Newcastle United suffered a humiliating 1-0 home defeat by third-tier Cambridge United on a day of FA Cup shocks in the third round (stream all games LIVE on ESPN+ in the U.S.)
Premier League strugglers Newcastle flexed their new financial muscle by signing England full-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid on Friday and he made his debut. But humble League One side Cambridge were undaunted as Joe Ironside fired in a second-half goal and keeper Dimitar Mitov made a series of superb saves to seal a famous victory and send their fans into delirium.
Earlier, Burnley became the first Premier League casualty of the third round when they lost 2-1 to Huddersfield Town, who came from a goal down to win late on at Turf Moor through Matty Pearson’s 87th-minute header from a corner. Jay Rodriguez’s header had give Burnley the lead but Josh Koroma equalised for the visitors in the 74th minute.
Non-league Kidderminster Harriers, the lowest-ranked team to survive until the third round, pulled off a shock when the sixth-tier club beat Championship side Reading 2-1. Elsewhere, Boreham Wood made sure two non-league sides will be in the fourth round when they beat AFC Wimbledon 2-0.
Holders Leicester, who beat Chelsea in last season’s final to win the competition for the first time, eased through into the draw for the fourth round after a 4-1 win over Watford with goals by Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Marc Albrighton.
Joao Pedro replied for Watford, managed by Leicester’s title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, but apart from a floodlight failure that caused a stoppage on the hour, it was relatively smooth progress for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Crystal Palace recovered from an early scare as they secured a 2-1 comeback victory at London rivals Millwall with goals from Michael Olise and Jean-Philippe Mateta.
Premier League Brentford enjoyed a comfortable 4-1 victory away to Port Vale thanks to a Bryan Mbeumo hat-trick.