Football: Sixth-tier Chorley's FA Cup party continues with Adele singalong after 2-0 win over Derby

Chorley's dream FA Cup run has continued with a third-round win over second-tier Derby County and the minnows celebrated in usual fashion, belting out a rendition of Adele's 'Someone Like You' in their changing room.

Chorley, who play in the National League North, defeated a COVID-19-hit Derby side 2-0, after Connor Hall and Mike Calveley scored a goal apiece.

The non-league club defied expectations, when they beat 2013 champions and League One side Wigan Athletic in the first round, and extended their love affair with the competition with victory over another third-tier outfit, Peterborough United, in the second.

After overcoming Derby to take another step forward, Chorley's Twitter account posted a video of the players paying tribute to their favourite British singer with their now-traditional dressing-room singalong.

"We just needed a song that was special to us that everybody knew," assistant manager Andy Preece says. "It happened to be that Adele song. 

"It's just great to share something like that at the end of the game, great for camaraderie. You need that togetherness, if you're going to win big games.

"When we got promoted, had big Cup wins, it's always been that one."

Chorley have secured their maiden fourth-round berth in the competition and manager Jamie Vermiglio describes it as a "monumental day" for the club, which is made up of amateur players.

"I feel privileged to be a part of it," says Vermiglio, whose day job is headmaster at a local school.

"A proud moment for us and credit to Derby County. It was always going be difficult, but we got a goal and a good time.

"I think the second relieved the pressure a little bit, so credit to our boys."

Arsenal begin FA Cup defence with extra-time win over Newcastle

 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring with Kieran Tierney
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring with Kieran Tierney Photo credit: Getty

Emile Smith-Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have scored in extra time, as Mikel Arteta's side began their FA Cup defence with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Newcastle United in the third round at Emirates Stadium.

After arriving as a second-half substitute, Smith-Rowe had a red card rescinded for a tackle on Sean Longstaff in stoppage time, after a video review.

The 20-year-old midfielder went on the score the opener, latching onto a ball from Alexandre Lacazette inside the box and slipping it past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

Aubameyang also found the net from close range in the final minutes of extra time to extend Arsenal's winning run to four games in all competitions.

"I was really happy, a bit of a relief for me with the incident before," Smith-Rowe told the BBC. "It definitely wasn't intentional - happy to get the goal and get through to the next round.

"We knew how tough it was going to be, they're a tough opponent. It was about breaking them down.

"It shows how together we are - we have been working off the pitch to get closer as a group and it shows."

Arsenal, who have lifted the FA Cup a record 14 times, have failed to progress to the fourth round just once in the last 25 years.

Arsenal created most of the chances through forwards Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe, but the hosts were denied an opening in 90 minutes.

Striker Andy Carroll missed the target for the visitors from inside the six-yard box in the 56th minute, before his efforts on goal in stoppage time were brilliantly blocked by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

"I thought Andy did fantastically well," Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says. "If he had topped it off by scoring a goal, it would have been good for him. 

"There were a lot of pleasing things. We've had a tough run of fixtures, but we dust ourselves down and go again."

The result left Newcastle without a win in seven games in all competitions. 

McTominay header puts Man United into FA Cup fourth round

Scott McTominay of Manchester United celebrates scoring a goal
Scott McTominay of Manchester United celebrates scoring a goal Photo credit: Getty

An early headed goal by Scott McTominay has capped an excellent individual performance that put Manchester United through to the FA Cup fourth round, beating Watford 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Captaining his side for the first time, McTominay connected with an Alex Telles corner and though his downward header lacked power, it bounced up and into the top corner, past the dive of goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann, in the fifth minute.

After making nine changes from the team that lost the League Cup semi-final to Manchester City in midweek, United looked a little disorganised.

Relegated from the Premier League last season, Watford are sixth in the second-tier Championship, dominating the last 15 minutes of the first half, but struggling for decent shots on target.

United looked to counterattack, but despite fielding quality players like Spanish playmaker Juan Mata and Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, lone striker Mason Greenwood was given precious little to work with up front.

Watford substitute Ken Sema had good chances from late free kicks, but instead, 24-year-old Scottish midfielder McTominay led the way with a selfless display of running and tackling to ensure that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side made it through to Monday's fourth-round draw.

"We started really well and then for the first half an hour, we were really good, moved the ball really well and there was some good combination play," McTominay told BT Sport, before talking about his pride in captaining the team.

"When the manager told me, it was a surreal moment. I've been here since I had just turned five, so that's 18 or 19 years associated with the club, and it is a huge honour.

"I love this club and it has been my whole life."