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country flag FA Cup Round 3
Sat 04 January 2020 17:31
Referee
Paul Tierney
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
1 hour coach
Distance
99 KM

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 08:23
In Brief

Last season eliminated Man United in FA Cup on way to semi-finals. Ambitions high to go deep in competition again. Boly and Gibbs-White remain sidelined. Jota also ruled out.

Looking Back

Wolves hit rough patch in league during festive period, 3 defeats in last 5 rounds, with 2020 starting with frustrating 1:2 away loss vs. ten-man Watford. Tiredness was clearly issue during this match.

Ambitious Wolves hungry for successes though and after dramatically robbed of place in last season’s FA Cup final the players dream again of making it to Wembley.

Looking Ahead

Coach Santo hinted that he will be selecting strong squad with at least 5-6 of the regulars expected to start. Fact that likes of Neves and Cutrone rested on Wednesday clearly shows that they will be involved.

Missing only long-term absentees Boly and Gibbs-White, while Cutrone over sickness and he could lead attack.

Jota picked up knock on Wednesday and won't be involved.

Points of Interest

Not only edged FA Cup home clash between sides last season 2:1, but currently on 4-game unbeaten run in this fixture (W2 D2).

Manchester United

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 08:24
In Brief

With League Cup semi-finals vs. Man City looming on agenda regulars likely to be rested in this one. Coming off poor display and deserved 0:2 away loss vs. Arsenal. McTominay and Pogba sidelined, but Rojo and Tuanzebe could be passed fit.

Looking Back

United once again looked despondent in 0:2 away loss vs. Arsenal. No hunger, no clear game plan and more shambolic defending features of first display of 2020.

James looks lost and ineffective for some time now, he scored 3 goals in first 4 league games, but hasn’t scored since in domestic fixture.

Looking Ahead

Coach Solskjaer likely to trust more youngsters and fringe players in this one as he can’t afford to do that next week when United face Manchester rivals City in League Cup semi-final.

Rojo and Tuanzebe train again and they could possibly make returns from injuries, but heart of midfield significantly weakened with both McTominay and Pogba ruled out.

Manager Comments

“There’s a little bit of illness in the camp, but that’s normal through this time of year, so we just have to find out tomorrow who’s waking up okay,”

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Manchester United

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 08:24
In Brief

With League Cup semi-finals vs. Man City looming on agenda regulars likely to be rested in this one. Coming off poor display and deserved 0:2 away loss vs. Arsenal. McTominay and Pogba sidelined, but Rojo and Tuanzebe could be passed fit.

Looking Back

United once again looked despondent in 0:2 away loss vs. Arsenal. No hunger, no clear game plan and more shambolic defending features of first display of 2020.

James looks lost and ineffective for some time now, he scored 3 goals in first 4 league games, but hasn’t scored since in domestic fixture.

Looking Ahead

Coach Solskjaer likely to trust more youngsters and fringe players in this one as he can’t afford to do that next week when United face Manchester rivals City in League Cup semi-final.

Rojo and Tuanzebe train again and they could possibly make returns from injuries, but heart of midfield significantly weakened with both McTominay and Pogba ruled out.

Manager Comments

“There’s a little bit of illness in the camp, but that’s normal through this time of year, so we just have to find out tomorrow who’s waking up okay,”

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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