NEWCASTLE’S miserable season on the field sunk to a new low on Saturday as the Magpies were dumped out of the FA Cup 1-0 by League One Cambridge, while non-League sides Kidderminster and Boreham Wood also booked their places in the fourth round.
England international Kieran Trippier made his debut as Newcastle’s first signing since a controversial takeover by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund. But Newcastle have still won only one match all season and were embarrassed by a side two divisions below them in front of a furious full house at St. James’ Park.
Joe Ironside scored the only goal 11 minutes into the second half as he swivelled to fire home from close range after a goalmouth scramble. Newcastle had two goals ruled out and Joelinton was thwarted by a great save by Dimitar Mitov deep into stoppage time. But they were shown no mercy by the disgruntled home fans at full-time as they now have to lift themselves to try and remain in the Premier League.
Sixth-tier Kidderminster overcame the 79 places separating them from Reading in the English football period to beat the Championship side 2-1. George Puskas put the Royals ahead at the Aggborough Stadium, but Sam Austin levelled before Amari Morgan- Smith struck the winner eight minutes from time. The full-time whistle sparked a pitch invasion from fans of both sides with some angry Reading fans confront¬ing their own manager Veljko Paunovic. — AFP