Five things from the weekend’s FA Cup action that prove it’s still magic

The Third Round Round of the FA Cup is one of the footballing calendar’s highlights. Thirty-two matches from across the entire spectrum of English football, from non-league to top tier, what a treat.

It’s a competition that remains iconic, but as the riches of the Premier League have increased over the last decade, it’s one that might be considered to have lost its lustre.

For me, though, as a neutral when it comes to English football, it remains a trophy that captures the imagination and provides the football season with some iconic moments.

It’s a trophy every football fan wants to win, whether you are a regular at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium or have a season ticket at Sutton United. For clubs who dare to dream, it could be the defining tournament of their entire campaign.

Here are FIVE things from the weekend’s FA Cup action that prove it’s still magic…