Arsenal sent crashing out of FA Cup

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Nottingham Forest 1-0 Arsenal

14-time FA Cup winners Arsenal were booted out in the third round following a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Sunday evening.

The Gunners had a full week to prepare for the clash after their Carabao Cup semi-final against Liverpool was postponed.

However, they were without Granit Xhaka and Folarin Balogun who tested positive for Covid-19, while Emile Smith Rowe was injured.

One goal is all it took for the Championship outift, with Lewis Grabban coming off the bench to slot home the winner in the 83rd minute.

Liverpool 4-1 Shrewsbury Town

Liverpool booked their spot in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 4-1 triumph over Shrewsbury Town on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds were on the back-foot after Nigerian international Daniel Udoh put the visitors ahead, but Kaide Gordon and a penalty from Fabinho quickly brought their counterparts back to square one.

Roberto Firmino entered from the substitutes bench in the second half to register their third with a cheeky back-heel before Fabinho completed his brace at the death.

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Morecambe

Tottenham Hotspur came from a goal down to overcome Morecambe 3-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to seal their spot in the fourth round.

Spurs featured a different line-up from their usual eleven, as goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Davinson Sanchez and Harry Kane started on the substitutes bench.

Morecambe took a surprise lead at halftime through Anthony O’Connor, but Harry Winks, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane came good for the host after the restart of play.

West Ham United 2-0 Leeds United

West Ham United’s impressive campaign continued with the recording of a 2-0 victory over Leeds United in an all Premier League clash in the third round.

The Hammers, who have slayed a few giants this season amidst their fearless approach under David Moyes, took the lead in the first half through Manuel Lanzini.

As Leeds looked for a way back, Jarrod Bowen struck the killer blow in the last minute of regulation time much to the visiting side’s dismay.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Sheffield United

Wolverhampton Wanderers smashed Championship side Sheffield United 3-0 to book their spot in the fourth round of the tournament.

Forward Daniel Podence put Wolves in the lead in the earlier exchanges before Nelson Semedo added to their tally late in the second half with the former going on to a brace thereafter.

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