FA Cup third round review: Alvaro Morata helps Chelsea sink Nottingham Forest, Everton edge past Lincoln,
All the action from the 3pm kick-offs in the FA Cup on Saturday
A manic day of FA Cup third round action continued with ten games kicking off at 3pm.
Premier League sides Chelsea and Everton avoided embarrassment and made it safely through to the next round, while Southampton threw away a two-goal lead at Derby and Cardiff were knocked out by Gillingham.
Here, talkSPORT.com rounds up all the action:
Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Alvaro Morata scored twice as FA Cup holders Chelsea advanced with a 2-0 third-round win over Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.
Cesc Fabregas, on potentially his farewell appearance, had a penalty saved after 30 minutes, before another player whose future has been debated, Callum Hudson-Odoi, twice created goals for Morata.
Morata has also been linked with a move and the Spain striker demonstrated his infuriating mix of woeful misses and clinical finishing as the Blues progressed.
Gillingham Town 1-0 Cardiff City
Elliott List smashed home a late winner as League One strugglers Gillingham produced an FA Cup third round shock by dumping out Cardiff with a 1-0 win.
Midfielder List buried his finish past Bluebirds goalkeeper Alex Smithies with nine minutes remaining at Priestfield to upset the Premier League visitors.
Everton 2-1 Lincoln City
Everton manager Marco Silva got a much-needed win in the FA Cup but it was a far from comfortable 2-1 victory against League Two leaders Lincoln.
Ademola Lookman, with his first goal in 394 days, and Bernard put the hosts ahead inside 14 minutes but they struggled once Michael Bostwick pulled one back.
The 58-place gap between the two sides was barely evident in the hour’s football which followed as an Everton team lacking in confidence after just one win in their previous eight matches struggled to find the necessary invention to make the game safe.
Derby 2-2 Southampton
Tom Lawrence’s stunner shocked Southampton as Derby hit back from 2-0 down to force an FA Cup replay.
The winger struck from 25 yards just three minutes after Jack Marriott had pulled a goal back at Pride Park to earn a 2-2 draw.
Richard Keogh deflected in Nathan Redmond’s early strike before Redmond’s brilliant second-half effort put the visitors in cruise control.
The Sky Bet Championship Rams hit back, though, to show their Premier League pedigree as they chase promotion.
Aston Villa 0-3 Swansea City
Swansea booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park.
Courtney Baker-Richardson opened the scoring in the second minute for the Swans, with Nathan Dyer and Jay Fulton sealing their success with two second-half strikes.
Middlesbrough 5-0 Peterborough United
Middlesbrough cruised into the fourth round of the FA Cup as five unanswered second-half goals secured a 5-0 win over Peterborough.
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Britt Assombalonga’s double was supplemented by strikes from George Friend, Lewis Wing and Ashley Fletcher to provide Tony Pulis’ Championship promotion hopefuls with a convincing win over lower-league opposition.
Accrington Stanley 1-0 Ipswich Town
Billy Kee scored the winner as Accrington knocked out Championship strugglers Ipswich with a 1-0 win which extends Town’s run without an FA Cup win to 13 games.
Striker Kee headed home the winner in the 76th minute after Sean McConville’s free-kick was headed back across goal by Ben Richards-Everton for the unmarked Kee to score.
Fleetwood Town 2-3 AFC Wimbledon
Kwesi Appiah’s last-gasp strike sent AFC Wimbledon into the fourth round of the FA Cup as the visitors beat Fleetwood 3-2 in a thrilling tie at Highbury.
Bolton Wanderers 5-2 Walsall
Josh Magennis hit a second half hat-trick as Championship Bolton came from a goal down at half-time to beat League One Walsall 5-2 and reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Brentford 1-0 Oxford United
Top scorer Neal Maupay’s second half penalty was enough to send Brentford into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Oxford.
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