The F. A. Cup defending Champions of England had to service their artillery at full time to beat stubborn Coronavirus devastated, Newcastle United 2-0 after a goalless 90 minutes in Extra Time (ET) to move into the 4th round.
Yellow card flew like kites with three branded in each half. Lascelles collected first yellow (9’); Andy Carroll (26’) both for Newcastle before Soares (45’) got his. Another went to Clark and Hayden of Newcastle while Emile got for Asrenal all in injury time.
Emile Smith-Rowe opened scoring through a Lacazette assist in 109’ when the match went into extra time.
Captain Aubameyang of Arsenal sealed it for Gunners in the 117’ as he scored the second goal through a Kieran assist.
Some of the shock results include Blackburn rovers 0-Doncaster 1; West Brom lost via penalty shootout 2-3 after 2-2 at Full Time and Brentford 2-1 over Middlesbrough. Two famous teams scaled through by the gap of the skin of the teeth namely Everton that had to sweat to beat Rotterdam United 2-1 and Manchester United 1-0 over Watford.
Leicester with Ndidi at the rear had a stroll in the park showing Stoke City the way out 4-0 while Plymouth beat Huddersfield 3-2.
The match between Southampton and Shrewsbury Town is postponed.
On Sunday to round up the 3rd round will be nine matches. Manchester City v Birmingham City; Chelsea v Morecambe; West Ham v Stockport; Leeds v Crawley Town and Newport County v Brighton.
Other matches on Sunday are Bristol City v Portsmouth; Chellenham v Mansfield Town; Marine v Tottenham and Barnsley v Tamerre Rovers.