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Summary

  1. Middlesbrough beat Burnley to go top
  2. QPR fight back to draw 2-2 with Brighton
  3. Salford knocked out in extra time by Hartlepool
  4. Scunthorpe book third-round tie with Chelsea

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez and Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye.

    So, Hartlepool, Scunthorpe, Shrewsbury and Walsall complete the FA Cup third round line-up.

    In the Championship, Middlesbrough went to of the pile after beating Burnley, while Brighton drop to second having let slip a two goal lead against QPR. Chris Hughton's side maintain their unbeaten start to the season though, now into 21 games.

    Told you it would be a late finish. Thanks for joining us.

  2. Post update

    You always have quirky stories come up in the third round of the FA Cup and we've got one on our hands when Walsall face Brentford on 9 January.

    Why you may ask? Manager Dean Smith left the Saddlers earlier this season to take up the top job at the Championship side. Smith will be facing his old side quicker than he would have expected.

  3. FA Cup penalties

    YES HE DOES! Paul Downing nets Walsall's fifth penalty to give them a 5-3 victory over Chesterfield in the shootout and the Saddlers reach the third round of the FA Cup.

  4. FA Cup penalties

    Paul Downing steps up to be the hero for Walsall. Can he score??

  5. FA Cup penalties

    Milan Lalkovic nets Walsall's fourth in a row for 4-2.

    Liam O'Neil must score to keep this penalty shootout going...

    ...and does exactly that for Chesterfield. 4-3.

  6. FA Cup penalties

    George Evans gives Walsall a comfortable advantage at 3-1.

    Chesterfield striker Lee Novak nets for 3-2 but remember they've missed a penalty.

  7. FA Cup penalties

    MISSED!! Sam Morsy fires over the bar for Chesterfield. They are 2-1 behind with four penalties taken.

  8. FA Cup penalties

    Jay O'Shea nets for Chesterfield, 1-1.

    Jason Demetriou puts Walsall ahead again at 2-1.

  9. FA Cup penalties

    Walsall score the first to go in front through Romaine Sawyers.

  10. FA Cup penalties

    No messing about from the Chesterfield social media person...

  11. FULL-TIME

    Brave Salford out. Hartlepool play Derby in the third round in January. 

  12. GOAL - Hartlepool 2-0 Salford

    Michael Mandron (120 mins)

    Mikael Mandron celebrates

    The dream dies for Salford.

    Brad Walker clips a ball into striker Michael Mandron at the back post, who volleys the ball home for Hartlepool's second.

    Tie over.

  13. FULL-TIME

    Walsall and Chesterfield will need penalties to see who will play Brentford in the third round.

  14. FA Cup latest

    Can Salford get an equaliser? It doesn't look like it. They've only got two minutes to salvage something from this second round replay.

  15. FA Cup latest

    Five minutes left in extra time. Hartlepool currently going through to the third round, Walsall and Chesterfield heading for penalties.

  16. FA Cup latest

    Hartlepool defender Scott Harrison sees the headlines. He makes a foray forward before smashing an effort wildly over the crossbar.

    Minutes later, the Salford goalkeeper stretches to his right to push away Scott Fenwick's low strike which was heading for the bottom corner.

  17. FA Cup latest

    A quick turnaround and back under way in both of the remaining matches. Can Hartlepool hold on against Salford? Will anyone find a goal in the game between Walsall and Chesterfield?

  18. HALF-TIME

    15 minutes gone in the FA Cup second round replay extra time matches. Hartlepool lead Salford 1-0, while it's still goalless between Walsall and Chesterfield.

    15 left to play.

  19. FA Cup latest

    Still 0-0 between Walsall and Chesterfield. That one looks like going all the way to penalties.

  20. CLOSE!

    Hartlepool looking to put this game to bed and the weary legs of Salford are starting to show.

    Striker Scott Fenwick, buoyed by his opening goal, chases down a long punt upfield before shooting straight at Salford goalkeeper Jay Lynch.

  21. Message from the chairman

    QPR 2-2 Brighton

  22. GOAL - Hartlepool 1-0 Salford

    Scott Fenwick (96 mins)

    Scott Fenwick celebrates

    Heartbreak for Salford.

    Rhys Oates whips in an inviting cross from the right into the penalty area and Hartlepool's Scott Fenwick is unmarked to plant a powerful header into the top corner of the net.

    Have the non-league side got anything left to give?

  23. Get involved

    #bbcfootball

    Charlie Austin celebrates with the Man of the Match award

    NJP: If QPR can play like that for the rest of the season we'll be back on the big stage in no time

    Andrew Priestley: Charlie Austin proving that he is Premier League quality striker playing in the Championship. Does a January swoop beckon?

  24. FA Cup latest

    Salford striker Jordan Hulme trying to make a name for himself as he tries to wriggle clear inside the box, but the ball ricochets back of his shin and runs away for a goal kick. The non-league side still battling away.

  25. FULL-TIMES

    FA Cup latest

    Two down. Two to go.

    Scunthorpe fans are already looking at East Coast train tickets after their League One team booked an exciting FA Cup third-round trip to Chelsea.

    And League One rivals Shrewsbury will be hopping over the Anglo-Welsh border to face Championship side Cardiff.

    Hartlepool and Salford, along with Walsall and Chesterfield, need another 30 minutes to decide their fate. And possibly, gulp, penalties.

    Hartlepool 0-0 Salford 

    Scunthorpe 3-0 Leyton Orient

    Shrewsbury 1-0 Grimsby

    Walsall 0-0 Chesterfield

  26. FA Cup latest

    Extra time under way between Hartlepool against Salford and Walsall-Chesterfield. Who will get the winner and become an FA Cup hero?

  27. FULL-TIME - MK Dons 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

  28. FULL-TIME - Charlton 2-2 Bolton

  29. Post update

    Wycombe have drawn 2-2 against 10-man Notts County in League Two.

  30. FULL-TIME - QPR 2-2 Brighton

    Brighton extend their unbeaten run to 21 games, but at the expense of losing a two goal lead.

    Middlesbrough go top.

  31. FULL-TIME - Preston 1-1 Birmingham

  32. HITS THE WOODWORK

    QPR 2-2 Brighton

    MATT PHILLIPSSSSS!!!

    You can't get any closer than this. The QPR winger lets fly from around 30 yards out and it looks like it's heading for the bottom corner, but instead shaves the post and bounces wide.

    Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale was rooted to the spot, he waved that one goodbye. Seagulls clinging on to their unbeaten record.

  33. FULL-TIME - Huddersfield 2-0 Rotherham

  34. Post update

    Preston 1-1 Birmingham

    Demarai Gray has a chance to win it for Blues - he races away from the Preston defence but drags his shot wide. A huge chance at Deepdale.

  35. FULL-TIME - Derby 4-0 Bristol City

    Tom Ince with the match ball
  36. FULL-TIME - Fulham 1-2 Ipswich

    Freddie Sears
  37. FA Cup latest

    Heading into injury-time in our four second-round replays. Anyone going to join Scunthorpe in looking like sealing their place within 90 minutes?

    Yes!!! Late drama at Shrewsbury as they nab a late lead against Grimsby.

    Salford City are posing more goal threat then their League Two hosts Hartlepool, hitting the post earlier through substitute Richie Allen. This could go either way though...

    Hartlepool 0-0 Salford 

    Scunthorpe 3-0 Leyton Orient

    Shrewsbury 1-0 Grimsby

    Walsall 0-0 Chesterfield

  38. FULL-TIME - Middlesbrough 1-0 Burnley

    George Friend

    Boro going top if QPR hold Brighton.

  39. FULL-TIME - Cardiff 3-2 Brentford

    Last minute winner for the home side. Kenwyne Jones the man with the injury time strike.

  40. Post update

    William Henry: Would not want to be in Lewis Dunk's shoes right now. You've just cost your team at least 2 points mate.

  41. GOAL - Cardiff 3-2 Brentford

    Kenwyne Jones (90+3 mins)

    Kenwyne Jones celebrates

    Kenwyne Jones gives Cardiff what is surely the winner with a good finish from inside the penalty area. They blew a two-goal lead but surely they've got the win now.

  42. Post update

    Yes there are.

  43. Post update

    Seven of our nine Championship games are still in the balance. Any heroes anywhere?

  44. Post update

    QPR 2-2 Brighton

    Brighton defender Lewis Dunk's silly dismissal is costing his side points in this game. Boss Chris Hughton will not be happy.

    SEVEN ADDED MINUTES TO PLAY!

  45. GOAL - QPR 2-2 Brighton

    Charlie Austin (88 mins)

    Charlie Austin scores

    NO!! Brighton can't hold on!!

    It's that man again. QPR striker Charlie Austin rises highest from a corner to complete the comeback for the home side. Loftus Road erupts.

    Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink urges his side to get the ball back to the centre spot. He thinks they can win this now.

  46. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Brighton

  47. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Brighton

    Can the visitors - now with 10 men - hold on to their narrow lead. They're got three minutes left at Loftus Road.

  48. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Brighton

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 Live at Loftus Road

    "After all his injuries, Alejandro Faurlin did well to get out of the way of that one." 

  49. RED CARD - Lewis Dunk

    QPR 1-2 Brighton

    Lewis Dunk and QPR's Alejandro Furling clash

    Silly boy.

    Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, already on a yellow card, decides to recklessly jump in on QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin and is given his marching orders. He caught the Argentine on his standing leg.

    Dunk goes for an early dunk in the bath. Dunk by name, dunk by nature.

  50. GOAL - Cardiff 2-2 Brentford

    John Swift (86 mins)

    Cardiff blow a two-goal lead for the third home game in a row. City's keeper can only parry a shot and John Swift smashes in the rebound. Time almost up in the Welsh capital.

  51. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Brighton

    The Brighton goalkeeper is of course David Stockdale and not Tomasz Kuszczak. He nearly has to pick the ball out of the net for a second time, but Sebastian Polter's header flashes just wide.

  52. Post update

    Charlton 2-2 Bolton

    Josh Vela

    Bolton's Josh Vela - who scored their equaliser - goes off on a stretcher with a nasty injury. There's going to be quite a bit of injury time as he was down for a while.

  53. GOAL - MK Dons 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    Gary Hooper (77 mins)

    On loan striker Gary Hooper lashes in for Wednesday from inside the box and now it's a nervy last 13 minutes for the home side.

  54. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Brighton

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 Live at Loftus Road

    "You can see why Brighton are bringing on Bobby Zamora, they have been under the cosh for the last 10 minutes." 

  55. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Brighton

    On comes striker Bobby Zamora for Brighton. He replaces James Wilson. Can the two cap England international put this game to bed?

  56. GOAL - Derby 4-0 Bristol City

    Johnny Russell (76 mins)

    It's the first non-Tom Ince goal of the game. Johnny Russell gets in on the act with a header to add to Bristol City's woe at the iPro.

  57. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Huddersfield 2-0 Rotherham

    Rotherham have a chance to pull one back almost immediately but Kirk Broadfoot hits the post.

  58. CLOSE!

    QPR 1-2 Brighton

    How did he miss??

    Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale says no and defender Inigo Calderon says the same so QPR midfielder Leroy Fer nips in between and heads a cross wide from around four yards out. He should have buried that one.

    15 minutes to go, QPR look like they can find the equaliser here.

  59. GOAL - Huddersfield 2-0 Rotherham

    Ishmael Miller

    An early Christmas present for Huddersfield striker Ishmael Miller, a half-time substitute for Nahki Wells. The ball breaks for him about 45 yards out and there's no Rotherham defender between him and goal.

    He charges in and fires home and Rotherham's hopes of overtaking their relegation rivals tonight appear to be over.

  60. GOAL - Derby 3-0 Bristol City

    Tom Ince (71 mins, hat-trick)

    Tom Ince celebrates

    Tom Ince scores the first hat-trick of his career. Former England striker Darren Bent pulls a cross back and potential future England international steers it home from about 12 yards out. And with that this game is surely done.

  61. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Brighton

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 Live at Loftus Road

    "This game has completely changed now. I think this one will carry on until the end."

  62. Post update

    Cardiff 2-1 Brentford

    Cardiff have let a two-goal slip in their last two home games. Can Brentford make it a hat-trick tonight? They have 21 minutes to complete a comeback.

  63. GOAL - Preston 1-1 Birmingham

    Michael Morrison (67 mins)

    Michael Morrison celebrates

    The skipper leading from the front. Michael Morrison rises highest to head in the equaliser for Birmingham from a corner. 

    It was cleared off the line, but the referee Kevin Wright adjudges the ball to have crossed the line.

  64. Post update

    QPR 1-2 Brighton

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 Live at Loftus Road

    "How has no-one taken Charlie Austin to the Premier League? Eighteen goals in the top flight last season, so there must be a blind spot. That was a finish and he's been on his own up there, so he's deserved it." 

  65. GOAL - Cardiff 2-1 Brentford

    Jake Bidwell (69 mins)

    Corner comes in, Jake Bidwell, on his 186th Brentford appearance, heads home his first goal at the back post.

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  67. GOAL - QPR 1-2 Brighton

    Charlie Austin (65 mins)

    Charlie Austin scores

    Game on!

    QPR back in this. Winger Matt Phillips whips in a tantalising ball into the box which striker Charlie Austin gets on the end of, but his initial effort is blocked by Brighton defender Gordon Greer.

    Unperturbed, Austin reacts the quickest to lash in his ninth of the season. Premier League clubs watching?

  68. GOAL - Derby 2-0 Bristol City

    Tom Ince (63 mins)

    Tom Ince celebrates

    It's a Tom Ince brace. The winger runs at the City defender and has an effort from just outside the box - it looks like it's deflected, but either way it's a goal. The Rams up to third as things stand.

  69. Post update

    QPR 0-2 Brighton

  70. CLOSE!

    QPR 0-2 Brighton

    No getting past Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale today. QPR striker Charlie Austin with some silky skills on the edge of the area, doing some kick-ups before smashing a shot in at the front post but Stockdale gets down to push it away.

  71. Post update

    Wycombe are level against 10-man Notts County again in League Two, Aaron Holloway making it 2-2 with 28 minutes left.

  72. FA Cup latest

    Scunthorpe 2-0 Leyton Orient

    Gooooooaaaaaaal! Finally our FA Cup drought is over with two goals in quick succession. And this is big!

    Scunthorpe take the lead against visitors Leyton Orient when French defender Jean-Yves Mvoto sticks the ball into his own net and then double their lead four minutes later through Jack King.

    The prize? A trip to Premier League relegation fodder Chelsea. Scunny might fancy their chances there...

    Hartlepool 0-0 Salford 

    Scunthorpe 2-0 Leyton Orient

    Shrewsbury 0-0 Grimsby

    Walsall 0-0 Chesterfield

  73. GOAL - Fulham 1-2 Ipswich

    Brett Pitman (57 mins)

    Brett Pitman of Ipswich celebrates

    It's two in two for Brett Pitman, who steers home a Freddie Sears cross with a first-time hooked effort past Andy Lonergan. Can Fulham come back for a second time?

  74. Post update

    QPR 0-2 Brighton

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 Live at Loftus Road

    "That's a speculative shot and a routine save and suddenly the ball hits the back of the net. That is one of the simplest saves Rob Green could have been asked to make. There was a slight deflection, but there was still 20 yards to go so he had time to adjust." 

  75. GOAL - QPR 0-2 Brighton

    Rajiv van La Parra (55 mins)

    Rajiv van La Parra celebrates

    A Rob Green special, this one.

    On-loan manRajiv van La Parra collects the ball around 30-35 yards out and lets fly with an effort that squirms underneath the body of the former England international and Brighton double their lead.

    Championship leaders taking their unbeaten start to 21 games.

  76. GOAL - MK Dons 2-0 Sheff Wed

    Nicky Maynard (50 mins)

    It's all happening here across the division - Nicky Maynard bursts through and doubles MK Dons' lead against Sheffield Wednesday.

  77. GOAL - Middlesbrough 1-0 Burnley

    Emilio Nsue (54 mins)

    Emilio Nsue celebrates

    Emilio Nsue slots home from close range to put Boro 1-0 up against promotion rivals Burnley.

  78. GOAL - QPR 0-1 BRIGHTON

    Dale Stephens (52 mins)

    Dale Stephens scores

    What a hit.

    A corner is swung in, which Brighton defender Lewis Dunk heads back across goal and Dale Stephens with an overhead kick - admittedly he was only about a foot off the ground - but back towards goal and it's in the net.

    Championship leaders ahead.

  79. Post update

    Not much action anywhere in the second half so far across the Championship and FA Cup. 

    Until now...

  80. Post update

    Notts County are down to 10 men in League Two against Wycombe but they lead for the second time; Adam Campbell putting them 2-1 up.

  81. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 Live at Loftus Road

    "QPR need to push someone further forward to support Charlie Austin, but although both sides will want to win it, it's the sort of game where you would be happy not to get beaten. Not many risks from either side."

  82. Post update

    It's cup day across Europe and there's been a shock in Italy. Alessandria of the third tier have knocked Genoa out in extra time. Riccardo Bocalon, a £145,000 summer signing, has dumped the Serie A club out with a 114th-minute effort.

    Inter Milan are beating Cagliari in the other Coppa Italia match tonight at half-time.

  83. KICK-OFF

    Back under way across the grounds in England and Wales.

  84. Post update

    What do we want? Goals.

    When do we want them? In the second half.

    The eight FA Cup teams in second-round replay action need to pull their fingers out. Not a goal to be seen. Back under way shortly.

  85. Post update

    Cardiff 2-0 Brentford

  86. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 Live at Loftus Road

    Brighton manager Chris Hughton and QPR Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

    "The sparkle has gone out of the game, unfortunately. Brighton are a tough side to break down and they would take a point. Whether QPR have enough quality to break them down, only time will tell."

  87. HALF-TIMES

    Half-time whistles are going all around the country. Time for a breather.

  88. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    On-loan Manchester United striker James Wilson showing signs of what Louis van Gaal is missing. He cuts his way across the QPR backline, much like a rugby league player would as he attempts to break clear, and he elects to shoot from outside the area, but goalkeeper Robert Green can collect with ease.

  89. Post update

  90. League Two update

    Wycombe have now levelled against Notts County in League Two, with Michael Harriman heading home for 1-1. County are down to 10 men after Liam Noble was sent off a few minutes ago.

  91. Get involved

    #bbcfootball

    Patrick Sutton: Not sure which is funnier, using woof or being told you can't use woof. 

  92. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    QPR get a free-kick around 35-yards out and midfielder Sandro marks his run-up in the shape of former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson.

    Is it hitting the target, or is it a Johnson special, wide and not so handsome?

    Sandro comes steaming in but unfortunately for QPR supporters, it's the latter. Not the best strike of Sandro's career as he lashes it high into the stand. One minute to half time.

  93. GOAL - Derby 1-0 Bristol City

    Tom Ince (42 mins)

    Tom Ince celebrates

    Tom Ince bursts into the box, takes on a few men and fires Derby County into the lead. Some very decent goals in the Championship tonight.

  94. GOAL - Charlton 2-2 Bolton

    Josh Vela (42 mins)

    Josh Vela scores

    Who had predicted a Bolton comeback here? Not me. Josh Vela smashes an effort in from 25 yards, which is deflected home. Can the Trotters now go on to win their first game since September?

  95. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Derby 0-0 Bristol City

    Both sides have hit the woodwork now, this time it's Bristol City with Nathan Baker hitting the post from close range.

  96. Post update

    It's also cup day in Germany and Xabi Alonso has scored a fantastic goal to put Bayern Munich 1-0 up against Darmstadt. A corner broke to the former Liverpool midfielder, who took a touch and hit a half-volley from 25 yards which flew past the goalkeeper.

  97. Post update

    That was a nice little goalrush. Three in quick succession. You're getting your money's worth tonight!

  98. Post update

    Charlton 2-1 Bolton

  99. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 Live at Loftus Road

    "The games in the Championship come thick and fast over the next few weeks, but it is a huge achievement for Brighton to reach 20 games unbeaten already.

    "Neither side has really got into their rhythm."

  100. GOAL - Cardiff 2-0 Brentford

    Kenwyne Jones (34 mins)

    Kenwyne Jones has a go from pretty close, it's saved by David Button who loses the ball again and you don't have to invite the Trinidad & Tobago man to score twice. Game over?

  101. GOAL - Charlton 2-1 Bolton

    Emile Heskey (32 mins)

    Emile Heskey celebrates

    Emile Heskey taps home from close range - his first goal since Boxing Day. Just like the good ol' days. Bolton are back in this.

  102. GOAL - Huddersfield 1-0 Rotherham

    Mustapha Carayol (31 miins)

    My boss told me off for saying woof at Ross McCormack's goal earlier so I won't use it here. But what a strike from Mustapha Carayol, who absolutely hammers one in from 25 yards. Great finish. But not woof.

  103. Post update

    Charlton 2-0 Bolton

  104. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 Live at Loftus Road

    Leroy Fer

    "QPR are playing one up, Leroy Fer just off Charlie Austin. I don't know if that's entirely working. Both sides have been positive and want to get the ball down and play. If I was a manager of either side, I wouldn't be too disappointed." 

  105. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Derby 0-0 Bristol City

    Derby have the first chance of the game, Jeff Hendrick's cross finds Darren Bent's head but the ex-England man hits the crossbar. A 6ft 3in Bent would have notched there.

  106. GOAL - MK Dons 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Carl Baker (25 mins)

    Carl Baker celebrates

    If Lionel Messi scored one like this, they would be talking about it for months.

    Veteran winger Carl Baker with a worldie. It's like Messi, George Best and Georgi Kinkladze all rolled into one.

    He's fed a ball in the area and sells a dummy to a Sheffield Wednesday defender, before angling to shoot with his left.

    Instead he takes another defender on and nudges past the next one, poking a finish into the net.

    Wonderful stuff!

  107. GOAL - Charlton 2-0 Bolton

    Ademola Lookman (26 mins)

    Ademola Lookman scores

    Bolton are going to be marooned in the relegation zone unless they can turn this around. Ademola Lookman, 18, has his second of the game from close range after the Trotters failed to clear a cross.

  108. PENALTY APPEAL

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    Howzat??

    QPR striker Charlie Austin smashes a goalbound shot from the edge of the area, which Brighton defender Lewis Dunk turns his back on and the ball hits him on the arm.

    How much did he know about it? Not much. Was the ball going in? It certainly was. The Championship leaders got away with one there. "I've seen those given."

  109. Post update

    Derby 0-0 Bristol City

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    Don't think they'll be making a DVD of this game.

  110. GOAL - Preston 1-0 Birmingham

    Adam Reach (19 mins)

    Adam Reach celebrates

    First goal for the club.

    The on loan man Adam Reach breaks the deadlock at Deepdale. Birmingham goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak won't be too happy with this one.

    Reach has the ball on the right and there doesn't seem to be too much trouble when he whips a low, inswinging ball into the box, but it evades all players and nestles in at the far post.

    Did he mean it? He won't care! It's gone in and that is all that matters.

  111. GOAL - Cardiff 1-0 Brentford

    Tony Watt (20 mins)

    Tony Watt celebrates

    A bit of a scrappy goal for Cardiff. A long throw comes in and Craig Noone's shot is deflected into the path of Tony Watt to poke home.

  112. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    James Perch leaves the field injured

    The hosts have to make an early change as full-back James Perch seems to have jarred his knee and is helped off the pitch. On comes Gabriele Angella, the Italian who is on loan from Watford.

    Neither side has been able to break the deadlock though.

  113. Post update

    Preston 0-0 Birmingham

    What's happening at Deepdale? Not much, is the answer. It's a quiet opening. Just three goals across our nine Championship games.

  114. FA Cup action

    Little goalmouth incident to report from tonight's four second-round replays. League Two strugglers Hartlepool and Salford City, their Northern Premier League Premier Division visitors, have seen half-chances go begging in a bright opening.

  115. Post update

    MK Dons 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal said before a League Cup game a few weeks back that "it will be cold". We are into mid-December now, wonder how he would describe the weather now. Arctic?

    He is in the dugout having to keep himself warm, as neither side have given each other anything to worry about so far.

    Heaters on full, scoreboard still on freezing temperature though. 0-0.

  116. GOAL - Fulham 1-1 Ipswich

    Ross McCormack (14 mins)

    Ross McCormack celebrates

    Fantastic goal from Fulham's big-money front man Ross McCormack, who absolutely smashes in a free-kick from about 30 yards out. It's low and it's in the corner past Dean Gerken.Woof.

  117. Post update

    Derby 0-0 Bristol City

    Nothing to report so far from the iPro - the hosts have most of the ball but aren't doing much with it.

  118. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Cardiff 0-0 Brentford

    Cardiff have the closest chance of the game so far as Anthony Pilkinson's header hits the crossbar.

  119. League Two latest

    There's one League Two game tonight and Jon Stead has given Notts County a 1-0 lead at Wycombe after eight minutes.

  120. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Fulham 0-1 Ipswich

    Fulham are on the ropes and Ipswich almost double their advantage. Daryl Murphy finds Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who hits the crossbar from just outside the box.

  121. CLOSE!

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale being kept warm today. He has his hands stung again, this time from QPR winger Matt Phillips's rasping 25-yard thunderbolt.

    An impressive start from Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's men.

  122. Post update

    Cardiff 0-0 Brentford

    Not the much action-packed start at Cardiff City but Craig Noone has fired a shot wide for the Bluebirds.

  123. Post update

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Emilio Nsue of Middlesbrough is pulled back by David Jones

    Spicy start in the clash at the Riverside Stadium. Burnley midfielder David Jones goes in the book within the first five minutes after chopping down Middlesbrough's Emilio Nsue. Still goalless.

  124. Post update

    Derby 0-0 Bristol City

  125. Role reversal

    Fulham 0-1 Ipswich

  126. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Radio 5 Live at Loftus Road

    "Brighton are playing with four players up front, they are a side set up to win games. They are making the QPR defence stay where they are."

  127. Wunderbar!

    Huddersfield 0-0 Rotherham

    Huddersfield fans appear to have taken new boss David Wagner - Jurgen Klopp's old mate - under their wing...

    No goals at the John Smith's Stadium though.

  128. Post update

    Huddersfield 0-0 Rotherham

    Huddersfield have a chance to make it three goals in four games already but Sean Scannell hits the side netting with an effort. Some fans thought it was in.

  129. CLOSE!

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    Charlie Austin shoots

    QPR almost open their account! Striker Charlie Austin, who could be on the move in the January transfer window, drives forward before forcing Brighton goalkeeper David Stockdale into a sharp save low to his left.

    That was creeping in.

  130. Post update

    QPR 0-0 Brighton

    Two first-minute goals already gone in in the Championship, but nothing at Loftus Road, although Brighton defender Lewis Dunk gets his head on a corner but it's easy for Robert Green to collect.

  131. GOAL - Charlton 1-0 Bolton

    Ademola Lookman (1 min)

    Ademola Lookman of Charlton Athletic celebrates

    Wow. This one took 27 seconds - teenager Ademola Lookman gets the ball in loads of space and fires the ball through the goalkeeper's legs. 

    Not looking good for Bolton already.

  132. GOAL - Fulham 0-1 Ipswich

    Freddie Sears (1 min)

    Freddie Sears celebrates

    That didn't take long. Freddie Sears puts Ipswich ahead within 16 seconds - he runs at Fulham's defence, they back off and he fires home from the edge of the box.

  133. KICK-OFFS (LOADS OF THEM)

    Chris Hughton and QPR Manager Jimmy Floyd

    We are under way now across England (and Wales).

  134. Jimmy speaks

    QPR v Brighton (19:45 GMT)

    QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told Sky Sports: "It will be a difficult game, they are in really good form and high in confidence but we are playing at home. Charlie Austin is one of those striker who is always important in the team but we have to work together."

  135. Post update

    Hartlepool v Salford (19:45 GMT)

    Anyone else reckon the Valencia-based Neville brothers are watching the game on a dodgy online feed?

  136. Post update

    Bolton Wanderers players

    Ready? Not long until kick off now. Hoping for plenty of goals to warm us up.

  137. Post update

    Hartlepool v Salford City (19:45 GMT)

  138. Get involved

    #bbcfootball

    Norseman: All this Salford bias...there's tons of Poolies out there too. Good luck tonight,

    Better not look at the next entry, Norsey.

  139. Never gonna give (the FA Cup) up

    Hartlepool v Salford City (19:45 GMT)

    Ever wondered what the Salford City lads get up to on the bus to an away game?  Wonder no more. BBC North West Tonight climbed aboard to find out.

    One man who wasn't there was first-round goalscoring hero Richie Allen - he missed the bus. And tonight he has to settle for a place on the bench. Coincidence?

    Warning: the video contains plenty of 80s popster Rick Astley.

  140. Post update

    A reminder that you can see all the goals in Hartlepool v Salford in this page soon after they hit the back of the net. (UK only)

  141. Post update

    Derby v Bristol CIty (19:45 GMT)

  142. Post update

  143. Post update

    The last team in England's professional leagues to go 20 matches unbeaten at the start of a season were Manchester United with 24 in 2010-11.

    Can Brighton make it 21 tonight?

    Manchester United
    Image caption: A simpler time when Manchester United had stars like Darron Gibson and Anderson
  144. Tonight in the FA Cup

    FA Cup

    There are four FA Cup second-round replays tonight.

    Salford, who as you might have heard are owned by a bunch of former Manchester United players, are away to Hartlepool after drawing 1-1 at Moor Lane.

    That game is on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (and on this page). Winners of that host Derby.

    The other three replays tonight are:

    Scunthorpe v Leyton Orient (winners at Chelsea)

    Shrewsbury v Grimsby (winners at Cardiff City)

    Walsall v Chesterfield (winners at Brentford)

  145. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Brighton-PSG

    How long can Brighton keep this unbeaten run going? Could they do 'an Arsenal'?

    Is there any coming back for Bolton now? Should football be governed differently to stop clubs having such financial problems?

    Let us know your thoughts on Twitter (#bbcfootball) or on our Facebook pages.

    Bolton v Sevilla
  146. Post update

    Huddersfield Town v Rotherham United (19:45 GMT)

    Huddersfield and Rotherham

    Rotherham would leap out of the relegation zone, overtaking Huddersfield in the process, if they win tonight.

    Both sides have changed managers this season, with David Wagner in charge of the hosts and Neil Redfearn coaching the visitors.

    Huddersfield XI:Steer, Smith, Hudson, Lynch, Chilwell, Hogg, Duane Holmes, Scannell, Bunn, Carayol, Wells.

    Rotherham XI:Camp, Buxton, Broadfoot, Collins, Mattock, Grant Ward, Frecklington, Smallwood, Newell, Danny Ward, Clarke-Harris.

  147. Post update

    Preston v Birmingham (19:45 GMT)

    Joe Garner

    Both of these sides are probably doing better than they would have expected to at the start of the season.

    Preston came up from League One last term and are holding their own in the second tier, looking to win three successive games in the division for the first time since April 2011.

    Birmingham are ninth in the table, just two points off a play-off spot, but have shown you don't need the ball to win games, having held just 41.5% possession on average this season, the lowest in the Championship.

    Preston Xl: Pickford, Vermijl, Huntington, Clarke, Cunningham, Gallagher, Johnson, Browne, Reach, Keane and Garner.

    Birmingham XI: Kuszczak, Eardley, Morrison, Spector, Grounds, Gleeson, Kieftenbeld, Maghoma, Shinnie, Gray, Vaughan.

  148. Post update

    MK Dons v Sheffield Wednesday (19:45 GMT)

    Gary Hooper

    MK Dons have scored just three times in their past nine games in the Championship - failing to score in six of those - leaving the side in the relegation zone, one point off safety. You don't need to be a genius to work out where their problems lie.

    Opponents Sheffield Wednesday are going nicely this season under the stewardship of Portuguese boss Carlos Carvalhal. The Owls may sneak into the top-six with victory at Stadium MK this evening. 

    MK Dons XI: Martin, Spence, McFadzean, Kay, Lewington, Potter, Carruthers, Baker, Hall, Murphy, Maynard.

    Sheffield Wednesday XI: Westwood, Hunt, Loovens, Turner, Pudil, Sougou, Lopez, Lee, Bannan, Forestieri, Nuhiu.

  149. Post update

    Cardiff v Brentford (19:45 GMT)

    Alan Judge

    Cardiff and Brentford both come into this game knowing that a win could take them into the play-off places (depending on results elsewhere).

    Bees boss Dean Smith takes charge for a third time, following a 2-0 win over MK Dons and a 2-2 draw with Fulham.

    "We play a few a teams that are in and around us at this moment in time so it's a big period for us," Cardiff City manager Russell Slade told BBC Radio Wales.

    Cardiff City XI: Marshall, Peltier, Morrison, Connolly, Fabio, Noone, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Pilkington, Watt, Jones.

    Brentford XI: Button, Yennaris, Tarkowski, O'Connell, Bidwell, Woods, Diagouraga, Kerschbaumer, Judge, Swift, Vibe.

  150. Post update

    Fulham v Ipswich (19:45 GMT)

    Fulham and Ipswich stat

    Fulham are this season's entertainers in the Championship. They are the top scorers in the division with 33 goals in 20 games. 

    However only Rotherham (36) have conceded more than them (35), which explains why they are 17th.

    However they have not won in six league games and new senior coach Stuart Gray takes charge for the second time.

    Ipswich, aiming for a fourth consecutive away league win (something they haven't done since April 2004), are sixth.

    Fulham XI: Lonergan, Richards, Stearman, Burn, Ream, Kacaniklic, Cairney, O'Hara, Garbutt, McCormack, Dembele.

    Ipswich XI: Gerken, Chambers, Smith, Berra, Knudsen, Skuse, Douglas, Maitland-Niles, Sears, Murphy, Pitman.

  151. Post update

    Derby County v Bristol City (19:45 GMT)

    Jonathan Kodjia

    Derby County could move into the automatic promotion places if they beat Bristol City tonight (depending on results elsewhere). 

    Rams winger Tom Ince has scored three goals in his last three league appearances against the Robins.

    Bristol City are not doing so well, they could go into the relegation spots if several results go against them.

    Derby XI: Grant, Christie, Keogh, Shackell, Warnock, Ince, Hendrick, Russell, Johnson, Weimann, Bent.

    Bristol City XI: Fielding, Bennett, Flint, Moore, Baker, Williams, Bryan, Smith, Pack, Freeman, Agard.

  152. Post update

    Middlesbrough v Burnley (19:45 GMT)

    David Nugent

    A crucial match at the upper end of the Championship between two sides who have ambitions of reaching the Premier League.

    Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough side could go top with victory and if Brighton fail to win, Burnley can close the gap on tonight's opposition with a win of their own.

    The first item on the agenda will be to find the back of the Boro net - they haven't conceded at the Riverside Stadium in the league for 581 minutes. Watertight.

    Middlesbrough XI: Konstantopoulos, Kalas, Ayala, Gibson, Friend, Nsue, Forshaw, Clayton, Downing, Fabbrini, Kike.

    Burnley XI: Heaton, Darikwa, Duff, Keane, Mee, Boyd, Jones, Marney, Barton, Arfield, Gray.

  153. Post update

    Charlton v Bolton (19:45 GMT)

    Neil Lennon

    If ever the term 'crisis club' was apt, it's for Bolton right now.

    The club are £172.9m in debt and facing a winding-up petition from Revenue and Customs over £600,000 of unpaid taxes.  

    Manager Neil Lennon is worried that some players could choose to leave if they are not paid this month - which they are entitled to do. 

    He has recently admitted he's not sure if he's the right man for the job anymore.

    Tonight is a huge game for the rock-bottom Trotters. They face interim manager Karel Fraeye's Charlton, the club immediately out of the relegation zone, who sit five points above them in the table. 

    Charlton XI: Henderson, Solly, Diarra, Lennon, Holmes-Dennis, Cousins, Jackson, Gudmundsson, Ghoochannejhad, Lookman, Vaz Te. 

    Bolton XI: Amos, Gouano, Wheater, Holding, Moxey, Spearing, Vela, Davies, Clough, Feeney, Heskey. 

  154. Post update

    QPR v Brighton (19:45 GMT)

    Brighton

    Will Brighton ever lose? Probably will one day, so can tonight be the night? Their 20-game unbeaten run from the start of a Championship season is the longest in the competition's history, beating a record set by opponents QPR in 2010-11.

    The hosts can take heart from the fact that they are unbeaten against Brighton at Loftus Road in the last nine league meetings. Expect Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side to be a tough and uncompromising proposition tonight, just like he used to be!

    QPR XI: Green, Perch, Hill, Onuoha, Konshesky, Phillips, Faurlin, Sandro, Hoilett, Fer, Austin.

    Brighton XI: Stockdale, Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Calderon; van La Parra, Kayal, Stephens, Murphy; Wilson, Hemed.

  155. What's on the menu?

    There are nine Championship games tonight, and here's what's up for grabs...

  156. Coverage on the BBC

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    As well as us painting a picture for you in words, there is also plenty of audio-visual BBC content for you on this very page.

    When each goal in Hartlepool v Salford goes in, we'll bring you a clip of the goal as soon as we can.

    And we have live BBC Radio 5 live commentary of QPR v Brighton, sports extra coverage of the Pools-Salford FA Cup replay and Final Score all on this page.

  157. Festive period in full swing

    Bobby Zamora

    You know Christmas is around the corner when it's cold and dark outside, but there's plenty of football to get stuck into during the evening.

    There's nine Championship games to feast upon, plus a dolloping of four FA Cup second-round replays.

    Get that hot water bottle tucked in under your blanket - we could be in for a long night.