FA Cup third round LIVE! Bristol City vs Fulham, Port Vale vs Brentford, team news, updates and scores


A Cup third round – LIVE!

One of the most popular weekends in the English football calendar has arrived, with the third round of this season’s FA Cup up and running.

Manchester City became the first team to book their place in the fourth round by beating Swindon last night, and with replays eschewed this season, another 21 teams will have joined them by the end of the day.

Championship promotion hopefuls Fulham get their campaign underway against Bristol City in one of six lunchtime kick-offs.

Later on, west London rivals QPR host League One leaders Rotherham, while Brentford go to Port Vale looking to put their name in the hat for the next round.


Watford face an all-Premier League encounter against holder Leicester City, while there’s a London derby as non-league Boreham Wood host AFC Wimbledon.

You can follow all the action from around the grounds with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below…

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The 3pm games are starting across the country in the FA Cup third-round.

Among the games featuring capital clubs are Port Vale vs Brentford, Leicester vs Watford, Boreham Wood vs AFC Wimbledon and QPR vs Rotherham.


Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

112 mins: Into the last few minutes of extra-time as the Cottagers look to cling onto their place in the fourth-round, following an all-Championship slog in the West Country.


GOAL! Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

104 mins: The breakthrough! Just after Mitrovic is denied by a fine save, Wilson puts the Cottagers a goal ahead!


Bristol City 0-0 Fulham

102 mins: All a bit scrappy now with Fulham breaking out to set up Kebano for a cut inside onto his right foot, and he whips a fierce effort inches wide of the far-post.


Extra-time: Bristol City 0-0 Fulham

We’re back underway at Ashton Gate with Bristol City snuffing out a Harry Wilson break and dealing with the subsequent corner.


Around the grounds

Huddersfield and Hartlepool have the first upsets of the weekend!

Pearson’s late header against Burnley seals the Terriers’ a spot in the fourth-round while Hartlepool have sealed their own comeback victory at home to Blackpool.

Coventry beat Derby 1-0 while Palace, 15 minutes behind the rest, stil lead Millwall 2-1.


Extra-time required!

Bristol City and Fulham finish goalless after the 90 minutes… Another 30 (and maybe penalties) will be needed.


Bristol City 0-0 Fulham

90 mins: Lots of Robins’ pressure now with five minutes to be added on…


Around the grounds

A late own goal from O’Toole has given Middlesbrough a 3-2 win at Mansfield, after a valiant comeback from the League Two side.

Hartlepool still lead Blackpool 2-1 at Victoria Park while Huddersfield have levelled up at Premier League Burnley after a Koroma finish at the far-post.

And Crystal Palace have turned it around at Millwall, Olise and Mateta’s goals making it 2-1 at The Den.


Team news: Boreham Wood

AFC Wimbledon make the short journey to Boreham Wood today, one of the lowest-ranked teams left in the competition.


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