Photo Special – Midweek FA Cup

by Neil Sherwin

There were five FA Cup third round games in England last night, and BackPageFootball takes a look at the action.

Sheffield United raced into a three goal lead away to Queens Park Rangers before the hosts pulled two goals back to set up a grandstand finish. The Blades however managed to hang on for a 3-2 win.

A late strike from Gavin Williams strike secured a replay for Bristol City in a 1-1 draw against Cardiff City at Ashton Gate.

Premiership strugglers Portsmouth needed extra time to see off Coventry City by two goals to one. Aaron Mokoena was the Pompey, netting the winner in the 120th minute.

Derby County saw off Millwall on penalties after their game finished a goal apiece after extra time. Derby won the shootout 5-3 with Stephen Bywater saving from Danny Schofield.

Barry Ferguson netted the only goal to give Birmingham City a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest at St. Andrews.

Author Info

Neil Sherwin

Neil Sherwin

Co-editor of BackPageFootball.com and BackPageRugby.com. Writes mostly on Premier League, A-League and MLS with contributions to other sites including TheFootballSack, InBedWithMaradona and Bloomberg's BSports. Has featured on The Guardian's Football Weekly.

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