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.
That's how you win an FA Cup tie!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 5, 2020
Allan Saint-Maximin dances through the Oxford defence in injury time to send Newcastle to the fifth round for the first time since 2006. pic.twitter.com/hw10U39MnQ
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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 in the fifth round of the cup? https://t.co/6exUKQooyd— Football Ramble Daily (@FootballRamble) February 4, 2020
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.
PHEW !— Mick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) February 4, 2020
Well Done to both teams,and great to see @NUFC in the 5th Round of the FA Cup,the supporters as usual were brilliant and safe journey home to them all
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.
Steve Bruce guides Newcastle to the FA Cup 5th round for the first time in 14 years.— Sam Street (@samstreetwrites) February 4, 2020
If he also keeps them up he will be a better manager for them than Rafa Benitez in every discernible way.
Others were not so delighted with the overall picture, suggesting a potential relegation could still happen if such performances continued.
5 things I learned watching #NUFC last night:— Ketch ⚽️💻🎙📻 (@ketchell) February 5, 2020
1️⃣ We’re not too good to go down
2️⃣ We’re not too good to go down
3️⃣ We’re not too good to go down
4️⃣ We’re not too good to go down
5️⃣ We’re not too good to go down