FA Cup 2020/21 3rd Round Proper – Stat-packed Review

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Stats of the Round

Chorley have set new FA Cup records of being first level 6 club to knock out three clubs from level 3 or above in the same campaign, and have taken the most amount of campaigns to reach the 4th Round for the first time – 113 campaigns

Chelsea have reached the FA Cup 4th Round for a record 23rd consecutive season.


First time in 4th Round ever

Chorley – 113th campaign


First time in 4th Round in a while

15 years- Cheltenham Town

13 years – Plymouth Argyle

9 years – Crawley Town

8 years – Luton Town

4 years – Blackpool


Into 4th Rd and long time since last KO before 4th Round

23 years – Chelsea

9 years – Manchester City

7 years – Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur

5 years – Millwall

4 years – Sheffield Wednesday, West Ham United

3 years – Arsenal, Brentford, Burnley


First time exited FA Cup as early as 3rd Rd for a while

4 years – West Bromwich Albion


Exited in 3rd Rd but set best FA Cup run

Boreham Wood – 50th campaign


Exited in 3rd Rd and Equalled Best FA Cup Run

Morecambe – 4th time in 93 campaigns

Marine – 2nd time in 95 campaigns


Consecutive 3rd Rd Exits

5 – Aston Villa, Stoke City

4 – Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United

3 – Huddersfield Town, Preston North End, Rotherham United


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Huddersfield Town 2-3 Plymouth Argyle (lost previous four meetings)

Wycombe Wanderers 4-1 Preston North End (lost previous two meetings)


Biggest Wins of the 3rd Rd (FA Cup records)

Marine 0-5 Tottenham Hotspur

Stoke City 0-4 Leicester city

Chelsea 4-0 Morecambe


3rd Rd Cupsets

Four Steps

Chorley (6) 2-0 Derby County (2)


Three Steps

Crawley Town (4) 3-0 Leeds United (1)


Two Steps

Blackpool (3) 2-2 West Bromwich Albion (1) (3-2 on pens)


One Step

Huddersfield Town (2) 2-3 Plymouth Argyle (3)

Blackburn Rovers (2) 0-1 Doncaster Rovers (3)


Hat-tricks and more

3 – Carlos Vinicius (Tottenham Hotspur)



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