Joe Ironside was the hero as third-tier Cambridge United shocked Premier League Newcastle with a 1-0 FA Cup victory at St James’ Park – and the U’s weren’t alone in producing a cup upset on third-round Saturday.
Kidderminster 2-1 Studying
Amari Morgan-Smith was Kidderminster’s late hero as they dumped Studying out with a shock 2-1 comeback victory.
The Nationwide League North aspect – the lowest-ranked membership left, and 79 locations beneath their Championship guests – got here from behind to stun the Royals by the slim end result.
George Puscas’ first aim for 9 months gave Studying the lead earlier than Sam Austin levelled after the break and Morgan-Smith struck with eight minutes remaining to earn a third-round giant-killing.
Defeat elevated the strain on Royals boss Veljko Paunovic as accidents and rotation noticed Studying begin with six gamers that have been aged 21 or beneath.
Boreham Wooden 2-0 AFC Wimbledon
Tyrone Marsh and Adrian Clifton fired Nationwide League aspect Boreham Wooden into the FA Cup fourth spherical for the primary time of their historical past.
Marsh’s spectacular first-half aim and Clifton’s late strike, moments after coming off the bench, secured a 2-0 victory and one of many shocks of the third spherical in opposition to League One AFC Wimbledon.
The Dons, who of their earlier incarnation prompted in all probability the most important upset of all of them after they beat Liverpool within the 1988 remaining, for as soon as discovered themselves on the fallacious finish of a cup shock.
It was a memorable afternoon for Wooden and their supervisor Luke Garrard, who as a participant made greater than 100 appearances for Wimbledon and helped them to 2 promotions, as he ended up dumping his previous membership out of the competitors.
Hartlepool 2-1 Blackpool
Eighteen-year-old Joe Gray stepped off the bench to fireside League Two Hartlepool into the FA Cup fourth spherical for the primary time since 2009.
Gray fired a 61st-minute winner to finish a dramatic second-half comeback and sink Championship Blackpool, who led by way of Keshi Anderson’s early opener.
David Ferguson hauled Hartlepool degree three minutes after the interval earlier than Gray, who had changed Mark Cullen moments earlier, stored his nerve to beat Daniel Grimshaw and seize solely his second senior aim.
The in-form guests have been left to rue a succession of missed probabilities in a totally dominant first half, in addition to accidents to goal-scorer Anderson and James Husband, who each limped off earlier than the break.
Wigan 3-2 Blackburn
Wigan substitute Thelo Aasgaard scored a stoppage-time winner to settle a five-goal FA Cup third-round comeback thriller in opposition to Blackburn on the DW.
Rovers made their divisional superiority pay inside 4 minutes of the restart. Joe Rothwell fed Khadra, who fired into the underside nook of Jones’ web to open the scoring.
However with one other Rovers aim wanting inevitable, Wigan levelled simply after the hour mark as Max Energy rifled a magnificence from distance previous Aynsley Pears within the Rovers aim.
Amazingly, Wigan then began to dominate, leading to them taking the lead for the primary time, 16 minutes from time. Jack Whatmough’s header from a nook regarded routine sufficient for Pears to take care of, however the goalkeeper by some means succeeded in catching after which carrying the ball over the road for a comical personal aim.
There was nonetheless time for a successful aim to settle an unimaginable sport when, deep into stoppage-time, Wigan substitute Aasgaard despatched over a curling strike from the left wing that fully deceived Pears and located the highest nook of the online to edge Latics into the fourth spherical.
Barnsley 5-4 Barrow
Barnsley have been compelled into additional time by 10-man Barrow however ultimately claimed a 5-4 victory at Oakwell in one of the crucial unimaginable FA Cup matches seen lately.
Barnsley opened the scoring within the twenty third minute after Callum Types whipped in an excellent free-kick and captain Mads Andersen leapt the very best to move previous Barrow’s primary.
Discovering an equaliser grew to become a a lot more durable ask when Barrow striker Tom Beadling was despatched off for a excessive problem on Romal Palmer after 38 minutes, and issues went from unhealthy to worse for the fourth-tier aspect after 42 minutes when Jordan Williams mishit his first try however made no mistake from the second to offer the Tykes a cushty lead going into half-time.
Barrow’s Ollie Banks then scored a aim of the spherical contender within the 61st minute with a thunderous free-kick from the Barrow skipper to scale back the deficit earlier than the primary equaliser of the night time got here after 78 minutes when substitute Luke James discovered debutant Anthony Glennon within the field and the debutant completed confidently to make it 2-2.
Barrow’s pleasure was short-lived as striker Devante Cole curled in from distance after 83 minutes to offer the Tykes the benefit as soon as extra, however the Bluebirds refused to be crushed and three minutes later, Remeao Hutton’s cross was met by James Jones who headed powerfully previous Walton to degree the scores once more.
Substitute Carlton Morris will need to have thought he had received it for Barnsley when he scored within the 88th minute however, unbelievably, Josh Kay, one other man to come back off the bench, drilled in from distance within the ninetieth minute to take this superb tie into an extra 30-minute interval.
Morris bought his second of the night 12 minutes into additional time and that aim proved to be sufficient to see Barnsley by way of to the fourth spherical however Barrow will go house very happy with their efficiency.
QPR 1-1 Rotherham (8-7 on penalties)
Goalkeeper Jordan Archer was taken to hospital after struggling a shoulder damage whereas making the decisive save as QPR beat Rotherham on penalties to safe a spot within the FA Cup fourth spherical.
League One leaders Rotherham went forward eight minutes into additional time when Wes Harding’s lengthy diagonal ball from the appropriate dropped to fellow defender Michael Ihiekwe, whose low shot went in off the far submit. However Rangers equalised with 5 minutes remaining.
Lyndon Dykes’ header from Albert Adomah’s right-wing cross was tipped in opposition to the underside of the bar by Josh Vickers however the ball then ricocheted off the keeper’s again and over the road.
Rangers prevailed 8-7 within the shoot-out after additional time ended with the rating at 1-1. Archer’s save from Chiedozie Ogbene took the Championship promotion contenders by way of, however the goalkeeper needed to be helped off after a number of minutes of remedy.
Bristol Metropolis 0-1 Fulham
Substitute Harry Wilson struck in extra-time to offer Fulham a 1-0 FA Cup third-round win at fellow Championship membership Bristol Metropolis.
The midfielder’s inswinging cross from the appropriate within the one hundred and fifth minute was missed by attackers and defenders alike and crept inside goalkeeper Max O’Leary’s far submit.
It was tough justice on Metropolis, who had been the higher aspect for a lot of the sport, however did not capitalise on some wonderful probabilities.
Middlesbrough 3-2 Mansfield
League Two Mansfield City have been pipped on the loss of life after a courageous fightback in a 3-2 house FA Cup third-round defeat by Middlesbrough.
The Stags dominated the second half and thought that they had compelled additional time when Rhys Oates levelled after 85 minutes solely to be undone by a John-Joe O’Toole personal aim in stoppage time.
Uche Ikpeazu gave Boro the proper begin with an excellent solo aim after 4 minutes earlier than Caolan Boyd-Munce doubled their benefit together with his debut aim on 14 minutes.
The aim Mansfield had threatened lastly got here after 67 minutes as Oliver Hawkins guided house a header from six yards and, with 5 minutes remaining, Rhys Oates rounded the goalkeeper to tuck away an equaliser.
However within the fifth added minute, Boro snatched it as Isaiah Jones sped down the appropriate and, sliding in to dam, O’Toole might solely flip the ball into his personal web.
Peterborough 2-1 Bristol Rovers
New signing Bali Mumba made an prompt affect with a debut winner to fireside Peterborough to a 2-1 FA Cup third-round victory over Bristol Rovers.
The mortgage seize from Norwich was despatched on by boss Darren Ferguson on the break and responded with the decisive strike within the 63rd minute.
Mumba burst ahead, swapped passes with Sammie Szmodics and classily fired into the underside nook to make sure the Championship strugglers eased previous their League Two guests.
Szmodics had earlier given Peterborough the lead, just for Paul Coutts to degree with a penalty on the half-hour mark.
When is the FA Cup fourth-round draw?
The draw for the FA Cup fourth spherical will happen on Sunday, January 9 after West Ham’s conflict with Leeds on the London Stadium at round 4.50pm.