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Full-Strength Newcastle Dumped Out Of The FA Cup By League One Cambridge United

Daniel Marland

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Full-Strength Newcastle Dumped Out Of The FA Cup By League One Cambridge United

Newcastle United have been eliminated from the FA Cup by League One side Cambridge United while fielding a very strong team.

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Eddie Howe's side welcomed Cambridge to St James' Park on Saturday afternoon and started a number of first-teamers.

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Making his debut was Kieran Trippier, who became the club's first signing of the new Saudi-led regime on Friday afternoon.

It was Cambridge who made the headlines however thanks to Joe Ironside's strike in the 56th minute.

Jack Lankester thought he'd doubled his side's lead, but it was ruled out for offside much to the U's dismay.

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Newcastle had Allan Saint-Maximin and Ryan Fraser in attack and first-choice goalkeeper Martin Dubravka between the sticks.

Joelinton nearly equalised right at the death with a header from Trippier's cross, but Dimitar Mitov managed to save.

Fans have reacted to the result and they think it's one of the biggest cup upsets in recent memory.

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Newcastle's wretched run in cup competitions continues and it's the sixth time in 10 years they've been knocked out in the third round.

The Magpies will now need to turn their attention to Premier League survival, with the club currently sitting in 19th and two points from safety.

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It's expected that the club will make more moves in the January window and among those linked are Lille defender Sven Botman.

The 21-year-old has impressed in France and helped Lille clinch the title over Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

Newcastle have the joint worst defence in the top-flight this season and hope the Dutchman can offer some quality at the back.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

They've also been linked with moves for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Anthony Martial, who are unhappy at Arsenal and Manchester United respectively.

Do you think Newcastle United will be relegated from the Premier League?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Newcastle United, FA Cup

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