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Newcastle United stunned by Cambridge in FA Cup



Newcastle’s miserable season on the field reached a new low on Saturday as the Magpies were knocked out of the FA Cup 1-0 by League One Cambridge, while non-League sides Kidderminster and Boreham Wood also made their way into the fourth round. The place was booked. England international Kieran Trippier made his debut as Newcastle’s first signing since the controversial takeover by the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund. But Newcastle still won only one match throughout the season and were embarrassed two divisions below them in front of a furious full home at St James’s Park.

Joe Ironside scored the only goal in the second half in 11 minutes as he turned around to set home fire from close quarters after a Golmouth scuffle.

Newcastle’s two goals were denied and Joelinton was thwarted by a big save in stoppage time by Dimitar Mitov.

But he was shown no mercy by the full-time disgruntled home fans as he now has to brace himself to stay in the Premier League.

Sixth-tier Kidderminster moved up 79 places to separate them from Reading in the English football period and beat the championship side 2–1.

George Puskas put the Royals ahead at Aegborough Stadium, but Sam Austin made Amari Morgan-Smith the winner eight minutes ahead of time.

The full-time whistle struck a pitch from fans on both sides, with some angry Reading fans facing their own manager, Veljko Paunovic.

Boreham Wood also upset their top two divisions with a 2–0 win over AFC Wimbledon.

Goals from Tyrone Marsh and Adrian Clifton on either side of half-time saw a National League Premier side reach the fourth round for the first time.

Holders Leicester saw injury woes and a power cut in King Power, with Yuri Tylemans, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Mark Albrighton thrashing Watford 4–1.

Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Millwall 2-1 in a derby in south London when the Eagles took a knee before kick-off.


The gesture precedes every Premier League game, but Millwall stopped doing so a year ago.

Brentford beat Port Vale 4–1, but Burnley were the first top-flight side since a 2–1 home loss to Huddersfield.

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