more like it. Arsenal break quickly, Santi Cazorla finds Theo Walcott through the middle and the England man gets his head up to spring Olivier Giroud on his left. The Frenchman takes the shot early and rattles it hard and low, but Michel Vorm makes the save with his feet.

  189. 1436:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "For me, Wales international Aaron Ramsey is playing out of position on the left wing but Arsenal's best moments have all come through him.

    "In general, Arsenal have been very pedestrian and have looked a bit brittle at the back."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  190. 1436: 

    Ahnaf Tahmeed Faiz on Twitter: "I love Swansea's style, but Stoke City don't deserve the abuse. It's good to see a team play in a different style."

  191. 1435: 

    Arsenal have started this half brightly and after a bit of chaotic defending inside the area Aaron Ramsey is again almost in on goal but Michel Vorm comes to the rescue. Swansea are yet to get going in this half.

  192. 1433: 

    Arsenal move the ball about neatly to send Kieran Gibbs away down the left, but, you guessed it, there's nobody in the area and he has to delay his cross. When the ball does find its way back into the danger zone, Olivier Giroud shanks a horrible shot wide.

  193. 1433: 

    John Shamon on Twitter: "I'd rather a hammer to the head than watch Stoke for a season."

    Hawaiian_Lion1 on Twitter: "I refuse to go to anymore games we play against Stoke, it's more painful than pulling teeth, pure anti-football."

    George Hodgson-Abbot on Twitter: "I feel sorry for the Spaniards, this is the type of football they have to watch every week. Long live the Premier League."

  194. 1431: 
    KICK-OFF- Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Back in play at the Liberty.

  195. 1430: 
    Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

    I'll bring you team news from Field Mill as soon as we have it, I've just seen Brendan Rodgers enter the ground. What's your Cupset-ometer saying on that one?

  196. 1430: 

    Macclesfield manager Steve King says it would be a "dream" to play Liverpool in the next round of the FA Cup after that win over Cardiff.

    Steady on Steve - Liverpool have got to get through yet...

  197. 1428: 

    Johnny in London on text via 81111: "This is the so-called excitement of passing football. People are being brainwashed! It's boring!"

  198. 1428: 

    Paul's text from earlier (1410) has opened up a debate at live text HQ. We all appreciate the different ways of playing the game - but if you had to have a season ticket at Stoke or Swansea, which would you choose and why?

    Or if you are winning, is that all that matters?

  199. 1426: 
    AC Milan

    AC Milan and Kevin Prince Boateng were in the news this week after a friendly against lower division club Pro Patria was suspended after players walked off because of racist chanting.

    The Milan players have been warming up in shirts saying 'AC Milan against racism' ahead of their match with Siena this afternoon.

  200. 1424: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "Arsenal have had two shots on target in the last 135 mins, both from outside the box."

  201. 1424: 
    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    BBC Sport Wales's Dewi Hughes at the Liberty Stadium: "The Swansea fans are pretty content with that first half. Intricate play from back to front has opened up Arsenal at times, particularly down the right flank. There remains a threat in the visitors' play, though. Santi Cazorla should have done better in front of goal when he fired over the bar, but will Arsene Wenger be tempted to play Theo Walcott in a more central role for the second half?"

  202. 1418: 

    Wyatt Erksine on Twitter: "This first half has just passed by. Heavy emphasis on passed."

    Sean Hammond on Twitter: "Swansea are playing the Arsenal way better than Arsenal!"

    Andy Sime on Twitter: "Expected goals, but Swansea and Arsenal are cancelling each other out. Surely the second half can only get better."

  203. 1416: 

    So no goals, one header against the crossbar and many, many short little passes in to feet. It's been as we expected to be honest. Swansea need to lift the tempo.

  204. 1416: 
    HALF-TIME- Swansea 0-0 Arsenal
  205. 1415:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Ramsey has just crossed the ball into the Swansea box but no Arsenal players even attempted to attack it, which angered him.

    "You cannot always score the 'perfect goal'. Ramsey needed the Arsenal forwards to attack the ball there and he was right to demand that movement from them.

    "Swansea have been comfortable in this game and goalkeeper Michel Vorm's save from Santi Cazorla there was his first involvement in the match."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  206. 1414: 

    Arsenal look short of ideas in the final third at the moment. Santi Cazorla is one man who can make things happen though, and he shows a neat turn on the edge of the area to lose his man and get a shot away. Easy save though as we approach stoppage time.

  207. 1411: 

    Aaron Ramsey goes into the book for a challenge on Dwight Tiendalli. There are a few challenges going in now.

  208. 1410: 

    Paul on text via 81111: "This game with two teams exactly the same justifies Stoke and how they play. This is boring. I'd rather watch a Stoke game and they get undeserved abuse."

  209. 1409: 

    Jonathan de Guzman can pick a pass. He really can. He plays a beauty of a reverse ball to outfox the defence and find Dwight Tiendalli, but the full-back can't make the most of it and his pullback is poor.

  210. 1408:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Swansea have more bite in attack than Arsenal at the moment.

    "I did think that Kyle Bartley's arms were up against Per Mertesacker, but for me, it was not a blatant free-kick as you have to put your arms up a bit when you have the momentum running on to the ball, it is a natural movement."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  211. 1406: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Off the bar! Not many people beat Per Mertesacker in the air but Kyle Bartley rises brilliantly to meet Jonathan de Guzman's free-kick and head against the top of the crossbar. Best chance by far.

  212. 1405: 

    Arsenal move it nicely down the left, and Kieran Gibbs manages to pull the ball back for Santi Cazorla to smash over the bar.

  213. 1403: 

    Sparring is the word. There's not been many punches thrown.

  214. 1402:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "At the minute, both Swansea and Arsenal are sparring with each other."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  215. 1401: 

    Henry Rudd-Clarke on Twitter: "Why on earth is Theo Walcott taking Arsenal's free kicks when we have Santi Cazorla? Or Mikel Arteta?"

  216. 1400: 

    Aaron Ramsey goes close. He does.

    He ghosts into the area and beats Chico with a fine body swerve but he can't quite get a shot away and he is closed down by Michel Vorm. Lovely move though, Ramsey cutting in from the left.

  217. 1359: 

    Swansea are next to create space with some lovely passing, Ki Sung-yeung releases Jonathan de Guzman into a pocket just outside of the area but his through pass doesn't connect with Danny Graham.

  218. 1356: 

    Arsenal are growing into the game now, they are using the flanks to good effect. Theo Walcott almost gets on the end of a cross from the left but Ben Davies tracks him and makes a fine clearance.

  219. 1353: 

    Theo Walcott takes the free-kick - he seems to be taking everything in the last few weeks - but it's poor and hits the wall.

  220. 1353:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "That is a yellow card for me for Flores and he really should have received one from Howard Webb. Arsenal are proving really dangerous when they pressure Swansea high up the pitch and win the ball back."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  221. 1353: 

    Ajay from London on text via 81111: "Am I the only the person that thinks Walcott should not spearhead Arsenal's attack? His best position is out-wide. Pires and Ljungberg accumulated goals galore playing out-wide. Getting bored of this debate!"

  222. 1353: 

    How do you defend against Theo Walcott? Chico Flores has got his methods. The striker runs at him at full pace and the Spaniard just steps across and checks his run. Cynical as it gets, but there's no booking from Howard Webb.

  223. 1350: 

    Better from Arsenal as they counter at pace. The ball is worked back to Theo Walcott and he gets a shot away but it is well blocked. Walcott almost then gets in behind the defence but he's well marshalled.

  224. 1348: 
    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    BBC Sport Wales's Dewi Hughes at the Liberty Stadium: "Intriguing battle developing down Arsenal's right flank between Theo Walcott and Ben Davies. The young Welshman, a revelation in his first season, is not giving Walcott an inch."

  225. 1347: 

    Austin Bobmanuel on Twitter: "Swans cleverly pressing Arsenal's left side. Aware of the threat from Gibbs."

  226. 1346: 

    Jonathan de Guzman shoots high and wide from range as Swansea continue to impress. We've not seen much of Theo Walcott or Santi Cazorla yet. They could be the key for Arsenal.

  227. 1346:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Mertesacker is the not the quickest centre-back and Danny Graham is not the quickest centre-forward, but Graham showed a bit more pace to latch onto that long ball and he put in a good shot.

    "Swansea do like to play possession football but that move showed that through Graham, and their wingers, they are capable of mixing it up and becoming dangerous on the counter."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  228. 1343: 

    For all the pretty passing, a long ball forward brings about the first chance of the day. Danny Graham gets away from Per Mertesacker to collect Kyle Bartley's searching pass, he shoots from 25 yards and gets right behind it, forcing a flying save from Wojciech Szczesny. Lovely hit.

  229. 1341: 

    Steve in Sussex on text via 81111: "Shocking from Ramsey!! Can't believe he hasn't been able to dribble past four players and smack one in the top corner from 30 yards in first few minutes of this game!! Waste of money!"

  230. 1339: 

    The travelling hordes of Arsenal fans are making a lot of noise at the moment. Try telling them the FA Cup is dead. As we sort of expected, we've seen lots of pretty passing from both sides so far without much in the way of shots on goal.

    Here's good play from Swansea though. Jonathan de Guzman splits the defence with a great ball and Dwight Tiendalli's cross is cleared away.

  231. 1337: 

    Swansea finally see some possession. Ki Sung-yeung sets the tempo in midfield, finding space and the superbly-named Dwight Tiendalli then wins a free-kick off the hand of Kieran Gibbs.

  232. 1335:  
    Wales manager and former Swansea defender Chris Coleman at the Liberty Stadium on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Arsenal have started brightly on the front foot and everything is going through midfielder Mikel Arteta. Theo Walcott has started on the right wing and it will be interesting to see how he gets on against Swansea's young left-back Ben Davies.

    "It is 3 v 3 in the midfield and that is where the game will be won and lost for me."

    Listen to live commentary of Swansea v Arsenal on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  233. 1333: 

    Jack Wilshere floats in a devilish free-kick from deep on the right and Olivier Giroud almost sneaks on to it. Swansea just about get it clear though. The home side are yet to get on the ball at all.

  234. 1332: 

    Aaron Ramsey's first touch was roundly jeered. Arsenal have started very well though, spraying the ball around sharply.

  235. 1332: 

    Timo Burbridge on Twitter: "Ramsey won't come back to form with you fickle lot pressurising him, he's only 22 so still younger than the likes of Man Utd's Tom Cleverley."

  236. 1331: 

    This is already the best atmosphere I've heard all weekend.

  237. 1330: 
    KICK-OFF- Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Game on at the Liberty.

  238. 1326: 
    Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Here come the players then out on to the pitch - referee Howard Webb is absolutely towering over Leon Britton. Britton skippers Swansea today.

  239. 1323: 
    Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    BBC Sport Wales's Dewi Hughes at the Liberty Stadium: "The conditions are perfectly set for two teams to showcase their passing principles - an immaculate Liberty Stadium pitch, no wind and a compact stadium full of fans awaiting entertainment.

    "And what a test for defender Kyle Bartley on his first Swansea appearance since August. The former Gunners trainee will know all about Theo Walcott's pace, but will he prove to be one of the 2% of centre-backs Michael Laudrup believes can match the striker in a foot race?

    "For Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey needs a big game to silence a few critics. Beating Swansea on their own patch should be ample motivation for the Cardiff lad."

  240. 1322: 

    Alex Withington on Twitter: "FA Cup is surely Arsenal's best chance of a trophy this year, they will need to be up for this today."

    MarkWelshie14 on Twitter: "Why has Ramsey had so much stick? Clearly a central midfielder not a winger, out of form yes but still has the quality."

  241. 1322: 
    Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "It's a tricky tie but we have no choice, we want to stay in it and we will give everything. Swansea have a semi-final in the League Cup to worry about as well but overall they have their usual squad.

    "Michu doesn't start but he can come on. We have to get closer to them and stop them from playing. You can never predict how difficult it can be. Both teams will want to win it today so it promises to be an exciting game."

  242. 1317: 

    Olly, a Liverpool fan, on text via 81111: "I remember last time Liverpool played a non-league club in the FA Cup. We fell behind twice. That was scary. Then Yossi Benayoun saved us - old times..."

    Liverpool had to come from behind twice to beat Havant & Waterlooville 5-2 in 2008.

  243. 1311: 

    Every live text I do featuring Arsenal seems to end up with you lot hammering Aaron Ramsey. The poor lad.

    Can he win a few round today? He's back in Wales. Can he be back on form?

  244. 1307: 

    Chris Rogers on Twitter: "Everyone making a big fuss of no Michu in the starting line up for Swansea but surely captain Ash Williams not in the squad should be noted."

  245. 1307: 
    LINE-UPS- Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Swansea: Vorm, Tiendalli, Chico, Bartley, Davies, Dyer, Britton, de Guzman, Ki, Routledge, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Michu, Hernandez, Monk, Shechter, Rangel, Agustien.

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Walcott, Giroud, Cazorla. Subs: Martinez, Vermaelen, Rosicky, Podolski, Andre Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin.

    Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

  246. 1306: 

    The FA Cup fourth round draw takes place at 1530 GMT this afternoon - and Safe Hands himself will be conducting the draw.

    Big Dave Seaman and even bigger Dave Beasant are handling the balls, and here are a few choice numbers for you to keep your eyes peeled for:

    2 - Brighton & Hove Albion

    4 - Wigan Athletic or AFC Bournemouth

    8 - Macclesfield Town

    10 - Manchester City

    17 - Aldershot Town

    20 - Chelsea

    26 - West Ham United or Manchester United

    31 - Luton Town

    We'll bring you the full draw later. Naturally.

  247. 1305: 
    Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup on ESPN: "It's a big week for us with three games in six days in three competitions.

    "We have to make changes today, we have played a lot of games. Michu has a slight back problem. He is not 100% but he will be ready to come on in the second half. We have a lot of confidence at the moment."

  248. 1302: 

    Chris Lord on Twitter: "Arsenal need strength in the team, and well Adebayo Akinfenwa would fit the bill perfectly! Great Form too!"

  249. 1301: 
    Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    BBC Sport Wales's Dewi Hughes at the Liberty Stadium: "Not so long ago the visit of Arsenal to Swansea would constitute the big draw of the season. But having already beaten the Gunners twice since joining the Premier League last season, and with a League Cup semi-final with Chelsea three days away, the anticipation among the home fans this afternoon is relatively low key.

    "There's an understandable nervousness among the travelling support, though. Defeat today surely ends all realistic hope of ending the eight-year trophy drought."

  250. 1257: 

    So we are just over half an hour away from kick-off in Swansea.

    It's knocking on for eight years since Arsenal won a trophy. We're talking about the days of Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg. That's too long isn't it? Too long.

  251. 1254: 

    Nick, London on text: "Re 1247, there's only one way Luke can know that piece of obscure info - FIFA 13. But anyone who has signed him will know that although he can catch up with Walcott he can't tackle him when he gets there..."

    He's no Adebayo Akinfenwa though is he?

  252. 1251: 

    Statisticians Opta on Twitter: "19 - In 19 previous FA Cup ties with teams from the same division, Swansea have progressed just four times. Grounded."

  253. 1250: 
    Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Arsenal will be delighted to see Spanish striker Michu left on the bench for Swansea after his two-goal heroics at the Emirates. His omission is one of four changes to the side which drew 2-2 with Aston Villa in their last outing, with Dwight Tiendalli, Kyle Bartley, Ki Sung-yueng and Nathan Dyer all drafted in.

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger makes three alterations to the side held 1-1 at Southampton. Per Mertesacker replaces Thomas Vermaelen, Aaron Ramsey comes in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski makes way for Olivier Giroud.

  254. 1247: 

    Luke Benali on Twitter: "Re 12:27: Defender Marvell Wynne who plays for Colorado Rapids in the MLS might actually be faster than Theo Walcott! Scarily quick!"

    That is niche knowledge Luke. I've no choice but to take your word for it I'm afraid. Is he any good though?

  255. 1245: 
    Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Ten-time FA Cup winners Arsenal are hoping to complete a hat-trick of victories in the competition over Swansea, who have never reached the final. The Gunners ousted Swansea in the fourth round in 1950 on their way to winning the competition, and repeated the score away from home in 1968, at the same stage.

    Fast forward to the present day and the abiding image of the Premier League meeting between the teams at the Emirates in December is of Swans forward Michu twice bounding clear of a jaded Gunners defence to clinch a famous 2-0 win. He's missing today of course. That Arsenal backline will be relieved.

  256. 1244: 

    The first 'Wenger out' text, at 1244. You lot are brutal. Brutal.

  257. 1244: 

    Ben Irwin on text via 81111: "Almost at the Liberty Stadium! If Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger doesn't take this FA Cup tie against Swansea seriously, he has to go!"

  258. 1242: 

    I would say at first glance of those sides that Arsenal have named a stronger side. No Michu is a blow for the Swans, but Danny Graham has found his scoring boots again, and he scored the winner against the Gunners at the Liberty last season.

  259. 1240: 

    Niklas Lanwehr on Twitter: "Big games for both Arsenal and Liverpool today, have to make an impression and set the confidence level for tough next few weeks."

  260. 1237: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Theo Walcott starts for Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger naming a strong side. There's no Lukas Podolski in there as Olivier Giroud starts through the middle.

  261. 1235: 
    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Bad news for Swansea fans - There's no Michu in the Swansea team as Danny Graham keeps his place up front. Michael Laudrup has rested a few, with former Arsenal man Kyle Bartley starting at the back.

  262. 1234: 

    Alex Williams on Twitter: "RE 1227 - It's obviously Rio Ferdinand..."

    Student Gooner on Twitter: "RE 1227 - Per Mertesacker."

  263. 1231: 

    Oldham manager Paul Dickov has targeted a reunion with former club Manchester City after leading his side to a stunning 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest to reach the FA Cup fourth round.

    Dickov is a Wembley hero for City of course after his play-off antics against Gillingham all those years ago. Could he turn villain in the fourth round?

    That draw is coming up at 1530 GMT.

  264. 1230: 

    We should have team news from the Liberty Stadium within the next few minutes. Full-strength sides for both?

  265. 1227: 

    Who are the 2% of centre-backs who can keep up with Theo Walcott then Michael? I'm all ears...

  266. 1225: 
    Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has warned his players they need to stop Theo Walcott to have a chance of beating Arsenal in today's FA Cup third round clash at the Liberty Stadium. "He is a threat when he plays wide or through the middle, he is not a centre forward but his pace makes him dangerous to every defence," said Laudrup. "He is faster than 98% of centre-backs so you know you have to be careful as one ball and he is gone.

    "Speed is very important - obviously speed without quality is useless - but he has quality as well. He is dangerous even if he is not a number nine."

  267. 1223: 
    Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes winning the FA Cup - and ending the club's eight-year trophy drought - would give the current team an "aura". "There is a change of course, there is an aura around the team that is built through the history of the team. That makes them feel strong together.

    "It is an energy that builds up inside the team that you sense, that is linked with the success that the team has achieved. It is the same the other way around - you only achieve if you really believe, so it is always a vicious circle."

  268. 1222:  
    BBC Radio 5 live reporter Juliette Ferrington at the Liberty Stadium on Twitter:Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    "Arsenal have arrived looking relaxed strolling into the ground. Theo Walcott and Arsene Wenger stopping for a few pics and autographs."

  269. 1222: 

    Macclesfield are also into the fourth round draw after a stunning late comeback saw off Championship leaders Cardiff.

    Cardiff made 11 changes for that one, with five players yet to make a league appearance for the Bluebirds playing, but manager Malky Mackay was adamant he had done the right thing.

    " I don't regret picking this team, I think they did wonderfully," he said. Wonder if his chairman and supporters agree?

  270. 1221: 

    Rhuuuuud on Twitter: "I reckon former Nottingham Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll is the man for the job. Supports Wolves? Don't see why we're taking a risk with Dean Saunders..."

  271. 1218:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Radio 5 live has commentaries for both FA Cup third round fixtures today.

    The action begins at the Liberty Stadium at 1330 GMT as John Murray and Wales manager Chris Coleman bring you Swansea's game against Arsenal, a team the Welsh side recently humbled in the Premier League.

    The second match at 1600 sees Premier League Liverpool travel to the unfamiliar surroundings of Conference National outfit Mansfield's Field Mill. Alan Green, Ian Dennis and ex-Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby are the commentary team.

  272. 1215: 

    There'e been some movement on the manager front at Molineux this morning as well.

    Wolves have made an approach for Doncaster's Dean Saunders and the former Liverpool striker is due to talk to the club this afternoon.

    What do you all make of that? Get on the texts and Tweets. Is Deano the right man?

  273. 1212: 

    Fellboy on Twitter: "The yellow and blue balloons are just about breaking through the mist in Mansfield. Not long 'til it all gets going."

  274. 1212: 

    But first, let's have a quick recap of yesterday's events.

    Luton won through to round four with a 1-0 win at home to Wolves - a defeat which proved doubly damaging for Wolves boss Stale Solbakken.

    Solbakken was canned after the game - sacked after just six months in charge.

  275. 1209: 

    Anyone heading to Swansea or Mansfield today then? I want to hear about it. If you're getting the face paint on, unpacking the rattles and dreaming of glory, let us know.

    You can text in on 81111 (UK Only) or Tweet in using the hashtag #bbcfootball. Let's live the FA Cup dream.

  276. 1204: 

    After a manic afternoon yesterday which saw 79 FA Cup goals fly in around the country, we are back to earth with a bit of a bump this afternoon.

    It's a quiet one - which is no bad thing - but we should be in for two cracking ties. We have got:

    Swansea v Arsenal (1330 GMT)

    Mansfield v Liverpool (1600 GMT)

  277. 1200: 

    Newcastle are out. Macclesfield are in. Southampton are out. Luton are in. The boys from Hastings are probably still out after a night on the tiles in Newcastle.

    FA Cup third round weekend delivered the goods yesterday - and we are back for more of the same.

    Can Mansfield pull off the Cupset of the weekend? Can Arsenal finally win a trophy? Let's find out...

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