FA Cup third round statistics: Winners, losers and underdogs

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The FA Cup third round is underway with the remaining teams just six wins from lifting the trophy.

But who has no chance and who is virtually guaranteed to make it through to the next round? One team has not lost in the third round in almost two decades, while another is hoping to avoid an eighth straight defeat at this stage.

With the help of FA Cup historian @PhilAnnets, we take a look at some of the best third-round stats.

Image of Harry Redknapp showing the number of FA Cup ties won by QPR (two) in the last decade)
Graphic showing number of defeats (45) for QPR in 69 third-round ties
Graphic showing the number of years (19) since Arsenal were last beaten in the third round
Graphic showing number of times Aston Villa have been in the third round (109), more than any other club
Graphic showing the number of seasons (37) Gateshead have entered the FA Cup since they were reformed, now appearing in the third round for the first time
Graphic showing the number of ties (six) already negotiated by Blyth Spartans. The eventual Cup winners will only win six ties
*Eventual Cup winners negotiate six ties if they come from the Premier League or the Championship
Graphic showing the number of non-league v Premier League ties in the third round (Dover v Palace, West Brom v Gateshead, Stoke v Wrexham)
Graphic showing the number of failed attempts by AFC Wimbledon (10) to reach the third round - a sequence ended this season
Graphic showing the number of consecutive third-round exits for Bristol City since last reaching the fourth round in 2007
Graphic showing the number of repeat FA Cup finals in this season's FA Cup third round (1962 Burnley v Tottenham, 1973 Sunderland v Leeds, 1988 Wimbledon v Liverpool, 2014 Arsenal v Hull)
Graphic showing number of clubs (671) already knocked out of this season's FA Cup

Stats accurate as of 1 January 2015.

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