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Summary

  1. 5 live football special using live coverage tab
  2. Find out your greatest third-round moment on 5 live (21:00 GMT)
  3. Leaving Liverpool "toughest decision of my life" - Steven Gerrard
  4. GET INVOLVED: Share your FA Cup excitement #getcarriedaway

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By Jonathan Jurejko, Adam Williams and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    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!

  2. Top 10 third-round shocks

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

    BBC Radio 5 live

    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."

  3. Top 10 third-round shocks

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

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    Wrexham
    Image caption: 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.

  4. Top 10 third-round shocks

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Top 10 third-round shocks

    No.3: Stevenage 3-1 Newcastle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    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."

  8. Top 10 third-round shocks

    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.

  9. Top 10 third-round shocks

    No.4: Hereford 2-1 Newcastle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    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."

  10. Top 10 third-round shocks

    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."

  11. Top 10 third-round shocks

    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.

  12. 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.

  13. Top 10 third-round shocks

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

    BBC Radio 5 live

    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."

  14. Top 10 third-round shocks

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

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    Sutton

    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.

  15. Top 10 third-round shocks

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

    BBC Radio 5 live

    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".

  16. Top 10 third-round shocks

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

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    Arsenal's WH Warnes

    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.

  17. Top 10 third round shocks

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

    BBC Radio 5 live

    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."

  18. Top 10 third round shocks

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

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    Woking celebrate

    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.

  19. Top 10 third-round shocks

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

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    Shrewsbury celebrate

    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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Top 10 third round shocks

    BBC Radio 5 live

    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....

  23. Pardew finally signs Palace deal

    Pardew

    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.

  24. GOAL!

    Cardiff 3-0 Colchester

    Kenwyne Jones

    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.

  25. FA Cup preview

    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.

  26. FA Cup preview

    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.

  27. 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.

  28. Brotherly love

    BBC Radio 5 live

    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."

  29. Brotherly love

    BBC Radio 5 live

    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!

  30. Brotherly love

    BBC Radio 5 live

    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.

  31. FA Cup preview

    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."

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. FA Cup preview

    AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool (19:55, Monday)

    Wimbledon

    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."

  36. FA Cup preview

    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."

  37. Goal!

    Cardiff 1-0 Colchester

    Joe Ralls scores for Cardiff

    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.

  38. Get involved

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

  39. FA Cup preview

    West Brom v Gateshead (15:00, Saturday)

    Pulis

    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.

  40. Get involved

    #getcarriedaway

    Blyth

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

  41. FA Cup preview

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville on the Red Devils withdrawing from the FA Cup in 2000: "Sir Alex Ferguson got us all in the dressing room and told us the FA wanted us to go to Brazil for the Club World Cup but it meant we had to pull out of the FA Cup or play a youth team in it. I never forget all the lads stood up and said 'we can't pull out of the FA Cup'.

    "I remember Andy Cole saying 'we have got to play a youth team, we can't not play in the FA Cup'. And that's what all the players wanted."

  42. FA Cup latest

    The clock has just ticked past the 15-minute mark in each of tonight's FA Cup matches - and both Cardiff v Colchester and MK Dons v Chesterfield remain goalless.

  43. FA Cup preview

    Huddersfield v Reading (15:00, Saturday)

    Huddersfield forward Sean Scannell is hoping to shake off a foot injury and Nahki Wells is pushing for a start after his late winner against Bolton.

    Joel Lynch (groin) stays sidelined and Grant Holt's loan from Wigan has ended.

    Reading welcome back midfielder Danny Guthrie from a calf problem and striker Jamie Mackie could start after making a substitute appearance against Norwich.

    Pavel Pogrebnyak, Anton Ferdinand (both calf) and Hope Akpan (shoulder) are set to miss this FA Cup third-round tie.

  44. Live now

    Tonight's FA Cup matches

    The referee at Cardiff checks his watch and then blows his whistle. The official at MK Dons does the same. And that means both Cardiff v Colchester and MK Dons v Chesterfield are under way.

    If you want goal updates from those matches then stay right here. And don't forget you can also watch the live action from the Welsh capital on this page.

    They are both goalless by the way.

  45. FA Cup preview

    Dover v Crystal Palace (13:00, Sunday)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Dover boss Chris Kinnear says "it does not matter" to his Conference club whether prospective Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is sat in the opposition dugout or not.

    "Different managers have different tactics but we just get on with. We're on good run - unbeaten in 16 games. Bring it on," he says.

    "It is the biggest game in Kent for 30-odd years, I don't think a Conference side has hosted a top-flight club in that time. It is massive for Dover and Kent as a whole."

  46. FA Cup preview

    Former finals re-enacted

    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)
    Image caption: Stats provided by FA Cup historian Phil Annets
  47. FA Cup preview

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Manchester United, Everton and England defender Phil Neville: "As a player I used to love the third round of the FA Cup. You come off the Christmas period when you're on your knees then the FA Cup comes to pick you up.

    "I always found it better when you were playing lower league away from home. At Everton, we went to Macclesfield who I think were 92nd in the league and they gave us probably the toughest game in the year we went to the final."

  48. FA Cup preview

    BBC Radio 5 live

    I'm sure there will be plenty more Steven Gerrard chat over the next few months, but now it is time to focus on the FA Cup third round.

    Tune your ears into 5 live - click the 'Live Coverage' tab on this page - where ex-England defender Phil Neville, BBC commentator John Motson and Times journalist Rory Smith look ahead to a jam-packed weekend as the famous competition takes centre stage.

  49. Get involved

    #getcarriedaway

    Gateshead

    Suzanne McGuigan: Taking my shoddy tinfoil FA Cup to see Gateshead at The Hawthorns tomorrow. Bring on the Baggies!

  50. Gerrard departure

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier says he promoted Steven Gerrard to the Reds' first-team squad after seeing him play just once as a 17-year-old.

    "I went to watch an Under-19 match and he was playing in midfield," says the Frenchman, who gave Gerrard his debut in November 1998.

    "The next day I asked him to join the professional squad. He was running box to box, shouting at his team-mates, he was a natural born leader. He was very efficient and influential on the game."

  51. Team news

    MK Dons v Chesterfield (19:45 GMT)

    MK Dons: Martin; Baldock, Spence, McFadzean, Lewington; Potter, Randall; Green, Bowditch, Powell; Afobe. Subs: McLoughlin, Hodson, Flanagan, Alli, Carruthers, Reeves, Grigg.

    Chesterfield: Lee, Darikwa, Raglan, Morsy, Clucas, Boco, Hird, Humphreys, Roberts, Doyle, Gnanduillet: Subs: Jones, Gardner, O'Shea, Talbot, Ariyibi, Wright.

  52. Routledge red card rescinded

    Tranmere v Swansea (15:00, Saturday)

    A bit of breaking news... Swansea winger Wayne Routledge is free to play against Tranmere in the FA Cup tomorrow after his controversial red card against QPR is rescinded.

  53. Gerrard departure

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Manchester United and England defender Phil Neville: "When Bryan Robson left Manchester United I thought the club was going to collapse but it moved on. I thought the same when Eric Cantona left United, but the club moved on. But in Liverpool's case, after Gerrard and Carragher, I wonder who is going to be the figurehead in the dressing room, who can carry the mantle. It is important you keep these figureheads at a club."

  54. FA Cup preview

    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)
    Image caption: Stats provided by FA Cup historian Phil Annets
  55. FA Cup preview

    Fulham v Wolves (15:00, Saturday)

    Fulham are without midfielder Lasse Vigen Christensen (hamstring) and defenders Tim Hoogland (hernia) and Fernando Amorebieta (knee).

    Ryan Tunnicliffe has returned from a loan at Blackburn but is ineligible and Bryan Ruiz will undergo a fitness test.

    Wolves are without suspended midfielder Kevin McDonald and forward Rajiv van La Parra is a doubt following concussion.

    Kortney Hause is cup-tied but striker Bakary Sako is available before he joins Mali for Africa Cup of Nations duty.

  56. Gerrard departure

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England defender Phil Neville: "Steven Gerrard had that unbelievable ability to carry a team on his own, not through shouting and bawling, but through his own performance.

    "I think Liverpool are missing a trick here by letting someone so inspirational leave - they should be offering him a contract for life. He should be the manager in three or four years' time."

  57. Gerrard departure

    BBC Radio 5 live

    A gentle reminder that you can now listen to 5 live's weekend preview show. What are you waiting for? Click the 'Live Coverage' tab on this page to hear presenter Mark Chapman discuss the big stories with guests Phil Neville, John Motson and Times journalist Rory Smith.

    First topic of discussion? Mr Steven Gerrard...

  58. FA Cup preview

    Doncaster Rovers v Bristol City (15:00, Saturday)

    Graphic showing the number of consecutive third-round exits for Bristol City since last reaching the fourth round in 2007
    Image caption: Stats provided by FA Cup historian Phil Annets
  59. FA Cup preview

    Doncaster Rovers v Bristol City (15:00, Saturday)

    Doncaster have injury concerns over midfielder Richie Wellens (hamstring) and forwards Kyle Bennett (thigh) and Nathan Tyson (calf).

    Bristol City hope to be able to field on-loan Fulham striker Matt Smith when they visit their League One rivals.

    They also have doubts over Kieran Agard (ankle) and Aaron Wilbraham (hip), but Chelsea loanee Todd Kane can play.

    Smith, who has scored three times in his last two games, was not allowed to play in the second-round win against Telford but Robins boss Steve Cotterill has asked Fulham if they will let the striker feature against Doncaster.

  60. Get involved

    #getcarriedaway

    Colchester

    Michael Welsh and his three mates are among the hardy souls who have travelled from Essex to south Wales tonight and has tweeted this picture using #getcarriedaway. Will they be rewarded by their side causing the first shock of the third round?

  61. FA Cup build-up

    Cardiff v Colchester (19:45 GMT)

    A tiny crowd is expected at the Cardiff City Stadium, with our colleagues on the BBC News Channel reporting that as few as 4,000 could turn up.

    If you're not going to the game then remember you can watch all the action by clicking the 'Live Coverage' tab on this page.

  62. FA Cup team news

    Cardiff v Colchester (19:45 GMT)

    The teamsheets have been hastily scribbled out at the Cardiff City Stadium - here's what they say...

    Cardiff: Moore, Brayford, Turner, Connolly, John, Whittingham, Adeyemi, Ralls, Harris, Noone, Macheda. Subs: Wilson, Fabio, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Kim, Le Fondre, Jones.

    Colchester: Walker, Clohessy, Gorkss, Eastman, Kpekawa, Fox, Moncur, Szmodics, Hewitt, Sears, Massey. Subs: Lewington, Eastmond, Watt, Bonne, Lapslie, Sembie-Ferris, Young.

  63. FA Cup preview

    Derby v Southport (15:00 GMT, Saturday)

    Derby County boss Steve McClaren is set to give some of his fringe players an outing against Conference side Southport.

    Keeper Kelle Roos, midfielder Ivan Calero, defender Lee Naylor and forward Kwame Thomas are set to feature.

    Southport, in the third round for the first time since 1999, could be without winger Micah Evans and defender Joe Connor (both hamstring) but midfielder Scott Kay is back after serving a suspension.

  64. New Year misery for Taylor

    Steven Taylor

    Newcastle defender Steven Taylor confirms he will miss the rest of the Premier League season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in the 3-3 draw against Burnley on New Year's Day.

    On social networking site Sport Lobster, the centre-back says he will have an operation on Wednesday and adds he has not ruptured the same Achilles tendon he injured in December 2011.

  65. FA Cup build-up

    Football

    Question of Sport

    As part of the third-round weekend, there are a couple of special FA Cup-themed editions of your favourite BBC quizzes over the next two days.

    Tonight at 19:30 GMT on BBC One, Sue Barker hosts a special edition of A Question of Sport.

    Regular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are joined by four Match of the Day pundits, including Alan Shearer and Phil Neville, as they play FA Cup-themed versions of the usual rounds.

    On Saturday at 18:05 GMT, also on BBC One, Pointless Celebrities features the likes of Robbie Savage, Mark Chapman and Gabby Logan.

    Entertainment and education rolled into one.

  66. FA Cup build-up

    Blyth Spartans v Birmingham (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    Graphic showing the number of ties (six) already negotiated by Blyth Spartans. The eventual Cup winners will only win six ties
    Image caption: Stats provided by FA Cup historian Phil Annets
  67. Get involved

    #getcarriedaway

    If you can't get carried away by the prospect of an FA Cup third round shock, then what can you get carried away by? Many of you are using the hashtag on Twitter to share your excitement. Keep them coming.

    Blyth

    David Redden: Blyth Spartans checking the lights ahead of the game tomorrow while I keep checking my tickets!

    Mark Carruthers: Can't wait to experience a sold out Croft Park. Be great to hear the atmosphere on a great day for Blyth Spartans.

  68. FA Cup build-up

    Cardiff v Colchester (19:45 GMT)

    Cardiff boss Russell Slade is set to make a number of changes to his starting XI for the FA Cup third-round tie against League One visitors Colchester.

    One of the changes could be a return for midfielder Anthony Pilkington, who is fit again after a hamstring injury.

    Colchester will be without striker Rhys Healey, who is ineligible by the terms of his loan deal from the Bluebirds.

    Defender Ben Gordon is a doubt for the visitors after picking up a knock during Sunday's 0-0 draw at Crawley.

  69. FA Cup build-up

    MK Dons v Chesterfield (19:45 GMT)

    MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has taken the unusual step of naming his XI for the all-League One FA Cup second round replay with Chesterfield ahead of time.

    George Baldock, Mark Randall, Danny Green, Daniel Powell and Benik Afobe replace Antony Kay, Dele Alli, Carl Baker, Samir Carruthers and Will Grigg.

    Chesterfield defender Drew Talbot could play for the first time since May after injury.

    The prize for the winners? A trip to Scunthorpe United in the third round.

  70. FA Cup build-up

    The FA Cup third round kicks off tonight as Cardiff host Colchester in the Welsh capital. But there is still one spot in the draw left to be decided.

    And that will be taken by one of the two teams meeting in the other tie taking place tonight. League One play-off chasers MK Dons and Chesterfield meet again in Buckinghamshire after the match was ordered to be replayed because the visitors, who won the first game 1-0, fielded an ineligible player.

  71. FA Cup build-up

    Right, so here is what fun we have in store - including updates from two FA Cup matches that are taking place tonight.

    19:00: 5 live Sport - weekend preview show

    19:45: MK Dons v Chesterfield

    19:45: Cardiff v Colchester

    21:00: 5 live Sport - Top 10 third round shocks (including vote result)

  72. Post update

    Evening all! Christmas might already seem like a distant memory to some, but we're still feeling generous. So here's our belated present to you - a special extended Sportsday focusing on the FA Cup third round. Tis the season of goodwill after all.

    Over the next few hours, we will be previewing all of tomorrow's big games, bringing you some early team news, peppering you with some stats and hearing the thoughts of BBC commentator John Motson and former England defender Phil Neville on 5 live Sport. Oh, and expect to read the words 'Steven' and 'Gerrard' on a fair few occasions. Then, a little later, we will reveal which third-round upset you have voted as the greatest.

  73. FA Cup build-up

    Football

    As we continue to build up to the weekend's FA Cup action, it's time for a change of personnel on Sportsday Live and it's the turn of Jonathan Jurejko to bring you all of the best of the evening's action and previews.

  74. Get involved with #getcarried away

    Gateshead ticket and shirt

    We've been asking you to share your FA Cup third round excitement using #getcarriedaway

    Paul Doolan has tweeted this picture before West Brom's game against Gateshead: Ready to go to the Hawthorns tomorrow - super heed army

  75. FA Cup in numbers

    Football

    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
    Image caption: Stats provided by FA Cup historian Phil Annets
  76. FA Cup preview: Charlton v Blackburn (1500 GMT, Saturday)

    Football

    Defender Oguchi Onyewu is a doubt with a hamstring strain for Charlton.

    Goalkeeper Stephen Henderson (shoulder), left-back Rhoys Wiggins (foot) and winger Franck Moussa (knee) remain sidelined while midfielder Callum Harriott is suspended.

    Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer is set to give defender Tommy Spurr his first outing of the season while midfielder John O'Sullivan may feature.

  77. Tranmere keeper's artistic skills

    Football

    Tranmere Rovers goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams has revealed his hidden artistic talent as he prepares to face Swansea City in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

    The League Two team were rewarded with a home tie against Premier League side Swansea after beating Oxford United 2-1 in a second round replay.

  78. FA Cup in numbers

    Football

    Graphic showing number of times Aston Villa have been in the third round (109), more than any other club
    Image caption: Stats provided by FA Cup historian Phil Annets
  79. Wolves' Rowe out for three months

    Football

    Wolves could be without Tommy Rowe for three months following the broken toe he sustained on Boxing Day.

    The 26-year-old utility man has had surgery after breaking his fifth metatarsal in the 1-0 win at Watford.

    "It's an amazing situation. With all the training he's done, he struck a ball up the line within two minutes of coming on and the injury happened," said head coach Kenny Jackett.

  80. FA Cup preview: Cambridge v Luton Town (1500 GMT, Saturday)

    Football

    Cambridge United will be without midfield pair Ryan Donaldson and Harrison Dunk as they take on fellow League Two side Luton Town.

    Both are struggling with injuries, while forward Tom Elliott is not fit.

    Luton may field defender Fraser Franks, midfielder Jake Howells and forwards Ross Lafayette and Ricky Miller.

    Striker Paul Benson (broken leg) and midfield trio Luke Guttridge (foot), Alex Lawless (foot) and Pelly Ruddock (hamstring) are all out.

  81. Radford's magic FA Cup moment

    Football

    One of the great heroes of the FA Cup is Ronnie Radford, whose goal in 1972 helped non-league Hereford beat giants Newcastle in the third round.

    Ahead of this weekend's third-round action, BBC Sport's Ben Dirs has been to meet the 71-year-old, who relives the goal which turned him into a household name.

  82. Stokes joins Manchester City

    Football

    England left-back Demi Stokes has joined Manchester City Women on a three-year contract.

    The 23-year-old has spent the past four years on a scholarship in the United States, playing at college level for South Florida.

    Stokes has become Man City's third signing for next season's Women's Super League campaign, following the arrival of Lucy Bronze and Jennifer Beattie.

  83. The FA Cup in numbers

    Football

    Graphic showing the number of years (19) since Arsenal were last beaten in the third round
    Image caption: Stats provided by FA Cup historian Phil Annets
  84. At home with Jo Pavey

    Athletics

    Jo Pavey

    Ten months after giving birth to her second child, Jo Pavey won the 10,000m gold medal at the 2014 European Championships - a performance which helped her finish third in the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

    Speaking to BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent, Jo shows us around her home and discusses how motherhood has helped her performance, and gives some tips on getting into running.

  85. FA Cup preview: Brentford v Brighton (1500 GMT, Saturday)

    Football

    New Brentford signing Lewis Macleod will have to watch from the sidelines when they host Brighton.

    Midfielder Macleod, 20, has joined the Bees for an undisclosed fee from Rangers but will not be eligible to play.

    Chris Hughton's first match as Brighton boss is set to feature midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey.

    Captain Gordon Greer remains a doubt with a knee injury and fellow defender Bruno completes a three-match ban.

  86. The FA Cup in numbers

    Football

    Graphic showing number of defeats (45) for QPR in 69 third-round ties
    Image caption: Stats provided by FA Cup historian Phil Annets
  87. FA Cup preview: Bolton v Wigan (1500 GMT, Saturday)

    Football

    Bolton Wanderers midfielder Lee Chung-yong misses out after the South Korea international linked up with his country ahead of the Asia Cup.

    Matt Mills is a doubt with a knock.

    Wigan, the 2013 FA Cup winners, will be without forwards Callum McManaman and Grant Holt.

    McManaman starts a three-match ban while Holt has damaged cruciate ligaments in his knee.

  88. Brentford keeper Lee to retire

    Football

    Richard Lee

    Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee has confirmed he will retire from playing at the end of the season.

    The 32-year-old has been troubled by shoulder injuries since moving to Griffin Park in 2010 and has only made one appearance this season.

    "I am retiring because I have peaked and don't have the confidence that I can now surpass that peak," Lee told the Brentford website.

    "As a result, football to me now equates to frustration and often pain."

    Lee spoke to BBC Sport in December about life as a back-up goalkeeper, and you can read more of his story here.

  89. Henderson stunned by Gerrard decision

    Football

    Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's decision to quit the club at the end of the season was "a big shock", according to Reds midfielder Jordan Henderson.

    Gerrard, 34, has been at Liverpool for 25 years, but will leave on a free transfer when his contract expires.

    "We've seen stuff in the newspapers on whether he will renew his contract but everyone thought it would be done," Henderson, 24, told Football Focus.

  90. FA Cup preview: Hoping to unblock Palace's defence

    Tom Wynter

    Meet Tom Wynter. Dover Athletic defender and part-time plumber.

    BBC South East Today's Neil Bell has been to meet the man during his day job as he and his Conference side team-mates look to cause an upset against the Premier League opposition on Sunday.

  91. Murray to face Djokovic

    Tennis

    Andy Murray will face world number one Novak Djokovic in Saturday's final at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

    Djokovic, playing his first match of the season, barely put a foot wrong to beat Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 6-1 6-2 after Murray's earlier success over Rafa Nadal.

  92. The FA Cup in numbers

    Football

    Image of Harry Redknapp showing the number of FA Cup ties won by QPR (two) in the last decade)
    Image caption: Stats provided by FA Cup historian Phil Annets
  93. FA Cup preview: Blyth Spartans v Birmingham (1500 GMT, Saturday)

    Football

    Non-league Blyth Spartans expect to have defender Alex Nicholson fit for the visit of Championship side Birmingham.

    The Welshman, 20, suffered a dead leg during the 1-0 defeat at Whitby in the Northern Premier League which ended Blyth's seven-game winning run

    Serbia striker Nikola Zigic, 34, could make his first start since rejoining Birmingham until the end of the season but Will Packwood (groin), Gavin Gunning (knee) and Matt Green (knee) are out.

  94. FA Cup preview: Barnsley v Middlesbrough (1500 GMT, Saturday)

    Football

    Barnsley defender George Williams could make his first start against Middlesbrough but midfielder James Bailey (foot), Joe Dudgeon (knee) and James Bree (unspecified) all remain doubtful.

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka could make changes to his starting line-up but has no new injury problems.

    Striker Patrick Bamford is expected to feature after extending his loan spell from Chelsea and will stay at the Riverside Stadium until the end of the season.

  95. "Let the polish see the boot"

    Football

    Paddy McGuinness and Emile Heskey

    In case you missed his earlier tweet (see 14:27) Paddy McGuinness, a lifelong Bolton fan, tweeted that he would clean Emile Heskey's boots if the striker scored on his debut for the club.

    The former England man, who has just signed for the club, duly found the net in Wanderers' 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers on Boxing Day.

    It left the comedian and presenter of ITV's Take Me Out having to keep his promise at the team's training ground as this video from BBC North West Tonight shows.

  96. Honours even after day one in Cape Town

    Cricket

    West Indies closed on 276-6 after day one of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

    There were half centuries for both Leon Johnson (54) and Denesh Ramdin (53) while Simon Harmer took three wickets on his South African Test debut.

  97. FA Cup preview: In search of Clapham Rovers

    Football

    Clapham Rovers video

    BBC London's Chris Slegg goes in search of a London team who won the FA Cup way back in 1880.

    It's a club you might not know much about - Clapham Rovers.

    After lifting the trophy, the club faded in to history and disbanded after World War One as most of the players went off to fight on the front line.

    Reformed in 1996 as a Sunday League side, Chris meets manager Chris Kew and co-founder James Purnell to find out how the legacy of the cup winners' name lives on.

  98. The FA Cup in numbers

    Football

    Graphic showing number of clubs (671) already knocked out of this season's FA Cup
  99. FA Cup build-up

    Football

    Have you ever wondered about the maths behind a dream FA Cup draw?

    Just what are the odds of your team landing a glamour tie in the FA Cup?

    You can find out more via the BBC's iWonder guide.

  100. FA Cup preview: MK Dons v Chesterfield (1945 GMT, Friday)

    Football

    Also in the FA Cup this evening, MK Dons take on Chesterfield in an all-League One FA Cup second-round replay.

    Chesterfield won the first game 1-0 but have been forced to replay the match after fielding an ineligible player.

    The winners are away to Scunthorpe United in the third round.

  101. Wagons roll to Blyth

    Dan Walker

    BBC Sport

    On Twitter: Off to @Blyth_Spartans v @bcfc with @chriswaddle93 & @Higginbotham05 for Football Focus tomorrow. 1210 on @BBCOne

  102. Get involved with #getcarriedaway

    John Coyle FA Cup t-shirt

    We're asking you to share your FA Cup third round excitement using #getcarriedaway

    John Coyle has tweeted this picture of his own personal Road To Wembley this season: On my way to Millwall v Bradford Sat. for my 10th match since starting in August at Silsden

  103. FA Cup countdown

    Football

    Rio Ferdinand

    Ahead of the third round, if you missed BBC Three's special countdown of the FA Cup's 50 Greatest Moments on New Year's Eve, you can catch up again on the BBC iPlayer.

    Presented by former England captain Rio Ferdinand and Helen Skelton, it features contributions from Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, Vinnie Jones, Gary Lineker and Ruud Gullit as well as comedian Russell Brand and pop stars Olly Murs, Louis Tomlinson, Wretch 32 and Eliza Doolittle.

  104. Crystal Palace news conference

    Football

    Caretaker manager Keith Millen on when Alan Pardew may be confirmed as manager: "I can't give you a timescale on it. We thought we'd be in a position to make an announcement today when we spoke yesterday, but it looks like being tomorrow now.

    "A new manager will come in which will hopefully be a spring in our step and help us survive.

    "We've had to share our thoughts on transfer targets with Alan. He knows what we feel we need and has seen the squad over the past games."

  105. Crystal Palace news conference

    Football

    More from Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen: "We're preparing for Alan to take training tomorrow but he'll pick the team.

    "He left training to myself and Ben Garner today, he was in the office sorting things out."

  106. Pardew talks continuing

    Football

    Talks are continuing between Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace over a contract to become the club's new manager.

    Caretaker manager Keith Millen was speaking to reporters earlier and confirmed Pardew will take his first training session with the squad tomorrow.

    "There's no problems at all (over a contract), it's just taking a bit longer than expected," Millen said.

  107. Koeman has cup fever

    Football

    Ronald Koeman

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman speaking ahead of his side's match against Ipswich on Sunday: "I remember when I was a young kid watching the FA Cup final from Holland - I always wanted to play some sort of part in the competition in my career.

    "The Cup final sounds like a special day. I remember speaking to Ruud Gullit about his experiences with Chelsea and it sounds like something I'd love to be involved in.

    "It's a long way to Wembley and you have to beat a few teams to get there, but it all starts on Sunday."

  108. It's time to #getcarriedaway

    Football

    Blyth Spartans tweet

    Sportsday will be building up to a weekend of FA Cup third round action across the BBC until 22:00 tonight.

    We'll have all the team news and previews ahead of all the weekend's ties.

    Share in the build-up with us by tweeting your messages and pictures using #getcarriedaway

    Blyth Spartans supporter Andrew Nicholson is first off the mark with the above picture, simply adding "helmets ready".

  109. Chalobah back with Chelsea

    Football

    Nathaniel Chalobah

    Burnley have confirmed Nathaniel Chalobah has returned to Chelsea at the end of his loan deal.

    The England under-21 midfielder made four substitute appearances for the Clarets after joining the club at the end of August.

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: "Nathaniel will go back to Chelsea and we thank him for his efforts in his time with us.

    "We hope he has developed here, albeit not on the pitch as much as he would have liked. He has, however, been an active part of the group and has been a credit to himself.

    "We wish him well as he looks to further progress his career."

  110. Murray breezes past Nadal

    Tennis

    Andy Murray

    Breaking away from football briefly, in tennis it's a case of two days in 2015 and two wins for Andy Murray.

    The British number one has beaten Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-0 in the semi-finals of the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

    The Scot, who beat another Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the opening match of the unofficial season's opener, was too strong for the world number three, who was playing his first match of the season.

    It was the 27-year-old's most convincing win against Nadal in 21 meetings and he will play either Novak Djokovic or Stan Wawrinka in tomorrow's final.

  111. West Brom news conference

    Football

    West Brom press conference

    New West Brom manager Tony Pulis finishes off his first news conference by responding to questions if he can keep the club in the Premier League: "You need to give me a couple of weeks, then I'll give you an answer.

    "It will be difficult. Every team in bottom half of the Premier League will tell you it is.

    "The infrastructure is secondary. The most important thing is the pitch, you have got to have players on the pitch to win you games. If you don't have a team to win, then all the surroundings fall away."

  112. West Brom news conference

    Football

    New West Brom manager Tony Pulis looks ahead to his first game in charge: "This place (The Hawthorns) rocks when supporters are right behind the team and we need that desperately.

    "I still want to sit upstairs and have a look tomorrow. The team we will put out against Gateshead is a strong one."

  113. West Brom news conference

    Football

    More from new West Brom manager Tony Pulis: "I was with the players yesterday and today. They're a very, very decent group of lads. I can't wait to get going.

    "There's been a lot said about how the club has been run in the past - the most important thing is everyone works together.

    "Titles make no difference, you can call me Head Bottlewasher if you want."

  114. West Brom news conference

    Football

    Tony Pulis new West Brom manager

    New manager Tony Pulis tells reporters: "It's nice to be back in football and I'm really looking forward to getting going.

    "It's the right club at the right time."

  115. West Brom news conference

    Football

    New West Brom manager Tony Pulis is speaking to the media for the first time.

    We'll have his reaction shortly.

  116. Paddy keeps his polish promise

    Football

    Paddy McGuinness cleans Emile Heskey's boots

    Comedian Paddy McGuinness honoured a promise this morning - that he would clean Emile Heskey's boots if he scored for Bolton.

    The former Liverpool striker did just that against Blackburn on Boxing Day.

    Paddy tweeted the above picture earlier: There you go, a man of my word. @EmileHeskeyUK boots, spotless!!!

    BBC North West Tonight will have the full story this evening from 18:30.

  117. Alonso's Gerrard tribute

    Football

    Xabi Alonso Steven Gerrard tweet

    Bayern Munich midfielder and former Liverpool player Xabi Alonso tweets: My hero. My mate.

  118. Swansea complete Grimes deal

    Football

    Matt Grimes signs for Swansea

    In case you weren't aware, it's January, which means transfer window time and some early business has been done by Swansea City.

    The Swans have completed a deal for midfielder Matt Grimes from League Two side Exeter City on a four-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee.

    It's believed to be in the region of £1.75m.

  119. Gerrard catch-up

    Football

    In case you have been otherwise occupied earlier today, the big sporting news of the day is that Steven Gerrard is to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

  120. Gills dismissal surprises Taylor

    Football

    Former Gillingham manager Peter Taylor says the timing of his sacking came as a surprise.

    He was dismissed by chairman Paul Scally on Wednesday despite winning two of their last four games in League One.

    Scally has said he wants a "younger, more flamboyant manager", but Taylor told BBC Radio Kent: "There's lots of different managers and styles out there. Yes, I am 62 on Saturday but I am still young enough and fit enough to be a manager. I think it was a little below the belt."

  121. Magpies taken to Toon in Stevenage

    The last of John Motson's top 10 FA Cup third round upsets comes from 2011.

    League Two Stevenage were the hosts of Premier League Newcastle United - a side they had been drawn against several years previous when in the Conference.

    Back then, Giuliano Grazioli secured a fourth round replay at St James' Park in 1998 when his equaliser stunned the Magpies.

    Michael Bostwick scores for Stevenage against Newcastle

    But, there was nothing surprising about the manner of their 3-1 victory 13 years later.

    Goals from Stacy Long, Michael Bostwick (pictured above) and Peter Winn capped a dominant display from the home side.

    Chiek Tiote saw red for Alan Pardew's side who only had a Joey Barton consolation goal to show for their efforts.

    You have until 14:00 to vote for your favourite moment and we will let you know the results shortly afterwards.

  122. Yoshida agrees new Southampton deal

    Football

    Southampton's Maya Yoshida

    Southampton defender Maya Yoshida has agreed a new three-year deal at the club.

    The 26 year-old has been with Southampton since August 2012, making 60 appearances and scoring three goals.

    He will miss the next few weeks for his club as he represents Japan at the 2015 Asian Cup.

  123. Pulis set to face media

    Football

    A reminder that we will be hearing very shortly from new West Brom manager Tony Pulis as he faces the media for the first time since his appointment.

    Earlier, the 56-year-old took training for the first time before his new side's FA Cup third round tie against Gateshead on Saturday.

  124. Becker takes charge

    Football

    Africa Cup of Nations hosts Equatorial Guinea have appointed Esteban Becker as coach to replace Andoni Goikoetxea.

    Equatorial Guinea moved quickly after opting not to renew Goikoetxea's contract, which expired on 31 December.

    Argentine Becker, 50, will have just over two weeks with the team before they kick off the Nations Cup against Congo on 17 January.

    He was previously in charge of Equatorial Guinea's women's team, who he led to the 2012 Nations Cup title.

  125. Jemson gems sink Toffees

    It is time for number nine in John Motson's top 10 FA Cup third round upsets.

    Shrewsbury Town were given little chance of upsetting the form book when they were drawn against Premier League Everton in the third round in 2003.

    Everton's most successful captain Kevin Ratcliffe was in charge of the Shrews, but a certain 17-year-old named Wayne Rooney was also tearing through defences in the blue of Everton.

    But, Shrewsbury's 34-year-old captain Nigel Jemson opened the scoring with a stunning free-kick and although Niclas Alexandersson equalised for David Moyes's side, Jemson struck again with a header to make it 2-1 to send the Shrews into the fourth round and the crowd at Gay Meadow delirious.

    Don't forget - you can vote for your favourite moment on the right-hand side and voting closes at 14:00.

    From 21:00 on BBC Radio 5 live, there will be the full countdown.

  126. Jagielka backs Martinez

    Football

    Phil Jagielka challenges for the ball against Hull City

    Everton captain Phil Jagielka believes it is up to the club's under-performing players to take the heat off manager Roberto Martinez after they suffered their fourth defeat in a row against Hull on New Year's Day.

    "It's not a good place to be right now because if you were an honest Evertonian you wouldn't be confident in us keeping clean sheets and you wouldn't be confident in us scoring too many goals," said the England international.

    "That's not a good combination but we've got some good players and some good characters so we need to come to the party.

    "At the end of the day we go out there to play and if we don't pick up results, the manager will take a bit of the blame but the players have to go out there and perform. We've got a lot to answer for and the only way we can make it up to the fans is by winning games."

  127. Mickey makes cup history

    Football

    Wrexham

    Only three to go in John Motson's top 10 FA Cup third round upsets.

    For number eight, we go back to January 1992 and a game which paired top against the very bottom from the previous season's football league table.

    Champions Arsenal travelled to Wrexham, who had finished bottom of the old fourth division the previous May.

    When Wrexham found themselves 1-0 behind early on, few would've predicted the outcome.

    Mickey Thomas, the 37-year-old Welsh winger, stepped up to take a free-kick, just outside the penalty area.

    It flew past David Seaman into the top corner and then striker Steve Watkin struck two minutes from time to give Wrexham their David versus Goliath moment and a 2-1 victory.

  128. Burgess to start at centre

    Rugby Union

    Sam Burgess

    A quick bit of news from Rugby Union now and Sam Burgess will start at outside centre for Bath in their Premiership match at Leicester on Sunday.

    Burgess will partner England international Kyle Eastmond in midfield, despite Bath's director of rugby Mike Ford recently saying he wants to see Burgess play in the back row of the scrum.

    Burgess made a high-profile switch to union from Rugby League in October.

  129. Manchester United freeze season ticket prices

    Football

    Christmas tree outside Old Trafford

    Despite the financial blow of missing out on the Champions League, Manchester United have announced a freeze on season ticket prices for the fourth year in a row.

    The club have announced the prices for the 2015-16 campaign and the rise in commercial income from sponsors has allowed the club to freeze prices once more for the fifth time in six years.

    United said in a statement: "The club is delighted to announce that season ticket prices have been frozen for the 2015-16 season. This represents the fourth consecutive season, and the fifth time in six years, that prices have been held."

  130. Buzaglo's hat-trick stuns Baggies

    Football

    Into the early 1990's for our seventh moment in John Motson's top 10 FA Cup third round upsets and the tale of an estate agent, part-time international cricketer and non-league goalscoring striker.

    Tim Buzaglo was the hero of the hour for seventh-tier Woking as they beat then Second Division West Brom 4-2 at The Hawthorns.

    Buzaglo scored a hat-trick in the space of 15 second-half minutes to turn the tie on its head after Woking were 1-0 down at the break.

    Don't forget - you can vote for your favourite moment on the right-hand side and voting closes at 14:00.

    From 21:00 on BBC Radio 5 live, they'll be the full countdown.

  131. Get involved

    A few more of your tweets here from #bbcsportsday and #bbcfootball on Steven Gerrard's decision to leave Liverpool:

    Matthew Purchase: Gerrard is the greatest player I have ever seen live but Kenny Dalglish would be the only player above him for me for LFC!

    Jack Williams: Steven Gerrard is the most influential Liverpool player I have ever seen. He definitely goes up there among the LFC greats!

    Chris Lloyd: Gerrard stepped up in the big games, was passionate about his club and loyal to it. Qualities absent in so many modern players

  132. Friday Sports Panel

    Coming up

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Coming up at 13:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live is the first Friday Sports Panel of 2015.

    Presented by Eleanor Oldroyd, the guests who will be discussing the week's big sporting issues include Olympic gold medal rower Helen Glover and former Australia cricketer and now Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie.

  133. Pundits react to Gerrard exit

    Football

    Robbie Savage and Martin Keown

    Match of the Day pundits Robbie Savage and Martin Keown have reacted to the news Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the season.

    Savage says Gerrard is Liverpool's best ever midfield player and believes the time is right for the captain to move on.

    The former England skipper, who made his Liverpool debut in 1998, will not move to another English club.

    Hear more from the pair in this video.

  134. O'Shea aims for first BDO title

    Darts

    Tony O'Shea

    Back to Darts briefly and ahead of the BDO World Darts Championship, which starts on Saturday, former finalist Tony O'Shea tells BBC Sport how he is hoping to overcome aches and pains and win a first world title.

    The 53-year-old from Stockport takes on Scott Mitchell in the first round on day one of the competition.

    You can watch live coverage from the Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green on BBC TV, online, mobiles, tablets and the BBC Sport app.

  135. Hanlan on hand to complete upset

    Football

    Time for another of John Motson's top 10 FA Cup third round upsets - where we've reached number 6.

    In January 1989 Coventry City were still rightfully basking in the glory of their first ever FA Cup final triumph 19 months earlier.

    But, when they were drawn against Conference side Sutton, little would have prepared them for the upset which followed.

    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 as they went on to complete a 2-1 win.

    It was not until Luton shocked Norwich 24 years later that another non-league side managed to beat a team from the highest division in the FA Cup.

  136. Pulis gets stuck in

    Football

    Tony Pulis takes West Brom training

    West Brom have tweeted pictures of new manager Tony Pulis taking his first training session with the squad this morning.

    Pulis is due to speak to the media from 13:30.

  137. Villa's Bent poised for Derby loan

    Football

    Darren Bent

    Derby County are poised to sign out-of-favour Aston Villa striker Darren Bent on loan until the end of the season, reports BBC Radio Derby.

    The 30-year-old England international has just ended a loan spell at Brighton, where he scored two goals in four games, but had said he was open to a longer deal with the Seagulls.

    He is due to hold talks with Rams head coach Steve McClaren on Friday and could make his Rams debut against former club Ipswich on 10 January.

  138. Van Gerwen and Anderson reach semi-finals

    Darts

    Michael van Gerwen

    Away from football and over to the oche briefly where defending champion Michael van Gerwen and fourth seed Gary Anderson are into the semi-finals of the PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace after winning their quarter-finals on Thursday.

    This evening, the remaining semi-finalists will be decided with 16-time champion Phil Taylor up against Dutchman Vincent van der Voort while Raymond van Barneveld takes on BDO champion Stephen Bunting.

  139. FA Cup preview: Cardiff v Colchester (19:45 GMT, Friday)

    Football

    Staying with the FA Cup and Cardiff and Colchester kick off the third round action tonight with the game live on BBC Two Wales and also on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

    Cardiff boss Russell Slade is set to make a number of changes to his starting XI with midfielder Anthony Pilkington fit again after a hamstring injury.

    League One side Colchester will be without striker Rhys Healey, who is ineligible by the terms of his loan deal from the Bluebirds while defender Ben Gordon is a doubt after picking up a knock during Sunday's 0-0 draw at Crawley.

  140. Alty upset does for Saunders

    Football

    Back in time to January 1986 for our fifth in John Motson's top 10 FA Cup third round upsets and the tale of non-league Altrincham's defeat of top flight Birmingham City.

    The non-leaguers went to St Andrew's to face a struggling Blues outfit, but pulled off a memorable shock by scoring twice past a young goalkeeper named David Seaman.

    Former Birmingham City manager Ron Saunders

    "What has happened here tonight has been coming for the last two years," Birmingham boss Ron Saunders said after the game. "I hope this result shakes things up and I can get some money from the board."

    What happened next was Saunders lost his job.

  141. Supporter charged over Wenger confrontation

    Football

    A man has been charged by police after allegedly confronting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at the end of their 2-0 defeat at Southampton on Thursday.

    Luke Bryant, 25, of Bankhill Drive, Lymington, Hampshire, was arrested and subsequently charged with an offence of going on to an area adjacent to the playing area contrary to the Football (Offences) Act 1991, and will appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on 22 January.

    The arrest came after a fan was seen to run with his arms outstretched in front of the Gunners' boss as he sat in the dugout late on in the game.

    Footage showed the man being bundled away down the tunnel by two stewards as Wenger held his arm out in apparent frustration at the intruder.

  142. Mixed day for English players

    Cricket

    Alex Hales

    It's been a day of mixed fortunes for two English players in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 competition.

    England and Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales scored 34 as his Hobart Hurricanes side beat Andrew Flintoff's Brisbane Heat by six wickets.

    Flintoff was unable to prevent the Hurricanes from chasing 209 to win as he took 1-28 from his two overs.

  143. McClaren unflattered by Magpies link

    Football

    Derby County head coach Steve McClaren says he is no longer flattered by being linked with top management roles, amid speculation about him succeeding Alan Pardew as Newcastle boss.

    "I'm past all that. I used to [be flattered] when I was younger," the former England boss told BBC Radio Derby. "I realise it is part of the game, but it's pure speculation."

    The Rams, currently third in the Championship table, take on non-league Southport in the FA Cup on Saturday.

  144. When Harry met Big Ron

    Football

    Milton Graham

    Dean Court, Bournemouth in 1984 is the destination for the fourth of John Motson's top 10 FA Cup third round shocks.

    When the Cherries were drawn to face holders Manchester United, managed by Ron Atkinson, few people, if anyone, gave the struggling Third Division side much chance of causing an upset.

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

    Goals from Milton Graham (pictured above) and Ian Thompson catapulted the underdogs to a 2-0 victory.

    Don't forget - you can vote for your favourite on the right-hand side until 14:00.

  145. Gerrard: Your reaction

    On #bbcsportsday you've been telling us where you think Steven Gerrard ranks among the Liverpool greats

    Freddy Harper-Davis: Gerrard goes second behind Ian Rush for me, if he wasn't blown over by a gayle all would have been good for him to go top.

    Jack Pearce: Never had one man had such an influence on my life. Respect to a national hero. Steven Gerrard.

    Kenny Wheeler: Gerrard, Dalglish, Souness. In that order.

    Gerrard
  146. Pardew to pen Palace contract

    Football

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    "Alan Pardew will put pen to paper this afternoon on his contract to become the new Crystal Palace manager."

    We'll bring you more on that story throughout the afternoon.

  147. Ball signs new dual contract

    Rugby Union

    Jake Ball

    Some Rugby Union news now and Scarlets and Wales lock Jake Ball has become the sixth player to sign a national dual contract with the Welsh Rugby Union and his regional team.

    The 23-year-old, who has won eight caps after making his Test debut during last season's Six Nations Championship, joins Wales captain Sam Warburton, Dan Lydiate, Rhodri Jones, Hallam Amos and Tyler Morgan in putting pen to paper, the WRU and Welsh regions announced.

  148. Radford's iconic strike

    Football

    Venue: Edgar Street, Hereford. Year: 1972. The scene: Non-league Hereford and Ronnie Radford write their names into FA Cup folklore with a 2-1 win against Newcastle United.

    Number 3 on John Motson's top 10 FA Cup third round upsets also features an iconic commentary of the equalising goal.

    Ronnie Radford

    "Oh, what a goal! What a goal! Radford the scorer... and the crowd are invading the pitch," screamed an excitable 26-year-old Motson as the game went into extra time.

    Ricky George then took centre stage with the extra-time winner to ensure Hereford went on to have the last laugh and Newcastle went out.

    BBC Sport's Ben Dirs went to meet Ronnie Radford and Ricky George to hear their memories of that famous day.

  149. Stokes signs Big Bash deal

    Cricket

    Ben Stokes

    Staying with cricket and England and Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes has signed for the Melbourne Renegades in Australia's Big Bash League.

    Stokes, 23, will replace injured New Zealand international Jesse Ryder in the Renegades' squad for the remainder of the Twenty20 competition, starting with next Wednesday's game against the Hobart Hurricanes.

  150. West Indies win toss and bat in Cape Town

    Cricket

    Devon Smith makes a run against South Africa

    The West Indies have won the toss and after deciding to bat in the third and final Test against South Africa in Cape Town are 80-2 at lunch.

    Both teams made one change following the rain-affected second Test in Port Elizabeth with South Africa leading the series 1-0.

    South African off-spinner Simon Harmer claimed his first Test wicket after he dismissed Devon Smith with the final ball before lunch.

  151. Worcester source a cup upset

    Football

    At number two on John Motson's top 10 FA Cup third round upsets is a giant killing from 1959.

    Liverpool, then of the Second Division, suffered arguably one of their most embarrassing defeats when they lost to non-league Worcester City 2-1.

    The tie at St George's Lane was originally postponed because of a severe cold snap and rescheduled for 15 January when businesses in the city of Worcester had their weekly early closing day.

    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 included "What Sauce," "Saucy Worcester" and "Worcester too Hot for Liverpool".

  152. Morgan signs new Gloucester deal

    Rugby Union

    Ben Morgan

    Gloucester have announced that their England number eight Ben Morgan has signed a new contract at Kingsholm.

    Morgan follows his fellow England internationals Jonny May and Matt Kvesic in agreeing fresh terms with the Premiership club.

    The 25-year-old forward, who joined Gloucester in 2012, has won 27 caps, and was named man of the series for his performances during England's recent autumn Tests.

  153. Steven Gerrard facts

    Football

    Steven Gerrard in numbers
  154. Players react to Gerrard departure

    More reaction from current Liverpool players to Steven Gerrard's decision to leave the club:

    Defender Kolo Toure: "Steven is a man for great days. He makes the magic when no-one can make it. That is why he is one of the great players in the world."

    Striker Daniel Sturridge: "Stevie will always be a legend, not just for Liverpool but to England as well. He'll go down in history as one of the best midfielders in the game. He's just unbelievable every day, a great leader and the perfect example for every young player around the country."

    Midfielder Raheem Sterling: "He's an inspiration and a great captain."

  155. Players react to Gerrard departure

    Football

    Current Liverpool players have been reacting to the news of Steven Gerrard's decision to leave the club at the end of the season.

    Striker Rickie Lambert told the club's website: "Stevie is his own man but he is Mr Liverpool. He is No.1 for me and I think he always will be. He has meant everything to me growing up as a Liverpool fan. The nights he has given Liverpool fans are unbelievable. I'll never forget them and I know the Liverpool fans will never forget them."

    Striker Mario Balotelli said: "I think of him as being at the same level as Pirlo. Vision, technique but he is powerful as well. Steven can do anything, he is an amazing player. It's going to be very difficult for the team to find another player like him in the future."

  156. Walsall upset Mr Chapman's men

    Football