2019-01-06 by W.M.
FA Cup 2019: 3rd-Round Scores, Updated Schedule After Saturday’s Fixtures | Bleacher Report
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Manchester United beat Reading 2-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday, with the EFL Championship team putting in a strong performance at Old Trafford.
Chelsea made hard work of their cup game against Nottingham Forest, but the holders won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
West Ham United beat Birmingham City 2-0 to progress, and Everton join them in the next round after a testing 2-1 victory against EFL League Two leaders Lincoln City.
Gillingham caused one of the upsets of the round after completing a 1-0 defeat of Cardiff City.
Bournemouth also exited the competition after losing 3-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion at home.
Southampton were almost eliminated with the last kick of the game at Derby County, but survived with a 2-2 draw.
Arsenal travel to Blackpool in this evening’s cup games.
Saturday’s FA Cup Results
Bournemouth 1-3 Brighton
Burnley 1-0 Barnsley
Manchester United 2-0 Reading
Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Luton Town
Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Stoke City
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Wigan Athletic
West Ham 2-0 Birmingham
Accrington Stanley 1-0 Ipswich Town
Aston Villa 0-3 Swansea City
Bolton Wanderers 5-2 Walsall
Brentford 1-0 Oxford United
Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Derby County 2-2 Southampton
Everton 2-1 Lincoln City
Fleetwood Town 2-3 AFC Wimbledon
Gillingham 1-0 Cardiff
Middlesbrough 5-0 Peterborough United
Blackpool vs. Arsenal
Bristol City vs. Huddersfield Town
Crystal Palace vs. Grimsby Town
Newcastle United vs. Blackburn Rovers
Norwich City vs. Portsmouth
Remaining FA Cup Third-Round Fixtures
2 p.m. GMT/9 a.m. ET: Fulham vs. Oldham Athletic
2 p.m. GMT/9 a.m. ET: Manchester City vs. Rotherham United
2 p.m. GMT/9 a.m. ET: Millwall vs. Hull City
2 p.m. GMT/9 a.m. ET: Preston North End vs. Doncaster Rovers
2 p.m. GMT/9 a.m. ET: Queens Park Rangers vs. Leeds United
2 p.m. GMT/9 a.m. ET: Sheffield United vs. Barnet
2 p.m. GMT/9 a.m. ET: Woking vs. Watford
4:30 p.m. GMT/11:30 a.m. ET: Newport County vs. Leicester City
7:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ET: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Liverpool
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Manchester United were tested by Reading at the Theatre of Dreams, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer secured his fifth-straight win as interim manager of the Red Devils.
The away side surprisingly dominated possession in the match, creating plenty of chances, but United were clinical in attack as Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku lead the line.
VAR was in use in Manchester, and was crucial as the video referee awarded a penalty for the hosts. Juan Mata was fouled in the box, and the Spaniard rose to his feet to score the spot kick after 22 minutes.
United doubled their lead in stoppage time at the end of the first half. Sanchez’s pass sliced through the Reading defence, and Lukaku rounded the goalkeeper to find the back of the net.
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Chelsea struggled in the first half of their match against Forest, but the holders dug deep to make their way into the next round.
Eden Hazard started the game on the bench, but saw action shortly before half-time as he replaced the injured Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Callum Hudson-Odoi shone as he provided the opener for Alvaro Morata shortly after the interval, and the Spaniard grabbed his brace to bury Forest’s hopes.
Everton sped to a two-goal lead over Lincoln, but the League Two kingpins turned the screw to scare their illustrious hosts.
Ademola Lookman and Bernard scored in the opening stages, but Michael Bostwick pulled a goal back after 28 minutes.
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The Imps pressed hard in the second half, and Richarlison saved his side as he cleared off the goal line for the Toffees.
Marko Arnautovic gave West Ham the perfect start as he scored the opener against Birmingham, but the Hammers had to wait until injury time at the end of the match to wrap up victory.
Andy Carroll celebrated his first goal of the season after returning from injury, with the striker heading home in the final seconds.
EFL League One team Gillingham celebrated a famous win against Cardiff. The lower division side beat the Premier League outfit with a goal from Elliott List with nine minutes remaining.
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It was a bad day at the office for Bournemouth after Brighton collected the win on the south coast.
Anthony Knockaert and Yves Bissouma gave the Seagulls a two-goal advantage in the first half, but Marc Pugh gave the Cherries hope after the restart.
Florin Andone’s header shortly after the hour mark put the full recovery out of reach for the hosts.
Southampton appeared to be on their way to victory after a double from Nathan Redmond, but the Rams hit back and almost stole the win.
Second half goals from Jack Marriott and Tom Lawrence gave Frank Lampard‘s team energy, and the home side were denied as the Saints only just survived in the closing stages.