Premier League clubs entered the 2021-22 FA Cup in the third round this weekend, with the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and West Ham joining Chelsea in the fourth round, while Arsenal were were beaten by a second-division side.
Below is a roundup of all of Saturday and Sunday’s results in the third round of the FA Cup, plus highlights and all-important results of the fourth round draw…
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Arsenal
Sunday’s big Cupset saw Arsenal bounced in the third round, as 9th-place EFL Championship side Nottingham Forest (25 places below the Gunners in the English football pyramid) scored the game’s only goal through Lewis Grabban in the 83rd minute. Grabban got on the end of Ryan Yates’ cross and poked it home to create a City Ground memory that 30,000-plus fans will not soon forget.
Arsenal were one of only two Premier League sides to be knocked out of the FA Cup on Sunday (the other, Leeds United, faced a fellow PL side).
Tottenham 3-1 Morecambe
On paper, it might look like Tottenham were never made to sweat as they cruised past League One side Morecambe and into the fourth round. On the perfectly manicured grass inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it was another story completely.
The Shrimps went 1-0 ahead in the 33rd minute, when Anthony O’Connor volleyed home from 10 yards out, and they held that lead until the game’s final quarter-hour. Then, it all came crashing down around them, as Tottenham scored three times in 14 minutes, as if the first 73 never happened.
Harry Kane and Lucas Moura came on as substitutes in the 69th minute, and the duo immediately changed the game and helped Tottenham pile on a more constant pressure in front of Morecambe’s goal. But first, Harry Winks got the equalizer from a free kick that no one touched and the ball found the back of the net on its own.
Moura rounded the goalkeeper to slot the winner home in the 85th minute and Kane completely the scoring by slotting home from a quick counter-attack three minutes later.
Liverpool 4-1 Shrewsbury Town
Like Spurs, Liverpool found themselves a goal down to a third-division side after a half-hour. Daniel Udoh slid in to turn home a cross in the 27th minute, though the advantage was short-lived, as Kaide Gordon (17 years old from Liverpool’s academy) made it 1-1 with a cool finish in the 34th. Fabinho converted what turned out to be the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 44th.
Roberto Firmino added Liverpool’s third goal in the 78th and Fabinho completed the scoring in the 93rd.
West Ham United 2-0 Leeds United
West Ham scored once in each half to secure a comfortable 2-0 victory in Sunday’s only all-Premier League tie. Manuel Lanzini smashed a shot through a sea of bodies and found the back of the net to make it 1-0 in the 34th minute.
Jarrod Bowen finished a devastating counter-attack after Michail Antonio played him into the penalty area with only Illan Meslier left to beat. Bowen slid the ball between Meslier’s legs, and West ham were through to the fourth round.
Wolves 3-0 Sheffield United
Daniel Podence bagged a brace (14th and 80th minutes), sandwiching a goal from Nelson Semedo in the 72nd, as Wolves continued their fine run of form with just two defeats (to Liverpool and Manchester City) in their last nine games (all competitions).
Chelsea 5-1 Chesterfield
Chelsea were 3-0 ahead by the 20th minute, as they cruised to a comfortable home victory over National League (fifth-division) side Chesterfield.
Timo Werner opened the scoring after just six minutes, followed by goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi 12 minutes later and Romelu Lukaku two minutes after that. Andreas Christensen made it 4-0 in the 39th minute and Hakim Ziyech completed Chelsea’s scoring from the penalty spot in the 55th.
Akwasi Asante pulled a goal back in the 80th minute, as the Spireites were knocked out after two wins to reach the third round — but not before collecting the sizable windfall of ticket sales which comes from playing a third round FA Cup tie at Stamford Bridge, with its capacity of nearly 42,000.
Newcastle United 0-1 Cambridge United
The shocking result of the round occurred at St. James’ Park, where Newcastle were bounced by Cambridge United of League One, 41 places below the Magpies in the English football pyramid (16th place in the third division).
Joe Ironside scored the game’s only goal in the 56th minute, resulting from a sequence of comedic defending by Newcastle inside their own penalty area. Martin Dubravka rushed out to smother an innocuous half-chance but lost his grip on the ball and spill it inside the six-yard box. The ensuing shot was headed off the goal line, but only as far as Ironside, who tracked back wrapped his right foot around the ball on the half-volley, somehow guiding it past three black and white-striped shirts.
Leicester City 4-1 Watford
Youri Tielemans (penalty kick) and James Madison put the Foxes 2-0 ahead after 25 minutes, but the Hornets hit back through Joao Pedro just two minutes later and looked like turning Saturday’s only all-Premier League clash into a thriller. Unfortunately for the neutrals, Harvey Barnes restored the two-goal lead in the 54th minute and Marc Albrighton completed the scoring in the 85th.
Port Vale 1-4 Brentford
Brentford’s 4-1 victory might sound a bit more comfortable than it was in reality, despite the fact that League Two side Port Vale took just one shot in the game (and scored from it).
Marcus Forss opened the scoring in the 26th minute and Bryan Mbeumo scored his first goal in the 66th to make it 2-0. Port Vale halved the lead when Kian Harratt got the lone shot off in the 70th minute, but Mbeumo quickly brought it back at 3-1 and then completed his hat trick from the penalty spot in the 87th.
Saturday, Jan. 8 Mansfield Town 2-3 Middlesbrough
Hartlepool United 2-1 Blackpool
Coventry City 1-0 Derby County Burnley 1-2 Huddersfield Town
Bristol City 0-1 (AET) Fulham
Millwall 1-2 Crystal Palace Newcastle United 0-1 Cambridge United
Barnsley 5-4 (AET) Barrow
Peterborough United 2-1 Bristol Rovers Leicester City 4-1 Watford
Port Vale 1-4 Brentford
Wigan Athletic 3-2 Blackburn Rovers
Boreham Wood 2-0 AFC Wimbledon
West Bromwich Albion 1-2 (AET) Brighton & Hove Albion
Kidderminster Harriers 2-1 Reading
Queens Park Rangers 1-1 (8-7 PKs) Rotherham
Hull City 2-3 (AET) Everton Chelsea 5-1 Chesterfield
Swansea City 2-3 (AET) Southampton Birmingham City 0-1 (AET) Plymouth Argyle Yeovil Town 1-3 Bournemouth
Sunday, Jan. 9
Luton Town 4-0 Harrogate Town
Stoke City 2-0 Leyton Orient
Cardiff 2-1 (AET) Preston North End
Charlton Athletic 0-1 Norwich City Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Morecambe Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Sheffield United West Ham United 2-0 Leeds United Liverpool 4-1 Shrewsbury Town
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Arsenal
FA Cup fourth round draw results & fixtures
4th round to be played the weekend of Feb. 4-7
Crystal Palace vs Hartlepool
Bournemouth vs Boreham Wood
Huddersfield Town vs Barnsley
Peterborough vs Queens Park Rangers
Cambridge United vs Luton Town Southampton vs Coventry City Chelsea vs Plymouth Argyle Everton vs Brentford
Kidderminster Harriers vs West Ham United Manchester United/Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion Liverpool vs Cardiff City
Stoke City vs Wigan Athletic
Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City Manchester City vs Fulham Wolves vs Norwich City
A number of nations have guaranteed themselves no worse than a playoff spot due to their performances in the UEFA Nations League: Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Georgia, Croatia, Turkey, Serbia, Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan 1-2 Slovenia
Slovakia 0-0 Luxembourg
Italy 1-2 England – Video, player ratings as Kane breaks Rooney record
Denmark 3-1 Finland
Portugal 4-0 Liechtenstein
San Marino 0-2 Northern Ireland
North Macedonia 2-1 Malta
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 Iceland
Friday, March 24
Bulgaria 0-1 Montenegro
Gibraltar 0-3 Greece
Moldova 1-1 Faroe Islands
Serbia 2-0 Lithuania
Austria 4-1 Azerbaijan
Sweden 0-3 Belgium
Czech Republic 3-1 Poland
France 4-0 Netherlands
Saturday, March 25
Scotland 3-0 Cyprus
Israel 1-1 Kosovo
Armenia 1-2 Turkey
Belarus 0-5 Switzerland
Spain 3-0 Norway
Croatia 1-0 Wales
Andorra 0-2 Romania
Sunday, March 26
Kazakhstan 3-2 Denmark
England 2-0 Ukraine — Video, player ratings as Saka leads Three Lions
Liechtenstein 0-7 Iceland
Slovenia 2-0 San Marino
Slovakia 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Northern Ireland 0-1 Finland
Luxembourg 0-6 Portugal
Malta 0-2 Italy
Mexico and the USMNT are the first two (of four) sides through to the final round, with Panama and Canada currently in pole position to finish atop their respective groups when they conclude play on Tuesday.
It was a frustratingly slow start by the USMNT on Monday, as El Salvador refused to let the Americas get comfortable or play their game. Long balls over the top of the USMNT defense created a few nervy moments early on, but interim head coach Anthony Hudson’s side looked a completely different side after halftime.
The USMNT’s first real scoring chance came in the 46th minute, when Gio Reyna cut in from the left wing, worked his way past two defenders and fired a shot low and hard toward the near post. The ball smashed the front of the post and the rebound ricocheted back into play, just out of Alejandro Zendejas’ reach atop the six-yard box.
Zendejas went close to opening the scoring just two minutes later, as he audaciously — but necessarily — lobbed the ball over a frazzled Mario Gonzalez in goal, only to pull it just wide of the far post.
The Yanks kept the pressure up as the second half wore on, and eventually got their reward in the 62nd minute. A minute after Pepi came into the game, Weston McKennie found the 20-year-old forward making a dangerous run in behind the Salvadoran defense, but Gonzalez saw it early as well and came out to close down his angles as Pepi jostled with the last defender. Pepi went for the cheeky chip over the ‘keeper, to go with the two goals he scored against Grenada on Friday.
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Will Manchester City win yet another Premier League title? Can Arsenal push them all the way? Will Chelsea and Liverpool recover to finish in the top four? Can Manchester United’s new-look side surge into the title race? What about Tottenham? How will the new boys get on? Who will be the surprise package?
Those questions will be answered from August 2022 to May 2023, with the full list of Premier League fixtures.
While below are the answers to all of the questions you have around the Premier League fixtures and everything else you need to know for the upcoming season, with full details on the Premier League TV schedule across the NBC family of channels and more.
The Premier League fixtures for the 2022-23 season were announced on Thursday June 16, 2022 at 4am ET. Below is the full schedule, as you can watch all 380 games across our NBC platforms.
The Premier League fixture computer decides who plays who and when, as teams located close to one another are usually playing at home on opposite weekends to help with policing, crowd control and transport congestion in those areas.
When will the Premier League take a break for the 2022 World Cup?
When will the 2022-23 Premier League season finish?
The final day of the season will be on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
Which teams will compete in the 2022-23 Premier League?
These are the 20 teams which will compete in the Premier League for the upcoming season:
Arsenal, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton and Hove Albion, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leeds United, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers
2:45pm: AFC Bournemouth v Brighton
2:45pm: Leeds v Nottingham Forest
2:45pm: Leicester vs Aston Villa
3pm: Chelsea vs Liverpool
Wednesday 5 April
3pm: Man United v Brentford
3pm: West Ham v Newcastle
Saturday 8 April
7:30am: Man Utd v Everton
Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest
Brentford v Newcastle
Fulham v West Ham
Leicester v AFC Bournemouth
Spurs v Brighton
Wolves v Chelsea
12:30pm: Southampton v Man City
Sunday 9 April
9am: Leeds v Crystal Palace
11:30am: Liverpool v Arsenal
Saturday 15 April
7:30am: Aston Villa v Newcastle
Chelsea v Brighton
Everton v Fulham
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Spurs v AFC Bournemouth
Wolves v Brentford
12:30pm: Man City v Leicester
Sunday 16 April
9am: West Ham v Arsenal
11:30am: Nottingham Forest v Man Utd
Monday 17 April
3pm: Leeds v Liverpool
Friday 21 April
3pm: Arsenal v Southampton
Saturday 22 April
7:30am: Fulham v Leeds
Brentford v Aston Villa
Crystal Palace v Everton
Leicester v Wolves
Liverpool v Nottingham Forest
Sunday 23 April
9am: AFC Bournemouth v West Ham
9am: Newcastle v Spurs
Postponed due to European action
Man Utd v Chelsea
Brighton v Man City
Tuesday 25 April
2:30pm: Wolves v Crystal Palace
2:45pm: Aston Villa v Fulham
2:45pm: Leeds v Leicester
Wednesday 26 April
2:30pm: Nottingham Forest v Brighton
2:45pm: Chelsea v Brentford
2:45pm: West Ham v Liverpool
3pm: Man City v Arsenal
Thursday 27 April
2:45pm: Everton v Newcastle
2:45pm: Southampton v AFC Bournemouth
3:15pm: Spurs v Man Utd
Saturday 29 April
7:30am: Crystal Palace v West Ham
Brentford v Nottingham Forest
Brighton v Wolves
12:30pm: Arsenal v Chelsea
Sunday 30 April
9am: AFC Bournemouth v Leeds
9am: Fulham v Man City
9am: Man Utd v Aston Villa
9am: Newcastle v Southampton
11:30am: Liverpool v Spurs
Monday 1 May
3pm: Leicester v Everton
Wednesday 3 May
3pm: Liverpool v Fulham
3pm: Man City v West Ham
Thursday 4 May
3pm: Brighton v Man Utd
Saturday 6 May
AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea
Spurs v Crystal Palace
Wolves v Aston Villa
12:30pm: Liverpool v Brentford
Sunday 7 May
9am: Man City v Leeds* subject to possible Champions League schedule
11:30am: Newcastle v Arsenal
2pm: West Ham v Man Utd
Monday 8 May
10am: Fulham v Leicester
12:30pm: Brighton v Everton
3pm: Nottingham Forest v Southampton
Saturday 13 May
Arsenal v Brighton
Aston Villa v Spurs
Brentford v West Ham
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth
Everton v Man City
Leeds v Newcastle
Leicester v Liverpool
Man Utd v Wolves
Southampton v Fulham
Saturday 20 May
AFC Bournemouth v Man Utd
Brighton v Southampton
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v Aston Villa
Man City v Chelsea
Newcastle v Leicester
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Spurs v Brentford
West Ham v Leeds
Wolves v Everton
Sunday 28 May
16:00 Arsenal v Wolves
16:00 Aston Villa v Brighton
16:00 Brentford v Man City
16:00 Chelsea v Newcastle
16:00 Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest
16:00 Everton v AFC Bournemouth
16:00 Leeds v Spurs
16:00 Leicester v West Ham
16:00 Man Utd v Fulham
16:00 Southampton v Liverpool