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country flag FA Cup Round 3
Sun 05 January 2020 14:01
Referee
S Attwell
Weather at KO
weather icon Overcast  10oC | Precip: 3% (0 in) | Wind 13.9 mph
Travel Info
1 hour plane
Distance
350 KM

Middlesbrough

Last updated: Sat 04 January 2020 23:15
In Brief

Middlesbrough have four straight wins. Britt Assombalonga doubtful. Daniel Ayala ruled out. Lukas Nmecha and Patrick Roberts signed.

Looking Back

Brilliant period for Middlesbrough who have won their last four matches.

Continued superb form with 2-0 win at Preston on Wednesday, Rudy Gestede the hero with a superb display that has played him into contention for this one.

Looking Ahead

Without captain Daniel Ayala for this one so Paddy McNair should come in.

Ryan Shotton, George Friend, Darren Randolph and Anfernee Dijksteel all sidelined. Britt Assombalonga is still doubtful.

New signings Patrick Roberts and Lukas Nmecha, both on loan from Manchester City, could be available for the first time.

Points of Interest

Have six wins, four draws and three defeats at home in the league.

Tottenham Hotspur

Last updated: Sun 05 January 2020 09:07
In Brief

Struggle in Premier League and expected to take this competition very seriously. FA Cup seen as only realistic chance to win silverware. Lloris, Ndombele and Kane amongst sidelined players. Dier sick. Son back after ban.

Looking Back

Spurs started 2020 with harmful 0:1 loss vs. Southampton and form during festive period dipped (W1 D1 L2).

Continue to have all sorts of defensive problems, just 1 clean sheet in last 16 rounds in league. Also eager to give fans some joy after exiting League Cup back in summer at first hurdle via a shameful penalty shootout defeat vs. Colchester.

Looking Ahead

Coach Mourinho already expressed eagerness to win this trophy and with that in mind he should select strong squad. Returning from 3-game ban Son should lead attack, with captain Kane sustaining injury on Wednesday and now set to miss.

Ndombele also injured in midweek and ruled out, with 3 others also sidelined.

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Transfer in
  • Patrick Roberts (midfielder, Man City, loan), Lukas Nmecha (attacker, Man City, loan)
Transfer in
  • Patrick Roberts (midfielder, Man City, loan), Lukas Nmecha (attacker, Man City, loan)

Tottenham Hotspur

Last updated: Sun 05 January 2020 09:07
In Brief

Struggle in Premier League and expected to take this competition very seriously. FA Cup seen as only realistic chance to win silverware. Lloris, Ndombele and Kane amongst sidelined players. Dier sick. Son back after ban.

Looking Back

Spurs started 2020 with harmful 0:1 loss vs. Southampton and form during festive period dipped (W1 D1 L2).

Continue to have all sorts of defensive problems, just 1 clean sheet in last 16 rounds in league. Also eager to give fans some joy after exiting League Cup back in summer at first hurdle via a shameful penalty shootout defeat vs. Colchester.

Looking Ahead

Coach Mourinho already expressed eagerness to win this trophy and with that in mind he should select strong squad. Returning from 3-game ban Son should lead attack, with captain Kane sustaining injury on Wednesday and now set to miss.

Ndombele also injured in midweek and ruled out, with 3 others also sidelined.

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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