Date confirmed for Newcastle’s FA Cup trip to Leicester

CUP FIXTURE ... Gabriel Obertan scored the winner when the sides met in the league in October.
CUP FIXTURE ... Gabriel Obertan scored the winner when the sides met in the league in October.

NEWCASTLE United’s FA Cup third round match at Leicester City will take place on Saturday, January 3.

Some ties involving Premier League sides have been moved to the Sunday to give extra time to recover from league fixtures.

However, Newcastle and Leicester will take to the field for a 3pm kick-off on the Saturday at the King Power Stadium, just 48 hours after they each face a New Year’s Day Premier League fixture.

Newcastle host Burnley on January 1, while Leicester are at Liverpool.