Newcastle have drawn Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough for the Third Round of the FA Cup. The Owls are currently third in League One just 3 points behind Plymouth Argyle, who top the division.
Round Three ties will take place across the weekend of Saturday, 7th January and Sunday, 8th January 2023.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 28, 2022
The FA Cup third round will take place on the weekend after the trip to Arsenal on January 3rd. It will be the fifth match after the World Cup comes to an end.
Cambridge pulled off a shocker in this competition last year defeating Newcastle 1-0 in the third round. That match served as Kieran Trippier’s debut but was also an impetus to get some more winter deals completed.
Those troublesome days are in the rearview mirror as Eddie Howe sparked a revival in February leading Newcastle to safety. This season has been nothing short of sensational with the club sitting third in the Premier League.
Newcastle are also still alive in the Carabao Cup with Bournemouth coming to St. James’ Park on December 21st. That tie has added significance as it is the first to arrive after the World Cup break.