FA Cup roundup: Chorley humble Derby, Everton need extra time against Rotherham & more

Today is the day, people! For many, the FA Cup third round is unquestionably the most exciting day in the English football calendar, when dreams are fulfilled, nightmares are relived and upsets run wild and free.

Saturday’s action has lived up to the hype, as we bore witness to the biggest shock of this edition of the competition, as well as some pretty eyebrow-raising results around the grounds.

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But where to start? Without further delay, let’s get into the FA Cup third round action.

We begin at Victory Park – the greatest place to start any journey. Non-league Chorley became the first sixth-tier side to knock out a club in the top two divisions since 1991, beating Derby County 2-0 in a historic day for the minnows.

Connor Hall headed home the opener on 10 minutes before Mike Calveley flicked home from close range on 84 minutes to all-but secure the victory, sending the Magpies into the fourth round of the famous competition.

The players celebrated at the final whistle with a rousing rendition of Someone Like You by Adele, a tradition which they hope will stop them from Chasing Pavements and carry them to Hometown Glory.

In less surprising news, Millwall avoided a humbling by seeing off Boreham Wood with a 2-0 win of their own, thanks to goals in either half from Kenneth Zohore and Shaun Hutchinson.

Everton supporters will be breathing a sigh of relief too, after scraping to a 2-1 win over Rotherham United at Goodison Park. The Toffees needed extra time to break the Millers’ hearts, with Abdoulaye Doucoure grabbing the winning goal three minutes into the additional half an hour.

Cenk Tosun also found himself on the scoresheet for the Toffees, who avoided their biggest embarrassment since last year’s third round defeat to the children of Liverpool.

There were plenty of all-Championship ties on Saturday, as Luton Town defeated Reading 1-0, thanks to a George Moncur volley on the half-hour mark. Norwich City continued their good form by securing a 2-0 victory over Coventry City, with Kenny McClean and Jordan Hugill making the difference for the hosts.

Chris Hughton’s Nottingham Forest booked their place in the fourth round, holding onto a 1-0 lead from as early as the third minute against Cardiff City, after Lyle Taylor stroked a lovely volley into the top corner.

Results:

Boreham Wood 0-2 Millwall

Everton 2-1 Rotherham United

Luton Town 1-0 Reading

Norwich City 2-0 Coventry City

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Cardiff City

Chorley 2-0 Derby County

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