3 of the 5 matches today were drawing at full-time, so played an extra 30 minutes. One was Cardiff City against tiny Reading. and after another 30 minutes were still 2 – 2. So it came to penalties. This match wasn’t on the television so I had my Football Mania app on. Cardiff City missed their first 2 penalties, and Reading put every single one in the net. They won 4 – 1 on P.K.’s.
We watched the Oxford United – Newcastle match, and they were drawing 2 – 2 at full-time. Newcastle scored in the 116th minute to win, over the underdogs. Considering that Oxford players have other jobs/careers, they put up an amazing performance.
Birmingham City against Coventry City was a draw of 1 – 1 at full-time, and remained the same after a further 30 minutes. It went to penalties and Coventry missed 2 penalties, to lose 4 – 1 to Birmingham.
Derby County won 4 – 2 against Northampton Town in regular time, and so did Liverpool, who beat Shrewsbury Town by a single goal.
So glad that I got to see Oxford United play the match of their life. I personally thought, that they were just as good as Newcastle, and deserved a penalty kickoff.
Tottenham, and Southampton play tomorrow, while Portsmouth, Arsenal,
Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester City play on Thursday.