FA Cup third-round matches: How to watch & stream EPL teams playing in 2021-22

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The Premier League has taken a abbreviated hiatus to let top-flight clubs to statesman their journeys successful the 2021-22 FA Cup with the extremity of reaching the last astatine Wembley Stadium connected May 14.

The FA Cup tourney has reached the 3rd round, the juncture erstwhile all Premier League and Championship clubs participate the contention and determination person already been respective upsets: Newcastle United mislaid astatine location to Cambridge United, Huddersfield knocked retired different Premier League broadside Burnley, and the lowest-ranked broadside remaining, Kidderminster Harriers (sixth tier), is inactive live aft ousting second-tier strugglers Reading.

The implicit third-round docket follows below. Matches that extremity successful a gully aft 90 minutes volition caput to other clip and a penalty-kick shootout if necessary. Three of the 32 matches connected pat diagnostic Premier League head-to-heads: Manchester United hosts Aston Villa astatine Old Trafford connected Monday, West Ham faces Leeds United connected Sunday and holders Leicester City bushed Watford 4-1.

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How to ticker FA Cup 3rd Round matches

  • Dates: Friday, Jan. 7, through Monday, Jan. 10
  • TV channels: None
  • Streaming: ESPN+ (subscription required)

The entirety of the FA Cup 3rd circular volition beryllium carried by ESPN+ passim the weekend. The ESPN streaming level has exclusive rights to the contention successful the USA arsenic good arsenic England's different home cupful competition, the Carabao Cup oregon League Cup

The 32-match slate featured 21 matches during an eight-hour model connected Saturday, Jan. 8. The marquee match between Manchester United and Aston Villa closes retired the circular connected Monday, Jan. 10.

And there's a bonus for fans amid each the action: Sunday, Jan. 9, volition besides spot the fourth-round gully streamed unrecorded astatine 11:50 a.m. ET, besides connected ESPN+.

FA Cup 3rd Round matches (Jan. 7-10, 2022)

Sixty-four teams were successful enactment successful the FA Cup 3rd circular (Round of 64), with astir of them hailing from the apical 2 divisions of English football: 

  • English Premier League (first tier): 20 clubs
  • English Championship (second tier): 24 clubs
  • League One (third tier): 8 clubs 
  • League Two (fourth tier): 8 clubs
  • National League (fifth tier): 3 clubs (Boreham Wood, Chesterfield, Yeovil Town)
  • National League North/South (sixth tier): 1 nine (Kidderminster Harriers)

Lower-division teams are noted successful parentheses successful the docket below: CH = Championship (second tier); L1 = League One (third tier); L2 = League Two (fourth tier); NL = National League (fifth tier), NLNS = National League North/South (sixth tier).

Date Match Time (ET) Stream
Fri., Jan. 7 Swindon Town (L2) 1, Manchester City 4 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Mansfield Town (L2) 2, Middlesbrough (CH) 3 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Hartlepool United (L2) 2, Blackpool (CH) 1 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Bristol City (CH) 0, Fulham (CH) 1 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Burnley 1, Huddersfield Town (CH) 2 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Coventry City (CH) 1, Derby County (CH) 0 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Millwall (CH) 1, Crystal Palace 2 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Newcastle United 0, Cambridge United (L1) 1 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Peterborough (CH) 2, Bristol Rovers (L2) 1 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Barnsley (CH) 5, Barrow AFC (L2) 4 (a.e.t.) Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 West Brom (CH) 1, Brighton 2 (a.e.t.) Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Leicester City 4, Watford 1 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Kidderminster Harriers (NLNS) 2, Reading (CH) 1 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Port Vale (L2) 1, Brentford 4 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Wigan Athletic (L1) 3, Blackburn Rovers (CH) 2 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 QPR (CH) 1, Rotherham (L1) 1 (8-7 PKs) Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Boreham Wood (NL) 2, AFC Wimbledon (L1) 0 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Hull City (CH) 2, Everton 3 (a.e.t.)    
Sat., Jan. 8 Chelsea 5, Chesterfield (NL) 1 Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Birmingham (CH) 0, Plymouth Argyle (L1) 1 (a.e.t.)    
Sat., Jan. 8 Swansea City (CH) 2, Southampton 3 (a.e.t.) Highlights  
Sat., Jan. 8 Yeovil Town (NL) 1, AFC Bournemouth (CH) 3 Highlights  
Sun., Jan. 9 Luton Town (CH) vs. Harrogate Town (L2) 7:30 a.m. ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 9 Stoke City (CH) vs. Leyton Orient (L2) 9 a.m. ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 9 Cardiff City (CH) vs. Preston North End (CH) 9 a.m. ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 9 Charlton Athletic (L1) vs. Norwich City 9 a.m. ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 9 Wolverhampton vs. Sheffield United (CH) 9 a.m. ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 9 West Ham United vs. Leeds United 9 a.m. ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 9 Tottenham Hotspur vs. Morecambe (L1) 9 a.m. ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 9 Liverpool vs. Shrewsbury Town (L1) 9 a.m. ESPN+
Sun., Jan. 9 Nottingham Forest (CH) vs. Arsenal 12:10 p.m. ESPN+
Mon., Jan. 10 Manchester United vs. Aston Villa 2:55 p.m. ESPN+

When is the FA Cup 4th Round draw?

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 9
  • Time: 11:50 a.m. ET
  • TV channel: None
  • Stream: ESPN+

Before the last results of the FA Cup 3rd circular are each in, the fourth-round gully volition person already taken place. All 16 matchups for the play of Feb. 5-6 volition beryllium determined.

  • Fourth round: Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 5-6
  • Round of 16 (fifth round): Wednesday, March 2
  • Quarterfinals: Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20
  • Semifinals: Saturday, April 16
  • Final: Saturday, May 14

The fourth-round gully volition statesman astatine 11:50 a.m. ET Sunday, anterior to the Nottingham Forest vs. Arsenal match. The draw will besides let for a slot for the victor of the Aston Villa vs. Manchester United lucifer that takes spot a time later. 

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