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  • Oldham, Barnet produce big upsets in FA Cup

, Manchester City's Kyle Walker, No 2, celebrates with teammates after Rotherham's Semi Ajayi scored an own goal during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Manchester City and Rotherham United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

06 of January 2019 16:16:05

The FA Cup delivered two big shocks in the third round on Sunday as Premier League team Fulham was humiliated by fourth-tier Oldham and non-league side Barnet beat Sheffield United despite a gap of 84 places in English soccer's pyramid.

There was no so-called "giant-killing" at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium, though, with the Premier League champions sweeping aside second-tier Rotherham in a 7-0 win in Pep Guardiola's biggest victory in charge of the club.

Oldham came from behind to win 2-1 at Fulham, a new low for the team managed by Claudio Ranieri which is fighting relegation in the Premier League.

Sheffield United, in third place in the second-tier League Championship, could end up replacing Fulham in the top flight but the clubs were united in misery on Sunday after United lost 1-0 at home to Barnet, which plays in the fifth-tier National League. Barnet is currently managed by Darren Currie, the nephew of Sheffield United great Tony Currie.

Sixth-tier Woking, the lowest-ranked team left in the competition, lost 2-0 at home to Watford, and there were also wins for Queens Park Rangers, Doncaster and Millwall.


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