FA Cup 2020-21 Round Three Tie-by-Tie Previews

Stats and facts for all 32 FA Cup 2020-21 Round Three ties – listed in tie number order.

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Tie No. 1Huddersfield TownPlymouth Argyle
League StatusEFL Championship EFL 1
Level23
Best Cup RunWINNERSSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormExited in R3 in both last 2 seasonsLast beyond R3 in 2007/08
NotesWon 1919/20 3-1, 1933/34 6-2 (after 1-1), 1963/64 1-0 & 1965/66 2-0Playing Saturday 09 Jan 6.0pm on FA Player

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Tie No. 2SouthamptonShrewsbury Town
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup Form5x beyond R3 in last 7 seasonsBeyond R3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 1952/53 4-1 & 2010/11 2-0POSTPONED – New date TBC

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Tie No. 3ChorleyDerby County
League StatusNational League NorthEFL Championship
Level62
Best Cup RunRound 3WINNERS
FA Cup Form1st time in R3 in 113th campaign5x beyond R3 in last 6 seasons
NotesRecord number of campaigns before first time in R3No previous FA Cup meetings.
Playing 12.15pm Saturday 9 Jan on BT Sport 1

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Tie No. 4MarineTottenham Hotspur
League StatusNorthern Premier League 1NWPremier League
Level81
Best Cup RunRound 3WINNERS
FA Cup Form2nd time in R3 in 95 campaignsLast exit before R4 in 2013/14
NotesBiggest league gap in FA Cup historyNo previous FA Cup meetings.
Playing Sunday 10 Jan 5.0pm on BBC1

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Tie No. 5Wolverhampton WanderersCrystal Palace
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup Form4x R3 exits in last 6 seasons5x beyond R3 in last 7 seasons
NotesWon 1978/79 1-0 & 1993/94 1-0Won 1908/09 4-2 (after 2-2), 1994/95 4-1 (after 1-1) & 2009/10 3-1 (after 2-2)
Playing Friday 08 Jan 7.45pm on BT Sport Extra 2

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Tie No. 6Stockport CountyWest Ham United
League StatusNational LeaguePremier League
Level51
Best Cup RunRound 5WINNERS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 2000/01Beyond R3 in all last 3 seasons
NotesWon 1934/35 1-0 (after 1-1)Won 1957/58 3-2
Playing Moday 11 Jan 8.0pm on BT Sport 1

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Tie No. 7Oldham AthleticAFC Bournemouth
League StatusEFL 2EFL Championship
Level42
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormOnce beyond R3 in last 7 seasonsOnce beyond R3 in last 4 seasons
NotesPlaying Saturday 09 Jan 30pm on BT Sport Extra 6
Now being played at AFC Bournemouth
Won 1954/55 1-0

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Tie No. 8Manchester UnitedWatford
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormLast exit before R4 in 2013/14Last year first exit before R4 in 5 years
NotesWon 1949/50 1-0, 1968/69 2-0 (after 1-1) & 2006/07 4-1Won 1981/82 1-0
Playing Saturday 9 Jan 8.0pm on BT Sport 1

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Tie No. 9StevenageSwansea City
League StatusEFL 2EFL Championship
Level42
Best Cup RunRound 5SEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 2013/142x in QF in last 3 seasons
NotesPlaying Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BBC DigitalWon 2003/04 2-1

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Tie No. 10EvertonRotherham United
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 5
FA Cup Form4 exits before R4 in last 6 yearsLast beyond R3 in 2001/02
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Saturday 09 Jan 12.0pm on BT Sport Extra 2

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Tie No. 11Nottingham ForestCardiff City
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup Form4 exits before R4 in last 6 years3 exits before R4 in last 5 years
NotesWon 1927/28 2-1
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 12.0pm on BT Sport Extra 4
Won 1921/22 4-1

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Tie No. 12ArsenalNewcastle United
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormJust 1 exit before R4 in last 24 seasonsLast exit before R4 in 2015/16
NotesWon 1935/36 3-0 (after 3-3), 1997/98 2-0 (Final), 2001/02 3-0 (after 1-1) & 2007/08 3-0Won 1901/02 2-0, 1905/06 2-0, 1931/32 2-1 (Final) & 1951/52 (Final)
Playing Saturday 9 Jan 5.30pm on BBC 1

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Tie No. 13BarnsleyTranmere Rovers
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 2
Level24
Best Cup RunWINNERSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormLast year first beyond R3 in 7 yearsLast year first beyond R3 in 16 years
NotesWon 1935/36 4-2Playing Sunday 10 Jan 1.30pm on FA Player 

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Tie No. 14Bristol RoversSheffield United
League StatusEFL 1Premier League
Level31
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 2007/089x beyond R3 in last 13 seasons
NotesPlaying Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BT Sport Extra 4Won 2012/13 2-1

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Tie No. 15Boreham WoodMillwall
League StatusNational LeagueEFL Championship
Level52
Best Cup RunRound 3RUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormFirst time in R3 in 50th campaignLast exit before R4 in 2015/16
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Saturday 09 Jan 12.0pm on BT Sport Extra 3

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Tie No. 16Blackburn RoversDoncaster Rovers
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 1
Level23
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 5
FA Cup FormExited in R3 in all last 3 seasonsJust once beyond R3 in last 10 years
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on FA Player

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Tie No. 17Stoke CityLeicester City
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormExited in R3 in all last 4 seasonsTwice reached QF in last 3 seasons
NotesWon 1955/56 2-1 (after 3-3), 1961/62 5-2 (after 1-1) & 2013/14 2-1Won 1924/25 3-0, 1938/39 2-1 (after 1-1) & 1953/54 3-1 (after 0-0)
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BBC Digital

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Tie No. 18Wycombe WanderersPreston North End
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormOnce beyond R3 in last 19 years3x beyond R3 min last 10 years
NotesPlaying Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on FA Player Won 2013/14 1-0 & 2017/18 5-1

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Tie No. 19Crawley TownLeeds United
League StatusEFL 2Premier League
Level41
Best Cup RunRound 5WINNERS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 2011/12Exited in R3 in all last 3 seasons
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Sunday 10 January 1.30pm on BBC 1

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Tie No. 20BurnleyMilton Keynes Dons
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 5
FA Cup Form4x beyond R3 in last 5 yearsTwice beyond R3 in last 7 years
NotesWon 2009/10 2-1Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on FA Player

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Tie No. 21Bristol CityPortsmouth
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 1
Level23
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPWINNERS
FA Cup Form3x beyond R3 in last 13 yearsWent beyond R3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 1934/35 2-0 (after 0-0) & 1972/73 4-1 (after 1-1)Won 2008/09 2-0 (after 0-0)
Playing Sunday 10 Jan 1.30pm on FA Player

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Tie No. 22Queens Park RangersFulham
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormWent beyond R3 in both last 2 yearsTwice beyond R3 in last 5 years
NotesWon 1899/00 3-0 & 1900/01 7-0Won 1903/04 3-1 (after 1-1), 1905/06 1-0, 1971/72 2-1 (after 1-1) & 1978/79 2-0
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BBC Digital

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Tie No. 23Aston VillaLiverpool
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormExited in R3 in all last 4 yearsOne exit before R4 in last 9 years
NotesWon 1896/97 3-0 & 2014/15 2-1Won 1913/14 2-0, 1966/67 1-0, 1984/85 3-0, 1987/88 2-0, 1991/92 1-0 & 1995/96 3-0
Playing Friday 8 January 7.45pm on BT Sport 1

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Tie No. 24BrentfordMiddlesbrough
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup Form3x beyond R3 in last 4 years3x beyond R3 in last 4 years
NotesWon 1906/07 1-0, 1948/49 3-2 & 1963/64 2-1Won 1947/48 2-1
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 6.0pm on FA Player

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Tie No. 25Manchester CityBirmingham City
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormLast exited before R4 in 2011/12Twice beyond R3 in last 5 years
NotesWon 1912/13 4-0, 1954/55 1-0, 1955/56 3-1 (Final) & 2001/02 3-2
Playing Sunday 10 Jan 1.30pm on BBC Digital
Won 1898/99 3-2, 1926/27 4-1, 1928/29 3-1, 1946/47 5-0 & 1950/51 2-0

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Tie No. 26Luton TownReading
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormExited in R3 in all last 4 seasons7x beyond R3 in last 11 seasons
NotesWon 1888/89 4-0 & 1963/64 2-1Playing Saturday 09 Jan 12.0pm on BT Sport Extra 6

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Tie No. 27ChelseaMorecambe
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 2
Level14
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 3
FA Cup FormLast exited before R4 in 1997/984th time in R3 in 93rd campaign
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Sunday 10 Jan 1.30pm on BBC Digital

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Tie No. 28Exeter CitySheffield Wednesday
League StatusEFL 2EFL Championship
Level42
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 1980/81Went beyond R3 in all last 3 seasons
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BT Sport Extra 5

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Tie No. 29Norwich CityCoventry City
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast year first beyond Rd 3 in 7 yearsTwice beyond R3 in last 3 seasons
NotesWon 1982/83 2-1 (after 2-2), 1992/93 1-0 & 1994/95 3-1 (after 0-0)
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 12.0pm on BT Sport Extra 5
Won 1929/30 2-0 (after 3-3), 1974/75 2-0 & 1999/00 3-1

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Tie No. 30BlackpoolWest Bromwich Albion
League StatusEFL 1Premier League
Level31
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormOnce beyond R3 in last 8 years5x beyond R3 in last 6 seasons
NotesWon 1958/59 3-1
Playing Saturday 09 Jan 3.0pm on BT Sport Extra 3
Won 1956/57 2-1 (after 0-0), 1961/62 2-1 (after 0-0), 1963/64 1-0 (after 2-2) & 1977/78 4-1

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Tie No. 31Newport CountyBrighton and Hove Albion
League StatusEFL 2Premier League
Level41
Best Cup RunRound 5RUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormTwice beyond R3 in last 3 seasons3x beyond R3 in last 4 seasons
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Results vs original Newport County: 1948/49 1-3, 1955/56 8-1 & 1966/67 2-1
Playing Sunday 10 January 7.45pm on BT Sport 1

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Tie No. 32Cheltenham TownMansfield Town
League StatusEFL 2EFL 2
Level44
Best Cup RunRound 5QUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormLast beyond R3 in 2005/06Last beyond R3 in 2007/08
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetings.Playing Sunday 10 Jan 1.30pm on FA Player

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