Manchester United will play League One’s Yeovil Town in FA Cup after replays

The third-division club beat fourth-tier Accrington Stanley 2-0 in their replay on Tuesday to earn a visit from Manchester United in the FA Cup third round.
Simon Gillett of Yeovil Town shoots and scores the side's first goal in their 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley in an FA Cup second round replay on Tuesday. Michael Steele / Getty Images / December 16, 2014
Simon Gillett of Yeovil Town shoots and scores the side's first goal in their 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley in an FA Cup second round replay on Tuesday. Michael Steele / Getty Images / December 16, 2014

Third-division Yeovil Town earned a dream FA Cup third-round tie at home to giants Manchester United after beating fourth-tier Accrington Stanley 2-0 in a second-round replay on Tuesday.

The game at Yeovil’s Huish Park ground, played in front of 6,373 fans, looked to be heading to extra time until Simon Gillett and Kieffer Moore scored twice in the final six minutes.

Yeovil were relegated from the second-tier Championship last season and currently sit in the League One relegation zone, 62 places below 11-time cup-winners United in the English league system.

“The pressure was on because everyone in Somerset wanted Manchester United to come down to Huish Park,” Yeovil manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Because of the prize, nobody wanted to make a mistake. When the second goal went in, that was when the Yeovil fans could really celebrate because at that point we were in the ascendancy.

“I think all the board of directors were on their knees for 90 minutes, praying that we’d win. They’ll be very proud of their football club.”

The two teams have met only twice before, with both games coming in the FA Cup. United crushed Yeovil 8-0 in the fifth round in February 1949, having beaten them 3-0 in the third round 11 years earlier.

Elsewhere, fourth-tier Tranmere Rovers set up a third-round match at home to top-flight Swansea City by winning 2-1 at home to Oxford United.

The third-round ties are due to be played on the weekend of January 3-4.

Other results: Chester 0 Barnsley 3; Luton Town 1 Bury 0; Mansfield Town 0 Cambridge United 1; Rochdale 4 Aldershot Town 1. Wednesday: Worcester City v Scunthorpe United

Updated FA Cup third-round draw after Tuesday’s second-round replays:

Arsenal v Hull City

Southampton v Ipswich Town

Stoke City v Wrexham

Charlton Athletic v Blackburn Rovers

Dover v Crystal Palace

AFC Wimbledon v Liverpool

Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday

Rochdale v Nottingham Forest

West Brom v Gateshead

Blyth Spartans v Birmingham City

Aston Villa v Blackpool

Rotherham United v AFC Bournemouth

Huddersfield Town v Reading

Tranmere Rovers v Swansea City

Cardiff City v Colchester United

Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic

Sunderland v Leeds United

Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur

Millwall v Bradford City

Derby County v Southport

Brentford v Brighton

Fulham v Wolves

Leicester City v Newcastle United

Scunthorpe/Worcester v Chesterfield

Everton v West Ham United

Cambridge United v Luton Town

Chelsea v Watford

Barnsley v Middlesbrough

QPR v Sheffield United

Yeovil Town v Manchester United

Preston North End v Norwich City

Doncaster Rovers v Bristol City

Follow us on Twitter @SprtNationalUAE

Published: December 17, 2014 04:00 AM

SHARE

Editor's Picks
NEWSLETTERS
Sign up to:

* Please select one