Tottenham vs Portsmouth – FA Cup third round LIVE -updates on Crystal Palace vs Southampton and Gillingham vs Leicester

HARRY KANE is back in the goals for Spurs as they lead Portsmouth in the FA Cup third round.

Teams from every rung of English football’s ladder have been battling it out this season in the world’s oldest football competition – but today, the big boys enter the fray.

Manchester United got things underway last night with a 3-1 win over Everton, while today we’ll see Tottenham play Portsmouth and Liverpool take on Wolves.

The likes of Boreham Wood and Forest Green are also in action!

  • Preston 3-1 Huddersfield – LIVE
  • Reading 1-0 Watford – LIVE
  • Tottenham 1-0 Portsmouth – LIVE – BBC Red Button and iPlayer
  • Gillingham 0-1 Leicester – LIVE – BBC Red Button and iPlayer
  • Forest Green P-P Birmingham (water logged pitch)
  • Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton – LIVE
  • Hull City vs Fulham (3pm)
  • Middlesbrough vs Brighton (3pm
  • Fleetwood vs QPR (3pm)
  • Ipswich vs Rotherham (3pm)
  • Bournemouth vs Burnley (3pm)
  • Blackpool vs Nottingham Forest (3pm)
  • Chesterfield vs West Brom (3pm)
  • Millwall vs Sheffield United (3pm)
  • Boreham Wood vs Accrington Stanley (3pm)
  • Shrewsbury vs Sunderland (3pm)
  • Brentford vs West Ham (5.30pm)
  • Coventry vs Wrexham (5.30pm)
  • Luton vs Wigan (5.30pm)
  • Grimsby vs Burton (5.30pm)
  • Sheffield Wednesday vs Newcastle (6pm) – BBC One and iPlayer
  • Liverpool vs Wolves (8pm) – ITV 4 and ITVX
  • When is the FA Cup fourth round draw?


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  • Goal: Preston 3-1 Huddersfield

    Alan Browne has seemingly booked Preston’s passage to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

    Ryan Ledson with the assist as Browne manages to poke it home from close range.

    To think Huddersfield were 1-0 up in this game not so long ago.

  • Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton

    This is one-way traffic at the moment as Palace throw everything they can at Southampton.

    Zaha and Eze are causing all sorts of problems, with both looking to get shots away whenever possible.

    Olise is still being creative and is stretching the visitors’ backline.

  • Chance to find some form

    When things are not going too well in the Premier League, a cup run can often be a welcome distraction.

    After six defeats on the bounce, Southampton did look on their way to number seven but have completely turned things around at Selhurst Park.

    You can see how much it meant to Saints players when Armstrong got their second goal.

    Credit: PA
  • Goal: Preston 2-1 Huddersfield

    Preston have a set piece and as they try and work it, the ball drops to Bambo Diaby inside the box.

    He shoots and his effort nestles in the back of the net.

    What a turnaround by the hosts after being a goal down.

  • No scalps so far in cup

    All the games are now getting to the business end of the 90 minutes with everything to play for.

    Both Leicester and Tottenham appear to be avoiding potential banana skins this afternoon and find themselves a goal to the good.

    Southampton are just edging the all Premier League battle despite Palace taking the lead in that game.

    Credit: AP
  • Goal: Crystal Palace 1-2 Southampton

    Well that afternoon has definitely taken a turn for the better for Southampton manager Nathan Jones.

    Adam Armstrong’s shot from inside the box beats the keeper and silences the home faithful.

    With 20 minutes of the game remaining, Patrick Viera needs to find a way back into this game now.

  • Goal: Preston 1-1 Huddersfield

    It doesn’t rain it pours.

    We have been waiting for a goal for so long, the two come in a matter of minutes.

    Florian Kamberi had given the visitors the lead after receiving the ball from William Boyle before drilling the ball home.

    Tom Lees of Huddersfield is the person to draw Preston level with a very unfortunate own goal.

    Credit: Getty
  • Stick or twist for minnows

    It is easy to get all your players behind the ball and try to absorb the attacks when playing a bigger team.

    Once that deadlock is broken, the decision has to be made as to whether to chase the game or not.

    We should see teams open up a little more now.

  • Goal: Gillingham 0-1 Leicester

    Jamie Vardy manages to find Kelechi Iheanacho in the hosts penalty area.

    His left-footed shot finds the back of the net.

    A difficult challenge has got even harder now for Gillingham.

  • Preston 0-0 Huddersfield

    Despite the lack of goals, it is the home side who are dominating at Deepdale.

    Huddersfield are struggling to find a foothold in the game and as a result have really not tested the home keeper.

    Preston have had 68% possession so far in the game but are struggling to break the deadlock.

  • Goal: Tottenham 1-0 Portsmouth

    Harry Kane has delivered once again for Spurs.

    Managing to find himself some space, the England striker bends one into the top corner.

    What a great finish from Kane.

  • Questions being asked in cup

    The one thing the FA Cup does not offer is an easy passage to the next round.

    Both Leicester and Tottenham are being asked some serious questions from lower league competition.

    Unless either side can imprint upon the second half, it is a chance of an upset in both ties.

  • Weather contributing assists today

    Two of the three goals we have seen in our opening games today have had definite assists from the wind.

    It is the age old argument, did he mean to do that or was it a cross?

    Either way, James Ward Prowse and Kelvin Abrefa will not be complaining, they all count.

  • Tottenham 0-0 Portsmouth

    It has been a disappointing half in North London for the Spurs fans.

    Conte’s side have failed to register a single shot on target in the first 45 minutes of the game.

    Portsmouth have had just the one shot in the entire first half, but it was on target.

    Credit: AP
  • Goal: Reading 1-0 Watford

    Kelvin Abrefa has given the home side the lead with a good finish from a tight angle.

    He does well to find the top corner with the shot.

    Watford with it all to do here.

  • All to play for in third round

    Just to remind everyone, should any of the games finish level, we will be having replays in the third and fourth round of the competition.

    Something Premier League managers have been very vocal about.

    Teams will not be looking to congest their fixture lists any further.

  • Tough at the top

    Southampton’s new manager Nathan Jones has not found life easy at St Mary’s since taking over the job.

    He will be feeling a little more relieved after his star midfielder managed to find the net.

    Not sure we have seen the last of the goals in this one for the afternoon.

    Credit: PA
  • Goal: Crystal Palace 1-1 Southampton

    James Ward Prowse has levelled things up for The Saints.

    The set-piece king is at it again.

    His shot fizzes into the top right corner of the goal.

  • Early matches teasing the tastebuds

    We are having some classic FA Cup football in these early stages in all of the games.

    Lower league sides looking to make it difficult for the visitors in testing January conditions.

    It is everything we picture when we think of the third round of the competition.

  • Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

    Nathan Jones’ side are under pressure in South London.

    One-way traffic as Palace sweep forward, there seems no way for Southampton’s defence to get a breather.

    Zaha finds Olise who manages to cross into the box but Edouard’s effort comes back off the crossbar.


  • Gillingham 0-0 Leicester

    The pitch is not what The Foxes will be used to week in, week out and you can see it is disrupting their game.

    It is a wet surface here with the rain coming and going as Leicester continue to try and play football.

    Gillingham are keeping them at bay, congesting the final third and the visitors are struggling to break them down.

  • Goal: Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

    Southampton’s dismal run continues as Edouard gives Patrick Viera’s side the lead.

    The Saints’ poor run of form began with defeat at Selhurst Park.

    Great start for the The Eagles.

  • Classic FA Cup weekend ahead

    The indifferent weather all over the country is making for some testing conditions which can be a great leveller in these games.

    Rain is pouring down at Gillingham, making it difficult for Leicester to play their normal game.

    Gillingham’s fans are trying to make it an intimidating atmosphere, on their feet for every home tackle.

    Credit: PA
  • Early games all underway

    Today’s FA Cup action is officially underway.

    Leicester’s trip to Gillingham seems like a potential banana skin with the two sides so unevenly matched.

    BBC’s Alex Scott is tasked with looking after the trophy at the Priestfield Stadium.

    Credit: PA
  • Hollywood ring to scoring charts

    Wrexham’s Paul Mullin is the current top-scorer in the FA Cup this season as the big boys make their entrance.

    Co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will be hoping to see their prized asset keep up the good form.

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