Fans react to Newcastle's first 5th round appearance in FOURTEEN YEARS

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 2:41pm

Social media reacted to Steve Bruce's men reaching the FA Cup fifth round for the first time in over a decade

Newcastle side reached the FA Cup fifth round for the first time since 2006 and did so in dramatic fashion.

Steve Bruce's side travelled to Oxford last night having been held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at St. James' Park at the weekend. 

First-half goals from Sean Longstaff and Brazilian Joelinton had the Magpies cruising 2-0 away at League One side Oxford United in the 4th round replay. However 84th and 94th minute strikes from Liam Kelly and Nathan Holland respectively sent this tie into extra-time.

With penalties looming large, it needed something special to settle this encounter - step up Allan Saint-Maximin. The Frenchman's wonder goal in the 116th minute sent the travelling faithful into ecstasy.

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The online world also went into delirium.

Bruce's victory last night meant he was the first Newcastle manager to guide the team to the FA Cup 5th round for the first time since 2006!

Some fans couldn't quite believe it.

Famous podcasters The Football Ramble Daily, who have Newcastle fan Pete Donaldson in their ranks, tweeted a Chris Eubank meme such was their delight at the club's progression into the next round.

Newcastle legend Micky Quinn was relieved as his former his side managed to come out on top after letting a two-goal advantage slip originally. 

The feat of a 5th round FA Cup appearance had some considering whether what Bruce has done so far in his short tenure is better than what ex-manager Rafa Benitez managed during his stint in Tyneside. 

Others were not so delighted with the overall picture, suggesting a potential relegation could still happen if such performances continued. 

 

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