Championship Review - FA Cup

Last updated : 04 January 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

The FA Cup

Making the headlines in the FA Cup were Leeds United, Millwall, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers as a result of giant kill acts.

The biggest upset involved Championship strugglers Millwall who were seen off 4-1 by Southend United at Roots Hall. Corr got the Shrimpers off the mark with a 12-minute goal. The Lions' cause wasn't helped when Easter was shown a straight red card on the stroke of half time. Deep in to first half stoppage time Adkinson doubled the home sides advantage. Timlin put the home side 3-up in the 57th minute. Woolford pulled one back for the Yorkshire side in the 64th minute, but it was nowhere near enough as Leonard sealed the result in the 95th minute to book a place in the Fourth Round.

Leeds United were downed by League Two Rochdale at Spotland as Hogan put Dale ahead on the stroke of half time, with the job completed by Henderson with 6 minutes left on the clock.

Barnsley were dumped out of the Cup on their own patch by Coventry City despite the Tykes taking the lead through O'Brien in the 19th minute. Moussa (78th min) and Clarke (89th min) turned the game on its' head to seal victory for the Sky Blues.

Doncaster Rovers were humbled by League One's bottom side Stevenage at the Keepmoat. After a goalless first half, Zoko put the Stevenage ahead in the 49th minute, with Hartley doubling the advantage in the 65th minute. Forrester pulled one back in the 72nd minute for Donny. Charles restored the 2-goal advantage for the visitors in the 91st minute, which was probably just as well as Wakefield halved the deficit in the 95th minute, but it wasn't enough to prevent Donny crashing out.

On a positive note for clubs in the Championship, Blackburn Rovers almost caused an upset in holding free-scoring Manchester City at Ewood Park. Negredo put City ahead on the stroke of half time only to see Dann level 10 minutes after the re start.

FA Cup holders, Wigan Athletic live to fight another day after they were held by Franchise FC at the DW Stadium even though Espinoza (18th min) and Gomez (27th min) gave the hold side a 2-goal cushion. In first half stoppage time a Reeves brace levelled scores. McManaman put the Latics back in front in the 65th minute only to see Bamford level to force a replay in the 84th minute.

Sheffield Wednesday were humbled by Macclesfield at Moss Rose as the Conference side forced a replay. Johnson gave the Owls the lead in the 25th minute only to see Williams level matters in the 72nd minute for an evening out at Hillsborough in 10-days time.

Watford live to fight another day at Ashton Gate. Murray gave the Hornets the lead in the 84th minute only to see Bristol City level a minute later through Emmanuel-Thomas.

Ipswich Town were pegged back by League One Preston North End at Portman Road despite McGoldrick putting the Tractorboys ahead in the 38th minute. Davies levelled for the visitors just 4 minutes later to force a replay.

Safely through to the next round went Bolton Wanderers who saw off Lancashire rivals Blackpool at the Reebok. Ngog gave the home side the lead in the 10th minute, with Barkhuizen levelling on the stroke of half time. Beckford bagged what proved to be the winner 10 minutes after the restart.

Brighton & Hove Albion managed to edge past Reading at The Amex as Crofts scored the only goal of the game in the 32nd minute.

Huddersfield Town had to fight for their place in the Fourth Round as they had to come from behind against Conference outfit Grimsby Town at Blundell Park. Hannah gave the home side the lead in the 25th minute. Norwood levelled 6 minutes after the restart only to see Disley restore the home sides' advantage in the 62nd minute. Paterson restored parity in the 86th minute. With the tie heading for the replay, Thomas was unfortunate enough to put the ball past his own keeper in the 90th minute to send the Terriers through.

Despite their lowly league position, Yeovil Town are safely through to the Fourth Round following a comprehensive 4-0 victory over League One high flyers Leyton Orient at Huish Park. Hayter bagged a brace in the 12th and 60th minutes, together with strikes from Grant (49th min) and Moore (90th min).

Four Championship sides were dumped out of the Cup by Premiership opposition.

Leicester City were edged out by Stoke City at the Brittania Stadium. Jones (16th min) and Adam (55th min) gave the home side a 2-goal lead with Nugent pulling one back with 13 minutes left on the clock, but it wasn't enough to inspire a leveller to force a replay.

Burnley were edged out on the south coast by Southampton at St Marys even though the home side gained a 2-goal lead in the opening half hour as Clyne (20th min) and Lambert (28th min) bagged goals for the home side. The strike duo of Vokes and Ings levelled scores with goals in the 51st and 57th minutes. Then Rodriguez and Lallana restored the 2-goal cushion with strikes in the 66th and 73rd minutes. An inetersting final few minutes were set up when Long reduced the deficit in the 87th minute, but it wasn't enough to force a replay.

Hull City eased past Middlesbrough at The Riverside as goals from McLean (10th min) and Proschwitz (61st min) proved to be enough.

If this was a bench mark for Queens Park Rangers against a Premier side, then their prospects aren't too good should they get promotion this season as Everton saw the Londoners off a comprehensive 4-0 win at Goodison. Goals from Barkley (35th min), a brace from Jelavic (44th & 68th mins) and Coleman (76th min) proved to be more than enough to see the home side through.

Finally the matches involving AFC Bournemouth and Burton Albion; Charlton Athletic and Oxford United were both postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

To come on Sunday are fixtures between Nottingham Forest and West Ham United; Derby County and Chelsea. Birmingham City are waiting on the outcome of the Second Round tie between Crawley Town and Bristol Rovers, which has been repeatedly called off due to the weather.