Saturdays F.A. Cup Upsets

With 25 FA Cup third round ties played, there was always going to be some shocks and yesterday was no exception.

League One team, Millwall, welcomed a Bournemouth team reading high in the premiership and in good form, however with Bournemouth making 11 changes, they couldn’t manage a shot on target during the whole game. This wasn’t a problem for Millwall, who opened the scoring through Steve Morrison on 26 minutes. In the 2nd half, Millwall continued to apply the pressure and were rewarded when defender, Cummings, netted from close range, followed by Ferguson, whose injury time goal gave the Lions a 3-0 win.

In another upset, West Bromwich, who are 8th in the Premiership, entertained championship team Derby. At half time everything was going to plan, as Philips opened the scoring and gave West Bromwich a half time lead. The second 45mins didn’t go the same way, with Darren Bent scoring his 9th gaol in his last 10 FA Cup games to equalize for Derby just after the restart and, moments later, Tom Ince stepped up with a fantastic free kick that beat West Bromwich keeper Myhill by the near post to put Derby in the hat for the fourth round.

Not to be upstaged by fellow championship team Derby, Wolverhampton travelled to the Bet365 Stadium to take on a strong Stoke team that, on paper, are 25 places higher than them in the English leagues. But on paper doesn’t count and, thanks to goals from Costa, an outstanding free kick from Doherty and some excellent work by Carl Ikeme in the Wolves goal, Wolverhampton secured a 0-2 win and booked their place in round 4 for the first time since 2011.

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