FA Cup third round live: Blyth Spartans fall to narrow defeat, Saido Berahino stars for Baggies, Swansea smash Tranmere, Southport heartbreak

Follow the latest action from the FA Cup third round as the Premier League and Championship clubs enter the famous competition

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Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's FA Cup third round action, where the Premier League and Championship clubs enter the famous competition.

Fans will be looking out for the latest upset with three non-league sides in action today. Blyth Spartans entertain Championship side Birmingham at Croft Park, Gateshead travel to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom and Southport face Derby County at Pride Park.

Elsewhere, there is an all-Premier League tie between Leicester and Newcastle at the King Power Stadium, with the Magpies confirming earlier today that manager Alan Pardew has left the club to take over as Crystal Palace manager.

In the other standout ties of the day, Barnsley host Middlesbrough at Oakwell, Bolton take on Wigan in a Lancashire derby at the Macron Stadium, and Cambridge United entertain Luton in an all-League Two clash that will see a representative of the fourth tier of English football guaranteed in the fourth round.

Premier League side Swansea travel to Prenton Park to take on Tranmere, and Championship leaders Bournemouth face Rotherham at the New York Stadium.

 

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Today's fixture list (All games kick-off at 3pm):

Barnsley v Middlesbrough

Blyth Spartans v Birmingham

Bolton v Wigan

Brentford v Brighton

Cambridge v Luton

Charlton v Blackburn

Derby v Southport

Doncaster v Bristol City

Fulham v Wolves

Huddersfield v Reading

Leicester v Newcastle

Millwall v Bradford

Preston v Norwich

Rochdale v Nottm Forest

Rotherham v Bournemouth

Tranmere v Swansea

West Brom v Gateshead

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