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country flag FA Cup Round 3
Tue 14 January 2020 19:45
Referee
Tony Harrington
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Travel Info
1 hour plane
Distance
330 KM

Tranmere Rovers

Last updated: Tue 14 January 2020 05:46
In Brief

Played out a goalless draw with Southend in a battle of two struggling sides. Oliver Banks fit again. Connor Jennings is the latest concern.

Looking Back

Tranmere's poor league form continued at Southend last weekend, as they played out a goalless draw against the rock-bottom Shrimpers.

Their recent form has been poor, with the absolute highlight of their recent weeks being their previous game versus Watford, where they came back from three goals behind to force a replay.

Looking Ahead

Oliver Banks is over his injury and made the squad that faced the Shrimpers last weekend.

The injury issues persist. Several players continue being monitored, while Connor Jennings is the latest concern after being taken off in the previous game.

Points of Interest

Tranmere have won their most recent two home games against Watford, but these games were played in 1998 and 2000, when this was a Championship fixture.

Watford

Last updated: Tue 14 January 2020 09:56
In Brief

Heavy rotation likely due to short turnaround between games. Unbeaten for more than a month (W4 D2). Janmaat and 3 others sidelined. Femenia and Hughes also still out. Kabasele back after ban.

Looking Back

Watford continued impressive league form on Sunday with 3:0 away win vs. Bournemouth. After dropping just 2 points in last 5 rounds Hornets exited relegation zone and confidence is great.

Still hurting after throwing away 3:0 lead in home match vs. Tranmere and hoping that anger will give them extra edge now.

Looking Ahead

Coach Pearson set to rotate heavily as time between games very short, just over 48 hours. Returning from ban Kabasele and goalscorers from first match vs. Tranmere Dele-Bashiru and Pereyra should all start.

Femenia and Hughes won't be rushed back from injuries, while Janmaat amongst 4 long-term absentees.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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Transfer in
  • Joao Pedro (att) Fluminense; Filip Stuparevic (att) Pribram - end of loan; Jorge Segura (def) Atlas - end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Dimitri Foulquier (def) Granada - on loan;

Watford

Last updated: Tue 14 January 2020 09:56
In Brief

Heavy rotation likely due to short turnaround between games. Unbeaten for more than a month (W4 D2). Janmaat and 3 others sidelined. Femenia and Hughes also still out. Kabasele back after ban.

Looking Back

Watford continued impressive league form on Sunday with 3:0 away win vs. Bournemouth. After dropping just 2 points in last 5 rounds Hornets exited relegation zone and confidence is great.

Still hurting after throwing away 3:0 lead in home match vs. Tranmere and hoping that anger will give them extra edge now.

Looking Ahead

Coach Pearson set to rotate heavily as time between games very short, just over 48 hours. Returning from ban Kabasele and goalscorers from first match vs. Tranmere Dele-Bashiru and Pereyra should all start.

Femenia and Hughes won't be rushed back from injuries, while Janmaat amongst 4 long-term absentees.

Doubtful (chance of availability)
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Rested
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Transfer in
  • Joao Pedro (att) Fluminense; Filip Stuparevic (att) Pribram - end of loan; Jorge Segura (def) Atlas - end of loan;
Transfer out
  • Dimitri Foulquier (def) Granada - on loan;

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