OXFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Joelinton of Newcastle United celebrates with his team mates after scoring his team's second goal during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Oxford United and Newcastle United at Kassam Stadium on February 04, 2020 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Allan Saint-Maximin & Sean Longstaff steal the show as Newcastle United progress – Miles Starforth's player ratings

The fifth round of the FA Cup – some of the younger fans among us may not have believed it existed until now.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 7:21 am

But here we are, Steve Bruce, in his first season, with a smiling Mike Ashley has guided Newcastle United to the competition’s last 16 – even if they made hard, dramatic work of it.

United needed an extra-time cracker from Allan Saint-Maximin to win it, having thrown away a two-goal lead. Here's how Miles Starforth rated the players...

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