Round 3 of England's greatest football event — the FA Cup — is here. This is the tournament that pits all 92 professional teams in the Premiere League and English Football League against each other, plus others in the country's non-league system
It's also the oldest football competition in the world.
The preliminary rounds kicked off back in September, with the proper rounds starting up in November. We're now in the third-round proper, with a slew of games on the schedule Jan. 8-11. There are two more full rounds after this one, taking us into mid-February. The quarterfinals are in March, the semifinals in April, and the FA Cup final will be head on May 15, 2021.
So there's a lot of football left to be played. Here's how to watch.
How to watch the FA Cup Round 3 in the United States
If you're in the U.S. and you're looking to watch the FA Cup, you're in luck. Every single game is available, and available in one place — on ESPN+.
That's the streaming service from the eponymous sports network, and it's available on every major streaming platform. That includes Roku and Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV, smart TV platforms, and gaming systems.
ESPN+ costs $5.99 a month, or $59.99 year. It's also part of the epic bundle that gets you ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu for just $12.99 a month. (That pice is going to go up in March.)
Along with the entire FA Cup, ESPN+ also has the German Bundesliga, Italy's Serie A, and Spain's La Liga.
- How to watch ESPN+ on your TV
- Does ESPN+ offer a free trial?
- How to watch ESPN+ on Roku
- How to watch ESPN+ on a Vizio TV
- Does ESPN+ work with Chromecast?
How to watch Round 3 of the FA Cup in the UK
Watching the FA Cup from its home country of England gets a little more complicated, starting with the fact that you can't actually go to games in 2021.
That said, the first place to start is with BT Sport. Matches will be shown on the various channels, as well as BT Sport Extra.
Some matches also will be available on the BBC digital platforms, or on the FA Player.
FA Cup Round 3 schedule
Here's the full schedule of matches in Round 3 of the FA Cup. All times are shown in Eastern and GMT:
Friday, Jan. 8
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Crystal Palace 0
Liverpool 4, Aston Villa 1
Saturday, Jan. 9
Southampton. vs. Shrewsbury Town, postponed
Manchester United 1, Watford 0
Plymouth Argyle 3, Huddersfield Town 2
Brentford 2, Middlesbrough 1
Arsenal 2, Newcastle United 0
Wycombe Wanderers 4, Preston North End 1
Leicester City 4, Stoke City 0
Swansea City 2, Stevenage 0
Fulham 2, Queens Park Rangers 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2, Exeter City 0
Burnley 1, MK Dons 1 (Burnley wins 4-3 on penalties)
Sheffield United 3, Bristol Rovers 2
Bournemouth 4, Oldham Athletic 1
Blackpool 2, West Bromwich Albion 2 (Blackpool wins 3-2 on penalties)
Doncaster Rovers 1, Blackburn Rovers 0
Chorley 2, Derby County 0
Nottingham Forest 1, Cardiff City 0
Norwich City 2, Coventry City 0
Luton Town 1, Reading 0
Everton 2, Rotherham United 1
Millwall 2, Boreham Wood 0
Sunday, Jan. 10
Barnsley vs. Tranmere Rovers, 8:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.
Crawley Town vs. Leeds United, 8:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.
Bristol City vs. Portsmouth, 8:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.
Manchester City vs. Birmingham City, 8:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.
Chelsea vs. Morecambe, 8:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.
Cheltenham Town vs. Mansfield Town, 8:30 a.m./1:30 p.m.
Marine vs. Tottenham Hotspur, Noon/5 p.m.
Newport County vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, 2:45 p.m./7:45 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 11
Stockport County vs. West Ham United, 3 p.m./8 p.m.
Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations, is the Dad part of Modern Dad, and is editor of WhatToWatch.com.
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