Magic Of The Cup! Oldham Manager Goes Wild And FA Cup Upsets Produce 659/1 Treble!
Lovers of cliché bingo would have been in their element during this FA Cup weekend and we are going to hail the time-honoured 'magic of the cup' following some stunning results in the third round on Sunday. You could have got odds of 659/1 on three of the upsets!
Oldham caused an almighty shock by beating Premier League outfit Fulham 2-1 thanks to a couple of late goals at Craven Cottage and it clearly meant a lot to their interim manager, Pete Wild.
Wild literally went wild at the full-time whistle as his side came from a goal down, his keeper - Daniel Iversen - saved a penalty, moments before Callum Lang head in an 88th minute winner.
It was a fairy-tale finish for Oldham and a remarkable story for Wild, who went to his first Oldham game as a fan with his dad at Boundary Park 28 years ago. Now he is the manager who has overseen a remarkable giant-killing! See Wild's celebrations in the Twitter video at the bottom of this article.
Barnet were another of the big talking points too as they will be the only non-league side to take their place in the fourth round after producing a stunning performance to beat Sheffield United 1-0.
The Bees are through to the fourth round for the first time in eleven years as they overcame the Blades - who are 84 places above them in the football pyramid.
Doncaster also produced a shock to win 3-1 at Preston and remarkably, a £5 treble bet on Doncaster, Oldham and Barnet all winning on Sunday would have returned £3300 - congratulations to anyone who got on that!