Newcastle get Luton in FA Cup Third Round Draw
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:
3 Aston Villa
5 Birmingham City
6 Bolton Wanderers
8 Brighton and Hove Albion
9 Bristol City
11 Burton Albion
12 Cardiff City
14 Crystal Palace
15 Derby County
18 Huddersfield Town
19 Hull City
20 Ipswich Town
21 Leeds United
22 Leicester City
24 Manchester City
25 Manchester United
29 Norwich City
30 Nottingham Forest
34 Sheffield United
35 Sheffield Wednesday
37 Stoke City
39 Swansea City
42 West Bromwich Albion
43 West Ham
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
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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