This weekend the magic of the FA Cup comes alive again, as the third round features the major names of the game – both the Premier League and the classic David-and-Goliath duels.
Here, PA news agency takes a look at some of the most fun sports. A night to remember at Villa Park! A fair cross on the Mersey! #AVLLIV pic.twitter.com/kEcOCQGT1Y- Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) October 4, 2020 In recent seasons, Premier League champions Liverpool have been accustomed to sweeping almost all in front of them, but will come to Aston Villa on Friday night with a black eye. Having defeated both West Brom and Newcastle before losing to Southampton, the Reds have not won in three games. Since September/October 2018, when they lost to Chelsea and Napoli in the League Cup and Champions League, respectively, and drew against the Blues and Manchester City in the league, they have not gone four games without a win. This season, they have already been to Villa Park – and lost 7-2. Mourinho heads for eighth leagueTottenham manager Jose Mourinho leads his side to Marine (Mike Egerton/PA) If the FA Cup has ever been summed up by a draw, it is the one that will take Tottenham Premier League giants and their charismatic manager Jose Mourinho to Marine on Sunday. In the Northern Premier League North West Division, four divisions below the Football League, the Merseyside club compete. Barnoldswick Town, Frickley Athletic, Runcorn Linnets, Nantwich Town, Chester, Colchester and Havant and Waterlooville have already faced the squad, which includes garbage men, educators and supermarket staff. The coronavirus limitations, which mean that the game will be played behind closed doors, have cost Marine over £ 100,000 in lost sales, leading them to hold a virtual raffle with the first prize being the opportunity to take on a pre-season friendly coaching job. Imagine if Mourinho had prevailed…. Wouldn’t Chorley… Derby County released an update at @chorleyfc – Derby County ahead of Saturday’s @EmiratesFACup game (@dcfcofficial) January 6, 2021Marines expectations for a surprise may be slim, but Chorley’s National League North side think they’re never going to have a better chance of winning a fourth round Sky Bet Championship scalp. Following nine positive Covid 19 samples, Derby County sent a group of U23 and U18 players to Victory Park on Saturday with manager Wayne Rooney, his workers and the entire first-team squad floating in self-isolation. This season, the Magpies have already knocked League One duo Wigan and Peterborough out of the FA Cup. Blades? Sharpen up? Who do you believe is going to win the title? Posted on Monday, January 4, 2021 by Premier League If any team wants a win this weekend, it’s Sheffield United. In all competitions this season, the Blades are at the bottom of the Premier League table, having taken only two points from their opening 17 games and losing 16 of their 18 games. Their last victory came on July 11, 22 matchdays ago, in a 3-0 win over Chelsea, and they will hope that the trip to Bristol Rovers in League One will give them a chance to bounce back. Goals, goals, goals This will probably go down in history as the @EmiratesFACup! best first-round game! To the Reds 6-5. Admin wasn’t sure how he didn’t get into a heart attack. 5-6 FT | #TownTeamTogether – Crawley Town FC (@crawleytown) November 8, 2020 You do not want to bet on a 0-0 draw at Crawley if you are looking for a safe bet on Sunday. At People’s Pension Stadium, the League Two hand hosts Leeds. 31 goals were scored in the last seven first division club games, 15 of them by Marcelo Bielsa’s players. Also in form is Crawley, who has only gone once without conceding a goal in his last 12 games. After additional time, the first-round match against Torquay finished 6:5.