FA Cup 2021/22 3rd Rd Review

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Stats of the Round

Chelsea FC extended their FA Cup record of progressing beyond the 3rd Round in their 24th consecutive season.

Kidderminster Harriers equalled the largest gap between levels for a non-league club victory over second tier opposition.

Barrow AFC have extended their record of most times reaching 3rd Round of FA Cup without yet going further to 13 occasions.


First time in 4th Round ever

Boreham Wood – 51st campaign


Equalling best run to 4th Rd

Hartlepool United (7th time in 104th campaign)


First time in 4th Round in a while

13 years – Hartlepool United

8 years – Kidderminster Harriers

7 years – Cambridge United

6 years – Stoke City

4 years – Huddersfield Town, Peterborough United, Wigan Athletic

3 years – Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough FC


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

10 years – Manchester City

8 years – Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur

5 years – West Ham United

4 years – Brentford FC

3 years – AFC Bournemouth, Barnsley FC, Fulham FC, Leicester City, Norwich City, Southampton FC


First time Knocked Out before 4th Rd for a while

6 years – Millwall FC

4 years – Burnley FC


Consecutive 3rd Rd KOs

6 – Aston Villa

5 – Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United

4 – Preston North End, Rotherham United

3 – Bristol Rovers, Watford FC


Avenged Previous FA Cup Defeat

Peterborough United 2-1 Bristol Rovers (after 3 previous defeats)

Wigan Athletic 3-2 Blackburn Rovers

Bristol City 0-1 Fulham FC

Charlton Athletic 0-1 Norwich City

Yeovil Town 1-3 AFC Bournemouth (makes it two wins apiece)

Hull City 2-3 Everton FC (A.e.t.) (makes it two wins apiece)


Biggest Wins of the 3rd Rd

Chelsea FC 5-1 Chesterfield FC

Luton Town 4-0 Harrogate Town



Kidderminster Harriers (6) 2-1 Reading FC (2)

Newcastle United (1) 0-1 Cambridge United (3)

Boreham Wood (5) 2-0 AFC Wimbledon (3)

Hartlepool United (4) 2-1 Blackpool FC (2)

Burnley FC (1) 1-2 Huddersfield Town (2)

Birmingham City (2) 0-1 Plymouth Argyle (3) (A.e.t.)

Nottingham Forest (2) 1-0 Arsenal FC (1)

Wigan Athletic (3) 3-2 Blackburn Rovers (2)


Hat-tricks and more

3 – Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford FC)

3 – Emiliano Marcondes (AFC Bournemouth)



Leicester City have now knocked out Watford FC in FA Cup four times out of four.

Manchester United now have a 11-2 win ration against Aston Villa in FA Cup – the second most one-sided match-up in the competition’s history


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