Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 3
Tue 14 January 2020 19:45
Referee
Darren Bond
Weather at KO
weather icon Possible Drizzle  6oC | Precip: 57% (0.01 in) | Wind 8.1 mph
Travel Info
3 hours coach
Distance
361 KM

Blackpool

Last updated: Tue 14 January 2020 05:45
In Brief

Have been out of action since their previous meeting with Reading. Marc Bola signs, but cannot play. Jordan Thompson a major doubt.

Looking Back

Blackpool have not been in any sort of competitive action since their previous FA Cup game against Reading, in which they forced a replay with a 2:2 draw.

They are without a win in their last six competitive games, three of which they lost.

Looking Ahead

Marc Bola, who spent the previous season on loan with the club, has signed again, but is ineligible to play in this one.

Jordan Thompson is a major doubt after missing the previous match.

Points of Interest

Blackpool have won three and drawn two of their last five home games against Reading, but this will be their first home game against the Royals since 2015.

Reading

Last updated: Tue 14 January 2020 09:14
In Brief

Joao is sidelined. Aluko remains a doubt and Yiadom missing.

Looking Back

Needed an own goal deep in added time to rescue a point at home to Nottingham Forest at the weekend in a game that finished 1:1. Have now gone 8 games without a loss across all competitions.

Looking Ahead

Face a lengthy midweek trip to Blackpool in a FA Cup relay as th Royals seek a spot in the next round. It seems like a winnable game against an opponent having a middling season in League One but it is clear that the fixture is not a main priority for Mark Bowen, having put a second-string 11 in the original tie ten days ago.

Lucas Joao is facing a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury at the end of last week. Andy Yiadom remains a definite absentee. Sone Aluko could be involved after missing with a virus at the weekend.

Points of Interest

Reading's last win at Blackpool came way back in 2001, going 5 games winless at the North Coast since then.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Marc Bola (def) (Middlesbrough - loan)
Transfer out
  • Rosky Bushiri (sp) (def) (Norwich - loan ended)
Transfer out
  • Joao Virginia (goalkeeper, Everton, loan ended), Josh Barrett (midfielder, Bristol Rovers)
Transfer in
  • Marc Bola (def) (Middlesbrough - loan)
Transfer out
  • Rosky Bushiri (sp) (def) (Norwich - loan ended)

Reading

Last updated: Tue 14 January 2020 09:14
In Brief

Joao is sidelined. Aluko remains a doubt and Yiadom missing.

Looking Back

Needed an own goal deep in added time to rescue a point at home to Nottingham Forest at the weekend in a game that finished 1:1. Have now gone 8 games without a loss across all competitions.

Looking Ahead

Face a lengthy midweek trip to Blackpool in a FA Cup relay as th Royals seek a spot in the next round. It seems like a winnable game against an opponent having a middling season in League One but it is clear that the fixture is not a main priority for Mark Bowen, having put a second-string 11 in the original tie ten days ago.

Lucas Joao is facing a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury at the end of last week. Andy Yiadom remains a definite absentee. Sone Aluko could be involved after missing with a virus at the weekend.

Points of Interest

Reading's last win at Blackpool came way back in 2001, going 5 games winless at the North Coast since then.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer out
  • Joao Virginia (goalkeeper, Everton, loan ended), Josh Barrett (midfielder, Bristol Rovers)

Key

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

Team Strength*

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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