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FA Cup 3rd Round

Aston Villa 1 vs. 4 Liverpool

Liverpool took on Villa’s U23 squad after the senior team was under quarantine and the youngsters really took the game to Liverpool. Mane gave Liverpool the lead in the 4th minute but Villa mounted a comeback and Barry equalised in the 41st minute with a goal that will always stay in his memory. Villa looked good midway through the 2nd half but then Thiago and other brought on as the result began to look edgy. Wijnaldum, Salah, and Mane scored 1 each in the final 30 minutes to seal the win for the away team. 

Wolverhampton 1 vs. 0 Crystal Palace

Traore scored in the 35th minute to seal a win for Wolves in what was a close game against Palace. 

Everton 2 vs. 1 Rotherham

Tosun scored in the 9th minute to give Everton the lead but Rotherham fought back with a goal from Olosunde in the 56th minute. The game then went to extra time where Doucoure scored the winner in the 93rd minute. Good fight from Rotherham but Everton get through. 

Blackpool 2 (3) vs. (2) 2 West Brom

Yates scored in the 40th minute to give Blackpool the lead while Ajayi equalised in the 52nd minute for West Brom. Madine restored Blackpool’s lead in the 62nd minute but West Brom came back with a goal from Pereira in the 80th minute via a penalty. The game then went all the way to penalties after extra time and Blackpool edged into the next round. West Brom can now focus on survival. 

QPR 0 vs. 2 Fulham

This game also went all the way to extra time but Fulham got 2 goals via Reid, and Kebano to reach the next round. 

Burnley 1 (4) vs. (3) 1 MK Dons

Jerome scored in the 29th minute to give MK Dons the lead and it took a very late goal from Vydra in the 94th minute to take the game to extra time for Burnley. There were no goals in extra time as the game went to penalties and Burnley went through. 

Bristol Rovers 2 vs. 3 Sheffield United

A feisty game as Joe Day scored in the 6th minute to give Sheffield United the lead via an own goal. Kilgour equalised for Bristol in the 21st minute. The game then went mad over the course of 4 minutes in the 2nd half as Burke scored to make it 1-2 for Sheffield United in the 59th minute, Ehmer then equalised for Bristol in the 62nd minute and Bogle made it 2-3 in the 63rd minute for Sheffield. The Blades finally manage a win this season and maybe that can create some momentum in their league form. 

Stoke City 0 vs. 4 Leicester

Justin, Albrighton, Perez, and Barnes all scored in a comfortable win for Leicester in this round against Stoke. 

Arsenal 2 vs. 0 Newcastle

This game also went to extra time as Rowe, and Aubameyang scored in the added 30 minutes to seal a win for Newcastle and take Arsenal to the next round. 

Man United 1 vs. 0 Watford

McTominay scored in the 5th minute and United managed to hold on to that goal as they got a win against Watford who fought well but couldn’t manage a goal. 

Southampton vs. Shrewsbury

This game was postponed due to Covid. 

Crawley Town 3 vs. 0 Leeds

This was probably the surprise result of the round as mighty exciting Leeds got thumped by League Two side Crawley. Tsaroulla, Nadesan, Tunnicliffe all scored in the 2nd half as Leeds fell on their attacking sword aided by some poor goalkeeping from Casilla. 

Man City 3 vs. 0 Birmingham

Silva scored 2 and Foden scored 1 in the 1st half as City beat Birmingham in a routine win as they continue their good form. 

Marine 0 vs. 5 Tottenham

Vinicius scored a hattrick while Moura and Devine scored as Tottenham won their game against Marine a team in the 8th tier of English football. It was a good day for Marine as they gained a lot of revenue that will help them going forward and Tottenham progress to the next round. 

Newport County 1 (3) vs. (4) 1 Brighton

After 90 very close and tough minutes March gave Brighton the lead in the 90th minute. It looked like a win was certain for the Seagulls but Webster scored an own goal in the 96th minute to take the game to extra time. After 30 minutes it went to penalties and Brighton went through just about. 

Stockport 0 vs. 1 West Ham

Dawson scored in the 83rd minute to get West Ham the win after a very hard fought game. 

La Liga MW 18

Villarreal beat Celta Vigo 0-4, Sevilla beat Real Sociedad 3-2, Barcelona beat Granada 0-4, Real Madrid drew with Osasuna 0-0, while Valencia beat Valladolid 0-1. The Atletico game was called off. Atletico remain top of the table by a point although Real Madrid who sit 2nd have played 3 more games than them. Barcelona sit 3rd 3 points behind Real while Villarreal make up the top four. Real Sociedad sit 5th and Sevilla sit 6th. Valencia sit 14th. It’s still advantage Atletico and until they play their games in hand the advantage will remain with Atletico. 

Serie MW 17

Atalanta beat Benevento 1-4, Milan beat Torino 2-0, Roma drew with Inter 2-2, Lazio beat Parma 0-2, Napoli beat Udinese 1-2, and Juventus beat Sassuolo 3-1. Milan lead the table by 3 points as Inter sit 2nd. Roma sit 3rd 3 points behind Inter while Juventus complete the top four. Atalanta and Napoli sit 5th and 6th while Sassuolo and Lazio sit 7th and 8th. An interesting race Italy continues as Milan bounce back from their loss last weekend to regain advantage at the top. 

Bundesliga MW 15

Monchengladbach beat Bayern 3-2 in a thrilling encounter, Leverkusen drew with Werder Bremen 1-1, Schalke beat Hoffenheim 4-0, and Dortmund beat Leipzig 1-3. Bayern remain top of the table by 2 points with Leipzig sitting 2nd. Leverkusen sit 3rd while Dortmund sit 4th in the table. Monchengladbach sit 7th in the table while Schalke finally win and move up to 17th. 

Ligue MW 19

PSG beat Brest 3-0 as Poch got his first win with the club, Monaco beat Angers 3-0, Marseille drew with Dijon 0-0, Lille beat Nimes 0-1, and Lyon drew with Rennes 2-2. Lyon remain top of the table by a point with PSG sitting 2nd and going within 1 point of them. Lille 3rd also a point from the top while Monaco sit 4th 6 points behind 3rd. Marseille sit 6th. Ligue 1 is interesting but it will depend on what PSG do, if they kick on from this win then the league will be theirs otherwise the race remains close. 

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