FA Cup third round LIVE SCORE: Leicester take 2-1 lead vs Watford, Trippier Newcastle down to Cambridge – latest

THE FA Cup third round is here!

The first two rounds of the competition have been and gone, and now the big boys have joined the party.

Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Man City all enter at this stage, as do the rest of the Premier League clubs.

City got their campaign underway on Friday night with a 4-1 win over Swindon Town.

Leicester face Watford in an all Premier League tie as Newcastle host Cambridge.

And today there are 21 more FA Cup fixtures on tap for fans to enjoy.


  • FT: Swindon Town 1-4 Manchester City
  • FT: Millwall 1-2 Crystal Palace
  • FT: Bristol City 0-1 Fulham (AET)
  • FT: Burnley 1-2 Huddersfield Town
  • FT: Coventry City 1-0 Derby County
  • FT: Hartlepool United 2-1 Blackpool
  • FT: Mansfield Town 2-3 Middlesbrough


Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

  • Nyle Smith

    Port Vale 1-2 Brentford

    76. It's turning into a classic at Vale Park with the hosts knocking on the Brentford door.

    Bryan Mbeumo thought he had secured the fourth round spot for the London club but Kian Harrat grabbed a goal a couple minutes later.

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    Someone hasn't paid their bill

    It's all going off at Leicester including the flood lights which went out during the match.

    You couldn't write it.

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    Goal! Kidderminister can't be stopped!

    The lowest ranked team left in the competition have equalised against Championship side Reading through Sam Austin.

    It shouldn't have found its way through the defenders but it did and Kidderminster won't care, they are just happy to get a goal.

    Kidderminster 1-1 Reading

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    Goal! Barrow aren't just done yet!

    Oliver Banks has scored an absolute wonderstrike from a free-kick to give ten-men Barrow a chance at Oakwell.

    It's panic stations at Barnsley.

    Barnsley 2-1 Barrow

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    Goal! Peterborough regain the lead!

    After being pegged back from a Paul Coutts penalty, Bali Mumba creates the perfect debut for himself as he drove forward from left-back before slotting home.

    Fantastic strike by the 20-year-old.

    Peterborough 2-1 Bristol

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    Gary is really giving it

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    Leicester 3-1 Watford

    54. In the midst of all the other action happening around the competition, Harvey Barnes controlled Ademola Lookman's pass before finishing smartly.

    There was a VAR check but the winger was onside and that puts the holders in a comfortable position.

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    Goal! West Brom have grabbed an opener!

    Karlan Grant broke down the right hand side before cutting it back to CR7 who picked his spot and fired it into the back of the net.

    And no I don't mean Cristiano Ronaldo, I am talking about Callum Robinson.

    West Brom 1-0 Brighton

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    Goal! The referee has given it!

    After a long review of whether the ball took a deflection before it dropped to Joe Ironisde who tucked it home, the goal has been given.

    The Cambridge fans celebrate twice.

    Newcastle 0-1 Cambridge

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    Hold on VAR are checking

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    Goal! The magic of the FA Cup! Cambridge get the opener!

    Newcastle have been embarrassed as after all of their pressure, Cambridge United have taken the lead!

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    Newcastle 0-0 Cambridge

    46. St.James' Park went crazy as they thought their team had finally taken the lead but the referees flag went up once the ball was put in the back of the net.

    What a shame.

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    Update around the cup

    The second half has resumed in all ten 15:00 kick-off matches and most ties are still hanging in the balance.

    Get ready for more action people.

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    First 45 stats – Leicester 2-1 Watford

    The tie of the day hasn't disappointed with it providing three goals in the first half.

    It looked as if the holders were going to run away with this one but the Hornets have clawed their way back into this one and not much separates the sides at the interval.

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    Half time scores around town

    Credit: thefa.co.uk
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    Goal! Kidderminster were so close yet so far!

    Kidderminister Harriers are the lowest ranked club left in the competition and they were minutes from getting to half-time level against Reading but George Puscas popped up with a goal.

    Drinkwater's fine delivery was cushioned down by Dele-Bashiru which enable Puscas to run onto a loose ball and smash it home.

    Kidderminster 0-1 Reading

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    Goal! Barnsley double their lead!

    Jordan Williams makes it two at the Oakwell Stadium after some confusion at the back post with the Barrow defenders.

    That is probably the tie over unless a miracle happens.

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    Barnsley 1-0 Barrow

    40. It's all going wrong for Barrow who are a goal behind and currently find themselves a man down after Tom Brading raised his foot too high in a challenge on Romal Palmer.

    A real uphill battle for the visitors indeed.

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    Goal! Bristol Rover grab the equaliser!

    Paul Coutts dispatched home a penalty as a result of a foul by the goalkeeper on Coutts himself.

    Peterborough 1-1 Bristol

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    Goal! Brentford make Port Vale pay!

    Premier League side Brentford have taken the lead away at Port Vale and it has been well deserved after all the pressure they have inflicted.

    After some fine build-up play, Marcus Forss collected the ball and smashed it home leaving the keeper with no chance.

    Port Vale 0-1 Brentford

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    Goal! Talk about bouncing back! Watford are up and running!

    Joao Pedro with a delightful chip of his own has cut the deficit in half and the Hornets are right back in this match.

    Leicester 2-1 Watford

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    He is getting them madd

    James Maddison making it two to the good for Brendan Rodgers' men.

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    Goal! And its two for the Foxes!

    Marc Albrighton played it into Ademola Lookman who then directed an intricate pass to find James Maddison and the Englishman dinked the ball over Daniel Bachmann in the Watford goal.

    Brilliant build-up play, the holders are off to a flier.

    Leicester 2-0 Watford

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    Goal! Peterborough have taken the lead!

    The home side strike first in their match against Bristol Rovers through Sammie Szmodics putting them 1-0 up.

    It was an inital great pass from Norburn and Szmodics was on hand to capitalise on Belshaw making a mistake.

    Peterborough 1-0 Bristol

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    Newcastle 0-0 Cambridge – Chance squandered!

    22. Joelinton did ever so well to beat a couple of defenders before baring down on goal but instead of shooting, the forward tried to find his strike partner Saint-Maximin and it rolled out for a goal kick.

    That's another chance gone begging but the hosts are knocking on the door.

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