More Manchester United misery, questions over the importance of the FA Cup, giant-killing feats and Premier League embarrassment were all seen in a third round weekend full of excitement and tension.
Swansea City recorded their first ever win at Old Trafford to knock Manchester United out, while we saw Accrington Stanley manager James Beattie buy tickets for fans, Theo Walcott goad Tottenham supporters and a motivational speech at Macclesfield.
More Manchester Utd misery
Manchester United suffered their fourth home defeat in six games as Wilfried Bony's header gave Swansea City a first Old Trafford win in their history.
The 2-1 defeat
puts more pressure on United boss David Moyes with his side now out of the FA Cup and sitting seventh in the Premier League, 11 points behind leaders Arsenal. They travel to Sunderland in the first leg of the League Cup semi final on Tuesday.
Listen to the BBC commentary of Bony scoring the winner here.
What they said?
Manchester United manager David Moyes:
"We have another big game in 48 hours' time so we had to keep that in mind but there are no excuses. We had a very strong team out. Just about every player on the pitch was an international."
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright on the 6-0-6 phone-in on
BBC Radio 5 live:
"They have selected David Moyes and given him a six-year deal. I cannot see the United hierarchy panicking and making a change halfway through his first season. I just can't see it."
Former England and Blackpool defender Jimmy Armfield on 5 live Sport:
"For Manchester United to go out of any competition is big, no question. Swansea frustrated United but United did not, frankly, do themselves justice."
Reaction from #bbcfootball on BBC live text commentary:
I know new managers should be given time, but this run of form at Old Trafford is unacceptable. And Moyes even says no January signings!
Well done Swansea, but an absolutely disgraceful performance yet again from United - no cutting edge, no creativity without Rooney and no defence.
Moyes's massive change in the whole management team caused players to be uncertain but in time they'll understand the new manager.
Losing in the league and FA Cup is not what hurts. Those happened under Fergie too. It's the manner of the losses that hurts.
No Cup distractions
manager Paul Lambert saw his team knocked out of the FA Cup third round by League One strugglers
just a day after saying in his pre-match news conference that his side
could do without the competition.
Lambert said "survival" in the Premier League was the priority and top-flight managers could do without the Cup "if they were being honest".
Saturday's 2-1 loss at Villa Park,
Lambert defended his stance and
said his remarks were taken out of context.
His comments saw a number of
Premier League managers defend the competition.
What they said?
Match of the Day presenter
Gary Lineker on Twitter:
"Great to see a foreign coach respecting the competition and his team's travelling supporters. Mourinho gets the FA Cup." - Mourinho described the
FA Cup as "special"
before his side
beat Derby 2-0.
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown on Football Focus:
"The FA Cup can bring the extra wealth. But there are also 700 teams who take part in this, everyone is given the opportunity. It is a truly great competition. As a player you probably get 10 chances to make it count. There is that sense the clock is ticking for players."
Premier League embarrassment
manager Sam Allardyce made nine changes as his inexperienced side were
He said pre-match: "Based on our game load, eight/nine players injured, a League Cup semi-final on Wednesday and Cardiff in the league next Saturday, it is a necessity to go for our Under-21 players."
It was an approach he defended at the final whistle: "What choice [in terms of team selection] did I have? I don't think I had one. I make the decisions for the benefit of everyone at the football club. We have a huge amount of problems in terms of available players."
What they said?
Phil McNulty, chief football writer for the BBC Sport website,
"Nottm Forest superb in winning 5-0 but no matter what side Sam Allardyce put out that is an abject embarrassment for him & to West Ham."
Match of the Day presenter
Gary Lineker on Twitter:
Why managers throw away the FA Cup is beyond me. Especially teams like West Ham with no European games. Just exacerbates lack of confidence."
Premier League Aston Villa and Championship sides Leeds United and Millwall were knocked out of the competition by teams two leagues below them in a weekend full of FA Cup upsets.
Villa lost at home to League One strugglers Sheffield United 2-1, while League Two
Rochdale upset Leeds 2-0.
Millwall were hammered
4-1 at League Two Southend.
Other shock results saw League One
Stevenage win 3-2 at Championship Doncaster
and League One
Coventry win 2-1 at Barnsley, who are in the division above.
League Two Rochdale reached the FA Cup fourth round for the first time in 11 years to leave Leeds boss Brian McDermott describing the defeat as probably
"the worst moment" of his career.
Keith Hill described the win at Spotland as "special"
after Scott Hogan and Ian Henderson scored in either half.
Match of the round
Southampton's thrilling 4-3 home victory over Burnley
included stunning goals, a second-half comeback, a late rally from the underdogs and a mixture of good attacking football and poor defending.
Former Claret Jay Rodriguez came off the substitutes' bench to help Premier League Southampton knock out his old club but Kevin Long's late strike ensured the Saints were made to fight to the end by the Championship high-flyers.
FA Cup holders
Wigan were held 3-3 by League One MK Dons
with the lower league side fighting back from a two-goal deficit to earn a replay.
Magic of the Cup
the lowest ranked team left in the competition, were left a motivational message in their dressing room before
Saturday's 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday,
penned by an identified member of their backroom staff.
The Winston Churchill-esque speech was six verses long and included phrases like 'we're not standing on the edge of glory, we're standing in the middle of it'. The words obviously had the desired effect as Steve Williams's second-half equaliser earned the minnows a replay.
A floodlight failure at Southend's Roots Hall forced Millwall's visit to be halted for 16 minutes with the players having to leave the pitch.
The Championship side would have been left wishing the game had not restarted as they
lost 4-1 to the League Two side.
Southend boss Phil Brown said afterwards: "They knew I was a trained electrician and asked me to have a look at what was going on with the floodlights!"
Season of goodwill
Bournemouth fans are raising money to give
Burton fans free travel
for their re-arranged FA Cup third-round fixture after Saturday's tie was postponed only an hour before kick-off, with most fans already on the south coast.
It was the first time the two teams were due to meet since Bournemouth secured promotion to League One with a 2-0 victory over Burton Albion in 2010, with the Cherries fans now keen to repay the way they treated by their hosts.
Full of fight
The tension at Ewood Park got a little bit too much for Blackburn Rovers duo Chris Taylor and Grant Hanley on Saturday as they started pushing each other following Manchester City taking the lead at Ewood Park.
Harmony was restored soon after as the Championship side battled back to earn a
creditable 1-1 draw
with the Premier League side.
2-0 to the Arsenal
Theo Walcott angered Tottenham fans
as he was taken off on a stretcher during his side's
north London derby win at home to Tottenham.
Walcott signalled the Gunners' 2-0 scoreline to the away supporters as he was being taken off on a stretcher after suffering a knee injury in reaction to being showered by coins.
Charity begins away from home
Accrington manager James Beattie rewarded four travelling fans with tickets to watch Southampton's FA Cup tie with Burnley on Saturday, following the postponement of Stanley's League Two match against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
The four fans had made the near 300-mile trip to the south coast on Friday, before the game was called off because of a waterlogged pitch.
Arsenal's reward for beating London rivals Tottenham on Saturday is a home tie against League One Coventry City in the
fourth round of the FA Cup.
Chelsea will host Stoke, while Manchester City would play Bristol City or Watford if they defeat Blackburn in their third-round replay.
Picture of the weekend
BBC Radio 5 live commentator
posted this picture of the press room at Grimsby Town below on Twitter.
Check out a photo gallery from all of today's FA Cup fixtures on the
BBC Sport Facebook page
or on the
BBC Sport website.