Match Previews

country flag FA Cup Round 3
Wed 15 January 2020 19:45
Referee
D. Handley
Weather at KO
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Travel Info
5 hours coach
Distance
488 KM

Carlisle United

Last updated: Thu 16 January 2020 08:37
In Brief

Mohammed Ali Sagaf set to return; Aaron Hayden suspended; duo sidelined; Jarrad Branthwaite leaves club.

Looking Back

Carlisle United proved to be no match for promotion-chasers Plymouth Argyle as they were beaten 3-0 at Brunton Park.

The Cumbrians have now won just once in their last ten matches in all competitions.

Head coach Chris Beech named an unchanged starting line-up with loanee Elliot Watt keeping his place in the side.

Max Hunt was an unused substitute after signing on a permanent deal from Derby County last week.

Looking Ahead

Beech has no new injury concerns for the replay with the Bluebirds and could be boosted by the return of Mohammed Ali Sagaf (ankle).

Aaron Hayden serves a one-match ban following his dismissal at the weekend.

Josh Dixon (knee) and Kelvin Etuhu (hamstring) remain sidelined with long-term injuries.

Jarrad Branthwaite has joined Everton on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee this week.

Points of Interest

Carlisle United's last win over the Bluebirds came in March 1991. They haven't won any of the 11 meetings since.

Cardiff City

Last updated: Thu 16 January 2020 08:37
In Brief

Form poor for more than a month now (W1 D5 L2). On Sunday left frustrated in 0:0 local derby vs. Swansea. Vassell and 2 others remain sidelined. Ralls major doubt.

Looking Back

Cardiff lucky to come from 0:2 down and save 2:2 home draw vs. Carlisle in first game between sides.

Form not good even after change of managers in mid-November and passive forward actions under Harris already angering fans. Just 1 win in last 7 rounds in the league (D4 L2) leave Bluebirds far away from promotion places.

On Sunday again showed lack of cutting edge in Welsh derby vs. Swansea that saw logical 0:0 draw registered.

Looking Ahead

Coach Harris uses mainly 4-2-3-1 formation and he is expected to continue doing so. Also he favours Smithies on goal, with regular Etheridge starting on bench these days.

Ralls still trains with restrictions and unlikely to feature, while Vassell and 2 others remain in rehabilitation.

Ward should lead attack from off in this one, with Glatzel starting on Sunday and now likely to be rested.

Suspended Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Max Hunt (Defender, Derby County), Elliot Watt (Midfielder, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Loan)
Transfer out
  • Jarrad Branthwaite (r) (Defender, Everton), Keighan Kerr (Attacker, Kendal Town, Loan), Elias Sørensen (Attacker, Newcastle United, Loan recalled)
Transfer out
  • Gary Madine (sp) (att) released; Armand Traore (def) released;
Probable Bench
Transfer in
  • Max Hunt (Defender, Derby County), Elliot Watt (Midfielder, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Loan)
Transfer out
  • Jarrad Branthwaite (r) (Defender, Everton), Keighan Kerr (Attacker, Kendal Town, Loan), Elias Sørensen (Attacker, Newcastle United, Loan recalled)

Cardiff City

Last updated: Thu 16 January 2020 08:37
In Brief

Form poor for more than a month now (W1 D5 L2). On Sunday left frustrated in 0:0 local derby vs. Swansea. Vassell and 2 others remain sidelined. Ralls major doubt.

Looking Back

Cardiff lucky to come from 0:2 down and save 2:2 home draw vs. Carlisle in first game between sides.

Form not good even after change of managers in mid-November and passive forward actions under Harris already angering fans. Just 1 win in last 7 rounds in the league (D4 L2) leave Bluebirds far away from promotion places.

On Sunday again showed lack of cutting edge in Welsh derby vs. Swansea that saw logical 0:0 draw registered.

Looking Ahead

Coach Harris uses mainly 4-2-3-1 formation and he is expected to continue doing so. Also he favours Smithies on goal, with regular Etheridge starting on bench these days.

Ralls still trains with restrictions and unlikely to feature, while Vassell and 2 others remain in rehabilitation.

Ward should lead attack from off in this one, with Glatzel starting on Sunday and now likely to be rested.

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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer out
  • Gary Madine (sp) (att) released; Armand Traore (def) released;

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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