Premier League teams in the FA Cup
The 3rd round of the FA cup just recently concluded and many Premier League teams took to the pitch. Many Premier League teams faced much smaller teams in much lower leagues. There were many notable score lines, and some major upsets.
Tottenham kicked off the play with a 7-0 thrashing of Football League Two side Tranmere. Llorente bagging a hatrick, to go along with Aurier’s brace. Son and Kane both added goals as well. A Premier League matchup took place as Brighton beat Bournemouth 3-1. Burnley bested Barnsley by the narrow margin of 1-0. Manchester United beat Reading 2-0, both goals coming in the first half. West Ham also won 2-0 against Birmingham, scoring right at the beginning and right at the end. Cardiff City was the first Premier League club to fall out of the competition with a 1-0 loss to underdogs Gillingham. Everton captured a 2-1 win against Lincoln City. Chelsea won 2-0 against Nottingham Forest with Morata scoring a brace. Southampton avoided defeat against Derby County but had to settle to a 2-2 draw, with the replay upcoming. Crystal Palace won 1-0 against Grimsby Town with Ayew scoring at the death of the game. Arsenal had a comfortable win of 3-0 over Blackpool, with Willock scoring a brace in the first half. Newcastle will also have to replay their match against Blackburn after drawing 1-1. Manchester City destroyed Rotherham 7-0, with an impressive six different scorers and an own goal. Watford cruised to a 2-0 win over Woking. Fulham blew a lead and fell to Oldham 2-1. Their struggles in the league have transferred into cup play. Leicester City also fell 2-1, to Newport County. In a shocking last game, league leaders Liverpool lost to Wolverhampton 2-1.