The third round of the FA Cup wrapped up today – replays aside – and the day featured both a shocking upset and a marquee matchup.
Swansea City was the most recent victim of the magic of the cup as they were stunned 3-2 by fourth-tier side Oxford United. The League Two club scored three goals in 14 minutes on either side of halftime, and that was too much for the Swans to overcome, who featured a monstrous 10 changes to their lineup from last weekend’s loss to Manchester United.
Leicester City looked on its way past Tottenham Hotspur thanks to a goal straight after halftime from substitute Shinji Okazaki, but Nathan Dyer was controversially penalized for a handball in the box, and Harry Kane buried the chance from the spot to level things at 2-2. The two sides will need another match to determine who moves on, the last thing either top-5 Premier League side wants at this stage of the season. It will be an interesting matchup given they are also scheduled to play Wednesday in league play.
Chelsea eased by Scunthorpe United 2-0 behind a strong lineup from manager Guus Hiddink. Diego Costa scored the opener and 19-year-old Ruben Loftus-Cheek got his first goal for Chelsea to finish things off at Stamford Bridge. Scunthorpe had what appeared to be a legitimate penalty shout turned away in the 53rd minute that could have made things interesting with the score 1-0 at the time.
A pair of League Two sides in Carlisle United and Yeovil Town will need a replay after finishing 2-2 at Brunton Park. Carlisle went up 2-1 on a 76th minute goal from Mark Ellis, but Shaun Jeffers saved the Glovers with a goal three minutes into stoppage time to secure another match.
The last match to be played is Cardiff City and Shrewsbury Town, while have a late kick at 1:00 p.m. ET from Cardiff City Stadium.