On Saturday the third round of the FA Cup continued as Premier League sides avoided potential banana skin ties against lower-league opposition.
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West Bromwich Albion beat Conference Premier (fifth tier) side Gateshead Town 7-0 in Tony Pulis’ first game in charge, as Saido Berahino scored four. Another PL outfit also had a field day going forward, as Swansea City beat League Two Tranmere Rovers 6-2 with Bafetimbi Gomis scoring twice.
One upset was on the cards as Northern Premier League (seventh tier) side Blyth Spartans were 2-0 up at half time against Championship outfit Birmingham City. However three goals in six minutes at the start of the second half turned the game on its head as the Blues held on to shake off what would have been the shock of the day. In the only all-PL tie of Saturday, Leicester City beat managerless Newcastle 1-0 thanks to a strike from Leonardo Ulloa.
Below are all of the results from Saturday’s FA Cup games, the matches which ended in a tie will go to a replay for a place in the fourth round, as most of the PL teams are in action on Sunday and Monday. Click the link above to follow those games.
FA Cup third round results
West Bromwich Albion 7-0 Gateshead
Tranmere Rovers 2-6 Swansea City
Blyth Spartans 2-3 Birmingham City
Leicester City 1-1 Newcastle United
Millwall 3-3 Bradford City
Rotherham United 1-5 Bournemouth
Brentford 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion
Rochdale 1-0 Nottingham Forest
Cambridge United 2-1 Luton Town
Charlton Athletic 1-2 Blackburn Rovers
Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Bristol City
Derby County 1-0 Southport
Huddersfield Town 0-1 Reading
Preston North End 2-0 Norwich City
Scunthorpe United 0-0 Chesterfield
Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Wigan Athletic
Barnsely 0-2 Middlesbrough
Fulham 0-0 Wolves