Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 3
Sat 04 January 2020 15:01
Referee
J Brooks
Weather at KO
weather icon Partly Cloudy  8oC | Precip: 2% (0 in) | Wind 9 mph
Travel Info
5 hours coach
Distance
361 KM

Reading

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:46
In Brief

Four straight wins for Reading. No new injury issues reported.

Looking Back

Reading have had an amazing Christmas winning their last four games.

Won 2-1 at Fulham last time out. That was the first time in five games they had conceded.

Midfielder John Swift is the man in form. He has scored in each of the last three matches.

Looking Ahead

Charlie Adam will hope to keep his place against his former club, and one he holds close to his heart.

No new injuries reported with Sam Baldock making his return on Wednesday and Andy Yiadom and George Puscas still out. Mark Bowen must decide whether to go for changes.

Points of Interest

In the league have six wins and six defeats at the Madejski Stadium, no draws.

Blackpool

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:30
In Brief

Suffered a 2:1 defeat at Rotherham. Have been in poor form lately. Jak Alnwick faces 12 weeks out. Jordan Thorniley and Grant Ward sign.

Looking Back

Blackpool produced a poor display away at Rotherham on New Year's Day and suffered a 2:1 defeat.

The Tangarins were inside the play-off places in mid December but have been very oor lately, having collected only two points from their last five matches.

Looking Ahead

Jak Alnwick's injury is worse than first thought - he faces 12 weeks out. This means a run between the posts for Mark Howard, back from a long-term injury of his own.

Jordan Thorniley and Grant Ward have both signed and are expected to be on the bench.

Points of Interest

Blackpool have lost each of their last six away games at Reading, a run stretching all the way back to 2001.

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Blackpool

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 09:30
In Brief

Suffered a 2:1 defeat at Rotherham. Have been in poor form lately. Jak Alnwick faces 12 weeks out. Jordan Thorniley and Grant Ward sign.

Looking Back

Blackpool produced a poor display away at Rotherham on New Year's Day and suffered a 2:1 defeat.

The Tangarins were inside the play-off places in mid December but have been very oor lately, having collected only two points from their last five matches.

Looking Ahead

Jak Alnwick's injury is worse than first thought - he faces 12 weeks out. This means a run between the posts for Mark Howard, back from a long-term injury of his own.

Jordan Thorniley and Grant Ward have both signed and are expected to be on the bench.

Points of Interest

Blackpool have lost each of their last six away games at Reading, a run stretching all the way back to 2001.

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Transfer in
  • Jordan Thorniley (def) (Sheffield Wednesday), Grant Ward (mid) (free)

Key

Key players
Regular players
Support players
75% - Chance of availability
Artificial Pitch
Universal Player Grid
Squad Confirmed
Played in Cup fixture
New Information

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*Based on Available Players
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