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country flag FA Cup Round 3
Sat 04 January 2020 12:31
Referee
O Langford
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
2 hours coach
Distance
181 KM

Birmingham City

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:37
In Brief

Birmingham in woeful form. No new injury issues reported.

Looking Back

Awful run of results for Birmingham who have failed to win in six, a period where they have collected just one point.

Went down 3-2 at home to lowly Wigan on New Year's Day.

Looking Ahead

Could well make changes for this one and hand some fringe players a chance. Must decide whether to continue with Gary Gardner, who had a poor performance against Wigan, at centre back.

Marc Roberts, Maikel Kieftenbeld and Jake Clarke-Salter all still injured while Cheick Keita, Jonathan Grounds and David Stockdale are again doubtful.

Points of Interest

Have five wins, two draws and six defeats on home soil.

Blackburn Rovers

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:38
In Brief

Blackburn suffer poor Christmas period. Lewis Holtby and Ryan Nyambe both doubtful.

Looking Back

Poor festive period for Blackburn who failed to win any of their last four and got just two points.

Showed character at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday going down to a 3-2 defeat, but remained in the contest.

Looking Ahead

Tony Mowbray has regularly rotated his side of late so is likely to do the same for this cup clash.

Lewis Holtby and Ryan Nyambe are again still doubtful while Bradley Dack, Greg Cunningham, Dan Butterworth, Ben Gladwin, Sam Hart and Joe Grayson all remain out.

Points of Interest

Have four wins, one draw and eight defeats on the road this season. Lost 1-0 at Birmingham this season in the league and drew home game 1-1 as recently as Boxing Day.

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Blackburn Rovers

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:38
In Brief

Blackburn suffer poor Christmas period. Lewis Holtby and Ryan Nyambe both doubtful.

Looking Back

Poor festive period for Blackburn who failed to win any of their last four and got just two points.

Showed character at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday going down to a 3-2 defeat, but remained in the contest.

Looking Ahead

Tony Mowbray has regularly rotated his side of late so is likely to do the same for this cup clash.

Lewis Holtby and Ryan Nyambe are again still doubtful while Bradley Dack, Greg Cunningham, Dan Butterworth, Ben Gladwin, Sam Hart and Joe Grayson all remain out.

Points of Interest

Have four wins, one draw and eight defeats on the road this season. Lost 1-0 at Birmingham this season in the league and drew home game 1-1 as recently as Boxing Day.

Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Game Score
Round 3
Birmingham City - Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1
Bristol City - Shrewsbury 1 - 1
Burnley - Peterborough United 4 - 2
Millwall - Newport County 3 - 0
Rochdale - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Rotherham United - Hull City 2 - 3
Brentford - Stoke 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 1
Cardiff City - Carlisle United 2 - 2
Fulham - Aston Villa 2 - 1
Preston - Norwich City 2 - 4
Reading - Blackpool 2 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Watford - Tranmere Rovers 3 - 3
Bournemouth - Luton Town 4 - 0
Fleetwood - Portsmouth 1 - 2
Leicester City - Wigan Athletic 2 - 0
Manchester City - Port Vale 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 0 - 0
Bristol Rovers - Coventry City 2 - 2
Burton - Northampton Town 2 - 4
Charlton Athletic - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Chelsea - Nottingham Forest 2 - 0
Crewe Alexandra - Barnsley 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Derby County 0 - 1
Middlesbrough - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
QPR - Swansea City 5 - 1
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Gillingham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Arsenal - Leeds United 1 - 0
Blackpool - Reading 0 - 2
Coventry City - Bristol Rovers 3 - 0
Newcastle United - Rochdale 4 - 1
Shrewsbury - Bristol City 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford -
Tottenham Hotspur - Middlesbrough 2 - 1
Carlisle United - Cardiff City 3 - 4
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Watford 2 - 1
(AET)
Round 4
QPR - Sheffield Wednesday 1 - 2
Northampton Town - Derby County 0 - 0
Brentford - Leicester City 0 - 1
Reading - Cardiff City 1 - 1
West Ham United - West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 1 - 2
Coventry City - Birmingham City 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Oxford United 0 - 0
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1
Millwall - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Portsmouth - Barnsley 4 - 2
Hull City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 4 - 0
Tranmere Rovers - Manchester United 0 - 6
Shrewsbury - Liverpool 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Birmingham City - Coventry City 2 - 2
(4 : 1 AP)
Cardiff City - Reading 3 - 3
(1 : 4 AP)
Derby County - Northampton Town 4 - 2
Liverpool - Shrewsbury 1 - 0
Oxford United - Newcastle United 2 - 3
(AET)
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 2
Round 5
Portsmouth - Arsenal 0 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 2 - 0
Reading - Sheffield United 1 - 2
(AET)
West Bromwich Albion - Newcastle United 2 - 3
Leicester City - Birmingham City 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Norwich City 1 - 1
(2 : 3 AP)
Sheffield Wednesday - Manchester City 0 - 1
Derby County - Manchester United 0 - 3
Round 1/4 Final
Norwich City - Manchester United 1 - 2
(AET)
Sheffield United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 1/2 Final
Arsenal - Manchester City 2 - 0
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 3
Round Final
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 1