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Live Coverage: FA Cup fourth round - as it happened

Live Coverage: FA Cup fourth round - as it happened
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Sports Mole brings you live text coverage of the FA Cup fourth round and Saturday's Championship games.

Good afternoon and welcome to Sports Mole's live text coverage of the FA Cup fourth round and Saturday's Championship games.

Southampton vs. Watford is the standout tie of the 3pm kickoffs as the Premier League rivals go head to head in what will be the Hornets' first match under new boss Javi Gracia.

League One side Wigan Athletic will also be looking to follow up their shock win over Bournemouth with another Premier League scalp as they take on West Ham at the DW Stadium.

There are nine FA Cup matches in total kicking off at 3pm, while in the Championship four games have slipped through the FA Cup net, with leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers amongst those in action.

Make sure you don't miss a moment of the action courtesy of our minute-by-minute updates below.

2pmGood afternoon! Thank you very much for joining Sports Mole for our coverage of the FA Cup fourth round, in addition to four matches from the Championship this afternoon!

There are nine FA Cup showdowns taking place at 3pm today - including one all-Premier League clash between Southampton and Watford - while the promotion and relegation pictures could also change in the Championship with eight teams in action.

We will have a look at all the games a little later, but first let's check out the team news from up and down the country...


SOUTHAMPTON STARTING XI: McCarthy, Cedric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand; Davis, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Tadic, Boufal; Long
Subs: Forster, Pied, Yoshida, Lemina, Ward-Prowse, Carrillo, Gabbiadini

WATFORD STARTING XI: Karnezis; Janmaat, Mariappa, Kabasele, Holebas; Doucouré, Watson; Carrillo, Capoue, Richarlison; Gray
Subs: Bachmann, Prödl, Zeegelaar, Pereyra, Success, Sinclair, Okaka


WIGAN STARTING XI: Walton; Byrne, Elder, Burn, Dunkley; Morsy, Power; Massey, Powell, Jacobs, Grigg
Subs: Jones, Bruce, Fulton, Perkins, James, Roberts, Colclough

WEST HAM STARTING XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Cresswell, Obiang, Hernandez, Ogbonna, Byram, Masuaku, Martinez, Burke, Cullen
Subs: Adrian, Joao Mario, Collins, Oxford, Haksabanovic, Quina, Diangana


HUDDERSFIELD STARTING XI: Coleman; Kongolo, Hogg, Sabiri, Lowe, Van La Parra, Williams, Quaner, Mounie, Hadergjonaj, Hefele
Subs: Lossl, Smith, Malone, Billing, Lolley, Depoitre, Schindler

BIRMINGHAM STARTING XI: Stockdale'; Jenkinson, Dean, Morrison, Roberts, Small, Lowe, Ndoye, Jota, Adams, Jutkiewicz
Subs: Trueman, Seddon, Grounds, Dacres-Cogley, Lakin, Gardner, Boga


MIDDLESBROUGH STARTING XI: Randolph; Shotton, Ayala, Gibson, Friend; Clayton, Howson, Traore, Braithwaite; Bamford, Fletcher
Subs: Dimi, Christie, Fry, Leadbitter, Downing, Johnson, Assombalonga

BRIGHTON STARTING XI: Krul; Rosenior, Huenemeier, Goldson, Suttner; Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, Skalak; Baldock, Hemed
Subs: Maenpaa, Schelotto, Propper, Izquierdo, Murray, Dunk, Gross


NOTTS COUNTY STARTING XI: Collin; Dickinson, Brisley, Duffy, Hunt, Grant, Husin, Hewitt, Hawkridge, Stead, Ameobi
Subs: Pindroch, Jones, Walker, Noble, Smith, Alessandra, Forte

SWANSEA STARTING XI: Nordfeldt; Bartley, Mawson, Van der Hoorn, Roberts; Carroll, Sanches, Fer, Narsingh; Bony, Abraham
Subs: Mulder, Rangel, Clucas, Ki, Routledge, Ayew, McBurnie


HULL STARTING XI: Marshall; Clark, Aina, Hector, Mazuch; Stewart, Henriksen, Bowen, Diomande, Irvine; Dicko
Subs: McGregor, Grosicki, Batty, Keane, Dawson, Campbell, Tomori

NOTTM FOREST STARTING XI: Smith; Lichaj, Mancienne, Osborn, Fox; Cash, Brereton, Carayol, Dowell, Bouchalakis; Worrall
Subs: Henderson, Mills, McKay, Clough, Vaughan, Darikwa, Vellios


SHEFF UTD STARTING XI: Moore; Baldock, Fleck, Lundstram, Sharp, Donaldson, Wright, Stearman, Duffy, Heneghan, Lafferty
Subs: Stevens, O'Connell, Basham, Wilson, Eastwood, C Evans, Carruthers

PRESTON STARTING XI: Rudd; Clarke, Horgan, Browne, Johnson, Fisher, Welsh, Moult, Huntington, Earl, Boon
Subs: Maxwell, Woods, Spurr, Gallagher, Barkhuizen, Robinson, Hugill


MK DONS STARTING XI: Nicholls, Williams, Lewington, Wootton, Upson, Cisse, Sow, Agard, Tavernier, Gilbey, Ugbo
Subs: Sietsma, Muirhead, McGrandles, Ebanks-Landell, Nesbitt, Rasulo, Brittain

COVENTRY STARTING XI: Burge; Grimmer, Willis, McDonald, Stokes, Bayliss, Kelly, Doyle, Barrett, Biamou, McNulty
Subs: O'Brien, Hyam, Di.Kelly-Evans, Stevenson, Shipley, Vincenti, Ponticelli


MILLWALL STARTING XI: Martin; Craig, Thompson, Onyedinma, Ferguson, Romeo, Wallace, Tunnicliffe, Elliott, Shackell, Cooper
Subs: Archer, McLaughlin, Meredith, Saville, Williams, Gregory, Morison

ROCHDALE STARTING XI: Lillis; Rafferty, McNulty, Andrew, Camps, Done, Delaney, Cannon, Daniels, Kitching, Henderson


IPSWICH STARTING XI: Bialkowski; Spence, Chambers, Carter-Vickers, Knudsen, Gleeson, Connolly, Celina, Waghorn, McGoldrick, Garner
Subs: Crowe, Webster, Ward, Hyam, Sears, Bru, Kenlock

WOLVES STARTING XI: Ruddy; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, N'Diaye, Neves, Douglas; Costa, Cavaleiro, Jota
Subs: Norris, Batth, Gibbs-White, Miranda, Enobakhare, Vinagre, Bonatini


BRISTOL CITY STARTING XI: Wright; Flint, Baker, Bryan, Kent, Smith, Pack, Paterson, Reid, Diédhiou
Subs: Wollacott, Magnusson, Brownhill, Walsh, Eliasson, Woodrow, Diony

QPR STARTING XI: Smithies; Baptiste, Onuoha, Robinson, Furlong, Luongo, Scowen, Freeman, Bidwell, Oteh, Washington
Subs: Ingram, Lynch, Manning, Smith, Perch, Eze, Osayi-Samuel


BARNSLEY STARTING XI: Davies; Cavare, Yiadom, Pearson, Lindsay; Gardner, Hammill, Mallan, Moncur, Moore; Bradshaw
Subs: Townsend, Potts., Thiam, McCarthy, Hedges, Pinillos, Brown

FULHAM STARTING XI: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Odoi; McDonald, Johansen, Norwood; Piazon, Fonte, Sessegnon
Subs: Button, S Sessegnon, Targett, Cisse, De la Torre, Kebano, Kamara


BRENTFORD STARTING XI: Bentley; Bjelland, Jozefzoon, Yennaris, Maupay, McEachran, Watkins, Mokotjo, Woods, Barbet, Mepham
Subs: Daniels, MacLeod, Egan, Marcondes, Judge, Dalsgaard, Canos

NORWICH STARTING XI: Gunn; Hanley, Zimmermann, Klose; Reed, Vrancic, Tettey (c), Lewis; Maddison, Oliveira, Murphy
Subs: McGovern, Watkins, Stiepermann, Trybull, Hernandez, Srbeny, Leitner

2.34pmAnd breathe!

As you can see, there is plenty to get through before kickoff in just under half an hour's time, but first let me bring you news from the early kickoff, which saw Leicester take on Peterborough at the ABAX Stadium.

The Premier League outfit managed to avoid an upset in that match, with Kelechi Iheanacho and Fousseni Diabate both scoring twice in a 5-1 win for the Foxes. They are safely into the fifth round.


The only Premier League kickoff taking place at 3pm today sees two out-of-form teams go head to head, with Southampton having won just one of their last 12 matches across all competitions and Watford with only one more win than that over the same period.

The match will be new Watford manager Javi Gracia's first in charge following the shock sacking of Marco Silva last weekend, and his first task will be to end the Hornet's five-match losing streak on the road - a dreadful run which stretches back to November.


Both teams may be forgiven for having one eye on Premier League duties rather than the FA Cup, though, with Southampton having slipped into the relegation zone and Watford only four points clear of danger, despite sitting in the relatively lofty position of 10th.

Both teams beat Championship opposition in the third round, but Southampton have been eliminated from four of their last five fourth-round ties in this competition, while they have lost each of their last five FA Cup home games against Premier League opposition.


Perhaps the best chance of a giant-killing this afternoon comes at the DW Stadium, where League One leaders Wigan host Premier League side West Ham United.

Wigan are unbeaten since November 18 - a run of 14 matches in all competitions which includes a 3-0 triumph over Bournemouth here in a third-round replay, while they have also kept six clean sheets in their last seven home games. Add to that the fact that they have won six of their last seven FA Cup ties against Premier League opposition and West Ham seem to have a difficult task on their hands.

The Hammers are unbeaten in seven matches themselves, though, stretching back to before Christmas. They have also progressed from 14 of their last 15 FA Cup ties against lower-league opposition while in the Premier League themselves, although they needed extra time in a replay to squeeze past Wigan's fellow League One high-fliers Shrewsbury Town in the last round.


Championship strugglers Birmingham will also be looking to pull off an upset at the John Smith's Stadium, taking on a Huddersfield side whose only win in their last seven outings across all competitions was the third-round triumph over Bolton.

The Terriers have not reached the fifth round in successive seasons since 1938-39, but they take on an improving Birmingham side which has only lost one of their last five games despite their lowly league position of 23rd in the Championship.


Another Championship vs. Premier League takes place at the Riverside, and this one has perhaps more potential for an upset as Boro - eighth in the Champions - take on Brighton, who are just one point from safety in the Premier League.

The Seagulls have only won two of their last 14 games across all competitions and have failed to even score in their last six away games stretching back to November 4. Boro, by contrast, have won five of their last seven games.


The biggest upset of the day could come in this match as League Two promotion hopefuls Notts County host bottom-of-the-Premier-League Swansea City.

However, the Swans have only lost once since Carlos Carvalhal's appointment in late December and stunned in-form Liverpool on Monday night, whereas Notts County are winless in their last three games since beating Championship side Brentford in the third round.

2.48pmThere are two all-Championship contests in the FA Cup as Hull take on Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United host Preston.

Hull currently sit 21st in the Championship and have only won one of their last eight, so they would need to upset the formbook if they are to eliminate a Nottingham Forest side that beat league leaders Wolves last weekend.

Sheffield United, meanwhile, sit in the final playoff place but have only won one of their last six games at home, whereas 11th-placed Preston have lost just one of their last 13 outing in all competitions.

2.50pmElsewhere, League One strugglers MK Dons take on League Two promotion hopefuls Coventry in an intriguing lower-league contest. The Dons have won more FA Cup games than league games since the start of October - including a third-round victory over Championship side QPR, but Coventry have won four of their last five games and dumped Stoke out of the competition in the last round.

Championship Millwall also host League One Rochdale looking to extend their unbeaten home run to eight games against a side which has lost five of their last six games.


Championship leaders Wolves will be looking to return to winning ways having fallen to their first league defeat since October last time out, and they have not lost back-to-back league games since April 2017.

It is now four games without a win for the stuttering promotion favourites, but they take on a mid-table Ipswich team which has only won one of their last seven outings in all competitions.


Bristol City must get over the disappointment of their valiant EFL Cup semi-final exit at the hands of Manchester City, with their current form threatening to derail their promotion push. The Robins still sit fifth in the last, but they have lost six and won none of their last seven games across all competitions including only one point from their last four Champions outings.

QPR are not in great form themselves, though, having won just three of their 13 league games since the end of October.


Fulham could climb into the playoff places this afternoon with Sheffield United in FA Cup action, and the Cottagers will be fancied to get the win at Barnsley. Fulham have won five and lost none of their last six league games, including a 6-0 drubbing of Burton Albion last week.

Barnsley, meanwhile, are just two points clear of the relegation zone following a run of just one win from their last 14 outings in all competitions.


Brentford can also close the gap on the playoff places this afternoon, with only three points separating them from the top six as they welcome Norwich City. The Bees have lost just one of their last seven league games and have won five of the last six, so they are very much the form team heading into the contest.

Norwich have seemingly turned a corner themselves, though, losing just one of their last five Championship games following a run of just one win in 10 before that.

3pmRight, we're just about to get started up and down the country! Who will join Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester United and Leicester City in the fifth round of the 2017-18 FA Cup?

3.02pmKICKOFF! We are now underway in all of our FA Cup games! Bring on the goals!

3.04pmGOAL! Southampton 1-0 Watford (Jack Stephens)

3.05pmWhat a start from Southampton in the all-Premier League FA Cup tie as Jack Stephens marks his birthday with the opening goal after only four minutes! Long's initial shot from range was saved, but Stephens was there to knock in the rebound.

3.08pmThere have also been a few early goals in Leagues One and Two, with Doncaster breaking the deadlock against Bristol Rovers and both Barnet and Swindon ahead against Cheltenham and Crewe respectively.

3.09pmGOAL! Wigan 1-0 West Ham

3.10pmGOAL! Brentford 0-1 Norwich

3.10pmUPSET ALERT! League One Wigan could be on course for a second Premier League scalp already this season as Will Grigg heads the Latics into the lead against West Ham - his fifth FA Cup goal of the season.

In the Championship, meanwhile, Norwich have put an early dent in the playoff hopes of Brentford courtesy of a fine James Maddison strike.

3.13pmMore goals in League One to update you on, with Fleetwood now leading Gillingham and Scunthorpe ahead against Southend.

In League Two, meanwhile, Crawley Town have taken the lead against Accrington, while Colchester have broken the deadlock against Port Vale.


3.16pmGOAL! Ipswich 0-1 Wolves

3.16pmChampionship leaders Wolves are ahead against Ipswich and well on course to return to winning ways courtesy of Matt Doherty's header at Portman Road.

In League One, meanwhile, we could be in for a major upset with Northampton leading promotion hopefuls Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

3.18pmGOAL! Millwall 1-0 Rochdale

3.18pmGOAL! Hull 1-0 Nottingham Forest

3.19pmHull have the opening goal in their Championship clash with Nottingham Forest as Jarrod Bowen fires a rising shot in off the underside of the crossbar, via a deflection, moments after hitting the post.

Millwall are also ahead against League One strugglers Rochdale, with Jed Wallace converting a penalty for the Lions.

3.21pmGOAL! Huddersfield 1-0 Birmingham

3.22pmDavid Wagner's side distance themselves from a possible upset as Steve Mounie gives them the lead against Birmingham, powering his finish past Stockdale at the end of a good team move from the hosts.

3.24pmNorwich still lead Brentford because of this man's goal...

3.26pmIn League One, AFC Wimbledon lead Bradford and Plymouth Argyle have scored twice in quick succession to take a 2-0 lead over Oldham. Shrewsbury are also ahead against Portsmouth - a result which as things stand would take them into the automatic promotion places. Bristol Rovers have now equalised against Doncaster too.

3.28pmIn League Two, meanwhile, playoff-chasing Swindon have levelled things up against struggling Crewe, while mid-table Crawley now lead Accrington Stanley, who began the day in an automatic promotion spot.

3.31pmA quiet period as far as goals are concerned across the English leagues and FA Cup at the moment. Just two goals in the Championship from the opening half an hour of those four games.

3.32pmGOAL! Millwall 1-1 Rochdale

3.33pmLeague One side Rochdale are level against Championship side Millwall! Ian Henderson has levelled things up at The Den, curling his finish past the keeper from the edge of the box.

3.34pmRED CARD! Nathan Baker (Bristol City)

3.34pmGOAL! Barnsley 1-0 Fulham

3.35pmFinally some more action from the Championship! Things aren't looking good for Bristol City once again as they will have to play almost an hour with only 10 men after Nathan Baker was shown a straight red card for a late sliding challenge on Scowen.

There could be a boost for the Robins from elsewhere, though, as in-form playoff rivals Fulham have fallen behind against Barnsley courtesy of a Liam Lindsay goal.

3.38pmLeague Two leaders Luton have an uphill battle against out-of-form Grimsby now after being reduced to 10 men just past the half-hour mark, with Jordan Cook the man given his marching orders for a second bookable offence.

Elsewhere in League Two, Crawley Town have doubled their lead over promotion hopefuls Accrington, Port Vale have equalised against Colchester and Carlisle and Morecambe lead Forest Green and Mansfield respectively.

3.40pmGOAL! Hull 2-0 Nottingham Forest

3.41pmHull have doubled their advantage against Nottingham Forest, who look like following up their win over Wolves with an FA Cup exit this afternoon. Nouha Dicko has added to Bowen's earlier strike at the KCOM Stadium, with Bowen turning provider this time.

3.43pmA potential big goal for Southend in League One as they level things up against promotion-chasing Scunthorpe. Southend were just one point above the relegation zone before the start of play and, with MK Dons in FA Cup action, could steal a march on their rivals this afternoon.

3.45pmBrentford have the ball in the back of the net against Norwich...but it is chalked off for a foul in the build-up. Bjelland's header will not count.

3.46pmGOAL! Notts County 0-1 Swansea

3.46pmGOAL! Bristol City 1-0 QPR

3.47pmSwansea finally break the deadlock against their League Two hosts as Narsingh gives the Premier League outfit a lead just before half time.

In the Championship, meanwhile, 10-man Bristol City have also taken the lead against QPR, with Diedhiou getting the goal...

3.48pmHalf-time whistles are blowing up and down the country...

3.50pmRED CARD! Dimitri Cavare (Barnsley)

3.50pmA blow for Barnsley right on the stroke of half time as Dimitri Cavare is shown a second yellow card for pushing Johansen of Fulham. Johansen had shoved Mallan moments earlier in reaction to a challenge the Fulham man had made himself, but it is Cavare who is handed the biggest punishment.

3.53pmHALF TIME!

We've reached the halfway stage in all of our FA Cup and Championship games, and there are some upsets on the cards. A full list of the half-time scores coming right up...


Huddersfield 1-0 Birmingham
Hull 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Middlesbrough 0-0 Brighton
Millwall 1-1 Rochdale
MK Dons 0-0 Coventry
Notts County 0-1 Swansea
Sheff Utd 0-0 Preston
Southampton 1-0 Watford
Wigan 1-0 West Ham


Barnsley 1-0 Fulham
Brentford 0-1 Norwich
Bristol City 1-0 QPR
Ipswich 0-1 Wolves

3.58pmThe biggest story of the day is developing at the DW Stadium, as many suspected it might.

League One side Wigan are ahead against West Ham at the halfway stage - having also claimed the scalp of Bournemouth in the last round - courtesy of a Will Grigg header. There is still a long way to go, but it could be another giant-killing from the Latics.

4.01pmWe're beginning to get back underway for the second half across England now. As things stand we still have three goalless FA Cup ties which are heading for replays if nothing changes.

One of those - Sheffield United vs. Preston - is the first to get us going again for the second half.

4.05pm...and we're now underway again in all but one of our FA Cup matches. Wigan and West Ham have been slow to get restarted, whereas Bristol City vs. QPR is the only Championship game back underway so far.

4.07pmThe first second-half goal of the day has come in League Two, and leaders Luton have overcome their numerical disadvantage to take the lead against Grimsby. That would be a huge win for them if they can hold on for the rest of the half.

4.09pmWe are now back underway in all of our FA Cup and Championship matches! Let's hope for some more goals in this second half!

4.11pmGOAL! Millwall 1-2 Rochdale

4.12pmGOAL! Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham

4.12pmRED CARD! Arthur Masuaku (West Ham)

4.13pmGOAL! Barnsley 1-1 Fulham

4.15pmIt goes from bad to worse for West Ham! They are reduced to 10 men as Arthur Masuaku is shown a red card for an off-the-ball incident - just a few minutes after Joao Mario came on for his Hammers debut.

They still trail Wigan by a goal to nil, and there is another shock developing at The Den where Rochdale have come from behind to lead Millwall through a goal from Done - although Cannon is also claiming it after his initial effort was tapped in on the line.

Elsewhere Championship strugglers Birmingham are level with Huddersfield through Lukas Jutkiewicz's deflected drive, while in the Championship Fulham have levelled things up against 10-man Barnsley through Sessegnon.


4.19pmSessegnon's reputation continues to grow and grow, and he may have put his side on course to climb into the top six with that goal...

4.21pmGOAL! Notts County 1-1 Swansea

4.22pmGOAL! MK Dons 0-1 Coventry

4.22pmSuddenly it looks like we could be in for upsets galore this afternoon!

Notts County of League Two have levelled things up against the Premier League's Swansea City courtesy of Jon Stead's sixth goal in six games so far in 2018, while Coventry - also of League Two - have broken the deadlock against MK Dons through Maxime Biamou.

4.24pmGOAL! Wigan 2-0 West Ham

4.25pmIncredible scenes at the DW Stadium as Wigan double their lead over 10-man West Ham. It is Will Grigg once again who has got the goal - his second of the afternoon and his sixth in the FA Cup this season. Wigan are on course for a huge upset once again!

4.26pmGOAL! Bristol City 2-0 QPR

4.27pmBristol City are making light work of their numerical disadvantage against QPR and look set to return to winning ways at Ashton Gate, with Bryan doubling the home side's advantage.


4.31pmRelegation-threatened AFC Wimbledon look well set for a huge three points having taken a 3-0 lead at playoff hopefuls Bradford in League One, while Bristol Rovers have come from behind to lead Doncaster.

Elsewhere, Oldham have pulled a goal back against Plymouth and now trail 2-1, while Southampton and Shrewsbury are now level at two goals apiece.


Harry Kane starts for Tottenham as they look to avoid an upset against Newport County tonight. You can follow our dedicated live text coverage of that match by clicking here.

4.36pmGOAL! Sheffield United 1-0 Preston

4.36pmThe deadlock is finally broken at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United take the lead against Championship rivals Preston.

The goal comes from the penalty spot as Billy Sharp - the man to win the spot kick from Clarke - makes no mistake from 12 yards.

4.39pmBlackburn have equalised against Northampton in their League One clash, but as thing stand they will still be dropping down to third courtesy of Shrewsbury's lead over Portsmouth.

4.40pmThe game of the day looks like it will come in League Two, where Swindon have just levelled things up at 3-3 against 10-man Crewe.

Swindon began the day just three points off the playoff places, whereas Crewe are only three clear of the relegation zone, so the visitors will be desperate to hang on here.

4.43pmWe're into the final 10 minutes of our FA Cup games this afternoon and NONE of the Premier League teams facing lower-league opposition are currently winning!

Huddersfield, Brighton and Swansea are all currently drawing, whereas 10-man West Ham remain two goals down to Wigan. The only Premier League team to be ahead are Southampton, who still lead Watford by one goal to nil.

4.44pmGOAL! Hull 2-1 Nottingham Forest

4.45pmHope for Nottingham Forest! They pull a goal back against Hull with only two minutes of normal time remaining as Apostolos Vellios slams home from close range.

Can Forest earn a replay in the closing stages against their Championship rivals?

4.46pmWe are unlikely to have heard the last of that Arthur Masuaku red card for West Ham, by the way. Reports suggest that the defender was given his marching orders for spitting at an opponent which, if true, could land him a hefty ban.

4.47pmGOAL! Middlesbrough 0-1 Brighton

4.48pmHeartbreak for Middlesbrough as they concede what is surely the decisive goal in the first minute of stoppage time! Brighton finally end their seven-match wait for an away goal, scoring for the first time on the road since November 4. Glenn Murray got the goal in a 1-0 win on that occasion, and he has done it again this afternoon.

4.49pmGOAL! Millwall 2-2 Rochdale

4.50pmMillwall have spared their blushes late on at The Den! The Championship side rescue a stoppage-time equaliser to surely force a replay against League One strugglers Rochdale, with Ben Thompson getting the goal.

4.51pmFULL TIME: Sheffield United 1-0 Preston

4.51pmFULL TIME: Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham

4.52pmFULL TIME: Hull 2-1 Nottingham Forest

4.52pmFULL TIME: Middlesbrough 0-1 Brighton

4.53pmFULL TIME: Southampton 1-0 Watford

4.54pmFULL TIME: Notts County 1-1 Swansea

4.54pmFULL TIME: Millwall 2-2 Rochdale

4.55pmFULL TIME: Ipswich 0-1 Wolves

4.55pmFULL TIME: Wigan 2-0 West Ham

4.55pmFULL TIME: Bristol City 2-0 QPR

4.56pmFULL TIME: MK Dons 0-1 Coventry

4.56pmGOAL! Barnsley 1-2 Fulham

4.57pmFulham have won it at the death to climb into the top six! It is one of the scrappiest goals you will see as McDonald bundles the ball home from all of a yard out, but Fulham do not care. Their good form will surely continue now!

4.59pmGOAL! Barnsley 1-3 Fulham

4.59pmNot content with one stoppage-time goal, Fulham have quickly added another to make things look a whole lot easier than they were. Ryan Sessegnon is the scorer once again, with the 17-year-old wonderkid bagging his 11th league goal of the season.

5.00pmFULL TIME: Barnsley 1-3 Fulham

5.02pmFULL TIME: Brentford 0-1 Norwich

5.03pmThe final whistles have been blown up and down the country, and what a day of football it has been.

The magic of the cup is still well and truly alive following a day of upsets in the fourth round, with only two Premier League teams booking their place in the next stage from the 3pm kickoffs.

Full FA Cup results on the way...


Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham
Hull 2-1 Nottingham Forest
Middlesbrough 0-1 Brighton
Millwall 2-2 Rochdale
MK Dons 0-1 Coventry
Notts County 1-1 Swansea
Sheffield United 1-0 Preston
Southampton 1-0 Watford
Wigan 2-0 West Ham


Barnsley 1-3 Fulham
Brentford 0-1 Norwich
Bristol City 2-0 QPR
Ipswich 0-1 Wolves

5.07pmWhat a day for League One side Wigan, who deservedly book their place in the fifth round courtesy of a 2-0 victory over West Ham United, who had Arthur Masuaku sent off for allegedly spitting at an opponent.

The Latics beat Bournemouth in the third round and have now claimed another Premier League scalp to make it 15 games without defeat in all competitions, while they have now won seven of their last nine FA Cup ties against Premier League opposition.

The win is made even more impressive by the fact that they are the first team to beat West Ham in eight matches.

5.09pmWhile Wigan have the honour of pulling off the upset of the day, Notts County aren't far behind. The League Two side held Swansea to a draw and will travel back to the Liberty Stadium for a replay now, looking to reach the fifth round for only the second time this century.

Huddersfield were also held to a draw by lower-league opposition, with Championship side Birmingham holding on for a 1-1 scoreline which will see them host the Terriers in a replay too.

5.11pmIt looked as though Brighton would be a third Premier League team forced into a replay until Glenn Murray scored a scrappy late winner to beat Middlesbrough, joining Manchester United and Southampton - the latter of whom beat Watford today - as the Premier League outfits to have qualified for the fifth round already.

Elsewhere Millwall rescued a late draw against League One side Rochdale, while League Two's Coventry pulled off an upset against MK Dons. Hull and Sheffield United won their respective all-Championship showdowns.

5.13pmIn the Championship it was a good day for many of the clubs at the top end of the table, with Wolves returning to winning ways at Ipswich and opening up a 12-point gap at the summit in the process.

Bristol City also regained their form despite playing the vast majority of the match with only 10 men, beating QPR to climb up to fourth. Fulham, meanwhile, overcame Barnsley with two stoppage-time goals to climb into the top six, while Norwich put a dent in Brentford's playoff hopes with a 1-0 win.

5.15pmRight, that is all we have time for this afternoon!

Thank you very much for joining Sports Mole for today's action in a particularly noteworthy day in the FA Cup and Championship. Be sure to check out our live coverage of Newport County vs. Tottenham Hotspur, while we will also have dedicated coverage of Liverpool's home tie with West Bromwich Albion from 6.45pm.

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1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167

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