8 Premier League teams already out of the FA Cup

LONDON (AP) — Aston Villa’s stunning loss to fourth-tier Stevenage in the FA Cup completed a rough few days in the third round for Premier League teams. Eight of them have already been eliminated and that is the most at this stage since the 2007-08 season according to statistics provider Opta. That was the last season a team from outside the Premier League reached the final. That team was Cardiff. There is sure to be another top-flight team ousted because Liverpool will play Wolverhampton in a replay while there’s the outside chance of another shock when Arsenal travels to third-tier Oxford United on Monday. Leeds also faces a replay against second-tier Cardiff.

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