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Simon Gott 13th Jan 2014 - 22:47

Opta Facts - FA Cup 14 -15 Jan

Round Three

Birmingham City v Bristol Rovers

  • Birmingham have won their last three meetings with Bristol Rovers in all competitions, scoring six and conceding none.
  • Two of Bristol Rovers' three away wins this season in all competitions have come in the FA Cup.
  • The Blues have won their last six home encounters with teams from a lower division in the FA Cup, keeping four clean sheets.
  • The victory over Crawley was the first time since 2008 that Rovers had eliminated a team from a higher division in the FA Cup.

Charlton Athletic v Oxford United

  • Charlton have won eight and lost none of their last nine clashes with Oxford in all competitions (although they did lose on penalties in the 2002/03 League Cup).
  • Earlier this season, Charlton knocked Oxford out of the League Cup with a 4-0 victory at Valley Parade.
  • Charlton have lost their last three Round Three matches in the FA Cup, failing to score on each occasion.
  • Oxford are unbeaten in four away games in the FA Cup (W3 D1).
  • Charlton striker Marvin Sordell has bagged seven goals in seven FA Cup appearances for Bolton and Watford.

Bournemouth v Burton Albion

  • Bournemouth have won all three of their previous meetings with Burton Albion (all competitions).
  • Burton Albion have never scored a goal against Bournemouth, conceding 11 goals in the process (three meetings).
  • Bournemouth have won just two of their last six home games in the FA Cup (D2 L2).
  • This is the third time in five seasons since returning to the Football League that Burton have reached the Third Round. Just once have they gone further (Round Four in 2011).
  • In their last eight appearances at this stage, The Cherries have advanced just three times.


Round Three Replays

Peterborough United v Kidderminster Harriers

  • Peterborough have won five of their last seven homes matches in all competitions.
  • As a non-league side, Kidderminster have won just one of their last 11 FA Cup clashes with Football League opposition (D4 L6).
  • Peterborough have won 13 and lost just one of their last 22 FA Cup matches against non-league opposition (D8).
  • Harriers have won just two of their last seven in all competitions.

Sheffield Wednesday v Macclesfield Town

  • Wednesday have beaten non-league opposition on eight of the last nine occasions they have been drawn against them (L1).
  • Macclesfield reached the Fourth Round for the first time last year with victory over second tier Cardiff City; having failed in their previous nine attempts at this stage.
  • Macclesfield are unbeaten in five in all competitions, winning four and drawing one.
  • Conor Wickham has scored in each of his last four appearances for Sheffield Wednesday and scored six in his last six for the Owls.

Preston North End v Ipswich Town

  • Ipswich have won just one of their last eight meetings with Preston in all competitions (L4 D3).
  • The two teams also met in the Third Round of the 1980 FA Cup, when Ipswich won 3-0.
  • Preston have lost just one of their last seven competitive home matches (W3 D3 L1).
  • Ipswich Town have won just one of their last seven competitive matches, but five of these have ended in a draw (L1).
  • The Suffolk side have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four home matches in all competitions.

Fulham v Norwich City

  • Norwich have won none of their last 14 clashes with Fulham, drawing four and losing 10 (all comps).
  • Fulham have won their last four successive home games against Norwich City (all comps), scoring 15 goals and conceding just once.
  • Fulham forward Clint Dempsey has scored six goals in his last five FA Cup appearances.
  • Norwich have now gone seven competitive games without a win (D4 L3).
  • Fulham have lost 11 of their last 15 competitive matches (W3 D1 L11).

Watford v Bristol City

  • Watford have scored just six goals in five games under new manager Beppe Sannino, and four of these came in one game (4-0 v Millwall).
  • City have gone out in the Third Round of each of the last six FA Cups; with two of those going to replays.
  • Watford have won just one of their 14 competitive matches since October 19th 2013 (W1 D7 L6).
  • Bristol City are unbeaten in five competitive matches (W2 D3) - equalling their best such run this season.

MK Dons v Wigan Athletic

  • The MK Dons have lost just one of their last eight competitive matches (W5 D2 L1).
  • Uwe Rosler has not lost any of his seven domestic matches in charge of Wigan Athletic since taking over (W4 D3).
  • Last year, Wigan became the first team to win the FA Cup and be relegated in the same season.
  • The Latics had failed to go any further than the Fourth Round in any of the previous 26 years of the FA Cup before winning it last season.

Plymouth Argyle v Port Vale

  • The Pilgrims last beat a higher tier team in Round Three in 1975, by beating Blackpool 2-0
  • None of Port Vale's last four victories in Round Three have come away from home (1991, 1994, 1996 and 2006 were all at home; including replays).
  • This is only Port Vale's fourth Third Round appearance since the 2000 FA Cup. The last time they progressed to Round 4 was in 2006.
  • Plymouth are unbeaten in six competitive games now (W3 D3).
  • Port Vale have lost three successive away matches in all competitions.

Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers

  • Blackburn have lost only one of their last five FA Cup games against higher-ranked sides (W2 D2 L1).
  • This is just the third time the two teams have faced off in the Third Round (1914 and 1934). Man City progressed from both previous ties at this stage.
  • Manchester City have won 14 of their 15 competitive home games this season, with their only defeat at the Etihad Stadium coming against Bayern Munich in October.
  • City have scored 59 goals in their 15 competitive home games this season; an average of 3.9 per game.



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