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Oxford United - Newcastle United
The Emirates FA Cup - 4 February 2020
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FULL-TIME: IT'S OVER! Newcastle seal their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup but boy have they done it the hard way.
There will be one minute of added time...
Surely there is no way back for Oxford now, is there...?
- GoalAllan Saint-MaximinNewcastle United
GOAAAALLLLLL! Oxford 2-3 Newcastle (Saint-Maximin): Surely this is the winner?! It's a brilliant individual goal by Saint-Maximin. With a crowd of players in front of him, he skips past them all, gets the ball out of his feet and smashes a shot into the corner of the net. Magic.
Oh dear. Saint-Maximin pulls it back to Atsu in the penalty area, he should be shooting but tries to pass to Yedlin and gets it horribly wrong.
Shot! The exciting Saint-Maximin is still full of energy; he races past a helpless defender and fires a low shot from a tight angle, but Eastwood is equal to it.
Sykes thunders a volley into the back of Clark's head. That will hurt.
Close! Matty Longstaff, on his weaker foot, bends a lovely effort agonisingly over the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area.
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We are back underway at the Kassam Stadium. Can we find a winner in extra-time or will penalty kicks decide the outcome?
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Half-time in extra-time. It's still Oxford 2-2 Newcastle.
'Premier League, you're having a laugh' sing the Oxford fans.
Great save! Saint-Maximin races into the box with pace, twisting and turning to get one-on-one with the goalkeeper but Eastwood narrows the angle and makes a fine stop to deny Newcastle.
Oxford sub: Brannigan, who went down with cramp a moment ago, is replaced by George Thorne.
You have to feel for the Newcastle fans. Sixty-five years since their last trophy and they're making really hard work of this tie.
Sykes and then Holland have shots blocked as Oxford step it up another gear. Newcastle will be relieved to hear the whistle at the halfway point of extra-time.
Here's the moment Oxford levelled...
- OffFlorian LejeuneNewcastle United
- OnCiaran ClarkNewcastle United
Newcastle sub: Like for like sub as Ciaran Clark replaces Lejeune, who was walking on eggshells after picking up the yellow card.
Lightning doesn't strike twice... Kelly curls it miles over the bar.
Yellow card! Lejeune takes one for the team as he brings down Sykes just outside the box, receiving a booking in the process. Can Kelly repeat his heroics with the resulting free-kick?
Suddenly the Oxford players look re-energised; they appear sharper and fitter than their counterparts at the moment.
Save! Saint-Maximin stings the palms of Eastwood with a shot from 25 yards. The Oxford goalkeeper got down low to make the save.
Oxford chance! Holland flashes a low ball across the face of goal, which Darlow spills! Ritchie then rescues his goalkeeper with a crucial block to deny Agyei! Newcastle are rocking.
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KICK-OFF: Here we go...
Oxford looked dead and buried but two goals in nine minutes has turned this game on its head. And it's not over yet. Here comes 30 minutes of extra-time...
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We are going to extra-time. What a finale!
- GoalNathan HollandOxford United
GOAAAALLLLLLL! Oxford 2-2 Newcastle (Holland): OHHH MY! What a goal! Holland levels the scores with the last kick of the game in normal time! And we are surely going to extra-time now! He launches a spectacular volley past Darlow from the edge of the box.
What a chance! Oh my, Oxford should be level! Brannagan's cut-back sets Ruffels up on a plate, but he leans back and lifts it agonisingly over the bar!
There will be FOUR minutes of added time to play!
Newcastle sub: Isaac Hayden replaces Almiron.
Close! Fantastic pace shown by Saint-Maximin, he pulls it back for Sean Longstaff, who ought to wrap it up for Newcastle, but fires it wide!
Lejeune heads the corner delivery behind and Darlow claims the looping ball from the second corner.
Sean Longstaff blocks a cross as Oxford force a corner. The hosts are piling the pressure on now!
- GoalLiam KellyOxford United
GOAL! Oxford 1-2 Newcastle (Kelly): Oh my, what a strike! It's a gorgeous free-kick by Kelly. He gets it up and over the wall and back down again, the ball nestling in the top right corner. Game on!
Agyei draws the foul from Ritchie, winning a free-kick 25 yards out. This is a decent opening for Oxford.
Oxford are enjoying another decent spell in the game, forcing another corner. But Newcastle, who have been thoroughly professional in their performance, clear without any fuss.
Lascelles makes a really important defensive header, conceding a corner. Kelly delivers a deep corner and guess who heads it clear? Lascelles.
Holland's volley from outside the box is blocked. Oxford's frustration in front of goal continues. They have just over 10 minutes to turn this around.
Yellow card! Kelly goes into the book for a late tackle on Matty Longstaff. It was very late.
Close! Holland does well down the flank before delivering a cross which Taylor stabs wide with Darlow at full stretch.
Unbelievable scenes at Anfield - Ro-Shaun Williams' own-goal has given Liverpool the lead over Shrewsbury!
Oxford sub: Striker Dan Agyei comes on for midfielder Gorrin. Karl Robinson is taking another gamble. It's his final roll of the dice.
Yedlin's cross is headed back by Long, forcing a save from his goalkeeper Eastwood. A nervous moment in the Oxford ranks, and that's as much excitement as we have had in quite some time.
Newcastle are in control of this tie. It's difficult to imagine Bruce's men chucking this away now, at this stage. Although this is Newcastle we are talking about...
Oxford sub: Browne, who blows rather hot and cold and has most definitely blown cold tonight, limps off with injury. Liam Kelly is on.
Oxford needed a change in personnel; the hosts had gone rather stale. With an hour on the clock, they still have time to produce a comeback.
Oxford sub: Matt Taylor, who has 10 goals this season, replaces Mackie in attack.
And here in Oxford, the hosts go close. Lascelles gets in front of Mackie to shepherd Ruffel's dangerous low cross from the left.
Wait. It has gone to VAR. And the goal has been RULED OUT! It's still goalless at Anfield.
Shrewsbury have taken the lead at Anfield. Whalley with the goal. The League One side have over half an hour to hang on.
Frustration for Oxford. Long delivers a dangerous cross into the Newcastle penalty area but Mackie fouls Lascelles while trying to get on the end of it.
No penalty! The referee Peter Bankes is well positioned as Almiron takes a tumble inside the box and points for a goal-kick before having a word with the South American, who he clearly feels went down too easily.
Newcastle are actively targeting Oxford's left flank as Ritchie's cross is hacked clear.
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KICK-OFF! Newcastle get the second half underway and they are immediately on the attack, Ritchie seeing his shot blocked inside the Oxford box.
In case you are wondering, Liverpool's u23s are holding League One Shrewsbury to a goalless draw at half time. The young Reds have more than held their own, too, and even had the better of the chances.
Timmy Mallett, the TV personality, is amongst the home supporters this evening!
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HALF-TIME: Newcastle lead thanks to goals by Sean Longstaff and Joelinton, who then limped off injured, at the interval, but it's a score that rather flatters them; Oxford have had their chances.
- Yellow cardMark SykesOxford United
Yellow card! And now Sykes is booked for a foul on Sean Longstaff.
- Yellow cardNabil BentalebNewcastle United
Yellow card! Bentaleb goes into the book for a foul on Sykes. There will be two minutes of added time at the end of the first half, as Oxford waste a free-kick.
Lascelles blocks Holland's shot with his chest before Sykes strikes a first time shot well wide from 25 yards.
Brannigan, who has been linked with a move to Leeds, has options ahead of him but blazes well over from all of 30 yards, as frustration creeps into Oxford's game.
Sean Longstaff has scored and assisted in the same game for the first time since November 2017 - for Blackpool in the EFL Trophy against Middlesbrough under-21s.
Almiron goes close! He sets off down the right and should score but fires wide of the near post.
- OffJoelintonNewcastle United
- OnAllan Saint-MaximinNewcastle United
Newcastle sub: Saint-Maximin finally makes his way onto the pitch as Joelinton's replacement.
Let off for Newcastle! How have Oxford not scored? While Newcastle are still down to 10 men, the hosts nearly take advantage. Holland's shot is goal bound but it ricochets off his own team mate Mackie which takes it over the bar. How unfortunate!
Newcastle are temporarily down to 10 men; Joelinton makes his way off the pitch and his replacement Saint-Maximin isn't ready to come on!
Joelinton is down once more holding his hip - and it looks like his goal will be his last contribution tonight.
Oxford chances! First Darlow pulls off an excellent reactive stop to deny Mackie and from the follow up Lascelles heads Long's strike off the line!
Oxford boss Karl Robinson was booked for his protestations following Joelinton's third goal in English football.
- GoalJoelintonNewcastle United
GOAL! Oxford 0-2 Newcastle (Joelinton): From an Oxford free-kick, Newcastle break rapidly and Joelinton, who looked like he was going to be forced off with an injury a few minutes ago, doubles the visitors' advantage. Oxford fans chant 'cheat', they clearly feel Almiron committed a foul when they won the ball on the edge of his own box. Sean Longstaff played the ball over the top of the defence and Joelinton finished with aplomb.
Sykes beats Matty Longstaff to the ball and the Newcastle midfielder catches him on the follow through. It's an Oxford free-kick but both players took a knock. Thankfully, they are both fine to continue.
Browne forces a corner for the hosts. It's delivered to the back post where Matty Longstaff volleys clear.
Joelinton is back on the pitch, much to the relief of Bruce. He looks OK.
Joelinton goes down holding his hip and looks in considerable pain. This would be a blow for Newcastle if he cannot continue.
Sean Longstaff is playing in a more advanced midfield role and Bruce's decision has already paid dividends. It has been a lively affair so far but Newcastle are in control.
Joelinton should score! The under fire Newcastle forward has faced a lot of criticism this season and this won't do his confidence any good at all. Bentaleb bends a lovely ball across the face of goal and somehow Joelinton fires wide from point-blank range.
- GoalSean LongstaffNewcastle United
GOAL! Oxford 0-1 Newcastle (Sean Longstaff): What a strike! The eldest Longstaff, on the turn, fires the ball into the roof of the net with a curling shot from the edge of the penalty area. The goalkeeper didn't stand a chance. And a nice lay off by Joelinton, too.
Bruce's side aren't used to having this much possession; their average in the Premier League is around 35 per cent.
Newcastle have had 75 per cent of possession so far but as of yet, have been unable to create a clear cut opportunity.
Newcastle can't trouble the hosts with their first corner and their second in quick succession is also cleared. Oxford have a decent home record and you don't need me to tell you that this is going to be another difficult game for the Premier League outfit.
Almiron wins Newcastle's first corner of the night, cheered by around 1,800 travelling supporters.
Newcastle's owner is in attendance tonight.
Newcastle just about work the ball out of defence, passing their way around Oxford's high press. But then a pass searching for Yedlin on the right is overcooked gifting the hosts a goal-kick.
Oxford win a free-kick on the right and they throw at least six players forward to contest the delivery. But Newcastle defend it comfortably enough.
And the place is bouncing tonight.
Newcastle are having plenty of the ball in the midfield area. A cross is stood up at the far post but Ritchie is caught offside as the Oxford defence steps up together.
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KICK-OFF! Newcastle appear to be playing in a 3-5-2 formation this evening, and it's the hosts who get us underway. A reminder that VAR is not in operation.
FIVE minutes until kick-off and the atmosphere is building nicely at the Kassam Stadium. Can Oxford pull off a surprise or will Newcastle prove too strong?
Steve Bruce has been talking on BBC One. "From day one I said let's go and have a crack at the cup competition because it is something that we can win. Let's be as strong as we can and see where it takes us," he said. Newcastle haven't won a cup in 65 years. That's ridiculous, isn't it?
Newcastle are seven games unbeaten, their longest run without defeat since 2017 - immediately after they lost 3-0 to Oxford in the FA Cup. Kane Hemmings, Curtis Nelson and Toni Martinez scored the goals as The Us booked their place in the fifth round.
We will also be keeping an eye on Liverpool u23's FA Cup tie with Shrewsbury, even if Jurgen Klopp is not.
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Robinson: "We know we have a massive job on our hands and we are going to have to play a lot better than we did in the first meeting if we want to get through and have a chance of playing for a place in the quarter-final. It's a massive ask. Our odds will be very long and we are big underdogs, but I don't mind that. Ultimately, what happens is down to us."
Bruce: "They are a decent side. It's live on the TV and they'll want the underdogs to turn us over, so we have to be wary of that. If we can go and get to the fifth round this week and be on 31 league points, I think we'd have accepted that, no matter how we got there."
Newcastle are winless on their five most recent trips to Oxford since a 3-1 win in the old First Division in December 1987 (D1, L4). Cup upset?
Oxford boss Karl Robinson makes two changes from Saturday's side that defeated Blackpool 2-1. Elliott Moore replaces John Mousinho in defence while Jamie Mackie comes in for James Henry.
With 10 days until Newcastle's next fixture, Bruce promised to pick a strong team tonight and that's exactly what he has done. The Longstaff brothers, Matty and Sean, both start in midfield, while Joelinton and Miguel Almiron are in attack. Jamaal Lacelles captains the team, though Martin Dubravka is rested which grants Karl Darlow an opportunity to impress in goal.
TEAM NEWS - Oxford XI: Eatwood, Ruffels, Dickie, Moore, Gorrin, Brannagan, Long, Sykes, Mackie, Holland, Browne.. subs: Stevens, Taylor, Mousinho, Hanson, Thorne, Agyei, Kelly. /// Newcastle XI: Darlow, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie, Bentaleb, M Longstaff, S Longstaff, Almiron, Joelinton.. subs: Elliot, Clark, Saint-Maximin, Hayden, Fernandez, Atsu, Allan.
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