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Saturday FA Cup results positive for Newcastle United relegation struggle

4 years ago

Newcastle United are the 15th of the 16 FA Cup matches to take place this weekend.

Facing Chelsea on Sunday at Stamford Bridge with a 1.30pm kick-off, we wait to see if Newcastle can reach the heady heights of the fifth round for the first time since 2006.

Only the Cardiff v Manchester City follows the Chelsea v Newcastle encounter.

Saturday has seen 10 matches played and it has been good news for Newcastle.

Whilst I of course desperately want Newcastle to beat Chelsea tomorrow, I have to admit that any extra matches for relegation threatened teams has to be a bonus.

Brighton have gone through with a late winner at Middlesbrough (Newcastle are north east top dogs already then in FA Cup this season!), so they are guaranteed at least one more round/distraction of FA Cup football.

Even better, both Swansea and Huddersfield have drawn their third round games, meaning they have replays AND the possibility/probability of fifth round games as well.

Only West Ham have spoilt the afternoon, losing 2-0 at Wigan, though even they have the impressive Arthur Masuaku now set to miss three Premier League matches after getting a red card for spitting at an opponent.

Watford did lose as well but that was to fellow strugglers Southampton.

Hopefully Alan Pardew will play a typically strong FA Cup team and get a draw at Liverpool with West Brom tonight as well…

FA Cup 4th Round

Peterborough 1 Leicester 5

Huddersfield 1 Birmingham 1

Hull 2 Notts Forest 1

Middlesbrough 0 Brighton 1

Millwall 2 Rochdale 2

M K Dons 0 Coventry 1

Notts County 1 Swansea 1

Sheff Utd 1 Preston 0

Southampton 1 Watford 0

Wigan 2 West Ham 0

(Friday results)

Sheff Wed 3 Reading 1

Yeovil 0 Man Utd 4

Saturday late kick-offs

Newport v Tottenham (5.30pm)

Liverpool v West Brom (7.45pm)

Sunday kick-offs

Chelsea v Newcastle (1.30pm)

Cardiff v Man City (4pm)

Chelsea v Newcastle Match Betting:

Chelsea win 4/9Draw 7/2Newcastle win 6/1

NUFC win 2-0 50/1NUFC lead at half-time 11/2NUFC to score 2 or more goals 14/5

All Chelsea v Newcastle betting HERE

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