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  2. Find out your greatest third-round moment on 5 live (21:00 GMT)
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By Jonathan Jurejko, Adam Williams and Elizabeth Hudson

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And those wonderful FA Cup third-round memories bring this specially-extended Sportsday to a close. Will more memorable moments be created over the next few days? Let's hope so.

Remember, BBC Sport is the home of the FA Cup and here

is a complete guide to our coverage of the famous competition over the coming days.

First up are the 17 third-round matches taking place at 15:00 GMT on Saturday. We will be back with build-up, expert analysis, statistics, the best of social media and - of course - all the goals as they go in around the country. See you then!

Top 10 third-round shocks

No.1: Wrexham 2-1 Arsenal (1992)

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Wrexham hero Mickey Thomas: "We never really thought we would have much chance of causing a shock. But we matched them for effort and determination. And without a doubt we rode our luck at times as well."

Top 10 third-round shocks

No.1: Wrexham 2-1 Arsenal (1992)

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Mickey Thomas (right) proved age is just a number when the 37-year-old scored a crucial free-kick for Wrexham and put them on the way to victory against Arsenal

Mickey Thomas is one of a select few names that instantly evokes memories of an FA Cup giant killing - and you have voted Wrexham's success against league champions Arsenal as your favourite 'Cupset'.

With his long, shaggy hair, the 37-year-old former Manchester United and Wales winger was approaching the end of a successful career when he stepped up to take a free-kick for Wrexham, just outside the penalty area.

His struggling fourth-tier side were 1-0 down against the Gunners as he jogged up before rifling a stunning strike into the top corner, beyond the reach of England goalkeeper David Seaman.

When Steve Watkin struck the winner two minutes from time, Wrexham's David versus Goliath moment was complete.

Top 10 third-round shocks

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Only one Cupset left to reveal. Drum roll please....

Top 10 third-round shocks

No.2: Bournemouth 2-0 Man Utd (1984)

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When Bournemouth were drawn to face FA Cup holders Manchester United in the third round back in 1984 few people, if anyone, gave the struggling Third Division side much chance of causing upset.

But led by young and inexperienced boss Harry Redknapp, the Cherries produced one of the biggest shocks in the tournament's history.

Bournemouth matched United for an hour before five minutes of utter madness saw goals from Milton Graham and Ian Thompson give them a 2-0 lead.

Despite boasting a star-studded side that included England captain Bryan Robson, United could not deny Bournemouth a famous victory.

Spireites reach round three

MK Dons 0-1 Chesterfield

One spot in the round-three draw was still up for grabs - and it is Chesterfield who snatch it. Gary Roberts's first-half goal in the rearranged tie against MK Dons - which was needed after the Spireites fielded an ineligible player in their 1-0 win at home - sets up a third-round trip to Scunthorpe on Tuesday.

Top 10 third-round shocks

No.3: Stevenage 3-1 Newcastle

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Stevenage goalscorer Stacy Long: "When a lower league team plays in the FA Cup everyone wants to impress on individual basis and also as a team. Newcastle expected us to work hard but I don't think they were expecting us to keep the ball, retain it and make it effective."

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No.3: Stevenage 3-1 Newcastle

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This was arguably the biggest upset of recent years at this stage of the competition as League Two Stevenage, enjoying their first season of league football, beat Premier League Newcastle.

Stacy Long's deflected strike gave Stevenage the lead, before Michael Bostwick added a second. Cheick Tiote's dismissal did not help Newcastle's cause and even though Joey Barton pulled one back, Peter Winn sealed a famous victory.

Top 10 third-round shocks

No.4: Hereford 2-1 Newcastle

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Times journalist Rory Smith: "I'm staggered this is only number four. You have people running on the pitch, iconic commentary, and a 35-yard screamer from someone who went back to work on the roofs on Monday."

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No.4: Hereford 2-1 Newcastle

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Ronnie Radford's goal also led to some of John Motson's most famous commentary. "Oh, what a goal! What a goal! Radford the scorer... and the crowd are invading the pitch," shrieked an excitable 26-year-old Motson.

"It all seemed a little unreal," says Motson today. "The Hereford boys have always held a reunion since 1972. I was really nervous because I had never done a FA Cup tie for Match of the Day. I'm a bit disappointed this is only number four."

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No.4: Hereford 2-1 Newcastle

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Edgar Street, Hereford was the unlikely setting for a moment of FA Cup magic in 1972 as Ronnie Radford wrote his name in to the competition's folklore.

Non-league Hereford were the archetypal underdogs as they took on the might of top-flight Newcastle United in their third-round replay.

On a muddy pitch, the Magpies looked to have escaped an upset when Malcolm MacDonald grabbed a late goal. But Radford and the Bulls had other ideas.

A tidy one-two with Brian Owen set up Radford to unleash a 35-yard strike past Newcastle goalkeeper Willie McFaul to take the tie into extra time. Ricky George's extra-time winner ensured Hereford went on to have the last laugh and Newcastle went out.

Bluebirds fly into round four

Cardiff 3-1 Colchester

Championship side Cardiff are the first name in the hat for the fourth-round draw. Pretty simple stuff for the Welsh club as they breeze past League One visitors Colchester in front of a sparse 4,194 crowd in the Welsh capital.Watch all the goals in the 'Highlights' tab at the top of this page.

Top 10 third-round shocks

No.5: Sutton 2-1 Coventry (1989)

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BBC commentator John Motson: "It was a huge shock. I went down to the ground that morning and Billy Williams, the Sutton manager, was practicing corners with the team. They didn't get one right and in the end they gave up, with Williams taking them off. In the afternoon both of their goals came from corners!

"But the dream disappeared for Sutton, they lost 8-0 in the next round at Norwich."

Top 10 third-round shocks

No.5: Sutton 2-1 Coventry (1989)

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Sutton's win against Coventry in 1989 was not only a great FA Cup upset, but arguably one of the biggest giant-killings of all time.

Coventry were in the old First Division - now the Premier League - and Sutton in the Conference, but the minnows beat the side that had won the FA Cup 19 months previously.

Sutton took the lead when Tony Rains headed home in the 42nd minute before David Phillips equalised seven minutes into the second half. Just before the hour mark, Matthew Hanlan volleyed Sutton into the history books.

It took another 24 years before a non-league side beat a team from the highest division in the FA Cup, when Luton shocked Norwich last season.

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No.6: Worcester 2-1 Liverpool (1989)

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Liverpool, then of the Second Division, suffered arguably one of their most embarrassing defeats in 1959 when they lost to non-league Worcester City.

The ageing Billy Liddell, who scored 228 goals for Liverpool in an illustrious career, was dropped and Worcester unsettled the visitors with a strong pressing game.

Teenager Tommy Skuse gave the hosts a shock lead after nine minutes and Dick White's own goal made it 2-0 with nine minutes left to play.

Liverpool did pull a goal back, but they couldn't force an equaliser and the national newspapers revelled in the giant killing - some of the next day's headlines including "What Sauce," "Saucy Worcester" and "Worcester too Hot for Liverpool".

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No.7: Walsall 2-0 Arsenal (1933)

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When struggling Third Division side Walsall turned over Arsenal in 1933, English football was shocked.

How could Herbert Chapman's all-conquering Gunners suffer such a defeat? They had already won the FA Cup in 1930 and the league in 1931. Between 1933 and 1938, they would go on to win another four league titles and one cup.

Top 10 third round shocks

No.8: West Brom 2-4 Woking (1991)

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Woking hat-trick hero Tim Buzaglo: "I remember being very scared in the lead up to the match. On the morning of the game, a lot of our players went to The Hawthorns to have a look around but I stayed at the hotel. I was nervous as it was and didn't want to be even more nervous by going to the ground.

"We weren't used to playing in front of so many people. But we had nothing to lose. I'm always nervous but once I got onto the pitch I was fine.

"I worked into computers and went into work on the Monday. But someone got hold of the office number and the phone didn't stop ringing. I had to go home - but then someone gave out my home number. It was mad."

Top 10 third round shocks

No.8: West Brom 2-4 Woking (1991)

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West Brom were in the second tier of English football, while Woking played in the Diadora League - way down in the seventh tier.

The way the non-league side so impressively took apart their opponents despite being away from home makes this such a memorable FA Cup shock.

That certainly did not look like being the case at half-time as the Baggies led 1-0, but Woking, and in particular Tim Buzaglo, produced a second-half performance that encapsulates the magic of the cup.

Buzaglo, who worked in the computer industry and played cricket for Gibraltar at the time, scored a hat-trick in the space of 15 second-half minutes to turn the tie on its head.

Top 10 third-round shocks

No.9: Shrewsbury 2-1 Everton (2003)

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It was surely written in the stars that Shrewsbury, managed by Everton's most successful captain Kevin Ratcliffe, would cause an upset against the Toffees.

And so it proved - the Shrews, struggling near the bottom of the Football League, dominated David Moyes's side for long periods and could perhaps have won by a bigger margin, if not for the heroics of Richard Wright in the Everton goal.

However, Shrewsbury's 34-year-old captain Nigel Jemson opened the scoring with a stunning free-kick and although Niclas Alexandersson equalised, Jemson struck again with a header to send the Shrews into the fourth round.

GOAL!

Cardiff 3-1 Colchester

Is a remarkable comeback on? Probably not. But Colchester have pulled a goal back through ex-West Ham striker Freddie Sears. Little over 15 minutes left.

Top 10 third round shocks

No.10: Birmingham City 1-2 Altrincham (1986)

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Non-league heavyweights Altrincham just love the Cup. Having already held Everton and Tottenham to draws in the 1970s, they fancied their chances against a Birmingham side struggling in the top flight when they met in early 1986.

With a young David Seaman in goal, Birmingham were stunned when Kevin Ellis put the non-league side in front. Robert Hopkins quickly equalised but Altrincham fought back and scored the winner when Hopkins' misplaced pass went beyond Seaman and into his own goal, sealing the shock.

Top 10 third round shocks

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Earlier today, we asked you to vote for your top FA Cup third-round shock

from a shortlist of 10. Now your choices are being revealed in descending order in a special programme on BBC Radio 5 live, which you can listen to by clicking the 'Live Coverage' tab.

In the style of 'Top of the Pops', here is your number 10....

Pardew finally signs Palace deal

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It's been a long time coming but Crystal Palace fans will be hoping Alan Pardew's arrival is worth the wait. BBC Sport's Ian Dennis reports that the ex-Newcastle manager has finally signed his contract to take over as Eagles boss.

GOAL!

Cardiff 3-0 Colchester

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All but over for Colchester. Cardiff substitute Kenwyne Jones nods in the third just seconds after coming on. The Bluebirds are winging their way into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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Derby v Southport (15:00, Sat)

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Southport forward Richard Brodie, whose Conference side travel to Championship high-flyers Derby County, is hopeful that they can cause a shock at Pride Park.

"There are a lot of cliches in the FA Cup, but it is 11 v 11 and there will be a shock somewhere. We just hope it is us," says the 27-year-old, who

famously almost nicked a draw for Crawley at Manchester United when he headed against the Old Trafford crossbar in 2011.

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Leicester City v Newcastle United (15:00, Saturday)

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is likely to be without midfielders Dean Hammond and Danny Drinkwater for the third round visit of Newcastle.

Hammond has a calf problem while Drinkwater came off against Liverpool on 1 January with a groin injury.

Newcastle will definitely be without Steven Taylor for the all-Premier League tie.

The defender has suffered Achilles tendon injury which may rule him out for the rest of the season.

Goal!

Cardiff 2-0 Colchester

Championship side Cardiff City take a huge stride towards the fourth round as Kadeem Harris hooks in the second goal for the home side. Long way back for League One strugglers Colchester now, you would imagine.

Brotherly love

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Gateshead midfielder Phil Turnbull on the mood in the camp ahead of the trip to West Bromwich Albion: "It's very relaxed with the gaffer here. We eat together on the night and then it is each to your own until breakfast at 9am before we meet for a walk at 11am. I'm relaxed and think all the lads are. It's a no-lose situation for us."

And twin brother Stephen on Blyth's home match against Birmingham: "I'm very relaxed. Like Phil said about Gateshead, it is the same with us. We go into game quietly confident, the pitch isn't great, the weather isn't great and it is a no-lose situation for us too."

Brotherly love

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The Turnbull brothers sound very relaxed as they discuss their big games on 5 live. Phil says he is sick of Stephen talking about Alan Shearer's praise for his winning goal against Hartlepool in the FA Cup second round last month, before Stephen reveals that he dislocated his shoulder in a fight with his brother over a football computer game!

Brotherly love

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The FA Cup tends to throw up plenty of heart-warming human interest stories and this weekend is no different. One sees twin brothers Stephen and Phil Turnbull both playing for separate non-league clubs in the third round as Stephen's Blyth Spartans host Birmingham, while Phil's Gateshead travel to West Brom.

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Tranmere v Swansea (15:00 GMT, Sat)

Tranmere manager Micky Adams on his struggling League Two side hosting Premier League team Swansea at Prenton Park: "Any football club at the lower end of the Football League would relish a match against a top-flight side and we're no different.

"To get to the third round we've had to win two games - and when I took over we were bottom of the Football League - so we needed any type of win. Any win breeds confidence, hopefully we won't get too distracted and take confidence from the game into our league form."

HALF-TIME

Cardiff 1-0 Colchester

In the first third-round tie of the weekend, Championship side Cardiff are in command against their League One visitors. Joe Ralls' fortuitous opener - a long-range shot which took two deflections before going in - separates the sides.

Goal!

MK Dons 0-1 Chesterfield

Chesterfield won the original tie 1-0 (fielding an ineligible player) and they lead by the same score again. Gary Roberts slides home Eoin Doyle's ball moments before half-time.

Lawro's FA Cup predictions

While we're on the subject of Dave Beasant and John Aldridge, see how the pair fare against BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson

in his weekly predictions game.

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AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool (19:55, Monday)

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More from John Motson on the 1988 FA Cup final: "The other memory is Wimbledon keeper Dave Beasant saving a penalty from Liverpool's John Aldridge. Wimbledon was such a friendly club and you could go into the dressing room at quarter past two on a matchday and chat to the players.

"I can remember talking to Beasant a few weeks before the final about John Aldridge's penalties - because he was stopping in his run up. I asked Beasant what he would do and he said 'he's not going to out-psyche me'. Then he stopped Aldridge's penalty to become the first goalkeeper to save a penalty in an FA Cup final."

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AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool (19:55, Monday)

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BBC commentator John Motson on the 1988 FA Cup final between Liverpool and Wimbledon: "Before the match, and this is easy to say 25 years later, I remember thinking that I hadn't ruled Wimbledon out.

"They were seventh in the First Division - this wasn't a team from the Fourth Division. I remember going to Plough Lane a couple of weeks before final and Dennis Wise took a corner and Lawrie Sanchez nodded in at near post. And that's what happened on the day."

Goal!

Cardiff 1-0 Colchester

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For those Cardiff fans - and Mike (see below) is right, there aren't many there - it is time to celebrate. Joe Ralls' deflected shot effort puts the Championship side ahead in their third-round tie.

You can watch that game on this page in the UK - and we will have a clip of that goal soon.

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Mike Wallis: Watching Cardiff vs Colchester.. sounds like it's being played being closed doors! Is anyone there?!

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West Brom v Gateshead (15:00, Saturday)

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Can he keep West Brom up? Will he have final say on transfers? Two of the key questions put to new West Brom boss Tony Pulis as he met the media for the first time today.

But, among other questions, BBC Sport's Pat Murphy asked the one we all want to know - has Pulis got an Albion baseball cap sorted yet?

"They've brought me a couple of caps for me to have a look at but, as you know Pat, I'm the Manager of the Year so my head's too big at the moment," joked the Welshman.

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Reve: Jack, Joseph, Olivia and Abigail in the press box at Blyth Spartans.