FA Cup third round LIVE SCORE: Leicester take 2-1 lead vs Watford, Crystal Palace through – 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.

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…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Half time scores around town

    Credit: thefa.co.uk
    Credit: thefa.co.uk
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • He is getting them madd

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Newcastle 0-0 Cambridge

    19. Another Premier League side who are in action this afternoon is the richest club in the world Newcastle United but they are currently being held by League One side Cambridge.

    Allan Saint-Maximin had the chance to grab the opener if he was about three foot taller.

  • Leicester 1-0 Watford

    18. The Foxes are in cruise control at the moment even with a number of first team players missing but Watford are still in this game.

    The Hornets just need to make sure that they don’t go two down otherwise it’s problems.

  • Goal! Boreham Wood have first blood!

    The magic of the FA Cup has struck against as Boreham Wood take the lead against League One side AFC Wimbledon.

    And its Tyrone Marsh who has got himself on the scoresheet.

  • Full time – Bristol 0-1 Fulham

    The visitors hang on to win the Championship derby and progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

  • Goal! Fantastic start for the holders!

    The man who scored the Foxes’ last goal to clinch the trophy, opens up their account after Mike Dean spotted a foul on Vestergaard by Sierralta.

    VAR did have a look at it but Mike Deans decision wasn’t going to get changed. The referee even uttered through his lips that he is never wrong.

    Leicester 1-0 Watford

  • Leicester 0-0 Watford – Penalty to Leicester!

  • Bristol 0-1 Fulham – Extra time

    120. This game is in the dying stages and Fulham are hanging on for a fourth place spot in the FA Cup.

    Can they do it?

  • Second round of games update

    All the 15:00pm games are officially under-way including the Premier League blockbuster between Leicester City and Watford.

    Keep refreshing people because we may be spoiled for a lot of goals as there are ten matches happening at the same time.

  • Man of the match

    Michael Olise’s role in this win was incredible and here some of his quotes from the post-match presser.

    It was a tough start to the game, always going in the air [the ball] fighting and at half-time we said we need to respond and show our fight and that is what we done in the second half.

    I think we just played, done what we know and our quality shone through.

    Michael OliseITVSport

  • Full 90 in numbers – Millwall 1-2 Crystal Palace

    The Lions did put up a fight in the second half but overall, the Premier League quality of Patrick Vieira’s men enabled them to secure the victory.

  • Goal! Finally the breakthrough for Fulham!

    Super sub Harry Wilson has come on to grab a goal for Fulham in the first half of extra time.

    The Welshman cut inside from the right hand side and hit the ball with his left foot which found its way into the net.

    Bristol 0-1 Fulham