Cardiff City, Swansea City and Newport County are all in FA Cup third round action this weekend. And the Welsh sides will no doubt he hoping to book their passage into the fourth round with victories over Gillingham, Aston Villa and Leicester City respectively. Here's everything you need to know about the fourth round draw. When is the draw? The draw takes place on Monday, January 7. It will commence shortly after Wolves' clash with Liverpool at Molineux, which gets underway at 7:45pm on Monday night. Is it on TV? Yes, the draw will be shown live on BBC One after the Wolves v Liverpool game. You will also be able to stream it live on BBC iPlayer. Alternatively, you can follow the draw live on WalesOnline's football page. When are the fourth round fixtures? Matches will take place on the weekend of January 26/27. What prize money is on offer? Each team to win a fourth round fixture will receive £180,000 in prize money from the Football Association. The overall winner of the … [Read more...] about FA Cup 4th round draw details
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The FA Cup third round weekend is under way as Premier League giants start plotting their course to Wembley. Tottenham's 7-0 thrashing of Tranmere on Friday night kicked off the action with 31 more matches still to be played. Hopes for a giantkilling elsewhere remain high, with Arsenal, Leicester City and Watford facing potential banana skin ties at Blackpool, Newport County and Woking respectively. Liverpool's trip to Wolves rounds off the weekend's action, after which the draw for the fourth round will take place at around 10pm. BBC and BT Sport will share television coverage of the FA Cup over the weekend. Below are the kick-off times for the remaining third round ties this weekend, plus full details of the TV channels and coverage start times for each televised fixture. Saturday 12.30pm Bournemouth v Brighton Burnley v Barnsley Manchester United v Reading – Live on BT Sport 2 Sheffield Wednesday v Luton Town Shrewsbury Town v Stoke City West Brom v Wigan West Ham v … [Read more...] about Which FA Cup third-round games are on TV this weekend?
Mark Lawrenson is predicting a slender win for Leicester City in their third round FA Cup tie at Newport County. The former Liverpool defender turned BBC pundit reckons Claude Puel's side will eke out a 1-0 win at Rodney Parade . Claude Puel has already called on his side to be physically and mentally strong in south Wales , and European Cup winner Lawrenson is backing the Foxes to be just that. Newport knocked out Leeds United at the same stage last season and the Foxes will have to be wary of their giant-killing experience. Elsewhere, he's expecting West Ham, Huddersfield and Southampton to all be knocked out by their Championship opponents, with the Hammers set for a 2-1 defeat at home to Birmingham, promotion hopefuls Bristol City set to dispatch the Terriers and Frank Lampard’s Derby County to claim their second Premier League scalp of the season when they host the Saints. Wolves and Bournemouth will also drop out of the tournament, according to Lawrenson, as the two … [Read more...] about BBC Sport pundit predicts slender FA Cup win for Leicester at Newport
If Manchester United and Manchester City can negotiate their FA Cup round three ties against Championship opposition, they will be just three games from Wembley. United host Reading on Saturday, while City welcome Rotherham to the Etihad on Sunday. If they get through those potentially tricky ties, they will discover their round four opponents on Monday January 7. Last season, United reached their second FA Cup final in three years, but were beaten by Chelsea. City, meanwhile, fell to defeat at League One side Wigan Athletic in round five. United last won the cup in 2016, beating Crystal Palace in extra time. City last victorious in 2011 when Yaya Toure scored in a 1-0 victory over Stoke. If they get past their third round opponents, both clubs receive £135,000 from the FA Cup prize fund. Manchester United top stories When is the FA Cup fourth round draw? The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup will take place after Wolves' tie with Liverpool on Monday January 7 at around … [Read more...] about When is the draw for the FA Cup fourth round?
The beginning of a new year can only mean one thing: it’s time for the third round of the FA Cup. With the Premier League and Championship clubs arriving in the tournament for the first time this season, the tournament is in full swing and all 64 remaining teams will hope they can be the ones to lift the trophy on May 18 at Wembley. With 110 places separating them in the league standings, Watford’s trip to the Kingfield Stadium to take on Woking is the single Premier League vs non-league tie of the round - and Mark Lawrenson believes that the Hornets won’t have much trouble. In his weekly column for the BBC, the former Liverpool man has predicted the outcome of all 32 games in the cup this weekend and he does expect a few Premier League teams to bow out. West Ham, Huddersfield and Southampton will all be knocked out by their Championship opponents, according to Lawrenson, with the Hammers set for a 2-1 defeat at home to Birmingham, promotion hopefuls Bristol City set … [Read more...] about FA Cup third-round predictions with Bristol City backed for upset