Date: 10th January 2016 at 3:13pm
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The Hull run in the FA Cup is continuing for at least one more round after the third round win against Brighton at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

A first win since the FA Cup final defeat in 2014 meant Hull took a place in the fourth round, which was deserved with a one-nil win over Brighton.

Just before half time when Lewis Dunk fouled Harry Maguire the chance to take the lead came Hull’s way with a penalty awarded, which Robert Snodgrass took with him converting to score his first goal since his return from a long-term injury and indeed score his first goal for City.

The better of the chances went Hull’s way with Snodgrass also scoring another but his long-range freekick went just wide with Arsenal loanee Isaac Hayden, who will continue his loan with City afterall, and Adama Diomande also having chances they couldn’t take.

These were the other results.

Saturday 9th January 2016
Wycombe 1-1 Aston Villa
Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland
Birmingham 1-2 Bournemouth
Brentford 0-1 Walsall
Bury 0-0 Bradford
Colchester 2-1 Charlton
Doncaster 1-2 Stoke
Eastleigh 1-1 Bolton
Everton 2-0 Dag & Red
Hartlepool 1-2 Derby
Huddersfield 2-2 Reading
Hull 1-0 Brighton
Ipswich 2-2 Portsmouth
Leeds 2-0 Rotherham
Middlesbrough 1-2 Burnley
Newport P-P Blackburn
Northampton 2-2 MK Dons
Norwich 0-3 Man City
Nottm Forest 1-0 QPR
Peterborough 2-0 Preston
Sheff Wed 2-1 Fulham
Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace
Watford 1-0 Newcastle
West Brom 2-2 Bristol City
West Ham 1-0 Wolves
Man Utd 1-0 Sheff Utd

Sunday 10th January 2016
Oxford Utd 3-2 Swansea

These games are to played.

Carlisle v Yeovil 14:00
Chelsea v Scunthorpe 14:00
Tottenham v Leicester 16:00
Cardiff v Shrewsbury 18:00

Some interesting results (so far), with some upsets, but on the whole those expected to go through did go through or at least remained in the competition! Well, I would say anyway.

But the stand out results, with them causing upsets to progress, have to be the wins for Walsall, Colchester and Peterborough beating Brentford (Bees boss Dean Smith’s former side) one-nil, Charlton two-one and Preston two-nil respectively, to put all of the League 1 side through against the Championship sides to see them into the next round keep those cup dreams alive.

The win of the round, (so far) has to be the three-two win for League 2 side over Swansea at the Kassam Stadium, which is almost certainly the win of the round!

Mentions have to go to Wycombe for holding struggling Premier League side Aston Villa to a one-one draw at Adams Park with Eastleigh (with the game eventually going ahead after a number of pitch inspections) denied a win by a late Bolton equaliser in a one-one draw.

Portsmouth who were also within a couple of minutes of beating Ipswich who grabbed a two-two draw late on at Portman Road with League 2 promotion rivals Northampton also involved in a two-all draw with another Championship side MK Dons with one more two-two draw seeing a dramatic injury-time goal from West Brom denying struggling Championship side Bristol City a win over the Premier League side.

Following the win we know our name will be in that pot for the draw for the next round, which takes place on Monday night.

 

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