FA Cup - Third round: reports from every game

Click the links at the bottom of the round-up for full match reports from every FA Cup third round fixture.

Demba Ba made an instant impact with two goals on his Chelsea debut as the holders romped to an emphatic 5-1 victory at Southampton in the FA Cup third round.

Newcastle United, the club Ba left on Friday, continued their dismal run of form with a 2-0 defeat at Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion - a rare upset on one of the most eagerly-awaited days in the English season.

Goals from Andrea Orlandi and Will Hoskins earned Brighton a repeat of their fourth round victory over Premier League Newcastle last season, condemning Alan Pardew's side to an 11th defeat in 14 matches.

Major shocks were non-existent although Cardiff City, currently romping away at the top of the Championship, were beaten 2-1 at non-league Macclesfield Town - who reached the fourth round for the first time.

Non-league Luton Town also beat second tier Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0.

Several clubs struggling in the Premier League flirted with defeats against lower league opposition but survived.

Fulham drew 1-1 at home to Blackpool, League One Bournemouth earned a replay with Wigan Athletic after holding them to a 1-1 draw while Sunderland drew 2-2 at Bolton Wanderers who were relegated from the top flight last season.

Reading had to come from a goal down to beat League One Crawley Town 3-1 away.

South coast seventh-tier minnows Hastings United, the lowliest survivors of the 758 clubs which began the 132nd edition of the knockout competition in August, had their fairytale cut short in a 4-1 defeat at Middlesbrough.

Premier League champions Manchester City, winners of the competition in 2011, eased into the fourth round with a 3-0 defeat of Gianfranco Zola's Championship side Watford.

Tottenham Hotspur's fine run of form continued with Clint Dempsey scoring twice in a 3-0 home victory over third tier Coventry City, the side they lost to in the 1987 FA Cup final.


West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United - Upton Park, London

Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 Newcastle United - Amex Stadium, Brighton

Barnsley 1-0 Burnley - Oakwell, Barnsley

Crystal Palace 0-0 Stoke City - Selhurst Park, London

Manchester City 3-0 Watford - Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Fulham 1-1 Blackpool - Craven Cottage, London

Charlton Athletic 0-1 Huddersfield Town - The Valley, London

Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Coventry City - White Hart Lane, London

Wigan Athletic 1-1 AFC Bournemouth - DW Stadium, Wigan

Aston Villa 2-1 Ipswich Town - Villa Park, Birmingham

Macclesfield Town 2-1 Cardiff City - Moss Rose, Macclesfield

Leicester City 2-0 Burton Albion - King Power Stadium, Leicester

Crawley Town 1-3 Reading - Broadfield Stadium, Crawley

Aldershot Town 3-1 Rotherham United - Recreation Ground, Aldershot

Hull City 1-1 Leyton Orient - KC Stadium, Hull

Queens Park Rangers 1-1 West Bromwich Albion - Loftus Road, London

Middlesbrough 4-1 Hastings United - Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Bristol City - Ewood Park, Blackburn

Oxford United 0-3 Sheffield United - Kassam Stadium, Oxford

Leeds United 1-1 Birmingham City - Elland Road, Leeds

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Oldham Athletic - City Ground, Nottingham

Southampton 1-5 Chelsea - St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton

Southend United 2-2 Brentford - Roots Hall, Southend-on-Sea

Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons FC - Hillsborough, Sheffield

Millwall 1-0 Preston North End - The Den, London

Derby County 5-0 Tranmere Rovers - Pride Park, Derby

Peterborough United 0-3 Norwich City - London Road, Peterborough

Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Sunderland - Reebok Stadium, Bolton

Luton Town 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers - Kenilworth Road, Luton