Newcastle United will play at Brighton & Hove Albion in the 4th round of the FA Cup a week on Saturday.
Brighton beat Wrexham last night in the 3rd round replay, but the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and that was the score after extra time, and Brighton eventually won 5-4 on penalties.
That’s the very closest you can get in a result, when the game goes to penalties and one side wins it by 5-4.
The only penalty missed was the first one taken by Dean Keates, and Brighton goalkeeper Peter Brezovan saved it.
Wrexham went close to winning it at the Racecourse Ground, after going ahead after 23 minutes with a goal from Andrew Morrell, but Ashley Barnes equalized after 77 minutes to force the game into extra time.
The initial tie had been drawn 1-1 at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, and the pitch was frozen when the replay was supposed to be played at Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground on Tuesday night, but a thaw allowed the game to go ahead last night.
Newcastle will now travel to the Amex Stadium on Saturday 28th January, a week on Saturday, with a kick off time of 5:15 pm, and the game will be televised by the American Sports network ESPN, and shown live worldwide.
That’s a game that will be tough for our lads, but it’s a game we must win to get through to round 5.
Brighton are in 12th position in the Championship with 38 points from 26 games, and they have a good home record of 7 games won and only 3 games lost in their 13 home league games.
Chris Hughton’s Birmingham got through to round four last night with a 1-0 win at Wolves and they now play at Sheffield United in the 4th round.