Sheffield United 1 – QPR 1 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 3, 2010) On loan Arsenal striker Jay Simpson fired QPR in front, Richard Creswell equalised to send the tie to a replay at Loftus Road.
Sheffield Wednesday 1 – Crystal Palace 2 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Palace put their off-field troubles behind them to take a 19th-minute lead through Neil Danns. Although the Owls drew level thanks to Palace defender Clint Hillâ€™s own goal just before half-time, Calvin Andrew booked the Londoners a place in the fourth round with a well-taken 68th minute winner.
Leicester 2 – Swansea 1 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Dany Nâ€™Guessanâ€™s powerful header in the 89th minute sent Leicester into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a victory against Swansea. The visitors took the lead through Dave Cotterillâ€™s long-range drive but Andy King equalised late in the first half at the Walkers stadium.
Scunthorpe 1 – Barnsley 0 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Scunthorpe reached the fourth round for the first time in six years courtesy of Paul Hayesâ€™s second half strike, condemning Barnsley to their first defeat since Mark Robins took over as manager.
Plymouth 0 – Newcastle 0 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Plymouth earned a long return trip to St Jamesâ€™ Park after holding a much-changed Newcastle side to a goalless draw at Home Park.
Torquay 0 – Brighton 1 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) It looked as if the match was heading for a replay until Brighton finally took the lead with an Andrew Croftsâ€™ header in the 77th minute, which proved to be good enough to secure victory.
Preston 7 – Colchester 0 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Preston were the day’s big scorers in the FA Cup third round as Jon Parkin’s hat-trick saw them rout Colchester 7-0. Goals from Chris Brown, Chris Sedgwick and Darren Carter together with an own goal from goalkeeper Ben Williams completed the scoring for managerless North End.
Millwall 1 – Derby 1 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Millwall took the lead in the 49th minute through Lewis Grabban, but they could only remain in front for three minutes, Scottish international midfielder Kris Commons firing home the equaliser.
Huddersfield 0 – West Brom 2 (FA Cup 3rd round, January 2, 2010) Huddersfield were unbeaten in 14 home games this season and they held out until the 77th minute, when Graham Dorrans finally opened the scoring for Albion. As the Yorkshire side pressed for an equaliser, Albion killed off the tie, with Chris Wood putting them two ahead.