FA Cup 2021/22 – 3rd Rd tie-by-tie preview

The 150th anniversary of the FA Cup continues on Friday 7th January with the 3rd Round, and over that weekend 64 clubs, from the Premier League to the National League North in the football pyramid, will battle it out for a place in the 4th Round.

To commemorate this significant anniversary my highly rated ‘FA Cup 150’ book provides facts and stats and Top 150 lists for the first 150 years of the FA Cup and can be ordered from this link: https://facupfactfile.co.uk/shop or from Amazon.

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The Thirty-two FA Cup 3rd Round Ties (listed in tie no. order).

Tie No. 1Boreham WoodAFC Wimbledon
League StatusNational LeagueEFL 1
Level53
Best Cup RunRound 3Round 5
FA Cup FormOnly non-league club to make 3rd Rd in both last two seasonsJust once gone beyond 3rd Rd in 17 previous campaigns
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 2Yeovil TownAFC Bournemouth
League StatusNational LeagueEFL Championship
Level52
Best Cup RunRound 5QUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormLooking to make Bournemouth record 22nd football league scalp as a NL sideWent beyond 3rd Rd in both last two seasons
NotesWon 3-2 in 1924/25 & Won 1-0 in 1970/71Won 3-1 in 1960/61. KO: Saturday 5.30pm
Tie No. 3Stoke CityLeyton Orient
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 2
Level24
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormExited in 3rd Rd in each of the last 5 yrsLast went beyond 3rd Rd 11 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Sunday 2.0pm
Tie No. 4Swansea CitySouthampton
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormWent beyond 3rd Rd 3 times in last 4 yearsWent beyond 3rd Rd 4 times in last 5 years
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 5.30pm (BBC Wales)
Tie No. 5ChelseaChesterfield
League StatusPremier LeagueNational League
Level15
Best Cup RunWINNERSSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormHave won through their last 23 Round 3 ties – a competition recordLast went beyond 3rd Rd 7 years ago
NotesWon 4-1 in 1910/11 and Won 3-0 in 1949/50 replayKO: Saturday 5.30pm
Tie No. 6LiverpoolShrewsbury Town
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormWent beyond 3rd Rd 9 times in last 10 seasonsWent beyond 3rd Rd twice in  last 3 seasons
NotesWon 4-0 in 1995/96 & Won 1-0 in 2019/20 replayKO: Sunday 2.0pm
Tie No. 7Cardiff CityPreston North End
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormJust twice gone beyond 3rd Rd in last 6 yearsExited in 3rd Rd in each of the last 3 years
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Sunday 2.0pm (S4C)
Tie No. 8Coventry CityDerby County
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormJust twice went beyond Rd 3 in last 7 yrs5 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 7 yrs
NotesWon 1-0 in 1973/74 replay & Won 2-0 in 1997/98Won 3-2 in 1996/97. KO: Saturday 12.30pm
Tie No. 9BurnleyHuddersfield Town
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormWent beyond 3rd Rd 5times in last 6 yrsExited in Rd 3 in each of the last 3 yrs
NotesWon 3-1 in 1914/15, Won 1-0 in 1923/24, Won 2-1 in 1956/57 and Won 3-0 in 1963/64Won 3-2 in 1921/22 replay and Won 1-0 in 1971/72. KO: Saturday 12.30pm
Tie No. 10West Bromwich AlbionBrighton and Hove Albion
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup Form5 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 7 yrs6 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 8 yrs
NotesKO: Saturday 3.0pmWon 3-1 in 2018/19 replay
Tie No. 11Kidderminster HarriersReading
League StatusNational League NorthEFL Championship
Level62
Best Cup RunRound 5SEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 8 yrs ago4 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 7 yrs
NotesLowest ranked club remainingNo previous FA Cup meetings. KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 12Leicester CityWatford
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormFA Cup holders – went beyond 3rd Rd 4 times in last 5 yearsExited in Rd 3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 3-1 in 1908/09 replay, Won 6-3 in 1935/36 & Won 2-0 in 1981/82Competing in FA Cup for 125th time. KO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 13Mansfield TownMiddlesbrough
League StatusEFL 2EFL Championship
Level42
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 14 years agoExited in Rd 3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 2-0 in 1966/67Won 2-0 in 2007/08. KO: Saturday 12.15pm
Tie No. 14Hartlepool UnitedBlackpool
League StatusEFL 2EFL Championship
Level42
Best Cup RunRound 4WINNERS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 13 yrs agoJust twice went beyond Rd 3 in last 9 yrs
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 12.30pm
Tie No. 15Hull CityEverton
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPWINNERS
FA Cup Form4 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 6 yrs3 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 6 yrs
NotesWon 3-2 in 1926/27 second replay & Won 2-0 in 1950/51Won 2-1 in 1963/64 replay. KO: Saturday 5.30pm (BBC)
Tie No. 16Bristol CityFulham
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL Championship
Level22
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 3 every other year in last 8 seasonsWent beyond Rd 3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 2-1 in 1989/90KO: Saturday 12.30pm
Tie No. 17Tottenham HotspurMorecambe
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 3
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 3 in all last 7 yrsSecond successive year equalling best run
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Sunday 2.0pm
Tie No. 18MillwallCrystal Palace
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRUNNERS-UP
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 3 in all last 5 yrsExited in Rd 3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 2-0 in 1921/22 replay, Won 4-1 in 1950/51, Won 2-0 in 1956/57 & Won 2-1 in 1984/85 replay. Competing in FA Cup for 125th time.Won 5-3 in 1928/29 replay & Won 2-1 in 1975/76 replay. KO: Saturday 12.45pm (ITV)
Tie No. 19Port ValeBrentford
League StatusEFL 2Premier League
Level41
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 8 years agoWent beyond Rd 3 in all last 3 seasons
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 20Swindon TownManchester City
League StatusEFL 2Premier League
Level41
Best Cup RunSEMI-FINALSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 10 yrs agoWent beyond Rd 3 in all last 9 seasons
NotesWon 2-0 in 1909/10 & Won 2-1 in 1963/64. KO: Friday 8.0pm (ITV)Won 10-1 in 1929/30 replay, Won 7-0 in 1952/53 & Won 2-0 in 2001/02 10-1 is Swindon’s record FA Cup defeat.
Tie No. 21Wigan AthleticBlackburn Rovers
League StatusEFL 1EFL Championship
Level32
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 8 yrs agoExited in Rd 3 in all last 4 seasons
NotesKO: Saturday 3.0pmWon 4-2 in 1997/98
Tie No. 22Luton TownHarrogate Town
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 2
Level24
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRound 3
FA Cup FormLast year made Rd 4 for 1st time in 8 yrsFirst time in Rd 3 in 49th campaign
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Sunday 12.30pm
Tie No. 23Birmingham CityPlymouth Argyle
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 1
Level23
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormJust 2x gone beyond Rd 3 in last 6 yrsLast year made Rd 4 for 1st time in 13 yrs
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 5.30pm
Tie No. 24Manchester UnitedAston Villa
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormMade at least QF in all last 7 seasonsExited in Rd 3 in all last 5 seasons
NotesWon 5-1 in 1905/06, Won 2-0 in 1907/08, Won 2-1 in 1910/11, Won 6-4 in 1947/48, Won 1-0 in 1962/63, Won 2-1 in 1976/77, Won 3-2 in 2001/02, Won 2-1 in 2003/04, Won 2-1 in 2006/07, Won 2-0 in 2007/08Won 2-1 in 1919/20 & Won 2-1 in 1957 FA Cup Final. Most common tie of the Round. KO: Monday 7.55pm (BBC)
Tie No. 25Wolverhampton WanderersSheffield United
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL Championship
Level12
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup Form3 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 5 yrsMade QF in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 3-1 in 1891/92, Won 2-1 in 1936/37 replay, Won 3-0 in 1948/49, Won 4-3 in 1949/50 replay & Won 3-0 in 1965/66Won 4-0 in 1900/01, Won 3-1 in 1927/28 & Won 2-0 in 1946/47 rep. KO: Sunday 2.0pm
Tie No. 26Newcastle UnitedCambridge United
League StatusPremier LeagueEFL 1
Level13
Best Cup RunWINNERSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup Form4 times went beyond Rd 3 in last 5 yearsLast went beyond 3rd Rd 7 years ago
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 27BarnsleyBarrow
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 2
Level24
Best Cup RunWINNERSRound 3
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 3 in both last 2 years13th time in Rd 3 in 111th campaign
NotesWon 3-0 in 1969/70. KO: Saturday 3.0pmHold record for most R3 appearances but yet to make Rd 4.
Tie No. 28Peterborough UnitedBristol Rovers
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 2
Level24
Best Cup RunQUARTER FINALSQUARTER FINALS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 4 yrs agoLast went beyond 3rd Rd 14 yrs ago
NotesKO: Saturday 3.0pmWon 4-1 in 1938/39, Won 1-0 in 1952/53 & Won 3-1 in 1968/69
Tie No. 29West Ham UnitedLeeds United
League StatusPremier LeaguePremier League
Level11
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup FormWent beyond Rd 3 in all last 4 seasonsExited in Rd 3 in all last 4 seasons
NotesWon 4-1 in 1929/30Won 1-0 in 1923/24 replay KO: Sunday 2.15pm (ITV)
Tie No. 30Queens Park RangersRotherham United
League StatusEFL ChampionshipEFL 1
Level23
Best Cup RunRUNNERS-UPRound 5
FA Cup FormTwice went beyond 3rd Rd in last 3 seasonsLast went beyond 3rd Rd 20 yrs ago
NotesNo previous FA Cup meetingsKO: Saturday 3.0pm
Tie No. 31Charlton AthleticNorwich City
League StatusEFL 1Premier League
Level31
Best Cup RunWINNERSSEMI-FINALS
FA Cup FormLast went beyond 3rd Rd 8 years agoWent beyond Rd 3 in both last 2 seasons
NotesWon 1-0 in 2008/09 replayKO: Sunday 2.0pm
Tie No. 32Nottingham ForestArsenal
League StatusEFL ChampionshipPremier League
Level21
Best Cup RunWINNERSWINNERS
FA Cup Form4 times gone beyond Rd 3 in last 8 seasonsWent beyond 3rd Rd in all last 3 seasons
NotesWon 2-1 in 1987/88 & Won 4-2 in 2017/18. Only club to KO Arsenal in 3rd Rd in last 25 years.Won 1-0 in 1978/79 & Won 2-0 in 1992/93 KO: Sunday 5.15pm (ITV)

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