The FA Cup third round is arguably the most colorful weekend in the English football calendar. Here are the results and best images from Saturday’s busy slate of fixtures.
Bournemouth 1-3 Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton’s Florin Andone celebrates with the traveling party during an all-Premier League encounter at Dean Court.
Burnley 1-0 Barnsley
The away end during an unfortunate late defeat for the Tykes at Turf Moor.
Manchester United 2-0 Reading
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reunited with former United teammate and Reading substitute John O’Shea.
Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Luton Town
Nathan Jones laps up the acclaim from over 4,000 Luton fans who journeyed to Sheffield.
Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Stoke City
Peter Crouch, who turns 38 later this month, volleys Stoke level during his cameo off the bench in Shropshire.
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Wigan Athletic
Young West Brom supporter eyes glory in this season’s tournament.
West Ham United 2-0 Birmingham City
Samir Nasri made his West Ham debut at the London Stadium.
Accrington Stanley 1-0 Ipswich Town
Teams emerge at Accrington’s Crown Ground ahead of ailing Championship club Ipswich’s elimination from the third round for the ninth consecutive season.
Aston Villa 0-3 Swansea City
Aston Villa are left to focus on their bid to return to the Premier League following a miserable home defeat.
Bolton Wanderers 5-2 Walsall
Josh Magennis hit a treble as Bolton found relief from their Championship relegation battle against Walsall, who play one division below the Trotters.
Brentford 1-0 Oxford United
Pre-match refreshments before Brentford see off Oxford with an 80th-minute penalty.
Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Cesc Fabregas had a penalty saved by Luke Steele in his emotional farewell for the Blues.
Derby County 2-2 Southampton
Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy warmed the bench as Derby roared back from a two-goal deficit.
Everton 2-1 Lincoln City
Early goals from Ademola Lookman and Bernard prevented the Imps from securing a historic result at Everton’s Goodison Park.
Fleetwood Town 2-3 AFC Wimbledon
Fleetwood manager Joey Barton was serving a touchline ban as his side slumped to a home loss in the third round.
Gillingham 1-0 Cardiff City
Third-tier Gillingham humbled Neil Warnock’s Cardiff at Priestfield.
Middlesbrough 5-0 Peterborough United
Boro bashed five unanswered strikes past the Posh in the second half.
Blackpool 0-3 Arsenal
Blackpool supporters’ protests against the Oyston family’s stewardship of the club involved a man sitting cross-legged on top of Arsenal’s team bus for 40 minutes. However, he was unable to delay a comfortable win for the Gunners in front of a largely empty Bloomfield Road.
Bristol City 1-0 Huddersfield Town
Bristol City, currently situated in mid-table of the Championship, beat bottom-placed Premier League side Huddersfield Town. It doesn’t really count as a giant-killing.
Crystal Palace 1-0 Grimsby Town
The Mariners were unlucky to not earn a replay against Crystal Palace. Grimsby had a following of 5,399 in London, but lost courtesy of an 86th-minute Jordan Ayew header.
Newcastle United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers
Stewards tackle a pitch invader during a fixture that truly belongs to 1990s Premier League football.
Norwich City 0-1 Portsmouth
League One’s Portsmouth embarrassed Premier League promotion-chasing Norwich City when Andre Green scored during a 94th-minute breakaway.