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Newcastle get Luton in FA Cup Third Round Draw

1 year ago
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The FA Cup Third Round has taken place on Monday night.

Newcastle were ball number 28 and have got Luton at home.

If only Gateshead had had better luck on Sunday, instead of losing 5-0 at home to Luton.

Fingers cross we make it into the fourth round draw…

An interesting one as the League Two side have Robert Lee’s two sons playing for them, both scoring against Gateshead yesterday.

Interesting elsewhere, with Middlesbrough v Sunderland and Liverpool v Everton.

It was very generous of Mike Ashley earlier this year to say he was going to instruct Newcastle United to go all out for the FA Cup after ensuring Premier League safety (see below), if only he had allowed Rafa Benitez to go beyond that £11.5m net spend in the summer – you don’t get many trophies for that amount these days.

Third round ball numbers were:

1 Bournemouth

2 Arsenal

3 Aston Villa

4 Barnsley

5 Birmingham City

6 Bolton Wanderers

7 Brentford

8 Brighton and Hove Albion

9 Bristol City

10 Burnley

11 Burton Albion

12 Cardiff City

13 Chelsea

14 Crystal Palace

15 Derby County

16 Everton

17 Fulham

18 Huddersfield Town

19 Hull City

20 Ipswich Town

21 Leeds United

22 Leicester City

23 Liverpool

24 Manchester City

25 Manchester United

26 Middlesbrough

27 Millwall

28 Newcastle

29 Norwich City

30 Nottingham Forest

31 Preston

32 QPR

33 Reading

34 Sheffield United

35 Sheffield Wednesday

36 Southampton

37 Stoke City

38 Sunderland

39 Swansea City

40 Tottenham

41 Watford

42 West Bromwich Albion

43 West Ham

44 Wolves

45 Woking / Peterborough United

46 MK Dons

47 Newport County

48 Wycombe Wanderers

49 Port Vale / Yeovil Town

50 Shrewsbury Town

51 Doncaster Rovers

52 Slough or Rochdale

53 AFC Wimbledon

54 Stevenage

55 Mansfield Town

56 Luton Town

57 Bradford City

58 Blackburn Rovers / Crewe Alexandra

59 AFC Fylde / Wigan Athletic

60 Gillingham / Carlisle United

61 Notts County

62 Forest Green Rovers /  Exeter City

63 Fleetwood Town / Hereford United

64 Coventry City

Mike Ashley talking to Sky Sports – 13 August 2017:

“I actually now believe that Newcastle will look to make mid-table this season and maybe we can make the cup a priority this season.

“We can get ourselves safe and then go for a cup.

“It means that in my few years at Newcastle United I might be able to win something other than a Championship trophy.”

Sky Sports – 10 September 2017:

“Mike Ashley says he will donate £20m to the players if they win the FA Cup this season.”

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