Steve Bruce reacts to Newcastle United's FA Cup win – and securing a place in the last eight!

Newcastle United have the chance to make the last eight of the FA Cup for the first time since 2006 this evening, when they face West Brom in the fifth round.

Newcastle United take on West Brom at the Hawthorns this evening.
Newcastle United take on West Brom at the Hawthorns this evening.

The tie must end tonight – replays aren’t enforced at this stage of the competition – as Steve Bruce’s men turn their attentions away from a Premier League relegation dogfight, with that pressure returning at Southampton this weekend.

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FA Cup LIVE: West Brom v Newcastle United - match action & reaction from the Hawthorns

Last updated: Tuesday, 03 March, 2020, 22:42

Key Events

  • FA Cup fifth round: West Brom 2 (Phillips74, Zohore 90) Newcastle United 3 (Almiron 33, 45, Lazaro 47)
  • Newcastle United XI: Karl Darlow; Javier Manquillo, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Danny Rose; Sean Longstaff, Nabil Bentaleb; Valentino Lazaro (Florian Lejeune 90), Miguel Almiron (Jonjo Shelvey 70), Allan Saint-Maximin (Dwight Gayle 80); Joelinton.
  • BENCH: Rob Elliot, DeAndre Yedlin, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle.
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Miles Starforth's HT view

"That's as good a first-half performance as we've seen this season from United. Saint-Maximin, Almiron and Joelinton all played well. West Brom couldn't handle the pace and movement of Saint-Maximin and Almiron in particular, and the latter took his two goals well. Newcastle deserve their 2-0 lead at the break, and the club's 5,000 fans are singing about going to Wembley."

Miles Starforth

HT - And NUFC are, at this stage, heading into round six!

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