There were a couple of big-name exits from the FA Cup yesterday, we round up the shock results from the competition.
- Millwall beat Bournemouth in the biggest shock of the third round so far
- Wolves beat Stoke City and Derby won at West Brom
- Rotherham’s miserable season continued as they were knocked out by Oxford
The FA Cup is at its best when the smaller teams have a chance of knocking out one of the big sides. There were four surprise results from yesterday’s action, we round up the results.
Millwall 3-0 Bournemouth
Eddie Howe changed his entire team from the side that drew with Arsenal as they exited the cup at the first attempt. Millwall took the lead in the 26th minute when Steve Morison headed in from a corner. Neil Harris’ side doubled their lead from Shaun Cummings close range finish and Shane Ferguson wrapped the game up in added time on the counter.
Rotherham United 2-3 Oxford United
Rotherham haven’t made it past round three since 2002 and this was probably their best chance for a while. Oxford missed a penalty before taking the lead just before the break when Ryan Taylor slotted in on the counter. Rotherham were level not long into the second half when Danny Ward was too strong and smashed the ball past Simon Eastwood.
The real action happened in the final ten minutes; Oxford restored the advantage when Phil Edwards headed in unmarked from a corner and went 3-1 up through Kane Hemmings, two minutes from time. Tom Adeyemi’s header was a late consolation for the Millers in added time.
Stoke City 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
2011 finalists Stoke were knocked out at the first hurdle by Championship Wolves. A goal after half an hour from Helder Costa gave the visitors the lead. The Portuguese winger picked up the ball on the right and cut outside the defender and drilled in from 20 yards.
Matt Doherty sealed the win ten minutes from time as he whipped in a sublime free-kick past Lee Grant from just outside the box. It’s the first time Stoke have gone out in round three since 2009.
West Brom 1-2 Derby County
West Brom dominated the stats but were knocked out by Championship Derby at the Hawthorns. Tony Pulis’ side took the lead through in-form Matt Phillips, the midfielder picked the ball up and sidefooted in from range. Steve McClaren’s team were level six minutes after the break when Darren Bent drilled a shot in from 25 yards past Boaz Myhill. County took the lead three minutes after when Tom Ince’s swerving free-kick left Myhill rooted to the spot and the ball curled into the bottom corner.