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Newcastle Concede Twice In Extra Time And Are Out Of The FA Cup



Newcastle put in an excellent second-half performance as both clubs were unable to find a breakthrough in normal time. However, our missed chances in the second half have cost us as the lads ran out of steam in extra time and Arsenal grabbed two late goals to boot us from the FA Cup.

Martin Dubravka was called into action early. Granit Xhaka hit a volley from just outside the box that Dubravka tipped over the bar. Newcastle were able to clear the subsequent corner.

Newcastle then created a decent chance as Jacob Murphy found space down the right and put in an excellent cross. However, Arsenal’s David Luiz got a foot in to thwart Carroll’s effort and Arsenal were able to clear the ball.

Arsenal followed that with a flurry of opportunities. The first came on a break but Bukary Sako’s effort was straight to Dubravka. Moments later Sako got away another shot that was blocked by Ciaran Clark. Then it was Matt Ritchie with a timely block on a shot by Nicolas Pepe.

Steve Bruce brought Dwight Gayle on for Andy Carroll, who was excellent despite his couple of missed chances, to start the second 15 minutes of extra time. In the 19th minute, Emile Smith Rowe got the breakthrough for Arsenal.


After Ciaran Clark lost possession deep, the youngster controlled a header from Alexandre Lacazzette off his chest. He maintained his composure and guided a low shot just inside the far post. It was a disappointing goal to concede after such a great defensive display.

Arsenal added a second in the 117th minute as Aubameyang tapped in a cross from Kieran Tierney from the left. The lads put in a commendable performance but the extra 30 minutes proved too much as fatigue set in. So we are out of the FA Cup but it was not due to a lack of fight from the boys.

Now the focus shifts back to the league as we travel to Sheffield United on Tuesday for a massive match. We have to find a way to score more goals. The opportunities were there tonight but we just couldn’t find a breakthrough.

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160 comments so far

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 9, 2021 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #121

    Arsenal are nothing special. A few good signings this month and we’ll be better than them.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 9, 2021 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #122

    Take Aubameyang and Lacazette out the team and they’re a mid-table side.

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  • captainmarvel

    Jan 9, 2021 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #123

    I could not fault Andy Carroll’s fortitude, he was all over the pitch tonight but he lacks goals, that’s why he is on the pitch..

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  • stan anderson

    Jan 9, 2021 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #124

    If that was one of lads sent off for that tackle we would,ve been screaming

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jan 9, 2021 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #125

    If Carroll is fit, and he is looking fitter than we’ve seen from him almost since he left us ten years ago, then he is in fact decent cover for Wilson for the remainder of the season. Certainly on that display, and other cameos we’ve seen from him he is. The player I’d like to see upgraded on is Gayle, who is a decent finisher but really offers little else. Primarily of course though we need a central mid that can add the pace and running and muscle and vigor that will get us playing further up the pitch.

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  • CJ

    Jan 9, 2021 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #126

    If we’re talking about red card tackles Lascelles was lucky to get away with a yellow in the first half….so overall it balanced out.

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  • captainmarvel

    Jan 9, 2021 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #127

    He might be fit Nicky but if he’s lost the nack, he’s as much use as wor Joe..

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 9, 2021 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #128

    Not the worst I’ve seen us play but still not amazing by any means. Central midfield still a big issue and creativity is massively missing. Never slagged joelinton off too much, played in wrong positions in a negative team etc etc but I think attempting to shoe horn him into the team and hope he comes good has to stop. Our play slows every time he receives the ball, he strolls with it with no urgency and looks lost. The play either slows or he loses possession, I’m all for giving players a chance but he is stealing a starting spot from the others now. Anderson handled himself well I thought, shame he didn’t take his chance but just seeing a midfielder on the penalty spot during an attack was a breathe of fresh air! Same old problems, lack of creativity and cutting edge, midfield gets bypassed and can’t cope with the opposing midfield and we still don’t seem to have any form identity as a team.

    Huge amount of respect for Carroll tonight though, he’s not played great since he came back or made much impact, but he was fantastic tonight. Great hold up and link play, chased everything, showed real fight and determination. It’s a shame it doesn’t rub off on the rest of the team. Should have scored yes, but he was the best player on the pitch for me. Certainly had a better game then the supposed motm.

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  • CJ

    Jan 9, 2021 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #129

    At 32 Carroll showed more passion and running than many of the younger players on the field.Felt sorry for Clarke letting the ball bounce away from him for the first goal. For the second Murphy just stood and watched instead of covering back. Others can claim to be tired but he couldn’t. Left Yedlin completely exposed.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #130

    Carroll is better than Joelinton and he was free. Offers more. Also isn’t clumsy.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 10, 2021 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #131

    I swear Mike Ashley just signed him on purpose to humiliate us. We shold have signed Dele Adebola for £90m instead.

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  • DONK

    Jan 10, 2021 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #132

    Very few of us expected a win and we got what we expected. to take it to extra time was inviting the inevitable but in my opinion Carroll was exceptional, he cared and was fuming when he was substituted. A lot of pundit-holes classify him as an anachronism but sadly his style of footy has been emasculated by the penny floater brigade. Imagine Shearer Ferdinand and Carroll smashing the premier league approved plastic footies against Richard Masters flabby pink thighs on a frosty cowgate morning.

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  • DONK

    Jan 10, 2021 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #133

    Hoof!
    Slap!
    Ayah!
    (repeat)

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  • carltoon

    Jan 10, 2021 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #134

    I loved Connor Hall the Chorley goal scorer being interviewed, asked who he wanted in the next round, saying ” the greatest club in the world Newcastle United, I’m a big Newcastle fan “. Unfortunately we couldn’t beat Arsenal so that’s where his dream ends. He did get a congratulations of Shearer on twitter, which thrilled him. If only we could get new owners, for the greatest fans in the World

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  • carltoon

    Jan 10, 2021 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #135

    No leaks from the DeMarco meeting at the Emirates ? Wonder if he enjoyed the match, he was looking forward to trying it, hope it gives him more motivation to get this legal case done.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 10, 2021 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #136

    He was looking forward to watching it.

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  • carltoon

    Jan 10, 2021 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #137

    Ooh killed the blog, goodnight.

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  • lesh

    Jan 10, 2021 at 3:39 AM

    Comment #138

    Online

    When Danny Murphy uttered the words we (Arsenal), though not having any connection to them, it might indicate what NUFC are up against.

    He might well have been illustrating the clout of the so-called ‘big six’. Arsenal’s one of them, the ‘we’re and NUFC ain’t.

    Is the BBC now being sucked into seeing the ‘big six’ as the elite of English football and part, the we, of the Project Picture and dismissing the likes of NUFC and others as the they.

    Like it or not the media can and does form opinion.

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  • NY Mag

    Jan 10, 2021 at 3:43 AM

    Comment #139

    Lesh,

    It doesn’t form opinion for me, but I see where you’re coming from

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  • lesh

    Jan 10, 2021 at 3:46 AM

    Comment #140

    carltoon

    I’d recorded the match but didn’t look at it until late on Saturday night.

    After about 20 minutes, I switched to what was the first episode of Dad’s Army I’d recorded.

    Dad’s Army, with Captain Mainwaring in command provided a good insight into NUFC.

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  • lesh

    Jan 10, 2021 at 3:49 AM

    Comment #141

    NY Mag

    I too can see where you’re at but forming opinion is achieved very subtly. If we as human beings, thought our opinions were being manipulated we’d be aware of it and in most cases reject said manipulation.

    The opinion formers, eg Trump, rely on oft repeated messages, drip feeding.

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  • lesh

    Jan 10, 2021 at 3:51 AM

    Comment #142

    NY Mag,

    No reflection on you or anyone else, but I’m really tired and only looked in for a look in. I really must turn in.

    Take care, be safe and be happy

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  • NY Mag

    Jan 10, 2021 at 3:55 AM

    Comment #143

    Lesh,

    Fair enough mate….noted and understood.

    Take care and stay safe.

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  • NY Mag

    Jan 10, 2021 at 4:50 AM

    Comment #144

    Cleverleys,

    My apologies for not directly responding…..I made the schoolboy error of coming on the blog straight after the game, the red mist was still in effect (I’m a bad loser).

    I know you don’t post too often (you should)…but thanks for asking after me.
    I can only hope you and your family are well through these unprecedented times.

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 10, 2021 at 6:27 AM

    Comment #145

    NY – we might not quite be in the relagation mix just yet but are drifting that way.

    Shudder to think we’ll be getting some freebie knackers during this window who will not really enhance the team/squad. Such as Phil Jones from Man u. AlwAYS looks knackered/and red about the gills after any exertion. Type to pile the beef on if he does not train properly.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jan 10, 2021 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #146

    Not posting

    0
  • Not another deJong

    Jan 10, 2021 at 6:34 AM

    Comment #147

    Ok doesn’t like links then

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  • Not another deJong

    Jan 10, 2021 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #148
  • Not another deJong

    Jan 10, 2021 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #149

    B-word was in the link!!!!

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  • Not another deJong

    Jan 10, 2021 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #150

    Sorry about that, just tried to post article about DoF, scouting and, not for the first time, I wondered where the new rules for EFL/PL player recruitment came from? Are they the same for all countries outside the EU? If so, the recruitment of U18 players going into the EU needs to be challenged, due to the discrepancy with going in the opposite direction.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jan 10, 2021 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #151

    Nick deMarco was seen loafing off before the game really did rise in heat, muttering “Crumbs!” and something about how stale the match was. Seeing the result later he commented that 80% of the match was no great shakes and the batch of goals were half baked.

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #152

    You’re bored aren’t you “Not another”.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #153

    Steve Bruce, after beating Morecambe, Newport two attempts at Rochdale and and Oxford, labouring against a weakened WBA and being totally outplayed by Blackburn, before being knocked out at the first sign of any decent opposition is now boasting he’s managed two quarter finals. Bruce Oot#

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #154

    I don’t know what someone put in Andy Carroll’s tea but he was outstanding for us yesterday. He tried to take us by the scruff of the neck and bully us forward. Full of running, and IMO should not have been booked early on. Genuine, honest challenge, eyes nowhere but on the ball. Someone commented he fluffed his lines on the 2 chances. I disagree, especially on one, the keeper made a good save, closed the space down quickly but was a little lucky – it just hit him.

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #155

    Trouble is with AC, i think he may feel the effects today and will struggle to recover for the next few days. That ankle is very dodgy.
    He’s one of them, fingers are crossed when he leaps or goes into a big challenge.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #156

    The level of acceptance is slightly bewildering, but I do not have any complaints about the team last night. Without really any star performances, I think they showed desire and battled for each other. Keeping it tight and looking to exploit mistakes that more readily occur towards the end of matches, is a legitimate tactic. If it does also show our lack of creativity and technical ability to get the ball from the half way line and provide quality deliveries into the oppositions box. But that is “where we are at” says the coach, at least we now seem to be able to pass from the defence to the midfield (progress).

    Last nights result was a product of the clubs different outlook and when seeing young players take to the pitch and turn the game, it is depressing to know that Bruce will endeavour to fill our squad with has beens. I only hope the owners notorious stinginess holds firm, which is now two things he has my support for, which is really uncomfortable. Plus we do actually need better in/out transfers.

    It is natural that fans react match to match about which players should continue to play or not, but the manager should have a more longer term outlook. I would suggest Joelinton should not start as our other three strikers are all fit and more experienced/prolific. Plus we have wingers, just not somebody to link up the middle.

    There was another small step closer to a 343 formation last night, unfortunately the change over of players initially made things very untidy leading to early bookings. Perhaps only having the league to concentrate on will help the manager utilise the right players in the right places and we will see even more progression. Not being halfway through the fixture list is beneficial, two astute loan signings would be enormously beneficial (but doubtful) and a win on Tuesday would help confidence return and make the club a more attractive (short term) proposition.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #157

    DubaiMickey

    How can you tell??!!!!!!!!

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  • Not another deJong

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #158

    Reminded of the Kevin Nolan song and Carroll’s leading performance yesterday, perhaps there should be a new version:

    “We all live in an Andy Afterlife.
    An Andy Afterlife!”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #159

    Nadj,
    Last night summed up Bruce’s tenure here, when we’re not getting pummelled a shift like yesterday is very typical. Solid defending based on our former mananagers tactics hoping we nick it with the odd shot at goal we get. Pivotal results last season were the luckiest 1-0 wins against Spurs, Man U and Chelsea and the two either side of restart against ten man Socon and Sheffield U which were both
    0-0 before the numerical advantage took over. His luck has ran out and we just have to pray that Fulham don’t pull their fingers out and that too many defeats shatter Brighton’s resolve.

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 10, 2021 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #160

    I’m 50/50 on the ‘red card’ challenge on Sean Longstaff. Was his foot up, studs up? Yes. Miles away from the ball at point of contact? Yes. Their bloke had gone to ground, and if SL’s foot was on the ground he’d have sustained a serious injury.
    So a wreckless challenge and the red wasn’t a clear and obvious mistake.
    Either the VAR bloke makes a decision on all the evidence or not. Don’t fudge it and say over to you ref!

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