FA Cup LIVE: Follow all ten 3pm kick-offs – scores and commentary

FA Cup third round LIVE: Leicester play Watford with Newcastle, Brentford and Brighton also in action while non-league sides Kidderminster and Boreham Wood try to cause a shock

  • Follow all the 3pm kick-offs in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday
  • Leicester City host Watford in an all-Premier League encounter, Newcastle United host Cambridge, Brentford go to Port Vale and Brighton face West Brom
  • Kidderminster Harriers, the lowest ranked side left, host Reading while another non-league club, Boreham Wood, play League One AFC Wimbledon 
  • READ: The 10 kids to watch out for in the FA Cup this weekend
  • Latest FA Cup news, including live action and results

Leicester City play Watford in one of 10 FA Cup third-round ties kicking off at 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

Other top-flight sides in action include Newcastle United, at home to Cambridge United, while Brentford head to Port Vale and Brighton are at West Brom. 

Sixth-tier Kidderminster Harriers, the lowest-ranked side remaining in the competition, host Championship Reading. Another non-league representative, Boreham Wood of the National League, take on League One AFC Wimbledon.  

Follow Sportsmail’s SAM MCEVOY for live FA Cup third-round coverage across all 10 3pm kick-offs, including build-up, team news and updates.  

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Barnsley: Walton, Jordan Williams, Kitching, Vita, Andersen, Brittain, Moon, Styles, Cole, Adeboyejo, Palmer
Barrow: Farman, Brough, James Jones, Beadling, Platt, Driscoll-Glennon, White, Hutton, Stevens, Banks, Sea
Referee: Ross Joyce (Cleveland)


QPR: Archer, Dickie, Dunne, Barbet, Adomah, Ball, Johansen, Wallace, Thomas, Austin, Gray
Rotherham: Vickers, Edmonds-Green, Wood, Ihiekwe, Barlaser, Harding, Rathbone, Sadlier, Ferguson, Grigg, Smith
Referee: Michael Salisbury (Lancashire)


Kieran Trippier was handed his Newcastle debut in Saturday’s FA Cup third round clash with Cambridge just a day after completing his move to Tyneside.

The 31-year-old England full-back, who joined the Magpies from Atletico Madrid on Friday, was included in one of three changes to the side which drew with Manchester United last time out as he, Jacob Murphy and Matt Ritchie replaced Javier Manquillo, Jamaal Lascelles and the injured Callum Wilson.

Eddie Howe has named Newcastle’s newest signing, Kieran Trippier, in the starting lineup to face Cambridge United.

Can the Spanish league winner get his Magpies spell off to a winning start?

Former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, with his eye on some crucial Premier League relegation battles in the coming weeks, made seven changes to his Watford side.

Daniel Bachmann, Craig Cathcart, Francisco Sierralta and Moussa Sissoko were the players retained while Hassane Kamara, one of their recent new signings, was on the bench. Emmanuel Dennis was not risked.

Holders Leicester made nine changes as they began the defence of their trophy against a vastly-altered Watford.

Only James Maddison and Hamza Choudhury remained for the Foxes from the side that beat Liverpool in their last outing on December 28.

Hampered by an extensive injury list and Africa Cup of Nations call-ups, manager Brendan Rodgers handed a debut to Lewis Brunt, who partnered Jannik Vestergaard in defence.

What to look out for in the FA Cup this weekend

Some pre-match reading for you to sink your teeth into before 3pm. Here are 10 things to look out for in the third round this weekend, from the potential shocks, the clubs flying the flag for non-League and the youngsters at the big clubs hoping to get their opportunity.


There are five other evening games in the FA Cup but here are all the games we’ll keep you updated with throughout the afternoon:

Barnsley vs Barrow
Boreham Wood vs AFC Wimbledon
Kidderminster vs Reading
Leicester vs Watford
Newcastle vs Cambridge
Peterborough vs Bristol Rovers
Port Vale vs Brentford
QPR vs Rotherham
West Brom vs Brighton
Wigan vs Blackburn Rovers

Welcome everyone to Sportsmail’s coverage of the FA Cup third round.

There’s already six games underway in the third round, where you can follow all the live updates here.

But staying with the 3pm kick-offs, there’s plenty of great ties on offer.

An all-Premier League clash between Leicester and Watford is taking place at the King Power while other top-flight sides are in action. These include Newcastle at home to Cambridge, Brentford visit Port Vale while Brighton feature at the Hawthorns against West Brom.

There are also plenty of giant killings on the cards so you won’t want to miss what makes the FA Cup so special.

Stay tuned as we build up to all the action around the country.

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