Bite-size Review of FA Cup 3rd Round 2017-18

Stat of the Round

A record SEVEN ties ended with a 0-0 scoreline (the previous record of SIX 0-0 draws happened only last season)



Level 4 beat Level 1 (h): Coventry City 2-1 Stoke City

Level 4 beat Level 2 (a): Brentford 0-1 Notts County

Level 4 beat Level 2 (h): Newport County 2-1 Leeds United

Level 3 beat Level 1 (h): Wigan Athletic 3-0 AFC Bournemouth

Level 3 beat Level 2 (a): Aston Villa 1-3 Peterborough United, Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Level 2 beat Level 1 (h): Nottingham Forest 4-2 Arsenal

Level 4 beat Level 3 (h): Yeovil Town 2-0 Bradford City


Into 4th Round for 1st time ever

Newport County (26th FA Cup campaign since re-forming in 1989)


In 4th Round for first time in a while

Notts County (6 years), Coventry City (4 years), Preston North End (3 years)


Successive years making it into 4th Rd

Chelsea (20), Liverpool (7), Manchester City (6), Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur (4), Hull City, Watford (3)


KO in 3rd Rd but equalled best run

Fleetwood Town (3rd time in 19 seasons), AFC Wimbledon (3rd time in 14 seasons)


First time KO as early as 3rd Rd for a while

Arsenal (22 years)

Blackburn Rovers, Derby County (4 years)


KO and not gone further than 3rd Rd for a while

Exeter City (37 years), Mansfield Town (10 years), Luton Town (5 years)


Consecutive 3rd Rd exits

Ipswich Town (8), Norwich CityQueens Park Rangers (5), Sunderland (3), AFC Bournemouth, AFC Wimbledon, Aston Villa, Barnsley, Bolton Wanderers, Burton Albion, Everton, Fleetwood Town, Luton Town, Stoke City (2)



Jon Dadi Bodvarrson (Reading)



Arsenal are the first FA Cup holders to go out in the 3rd Round since Manchester City in 2012

Arsenal are the first FA Cup holder to go out in the 3rd Round to lower league opposition since Liverpool lost to Bolton Wanderers in 1993

Huddersfield Town beat Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup for the first time ever at the 6th attempt

Rochdale and Yeovil Town are both just one win away from equalling their respective club’s best ever FA Cup run

The only other time Coventry City played and beat Stoke City in the FA Cup they went on to lift the Trophy in 1987

Manchester United have now knocked out Derby County in their last eight consecutive FA Cup ties

QPR have now exited the FA Cup in the 3rd Round 49 times, putting them just one behind the all-time record of 50 held by Plymouth Argyle

Peterborough United are the current top scorers of clubs still in FA Cup with 15 goals

The original Newport County faced Leeds United just once in 1948-49, won 3-1 and went on to record the club’s best ever FA Cup run

Both Nottingham Forest and Notts County are in the FA Cup 4th Round in the same season for the first time since 2011

The last time Wigan Athletic beat AFC Bournemouth in the FA Cup they went on to lift the Trophy


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