The FA Cup - Third Round
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Sutton United 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

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FA Cup: Sutton United 0-0 AFC Wimbledon highlights

National League side Sutton United held League One Wimbledon to a goalless draw to force an FA Cup third-round replay.

Sutton's Maxime Biamou came close to opening the scoring in the first half, firing a shot off the top of the bar following a swift counter-attack.

Biamou was denied again after the break, Dons keeper James Shea making a sharp save to keep out his low shot.

Dons striker Tom Elliott had a header cleared off the line in stoppage time, but neither side could find a winner.

Sutton will be the lowest-ranked team left in the draw for the fourth round, which takes place on Monday, following seventh-tier Stourbridge's 2-1 defeat by Wycombe.

The non-league club have reached the fourth round on two previous occasions, the last time coming in the 1988-89 season, when they beat then-top flight opponents Coventry in the third round.

Wimbledon, who were returning to the ground where they played their first game after forming in 2002, have never reached round four.

The Dons had reached the third round only once before this season, losing to Premier League side Liverpool in 2015.

Sutton United manager Paul Doswell:

"We restricted them to very little so from that perspective I have to be very happy.

"There's a sense of disappointment because I think everyone was hoping for a last-minute winner, but I've told the players they could not have done any more.

"I think we did the National League justice. In fact I would say we looked more like the League One team."

Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley:

"I definitely thought Sutton edged it, but I expected them to. I never came here thinking this would be an easy game.

"I was very concerned about the pitch and their home form over the last 18 months proves what a good team they are.

"Paul Doswell said it himself that teams don't like coming here and playing on this pitch. I knew it wouldn't suit us and I knew we would need a lot of qualities to be in the hat for the next round, and that was our remit."

Line-ups

Sutton United

  • 1Worner
  • 27DownerBooked at 25minsSubstituted forHudson-Odoiat 82'minutes
  • 4Beckwith
  • 6CollinsBooked at 60mins
  • 2Amankwaah
  • 21Deacon
  • 16BaileyBooked at 75mins
  • 15Eastmond
  • 8Gomis
  • 24BiamouBooked at 47minsSubstituted forMonakanaat 90+2'minutes
  • 28TubbsSubstituted forFitchettat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5John
  • 7Hudson-Odoi
  • 10Fitchett
  • 12May
  • 17Spence
  • 19Monakana
  • 29Shaw

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 6RobinsonBooked at 61mins
  • 32Charles
  • 22Kelly
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forFrancombat 90+1'minutes
  • 8ReevesBooked at 22mins
  • 4Bulman
  • 17Barcham
  • 9Elliott
  • 33Taylor

Substitutes

  • 7Francomb
  • 10Poleon
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell
  • 28Egan
  • 31Owens
  • 34Robertson
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
5,013

Match Stats

Home TeamSutton UnitedAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Sutton United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sutton United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Attempt missed. Gomis (Sutton United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Gomis (Sutton United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ross Worner.

Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Francomb with a cross.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jamie Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Jeffrey Monakana replaces Maxime Biamou.

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Fitchett (Sutton United).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. George Francomb replaces Dean Parrett.

Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lyle Taylor following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Collins (Sutton United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Bradley Hudson-Odoi replaces Simon Downer.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Booking

Nicky Bailey (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Sutton United).

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Sutton United).

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Dan Fitchett replaces Matt Tubbs.

Roarie Deacon (Sutton United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon).

Jamie Collins (Sutton United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Roarie Deacon (Sutton United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Sutton United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Booking

Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Sutton United. Conceded by Jake Reeves.

Attempt saved. Maxime Biamou (Sutton United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Roarie Deacon.

Booking

Jamie Collins (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Simon Downer.

Attempt missed. Maxime Biamou (Sutton United) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Sutton United).

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