League One Millwall oust Bournemouth from Emirates FA Cup

Saturday 07 Jan 2017
Steve Morison (left) gave Millwall the lead against Bournemouth

League One Millwall were among the day’s biggest giant-killers after they dumped Premier League Bournemouth out of the Emirates FA Cup at the third round stage.

Steve Morison broke the deadlock on 26 minutes, heading home Shaun Williams’ pinpoint corner.

Shaun Cummins doubled the lead from close range shortly after the restart and Shane Ferguson sealed a famous victory in the final minute after collecting David Worrall’s pass and drilling the ball into the bottom corner.

Emirates FA Cup

  • Third Round
  • Saturday 7 January
  • Winning clubs receive £67,500

Oxford United, who knocked Swansea City out of The Cup last season, were at it again as they ousted Championship Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.

Ryan Taylor put Michael Appleton’s side ahead just before half-time, but Danny Ward levelled for the Millers early in the second half.

The U’s bounced back and re-took the lead on 80 minutes through Phil Edwards.

Substitute Kane Hemmings was only on the pitch for a matter of minutes before he extended the advantage.

And although Tom Adeyemi pulled a goal back in the final minute, Oxford held on for another notable third-round victory.

National League table-toppers Lincoln City came agonisingly close to registering a famous win over 1978 FA Cup winners Ipswich.

Theo Robinson scored either side of a Tom Lawrence strike to give the Imps a 2-1 lead.

But Lawrence levelled on 85 minutes with a thumping drive from 30 yards to earn the Tractor Boys a replay.

Stoke City were another Premier League side to lose to lower-league opposition as a goal apiece by Helder Costa and Matt Doherty allowed Championship Wolves to advance to round four.

And Derby County came from 1-0 down to oust West Brom from the world’s most famous cup competition – Darren Bent and Tom Ince with goals.

It was the first time since 1986 that the Rams had knocked a higher-division outfit out of The FA Cup.

Millwall, Oxford, Wolves and Derby will discover their fourth-round opponents on Monday evening.

By Glenn Lavery