Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. FT: Eastleigh 1-1 Bolton - late Pratley equaliser
  2. West Brom equalise late against Bristol City
  3. FT: Arsenal come from behind against Sunderland
  4. 18 wins today, seven draws, one postponement

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Goodbye for now

That is all that matters James, you're quite right.

We're calling it a day in this page, but you can follow the second half of Manchester United v Sheffield United here

And catch up on any third-round action you may have missed here.

Have a wonderful evening. 

West Brom 2-2 Bristol City

Still in the cup thats all that matters, great battling right to the very the death

So you're saying they're good at the back...?

Man Utd 0-0 Sheff Utd

The half-time scores in #MUFC's last 10 home games: 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 #bbcfacup

The half-time scores in #MUFC's last 10 home games: 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 #bbcfacup

I believe season tickets are still available for the 2016-17 season...


Man Utd 0-0 Sheff Utd

A few boos at half-time, though not as many as you may have expected...

Boring, boring United?

Man Utd 0-0 Sheff Utd

Let's just check in on a graphic of all of Manchester United's efforts on goal so far.

Wayne Rooney shot
Wayne Rooney has had one effort off target. That's it

Ah yes, one shot off target...

Follow that game in full here. If you dare.

Manager reaction

West Brom 2-2 Bristol City

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill is not happy after his side conceded an injury-time equaliser to draw 2-2 with West Brom.

He said: The game should have been over. We timed it from the second the four minutes went up on the board.

"Time was already up when West Brom had a free kick at the end. With their Premier League quality, they don't need any favours, but the referee has allowed them to play on and put another ball into our box.

"I feel for our boys, because they were excellent and deserved to win."


You can watch highlights of this afternoon's third-round action on the BBC Sport website here.

If your game hasn't been uploaded just yet, hold fire. It will be soon.

FA Cup goals

Focus on the league

Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace

Playing the upper hand and some encouraging breaks forward could not prevent us from being knocked out. Now full focus on the PL💪🏻

Parr on his way

Another bit of transfer news, this time in the Championship, with Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy confirming that full-back Jonathan Parr is joining Norway's Stromsgodset.

Man Utd 0-0 Sheff Utd

I've not forgotten that there's a game on by the way - it's just that nothing has happened at Old Trafford apart from some very strong weather.

Follow that game in more detail here...

Afobe on his way?


Speaking of January moves, Bournemouth have moved close to signing Wolves striker Benik Afobe after the clubs agreed a fee.

Wolves say they "were left with little other option than to reluctantly accept the substantial bid. 

"Benik leaves Wolves with the Club’s best wishes for the future."

January sales at Leeds?

Steve Evans says Leeds have received combined offers of over £30million for some of his players. #lufc


Ricky Holmes
Getty Images

Mixed fortunes for teams in League Two this weekend.

Wycombe and Exeter have both banked money-spinning replays at Premier League giants, while Northampton have booked a, er, whatever the opposite of money-spinning replay is at local side MK Dons.

Catch up with all of the results, reaction and highlights here.

You don't save those!

Doncaster 1-2 Stoke

Stoke City

The worst goal-kick of the day, brutally punished by Jon Walters.

Fine strike from Jon Walters wins FA Cup tie for Stoke

Big Al's fumin'

Watford 1-0 Newcastle

I preferred it when Newcastle didn't try in the Cups. At least then we had an excuse! #NUFC #CupsandTop8 #EmiratesFACup 🙈

Manager reaction

Doncaster 1-2 Stoke

Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "It was a good cup tie. Doncaster played well with a good quality of ball into our box, and we had to defend manfully at times.

"It was two great goals that won us the tie and we're delighted with that. We made a lot of changes and we weren't as fluent as we know we can be, but the guys that came in did well. A number of them haven't had games for a number of weeks so I was really pleased with what they put up today."

Get Involved

Brentford 0-1 Walsall

FA cup dreams in the bin for #BrentfordFC after a rubbish performance. #bbcfacup

FA cup dreams in the bin for #BrentfordFC after a rubbish performance. #bbcfacup

Doncaster 1-2 Stoke

congrats to @Jakobhaugaard on his first start, well deserved and a very solid performance, to go with a good win! @stokecity #FACup

Manager reaction

Doncaster 1-2 Stoke

Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson: "I thought our performance was good. We were really unlucky not to get something out of that game.

"We worked very hard and if we play like that every week we will win games. We've had a couple of clear chances at the end with Nathan Tyson and Andy Butler but in the cups you don't get a second chance and you have to take them.

"We should have had a penalty at 1-1 and Wollscheid could have been sent off. We felt the little decisions didn't go our way."

"A good day to manage Dagenham"

Everton 2-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Dagenham manager John Still, nine days into his third spell, said: "I’ve not been back too long but the work we’ve been doing has helped us compete.

"The game plan was good and everyone has worked well. It’s a good day to be a manager of this club.

"We’ve had a disappointing first half of the season but everyone has worked so hard, including the former manager Wayne Burnett, who’s my mate. This performance was for him."

Manager reaction

Norwich 0-3 Man City

Norwich boss Alex Neil: "In the first half, we didn't retain ball well enough and good teams will punish you. 

"We played better in the second half but the damage had already been done. 

"You can give Sergio Aguero credit but we should have defended better. 

"We will forget this game as of now. Our bread and butter is the league."

The Goodison Cat

Everton 2-0 Dagenham

Everton manager Roberto Martinez was asked if the cat on the pitch this afternoon could be a good omen: "Hopefully. I thought he had great style and movement."   

FA Cup: Cat on the pitch at Goodison Park

Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace

Some more from Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew: "We've been linked with a couple of defenders, there'll be no defenders coming to this football club.

"We've been linked with a couple of midfielders, there'll be no midfielders coming to this football club.

"We will be looking for an offensive player, a striker-type player. Hopefully we can get someone in before the end of January."

Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew: "This is what this team's about. We're difficult to score against with a good back four and goalkeeper. We can kill teams on the break.

"We have a great resilience. You look at our record of teams scoring an equaliser, we go on to win more than we lose.

"Looking at the results today I'd say we've had the best result of the FA Cup this weekend."


Man Utd 0-0 Sheff Utd

Under way at Old Trafford.

Follow that game in full here.

Souper Cambell

Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland

Joel Campbell scored a fine goal as Arsenal marched on into round four. It's three years since Arsenal lost an FA Cup tie...

FA Cup: Joel Campbell levels for Arsenal

Martinez rates defensive Daggers

Everton 2-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Everton manager Roberto Martinez: "It was very satisfying. There’s no such thing as easy tie and know these games are testing you have to concentrate. Dagenham showed that, they kept their shape well and it's easy to get exposed.

"I was pleased with the attacking threat but you have to give them credit for the way they defended. I was impressed with the physical levels of Dagenham.

"It was good to see Phil Jagielka get 90 minutes, and Bryan Ovidedo get 90 minutes, and Steven Pienaar was able to feel like a footballer again."

'We still have a beating heart'

Eastleigh 1-1 Bolton

Bolton manager Neil Lennon says: "We showed everything that we wanted to do - great character. Full credit to Eastleigh, they played very well but the pitch was a great leveller. We kept going and it's a cup tie so anything can happen. I've been on the end of a couple of giant-killings and it was not going to be easy.

"You couldn't play down both sides as the pitch was really heavy and it was a case of missing out the midfield. I've not seen a pitch as bad as that for a long time, but we wanted the game to go ahead.

"It was a classic third-round story but we negotiated one part and now have to negotiate the other part. It hasn't been an easy time for the football club and we could be losing two very important players for us due to the financial constraints.

"But we're still a football club and we still have a beating heart. This shows there is still life in this club."

'Newcastle defeat expected'

Watford 1-0 Newcastle

Danny Mills

Final Score

"Newcastle going out was to be expected really - Watford are so strong and powerful at home.

"Newcastle just don't create enough chances and scoring goals continues to be a big problem for them."

All set at OT

Man Utd v Sheff Utd (17:30 GMT)

The lights are on, the rain comes down, the players are out for the late game.

Follow that match in full here.

West Brom 2-2 Bristol City

Danny Mills

Final Score

"It was heartbreaking for Bristol City with the equaliser coming so late into injury time.

"There was no really big shocks today even though Eastleigh and Bristol City came so close.

"But at least they've both got replays and can say they're in the draw for the next round."

Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton winger on Final Score

"Arsenal are the favourites for the FA Cup again. It's another good solid performance, they are top of the league as well and it's all looking rosy for Arsene Wenger."

Could Arsenal win it three years in a row?

'We played some great football'

Eastleigh 1-1 Bolton

Some more quotes from Eastleigh manager Chris Todd.

He says: "It has been a very special day for the football club and there was definitely a special performance. We deserved to win so it's a credit to the players.

"We're the National League team, they are the Championship side, three divisions above us, but I heard shouts from their bench saying 'get it in the corner'.

"The conditions were very difficult, but we played some great football, some lovely stuff. It was a great cup tie and for us financially it is going to be a bonus. We're full of beans and looking forward to the replay."

Manchester United v Sheffield United

Kick off 17:30 GMT

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton winger on Final Score

"You've got to fancy Manchester United at home. But we've seen them too often this season and have been disappointed"

You can follow live coverage here.

Sergio a go-go

Norwich 0-3 Man City

Manchester City

What a goal!

Sergio Aguero turned on the style to put Manchester City ahead at Carrow Road early on. 

Aguero sets Man City on way to FA Cup win

Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland

Danny Mills

Final Score

"Arsenal scored some fantastic goals throughout the game and remarkably Arsene Wenger has still never gone out in the third round.

"He's never had that shock or giant-killing and they've had some tough draws.

"Arsenal just got better and better as the game went on and scored great footballing goals with plenty of one-twos and clinical finishes."

'We deserved to win'

Eastleigh 1-1 Bolton

Eastleigh manager Chris Todd on Final Score

"It's quite emotional, the players have put in an unbelievable performance and we probably deserved to win the game.

"But we're still in the draw for the fourth round so we're happy overall.

"We've played on pitches like this in the league this season - credit to the referee for getting the game on when some might have called it off.

"The crowd here shows it's possible to draw support in this area - the owner has ambitions of getting to the Championship and I just think he might."

Get Involved


Nick Robertson: Performance of real gut and determination. So proud of the blues today @wwfcofficial #WWFCvAVFC #bbcfacup #wwfc.

Dean Bennell: WE'RE GOING TO WEMMMBBBLLEEEEYY #colu #colchester #bbcfacup #charlton #facup #cupset.

Euan Zaha Wilson: Love a cup run! Great win for Crystal Palace beating Southampton away AGAIN! Avoid a Premier League team in the next round please #CPFC #FACup #bbcfacup.

Manager reaction

Norwich 0-3 Man City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "It was a very good performance. From the beginning we were very aggressive

"I said last week the way Sergio Aguero started playing and the more minutes he plays he always improves his performance. He scored a beautiful goal.

"It's very important to be focused game-by-game. 

"One of the merits of this squad is to be involved in all the competitions with the injuries that we have had."