FA Cup 3rd round weekend

04 January 2012 08:58
Cardiff are away at Premier League West Bromwich Albion this Saturday in the FA Cup.

With Cardiff facing a two legged League Cup semi final in the next couple of weeks and a promotion challenge, they can be forgiven for making changes this weekend and giving starts to players like Rob Earnshaw who have struggled to get a look in in recent months.

With Premier League survival a key issue for West Brom they are also likely to change things around but as the top flight team the pressure will be on them to get a result especially as they have not scored in their last three games. A good point in a goalless draw with Man City has been followed by defeats against Everton and Tottenham.

What both teams will be looking to avoid will be a replay and another match to an already busy January (especially for Cardiff).

Kick off on Saturday is at 3:00pm. Tickets are still on sale for the match at The Hawthorns.

There are still non league teams in the competition including Wrexham who face a trip to Brighton. Games are being played between Friday and Monday.

Full FA Cup 3rd round fixtures:

Friday 06th January 2012   The FA Cup Third Round Liverpool  v  Oldham Athletic 20:00   Saturday 07th January 2012   The FA Cup Third Round Birmingham City  v  Wolverhampton Wanderers 12:30   Dagenham & Redbridge  v  Millwall 13:00   Barnsley  v  Swansea City 15:00   Brighton and Hove Albion  v  Wrexham 15:00   Coventry City  v  Southampton 15:00   Crawley Town  v  Bristol City 15:00   Derby County  v  Crystal Palace 15:00   Doncaster Rovers  v  Notts County 15:00   Everton  v  Tamworth 15:00   Fleetwood Town  v  Blackpool 15:00   Fulham  v  Charlton Athletic 15:00   Gillingham  v  Stoke City 15:00   Hull City  v  Ipswich Town 15:00   Macclesfield Town  v  Bolton Wanderers 15:00   Middlesbrough  v  Shrewsbury Town 15:00   Milton Keynes Dons  v  Queens Park Rangers 15:00   Newcastle United  v  Blackburn Rovers 15:00   Norwich City  v  Burnley 15:00   Nottingham Forest  v  Leicester City 15:00   Reading  v  Stevenage Borough 15:00   Sheffield United  v  Salisbury City 15:00   Swindon Town  v  Wigan Athletic 15:00   Tottenham Hotspur  v  Cheltenham Town 15:00   Watford  v  Bradford City 15:00   West Bromwich Albion  v  Cardiff City 15:00   Bristol Rovers  v  Aston Villa 17:30   Sunday 08th January 2012   The FA Cup Third Round Manchester City  v  Manchester United 13:00   Chelsea  v  Portsmouth 15:00   Sheffield Wednesday  v  West Ham United 15:00   Peterborough United  v  Sunderland 15:30   Monday 09th January 2012   The FA Cup Third Round Arsenal  v  Leeds United 19:45