FA Cup third round: Chorley knocks out Derby, Blackpool beats West Brom on penalties


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League One Blackpool produced one of the biggest shocks of Saturday’s FA Cup third round, beating West Brom on penalties, while non-league Chorley knocked out a young Derby side that had been affected by Covid -19.

Premier League West Brom lost 3-2 on penalties after the two teams drew 2-2 after extra time to complete a miserable return to Bloomfield Road for Baggies boss Sam Allardyce, who managed Blackpool.

Chorley, part-time from Lancashire, overcame the Championship club derby exhausted 2-0 at Victory Park, the North League national team’s third victory over the English Football League opposition in this season’s competition.

“I’m thrilled, really proud,” Chorley boss Jamie Vermiglio, elementary school principal, said after goals from Connor Hall and Mike Calveley earned the Magpies a fourth round berth for the first time.

“We won around £ 250,000 before today, God knows what it will be now. It will certainly be £ 300,000 or £ 400,000.

“We could maybe hit £ 500,000 now and for a club like us it not only saves us but it allows us to grow. “

The tie had been questioned due to the freezing temperatures and Vermiglio added: “We had volunteers sleeping here overnight and we used hairdryers and kettles to make sure the game was up and running. “

Chorley plays in the sixth tier of English football, four tiers under Derby.

Elsewhere, League One Doncaster Rovers won at Blackburn Rovers on the league side, while Sheffield United, rooted at the foot of the Premier League table, scared League One Bristol Rovers ahead get a first victory since July 11.

Sleep at work and sing Adele

There are no fans present at any of the third round matches due to a stay-at-home order for millions of people in the UK amid the coronavirus pandemic.

But people have been spotted leaning out of the windows of bedrooms in houses surrounding Chorley’s Victory Park pitch to claim their victory over Derby.

The match had been called into question due to the subzero temperatures overnight, but Chorley’s goalkeeper Ben Kay spent the night under a giant protective blanket on the pitch to make sure he was playable.

“We didn’t have a lot of choice,” Kay said. “Everything had to be done for the game to start. The land has been frozen since December 27. “

The Chorley players celebrated in the locker room after the game with a strong rendition of Adele’s Someone Like You.

Premier League clubs fall at first hurdle

In addition to West Brom, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa also fell at the first hurdle after losing their Premier League games on Friday against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool respectively.

The third round is where elite and championship clubs enter the famous competition.

Newcastle also came out after losing 2-0 to the holders Arsenal, overtime goals by Emile Smith Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sending the Gunners through.

Sheffield United weren’t the only Premier League side suffering from a scare before moving on. Burnley needed a last minute goal to force extra time and then a penalty shootout to defeat Ligue 1’s Milton Keynes Dons.

Everton and Fulham both need extra time to see the Rotherham Championship sides and QPR respectively.

Leicester City had no such issues as they were exhausted 4-0 winners in Stoke City while Manchester United, at the end of the game, beat Watford 1-0.

Yet to come

Twelve-time winners Manchester United entertain Watford at the kick-off on Saturday at 8 p.m. GMT at 8 p.m. Follow this match here.

There are nine more fixtures on Sunday and Monday, including the historic eighth-place Marine’s home game against eight-time winner Tottenham Sunday on BBC One (5:00 p.m.) – never in the history of the competition there is had such a gap between two teams. at this stage.

League Two Crawley Town will look to upset Premier League Leeds United (1:30 p.m.) on BBC One cameras, while English football’s fourth tier Morecambe is eight-time winner of Chelsea, with the 1.30 p.m. kick. -off live on BBC Sport and iPlayer website.

Paul Leary is in his 16th season as president of Marine, which takes its name from a local hotel where the club’s founders met

The final draw of the third round will see National League Stockport County host Premier League West Ham United on Monday (8:00 p.m.).

This is the first meeting between the two clubs since 1996, when Stockport beat the Hammers 2-1 in the League Cup.

Stockport is fourth in the National League; West Ham is 10th in the top flight of English football.

When is the draw for the next round?

On Monday, the draws will take place for the fourth and fifth rounds.

This is to help with the planning of the clubs involved and to help the presenters.

You can watch the draws live from Stockport on BBC Two from 7:00 p.m. on Mondays.

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