FA Cup third round/replays: How the action unfolded on Tuesday evening

14 January 2009 03:11
FA Cup third roundBirmingham 0 Wolves 2 FT- Read David Kent LIVE from St Andrew's

Histon 1 Swansea 2 FT - Read Steve Skerry LIVE from Glassworld Stadium

Leyton Orient 1 Sheffield United 4 FTCheltenham 0 Doncaster 0 FT

FA Cup third round replaysPeterborough 0 West Brom 2 FT- Read Laura Williamson LIVE at London Road

Bristol City 0 Portsmouth 2 FT - Read Peter Carline's LIVE minute-by-minute report

Burnley 2 QPR 1  FTCrewe 2 Millwall 3 FTNorwich 0 Charlton 1 FT

  22.30: Our thanks, as always, for your compnay this evening. Sadly no exhibition of penalties after Jay Rogriguez produced a fantastic finale at Turf Moor. What an omen his second goal of the season could be for Burnley - his first slayed Fulham in the Carling Cup and guided Owen Coyle's men to the last four of the Carling Cup.

No upsets tonight but be sure to join us again tomorrow when we will take you through all of Wednesday's remaining FA Cup third round ties, including Southend v Chelsea.

And remember, stay with Sportsmail

for all the latest news from the transfer window.

Good night.

  22.25: BREAKING NEWS - Manchester City believe they are close to pulling off the most astonishing transfer coup in football history after they offered AC Milan £100million in cash for Kaka on Tuesday afternoon.

Read Matt Lawton's report

22.23: BREAKING NEWS - Tottenham

manager Harry Redknapp is in Milan hoping to tie up a six-month loan deal for Brazil striker Adriano.

Read Neil Ashton's EXCLUSIVE report.

  22.18: Wild scenes of celebrations at Turf Moor. On the stroke of full-time of extra time, substitute Jay Rodriguez sets up a fourth round tussle with West Brom after crashing home Graham Alexander's deft pass to avoid the lottery of penalties. Heartbreak for QPR - a mere 40 seconds from the finish.

22.14: With penalties moments away, Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen pulls off a tremendous flying save to prevent Damien Delaney stealing a dramatic winner.

22.04: Still 1-1 at Turf Moor as the second half of extra time begins. Penalties loom.

21.54: All over at London Road and 2-0 winners West Brom will look to Turf Moor now where their fourth round opponents in-waiting are now ten minutes into extra time - Burnley looking the better of the two.

Late night: QPR scorer Samuel Di Carmine holds off a challenge from Burnley's Joey Gudjonsson as the teams battle it out in extra time

21.48: Extra time between Burnley and QPR after 90 minutes failed to separate the Championship duo despite a frenetic end where Damian Delaney spared Rangers' blushes with his last gasp goaline clearance. Potentially penalties at Turf Moor.

21.46: Luton, docked 30 points at the beginning ofthe season in League Two, were denied three valuable points after Chester clawed back to earn a share of the spoils, but they do now have a positive points tally in sight after the 2-2 put them on zero.

21.44: Wolves first victory over Midlands rivals Birmingham in eight years earns them a fourth-round tie at Molineux against Premier League Middlesbrough.

21.42: Histon's FA Cup heroics are over for this season. Josh Simpson's goal six minutes from time proved too little, too late for the non league side who memorably dumped Leeds United out in the second round.

21.40: Sheffield United will host Charlton at Bramall Lane; Phil Parkinson's side precribed just what the doctor ordered with their first win in 14 weeks. Will that priceless 1-0 win for the relegation threatened side at Norwich inspire a revival in their alarming Championship form?

Keeping up appearances: David James brilliantly denies Nicky Maynard from the spot to preserve Pompey's two-goal cushion

21.38: Sol Campbell hacks Nicky Maynard down inside the box to earn the hosts a late chance for a repreive. But the striker steps up to take the spot-kick and sees it palmed to safety by David James. Top drawer penalty save.

21.37: Cheltenham and Doncaster fans pencil January 20 into your diary. that's when your teams will go head-to-head (again) in a third round replay. 0-0 at Whaddon Road.

All over: Niko Kranjcar ensures the FA Cup holders have escape an early exit from the competition with his winning goal

21.36: GOAL! Game over at Ashton Gate. Niko Kranjcar punishes Bristol City's persistence with a goal against the run of play on the breakaway. The FA Cup holders will advance to the fourth round unscathed.

21.34: Five minutes left for Bristol City to to earn a crack at extra time against Portsmouth. The Robins are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at this one - a real backs to the job survival job for Pompey. For all the latest on a grandstand finish at Ashton Gate read Peter Carline's LIVE minute-by-minute report.

21.31: GOAL! Zak Whitbread, on 86 minutes, makes it 3-2 to Millwall. Cue the countdown to Crewe's equaliser.

Could it be magic: Josh Simpson sets up a tense finale for non league Histon as his late goal offers a glimmer of hope against Swansea

21.29: GOAL! Are we about to witness the magic of the FA Cup? Gorka Pintado misses from the penalty spot, spuring a perfect opportunity to extend Swansea lead before Josh Simpson scores a lifeline of a goal to give the non league minnows a dramatic last tfive minute push.

21.26: GOAL! Disastrous second-45 for Orient just gets worse. The home faithful head for an early exit home after their side surrender a fine first-half lead to fall to an inspired Sheffield United comeback. Good ball in from the right from Naughton is nodded in by Greg Halford. His second of the night and a fourth for the rampant Blades.

21.24: One game that's slipped off of our FA Cup radar this eveing is the goalless tie at Whaddon Road where Cheltenham hold Doncaster. Paul Heffernan comes a whisker away from breaking the deadlock. But his shot cannons off the inside of the post and into the direction of a January 20 replay.

21.20: In League One another shoddy-at-home side, Swindon, lose their lead against Stockport as Anthony Pilkington fires the 24th away goal at County Ground this season to give Jim Gannon's men a fighting chance of three points.

21.17: Cameron Jerome comes close to giving Birmigham a glimmer of hope at St Andrew's but his shot crashes off the bar, summing up his side's lack of luck this evening. They'll need some FA Cup magic to salvage a result against an impressive Wolves.

21.15: GOAL! What a second-half performance and turn-around this is proving to be from Kevin Blackwell's Sheffield United. A crisp counter-attack, almosts thwarted by a good save by Morris, is slotted away on the rebound by Kyle Naughton. 3-1 and surely, all she wrote at Brisbane Road.

21.11: A slight break from the FA Cup goal-fest (drama indeed) as Jack Smith puts hosts Swindon ahead against League One rivals Stockport at the County Ground.

21.10: GOAL! Orient have capitulated in the space of four minutes. Billy Sharp latches onto Darius Henderson's through ball to tuck his effort beyond Glen Morris.

21.08: GOAL! Perfect response from Burnley too who, like Crewe, make it even stevens at Turf Moor through Steven Thompson.

21.06: GOAL! Flying in now. Greg Halford gets Sheffield United back on level terms and Leyton orient's woeful home record is in serious danger of continuing.

21.04: GOAL! Another instant reply at Gresty Road - this time the hosts are getting in on the act as Shaun Miller converts Billy Jones' cross.

21.02: GOAL! Dreadful mistake in midfield by Burnley's Alan Mahon. Robbed of possession in midfield, Mahon was left stranded in shame as Mikele Liegertwood surged toward goal before unselfishly laying-off a neat pass to Samuel Di Carmine who made no doubt with his well-placed low shot.

21.00: GOAL! What a turning point that not-given penalty decision may prove to be at St Andrews' after Sam Vokes links-up superbly with Michael Kightly, before slotting past Maik Taylor. 2-0 Wolves.

Record breaker: Neil Harris is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring his 112th goal in Millwall colours to surpass teddy Sheringham's all-time record

20.58: GOAL! A landmark goal for Neil Harris, who breaks Teddy Sheringham's Millwall all-time leading goalscorer record  for Millwall, as his 112th strike helps the League One outfit come from a goal behind to take the lead at Crewe. 2-1.

20.55: Birmingham have a penalty appeal waved away after Wolves defender Richard Stearman clatters into Marcus Bent. The visitors wrere perhaps a bit fortunate there.

20.51: Play resumes in East London and Leyton Orient, awful at Brisbane Road this season, are now just 45 minutes away from claiming only their third home win from 12 games. If the scores stay the same, Martin Ling's men will book a fourth round tie with Charlton.

20.47: Half-time at London Road as West Brom go into the interval the happier of the two sides. Meanwhile, in Scotland, Rangers lead St Johnstone one-nil in the Scottish Cup through a Stuart McCaffrey own goal on the stroke of half-time.

20.39: GOAL! Robert Koren delivers a pin-point cross for Paul Robinson and the full-back glances his header downward to power his first goal since November 2007 past Joe Lewis to give Albion a two-goal advantage.

20.36: Half-time across the eight other third round ties while the delayed Peterborough-West Brom clash continues.

20.28: GOAL! Peter Crouch scores a somewhat a controversial goal. His 12th in 22 FA Cup appearances but one that Bristol City manager Gary Johnson and his team will find a difficult one to stomach.

A definite handball claim for the Robins, turned down by the referee, allowing the offender Crouch to break away on an 80-yard run before sliding home his 13th goal of the season. Unlucky for the Championship side. Read Peter Carline's LIVE minute-by-minute report

20.27: GOAL! Swansea make it two and it could be heartbreak for John Beck's Histon as early as half-time. Guillem Bauza the scorer for Roberto Martinez's men.

20.26: GOAL! Andrew Keogh beats the offisde trap to put Mick McCarthy's side a goal to the good at Midlands rivals Birmingham. Great response from Wolves following their dismal 3-1 defeat to Preston at the weekend. Can they maintain it?

20.25: GOAL! Leyton Orient take a deserved lead courtesy of John Melligan. His fourth of the season, converted from the spot, after referee Iain Williamson adjudged Blades defender Matt Kilgallon to have handled inside the area.

20.22: Meanwhile, in League One, it's an early bath for Yeovil's Terry Skiverton, dismissed for serious fould play after 34 minutes. In Legue Two, a Ryan Lowe penalty hands Chester a lifeline against fellow strugglers Luton. 2-1 there.

Oh Jay: On loan Arsenal youngster Jay Simpson celebrates his first goal for West Brom to put Tony Mowbray's side ahead at Peterborough

20.20: GOAL! On loan Arsenal prodigy Jay Simpson celebrates his first goal for West Brom, drilling a 25-yard effort into the bottom-right corner leaving Posh 'keeper Joe Lewis absolutely no chance.

What a shrewd signing Simpson could prove to be for the Baggies come the end of May. Read Laura Williamson LIVE at London Road

20.18: Sheffield United, without prolfic striker James Beattie having sold the former Everton star to Stoke City earlier this week, are enduring a frustrating start at brisbane Road where Leyton Orient are seemingly resolute at the back so far.

20.14: Luton, docked 30 points at the beginning of the season are moving close to ending the night on positive points (+2). Lewis Emanuel doubles their lead at Chester.

Swan song: Gorka Pintado celebrates his opening goal with his Swansea team-mates at Histon

20.11: GOAL! Gorka Pintado scoresd a goal worthy of winning any FA Cup tie to put Swansea ahead against non league Histon - Read Steve Skerry LIVE from Glassworld Stadium

20.10: FA Cup and Scottish Cup aside, there are two League One games (Swindon 0 Stockport 0 and Yeovil 0 Scunthorpe 1 - Sam Togwell) in progress and one from League One, where Luton lead Chester through Chris Martin.

Send in your best Coldplay puns, please.

20.05: Elsewhere, Pompey have had the lions-share of possession at Ahston Gate. But no cutting edge from Tony Adams' men - who have been in freefall of late in the Premier League - Read Peter Carline's LIVE minute-by-minute report

20.00: The 15 minute delay at London Road is all forgotten as Peterborough begin their quest for an upset against Premier League basement boys West Brom, who could really do with a morale-boosting win.

Good news for Tony Mowbray: Peterborough's FA Cup record against top flight sides reads Played 18  Lost 17 Won 1 (4-2 win over Arsenal in 1965).

19.58: Carling Cup semi-finalists Burnley, who haven't won an FA Cup game in four years, remain level with Championship rivals QPR at Turf Moor. Owen Coyle had to call-upon substitute Robbie Blake following an injury to leading goalscorer Martin Paterson in the warm-up.

19.55: GOAL! What a turn around for Millwall. 70 seconds after Alex went ahead through Luke Murphy, Scott Barron hits an instant equaliser for the South London side. At this rate, the punters at Gresty Road could be in for an absolute classic.

Red midst: Norwich goalkeeper David Marshall looks on as Darren Ambrose wheels away to toast Charlton's opener.

19.54: GOAL! Darren Ambrose has put Charlton ahead with a sweet right foot strike from outside the box. His first goal since March last year could help Phil Parkinson's men towards their first win in 18.

19.53: Forget the FA Cup - it's all happening at Forfar. They lead 2-0 now. Nightmare start for the Highland Football League team.

19.51: Congratulations, Graham Gibson. The first scorer of the evening. in the Scottish Cup. Third division Forfar take an early lead against Forres Mechanics through a journalist. That's Gibson's fourth of the season and he's certainly making the all headlines.

19.47: We're underway but it's a slow and quiet start. so far. Let's hope it picks up shortly.

In the meantime, clcik on the links above to follow all the live minute-by-minute text updates from tonight's feature games.

19.44: Don't forget, you can have your say on all of tonight's FA Cup third round action. Email: matt.lawless@dailymail.co.uk

19.40: Five minutes to kick-off. But news just in, Peterborough's clash with West Brom has been delayed by 15 minutes (now an 8pm kick-off) due to traffice problems on the A1.


Norwich v Charlton

Norwich: Marshall, Otsemobor, Omozusi, Doherty, Drury, Croft, Fotheringham, Clingan, Bell, Cort, Lupoli. Subs: Nelson, Bertrand, Hoolahan, Russell, Pattison, Lappin, Smith.

Charlton: Randolph, Moutaouakil, Hudson, Fortune, Basey, Wagstaff, Bailey, Ambrose, Wright, Sam, Burton. Subs: Elliot, Youga, Shelvey, Holland, Todorov, Dickson, Yussuff. Referee: Clive Oliver (Northumberland)

Crewe v Millwall

Crewe: Collis, Brayford, Lawrence, Baudet, Jones, Murphy, O'Connor, Bailey, Daniel, Miller, Donaldson. Subs: Tomlinson, O'Donnell, Zola, Moore, Carrington, Pope, Shelley.

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Whitbread, Frampton, Barron, Grabban, Fuseini, Laird, Martin, Kandol, Harris. Subs: Pidgeley, Alexander, Brkovic, Grimes, Forbes, Ebsworth, O'Connor. Referee: Nigel Miller (Durham)

Cheltenham v Doncaster

Cheltenham: Brown, Lindegaard, Gallinagh, Ridley, Wright, Bird, Westlake, Russell, Owusu, Hammond, Hayes. Subs: Puddy, Duff, Finnigan, Connor, Gill, Watkins, Durrant.

Doncaster: Sullivan, O'Connor, Mills, Hird, Chambers, Coppinger, Spicer, Wellens, Stock, Woods, Heffernan. Subs: Smith, Roberts, Van Nieuwstadt, Guy, Taylor, Lockwood, Wilson. Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

Peterborough v West Brom

Peterborough: Lewis, Martin, Morgan, Zakuani, Williams, Whelpdale, Keates, Lee, Boyd, Mclean, Mackail-Smith. Subs: McKeown, Torres, Batt, Green, Webb, Gaughran, Blanchett.

West Brom: Carson, Hoefkens, Barnett, Donk, Robinson, Kim, Koren, Greening, Filipe Teixeira, Bednar, Simpson. Subs: Kiely, Brunt, Beattie, Moore, Dorrans, Pele, Borja Valero. Referee: Andy D'Urso (Essex)

Leyton Orient v Sheff Utd

Leyton Orient: Morris, Purches, Mkandawire, Saah, Cave-Brown, Melligan, Chambers, Thornton, Demetriou, Boyd, Parkin.

Subs: Jones, Thelwell, Morgan, Terry, Pires, Jarvis, Baker.

Sheff Utd: Bennett, Walker, Morgan, Kilgallon, Jihai, Halford, Montgomery, Naughton, Cotterill, Henderson, Sharp. Subs: Kenny, Naysmith, Webber, Hendrie, Gillespie, Howard, Quinn. Referee: Iain Williamson (Berkshire)

Burnley v QPR

Burnley: Jensen, Alexander, Carlisle, Caldwell, Jordan, Elliott, McCann, Gudjonsson, Eagles, Paterson, Thompson. Subs: Penny, Kalvenes, Akinbiyi, Mahon, Rodriguez, Blake, MacDonald.

QPR: Cerny, Hall, Stewart, Gorkss, Delaney, Alberti, Leigertwood, Mahon, Rowlands, Ledesma, Di Carmine. Subs: Borrowdale, Crowther, Rose, Connolly, Ephraim, Helguson, Ramage. Referee: Colin Webster (Tyne & Wear)

Cheltenham v Doncaster

Cheltenham: Brown, Lindegaard, Gallinagh, Ridley, Wright, Bird, Westlake, Russell, Owusu, Hammond, Hayes. Subs: Puddy, Duff, Finnigan, Connor, Gill, Watkins, Durrant.

Doncaster: Sullivan, O'Connor, Mills, Hird, Chambers, Coppinger, Spicer, Wellens, Stock, Woods, Heffernan. Subs: Smith, Roberts, Van Nieuwstadt, Guy, Taylor, Lockwood, Wilson. Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

Birmingham v Wolves

Birmingham: Maik Taylor, Parnaby, Jaidi, Ridgewell, Queudrue, Agustien, Carsley, Quashie, Shroot, Jerome, Bent.

Subs: Doyle, Kelly, Martin Taylor, Johnson, Sammons, Mitchell McPike.

Wolves: Hennessey, Friend, Stearman, Collins, Ward, Kightly, Henry, Edwards, David Jones, Keogh, Vokes.

Subs: Ikeme, Jarvis, Iwelumo, Shackell, Potter, Hill, Ebanks-Blake. Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

Bristol City v Portsmouth

Bristol City: Basso, Orr, Carey, McCombe, Fontaine, Skuse, Elliott, Johnson, Sproule, Styvar, Maynard. Subs: Henderson, McAllister, McIndoe, Adebola, Brian Wilson, Williams, John.

Portsmouth: James, Johnson, Distin, Campbell, Kaboul, Wilson, Nugent, Armand Traore, Belhadj, Kranjcar, Crouch Subs: Begovic, Hreidarsson, Pamarot, Utaka, Mvuemba, Little, KanuReferee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)


19.15: Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to an action-packed evening of FA Cup third round football.

Nine games in total and, no doubt, plenty of drama to follow over the next (potentially) few hours (five games can go all the distance to penalties).

Can Histon become the third non league side to make the fourth round proper? Will Tony Adams' Portsmouth

fall victim to a Championship scalp? Are West Brom

in danger of a big upset in the form of League One Peterborough? And is tonight the night when Phil Parkinson ends Charlton's miserable 18-game winless run?

All this and more, so stay tuned to Sportsmail

and email matt.lawless@dailymail.co.uk to have your say as tonight's action unfolds.

Action replay: Portsmouth's Niko Kranjcar and Bristol City's Marvin Elliot look forward to do battle again this evening in their third round replay at Ashton Gate

 Histon v Swansea: Live minute by-minute text commentary

Birmingham v Wolves: Live minute-by-minute text commentary

Bristol City v Portsmouth: Live minute-by-minute text commentary

Peterborough v West Bromwich: Live minute-by-minute text commentary




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