Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 3
Sun 05 January 2020 14:01
Referee
J. Linington
Weather at KO
weather icon Mostly Cloudy  10oC | Precip: 3% (0 in) | Wind 11.4 mph
Travel Info
2 hours coach
Distance
111 KM

Crewe Alexandra

Last updated: Sun 05 January 2020 09:45
In Brief

Eddie Nolan, Harry Pickering, Oliver Lancashire, Chris Porter and Lewis Reilly sidelined.

Looking Back

Crewe Alexandra claimed back-to-back victories after thrashing Carlisle United 4-1 at Gresty Road on New Year's Day.

The Railwaymen are now the top scorers in the division with 46 goals from their 24 games so far this season.

Manager David Artell made just the one change to his starting line-up with Rio Adebisi handed his full league debut at left-back.

He replaced Harry Pickering, who missed out through injury. Teenager Billy Sass-Davies was recalled to the bench.

Looking Ahead

Artell has no new injury concerns as the Railwaymen welcome Championship side Barnsley to Gresty Road in the F.A. Cup.

Harry Pickering and Chris Porter are recovering from hamstring injuries and won't be risked.

Eddie Nolan (back) faces at least a fortnight out. Oliver Lancashire (Achilles) and Lewis Reilly (cartilage) remain sidelined.

Points of Interest

Both sides claimed 2-1 away victories when they last met during the 2015/16 season in League 1.

Barnsley

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 23:13
In Brief

Barnsley see unbeaten run ended. Cauley Woodrow ruled out.

Looking Back

Barnsley were beaten 2-1 at Derby on Thursday despite a spirited display.

That ended a five-game unbeaten streak and there are real signs that the Tykes are getting things right under new boss Gerhard Struber.

Looking Ahead

Cauley Woodrow is now out for two weeks with injury and was a big miss on Thursday with Luke Thomas and Patrick Schmidt starting instead while Elliot Simeos impressed off the bench scoring at Derby.

Mallik Wilks is the only other doubt so Barnsley are generally in good shape although difficult to see them taking the FA Cup seriously with survival their main target.

Points of Interest

Poor away record in league with just one win, three draws and eight defeats this season.

Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Lewis Reilly (Attacker, Curzon Ashton, Loan ended)
Transfer out
  • Luke Offord (Defender, Nantwich Town, Loan)
Transfer in
  • Lewis Reilly (Attacker, Curzon Ashton, Loan ended)
Transfer out
  • Luke Offord (Defender, Nantwich Town, Loan)

Barnsley

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 23:13
In Brief

Barnsley see unbeaten run ended. Cauley Woodrow ruled out.

Looking Back

Barnsley were beaten 2-1 at Derby on Thursday despite a spirited display.

That ended a five-game unbeaten streak and there are real signs that the Tykes are getting things right under new boss Gerhard Struber.

Looking Ahead

Cauley Woodrow is now out for two weeks with injury and was a big miss on Thursday with Luke Thomas and Patrick Schmidt starting instead while Elliot Simeos impressed off the bench scoring at Derby.

Mallik Wilks is the only other doubt so Barnsley are generally in good shape although difficult to see them taking the FA Cup seriously with survival their main target.

Points of Interest

Poor away record in league with just one win, three draws and eight defeats this season.

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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Key

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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