Blackburn 2-4 Newcastle: Rafael Benitez’s side win in FA Cup third-round replay

FA Cup: Blackburn Rovers 2-4 Newcastle United (aet) highlights

Newcastle scored two targets in past fashioned time to defeat Blackburn of their FA Cup zero.33-round replay at Ewood Park.

Sean Longstaff scored after a minute for the company with a deflected 25-yard shot, sooner than Callum Roberts added the second with a ravishing volley.

But Adam Armstrong pulled one abet from Danny Graham’s pass and Darragh Lenihan’s extremely efficient header made it 2-2.

In past fashioned time, Joselu scored from a rebound and Ayoze Perez’s extremely efficient strike sealed the expend for the company.

Spanish striker Joselu looked as if it would be a little bit offside for the goal that made it Three-2, as he reacted quickest after Blackburn keeper David Raya had spilled Fabian Schar’s long-range shot.

Newcastle’s expend turn out to be their first in seven games in all competitions, since a 1-zero Premier League victory at Huddersfield on 15 December, and they’ll play Watford at home within the fourth round on 26 January.

It is additionally only the sixth time they obtain received an FA Cup tie since Mike Ashley turn out to be the owner of the club in 2007.

Victory comes at a rate for Newcastle

With Newcastle 18th within the Premier League, supervisor Rafael Benitez made it obvious that this competition turn out to be very powerful of secondary significance to the club.

Sooner than the sport, the Spaniard acknowledged: “Who has a sensible likelihood (of a success the FA Cup)? Teams within the center of the table which potential of they can obtain a scurry which potential of they are agreeable. The so much of groups, it be predominant to control it for sure rigorously.

“The Premier League is terribly wide – you obtain £130m assured for fogeys that would perhaps perhaps even very correctly be there. It be predominant to be sensible.”

The last ingredient Benitez would obtain wished turn out to be this match going to past fashioned time and accidents to key avid gamers sooner than Saturday’s Premier League game at home to Cardiff, but that is precisely what befell.

Ciaran Clark, one of only three avid gamers to remain from the aspect that started the 2-1 loss at Chelsea on Saturday, went off injured at half of-time.

His substitute, club captain Jamaal Lascelles, injured his hamstring internal three minutes of the restart, even supposing he remained on the pitch for a extra 10 minutes, sooner than he turn out to be substituted.

In extra-time, Schar and Isaac Hayden, who replaced Lascelles, were every battling accidents for a Newcastle aspect who are already without defender Paul Dummett and midfielders Mohamed Diame and Jonjo Shelvey.

But Benitez would obtain been cosy with the battling spirit from his avid gamers and the performances of some of his youthful squad people, with 21-year-olds Longstaff and Roberts every scoring their first senior targets.

Newcastle benefited from a deadly omit from Blackburn’s Bradley Dack within the important half of of past fashioned time when he shot wide, and two targets either aspect of the ruin gave Benitez’s aspect a tough-fought victory against a crew 14th within the Championship.

Sean Longstaff’s first goal for Newcastle opened the scoring and got right here in his fifth senior game for the club

Newcastle ranking four targets in an FA Cup game for the important time in Eleven years – the stats

  • Newcastle obtain reached the fourth round of the FA Cup for the zero.33 consecutive season, having made it that far in upright three of their outdated 10 campaigns.
  • Sean Longstaff and Callum Roberts scored their first targets for Newcastle United, whereas Joselu scored and assisted within the equivalent game for the important time in all competitions for the Magpies.
  • Newcastle scored four targets in an FA Cup match for the important time since January 2008, in a 3rd-round replay against Stoke.

‘Comfortable with the commitment’ – what they acknowledged

Blackburn supervisor Tony Mowbray acknowledged: “I believed they utilized themselves correctly over the a hundred and twenty minutes. The goal is offside but we obtain now to honest obtain it.

“Our application and need turn out to be fine after going two targets down.

“We ignored a huge likelihood at 2-2 when Bradley [Dack] slips a shot past the post rather then into the abet of the net. It turn out to be a huge effort from the avid gamers, and I for sure feel for them.

“The personality and the spirit turn out to be there for all to gaze, but I for sure feel we were let down by the linesman, particularly with the zero.33 goal.”

Newcastle supervisor Rafael Benitez, talking to BT Sport, acknowledged: “We went 2-zero up after which Blackburn did correctly, but we reacted so I’m cosy with the trouble and the commitment of the avid gamers.

“The young avid gamers did correctly, and the principle ingredient turn out to be that all people turn out to be giving a hundred% for every other and that’s what we did.

“The commitment and the crew effort is there and it be predominant to be cosy and lift self assurance forward as soon as you ranking four targets. The important ingredient is to assemble three capabilities against Cardiff.”

On a doable cup bustle: “Sooner than this game, with the crew various, we obtain now a squad which would perhaps perhaps perhaps be trying to assemble thru, and if we will have the option to achieve it the equivalent method within the following round we will have the option to be cosy with that.”

On accidents: “We want to abet tomorrow and gaze how they are, and if they can’t play then we will have the option to lift one more one in. Jamaal Lascelles turn out to be limping which potential of he felt one thing.”

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