FA Cup 3rd round in review

Here’s a selection of some of the leading stats and facts from the 3rd round ties in the FA Cup.

In their first FA Cup tie at London Stadium, West Ham United’s 0-5 loss to Manchester City became their biggest-ever home defeat in the FA Cup.

This was City’s biggest away win in the FA Cup since their club record 7-0 win at Reading in a 3rd round replay on 31 January 1968.

Wayne Rooney equaled Sir Bobby Charlton’s club record as Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer in all competitions (249 goals each).

AFC Bournemouth became first Premier League side to lose an away tie in the FA Cup by three goals to a team from the third tier or lower.

Arsenal progressed past the FA Cup 3rd round for the 21st successive season; the longest current run in the competition.

Brentford (against Eastleigh) became the first team to score five goals in the first-half of a tie in the proper rounds of the FA Cup tie since Carlisle United’s 6-0 win against Tipton Town on 6 November 2010.

Julian Speroni is now Crystal Palace’s club record appearance holder for a goalkeeper. The Argentinian keeper played in his 389th game in all competitions for the Eagles at Bolton Wanderers to surpass John Jackson’s record which had stood since 1973.

At 17 years and 231 days, Josh Tymon became Hull City’s youngest-ever goalscorer in the FA Cup with his strike against Swansea City. The previous record holder was Ben Morley who was 17 years and 348 days when he scored at Luton Town in the 2nd round on 5 December 1998.

Born on 18 May 2000, Ryan Sessegnon scored Fulham’s winner at Cardiff City at the age of 16 years and 235 days. The record for the youngest scorer in the proper rounds is believed to belong to another current Fulham player. George C Williams was 16 years and 56 days old when he scored for Milton Keynes Dons against Nantwich Town on 12 November 2011.

Plymouth Argyle became the first team from the fourth tier to avoid defeat in a FA Cup tie at Liverpool since Doncaster-born Kevin Keegan scored twice for the Reds in 2-2 draw against Doncaster Rovers in the 3rd round on 5 January 1974.

FA Cup 3rd round in review

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