Saturday FA Cup results positive for Newcastle United relegation struggle
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
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)
Chelsea v Newcastle (1.30pm)
Cardiff v Man City (4pm)
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