Wycombe vs Aston Villa - as it happened: Joe Jacobson's strike earns Chairboys replay

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Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's FA Cup third round tie between Wycombe Wanderers and Aston Villa.

Today’s lunchtime kick-off has been tipped by many as the one to watch for those who fancy a ‘cupset’. Remi Garde’s Villans sit bottom of the top flight table with a miserable 8 points, while Wycombe are riding high in League Two’s playoff places.

The Chairboys went on a famous giant-killing run fifteen years ago, all the way to the semi-finals, where they were knocked out by eventual winners Liverpool. Could they recreate some of that magic today?

Match facts

Aston Villa won 8-3 the last time these sides met, in the 2005/06 League Cup at Adams Park.

The Chairboys have only beaten a higher-ranked side in the Third Round of the FA Cup once, defeating Grimsby in a replay in 2001. That was the season of course they made the semi-final, famously defeating Leicester City along the way.

Aston Villa have won their last seven FA Cup ties against fourth-tier opposition, last losing to a side from that tier in 1972, a 1-0 defeat at Southend in a First Round game.

The Villains have progressed to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup in six of the last seven seasons.

Kick off: 12.45pm

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Today's fixtures

All kick-off times are 3.00pm unless stated

Wycombe Wanderers v Aston Villa (12.45pm)
Arsenal v Sunderland
Birmingham City v Bournemouth
Brentford v Walsall
Bury v Bradford City
Colchester United v Charlton Athletic
Doncaster Rovers v Stoke City
Eastleigh v Bolton Wanderers
Everton v Dagenham and Redbridge
Hartlepool United v Derby County
Huddersfield Town v Reading
Hull City v Brighton and Hove Albion
Ipswich Town v Portsmouth
Leeds United v Rotherham United
Middlesbrough v Burnley
Newport County v Blackburn Rovers
Northampton Town v Milton Keynes Dons
Norwich City v Manchester City
Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers
Peterborough United v Preston North End
Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Watford v Newcastle United
West Bromwich Albion v Bristol City
West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manchester United v Sheffield United (17.30pm)