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Ritchie double sends comfortable Newcastle through

Newcastle United and the FA Cup have been unfamiliar bedfellows in recent years, but a hotchpotch team of youngsters, reserves and a smattering of regulars reached the fourth round of the competition for the first time in five seasons. It is unlikely to have roused the spirits of the owner Mike Ashley a great deal - he took in the first tie between these teams - but a crowd in excess of 34,000 was a reminder that the competition still resinates amongst the club’s supporters.
Published 3 hours ago on The Independent

Newcastle 3 - Birmingham 1: Magpies hope to end fourth round voodoo against Oxford

NEWCASTLE’S road to Wembley usually heads down a cul-de-sac in January but after years of knockout neglect under Mike Ashley, they’re finally showing signs of being up for the cup thanks to Yoan Gouffran and Matt Ritchie.
Published 3 hours ago on Daily Express

Shelvey inspires replay victory over Blues

Newcastle United defeated Birmingham City 3-1 in their FA Cup replay and will now be away to Oxford United in the fourth round
Published 4 hours ago on Guardian

Ritchie double takes Newcastle into round four

Newcastle survive a nervy finish to progress into the FA Cup fourth round with victory over Birmingham at St James' Park.
Published 4 hours ago on BBC Football

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In today’s Fiver: The FA Cup, funky fans in Lisbon and riffing on Juve’s crest
Published 10 hours ago on Guardian

Premier League or Championship? We asked fans of the yo-yo clubs which they prefer

Every season, the same storyline.
Published 13 hours ago on Telegraph

What is the fastest goal scored by a team not kicking off?

Plus: most relegations for one city in a single season, players sent off while on a stretcher, and more
Published 15 hours ago on Guardian

Shocks, strikes and Silent Witness - all Tuesday's cup reports

Late goals give non-league sides Lincoln and Sutton, plus League Two Blackpool, FA Cup shocks on Tuesday evening.
Published yesterday at 11:45 pm on BBC Football

Benítez hopeful of backing in transfer market

Rafael Benítez said he wants to beef up his Newcastle United squad for their promotion push and has asked Mike Ashley to let him find the players he needs
Published yesterday at 10:40 pm on Guardian

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez: Daryl Murphy signing proves managers know best

RAFAEL BENITEZ believes Daryl Murphy’s impact in the weeks ahead will prove the wisdom of his transfer policy at Newcastle – and remind owner Mike Ashley that it is best to leave footballing matters to the manager.
Published yesterday at 10:35 pm on Daily Express

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