Media playback is not supported on this device FA Cup: Goal, no goal or penalty – did VAR get it right? League One side Gillingham produced the biggest shock of the FA Cup so far as they beat Cardiff, but champions Chelsea and 12-time winners Manchester United were among the Premier League sides through to…
League One side Gillingham produced the biggest shock of the FA Cup so far as they beat Cardiff, but champions Chelsea and 12-time winners Manchester United were among the Premier League sides through to Monday’s fourth round draw.
Elliott List was the hero with an 81st-minute winner as Gillingham, who are 18th in the third tier beat the 2008 finalists.
Alvaro Morata scored twice as Chelsea beat Championship side Nottingham Forest 2-0, but Cesc Fabregas, who is reported to be joining Monaco in the January transfer window, missed a first-half penalty.
A penalty by Juan Mata – awarded after consulting the video assistant referee – and Romelu Lukaku’s third goal in as many games proved enough for United as they beat their Championship opponents 2-0 at Old Trafford.
Nathan Redmond had put Southampton 2-0 up against Derby County, but Frank Lampard’s Championship side fought back with Tom Lawrence scoring the equaliser to earn a replay at St Mary’s.
Everton survived a scare against League Two leaders Lincoln City to win their first FA Cup tie since March 2016, with Ademola Lookman and Bernard giving the Toffees a 2-1 win.
The first goal of the day was scored by Marko Arnautovic against Birmingham City – and it set West Ham on their way to a 2-0 win, with Andy Carroll also on the scoresheet and Samir Nasri making his Hammers debut.
Brighton triumphed in the all-Premier League battle at Bournemouth – two goals in the space of three first-half minutes by Anthony Knockaert and Yves Bissouma setting Chris Hughton’s side up for a 3-1 victory.
- Manchester United 2-0 Reading
- West Ham 2-0 Birmingham
- Bournemouth 1-3 Brighton
- Gillingham 1-0 Cardiff
- Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest
- Derby 2-2 Southampton
- Everton 2-1 Lincoln City
League One Barnsley were moments away from a replay at Premier League Burnley – but the hosts were awarded a 90th-minute penalty, allowing Chris Wood to send the Clarets through 1-0.
Earlier in the tie, Burnley had a penalty decision overruled by VAR just as Matej Vydra was about to take the spot-kick.
Elsewhere, Shrewsbury – 16th in League One – took the lead at home to Championship side Stoke through Oliver Norburn’s penalty.
However, 37-year-old Peter Crouch, an FA Cup winner with Liverpool in 2006, earned the Potters a replay with a 78th-minute equaliser – four minutes after coming on as a substitute.
Accrington Stanley, 13th in League one, beat the Championship’s bottom club Ipswich Town thanks to Billy Kee’s 76th-minute winner.
Wigan, quarter-finalists last season after knocking out Manchester City, are out after Bakary Sako’s goal helped West Brom win an all-Championship tie 1-0 at the Hawthorns.
League One Luton earned a replay after holding Championship side Sheffield Wednesday to a goalless draw at Hillsborough.
Swansea came out on top in their all-Championship tie with Aston Villa winning 3-0, while Middlesbrough thrashed League One Peterborough 5-0.
Elsewhere Bolton beat Walsall 5-2, Brentford were 1-0 winners against League One strugglers Oxford United and AFC Wimbledon beat Fleetwood 3-2 in an all-League One match-up.