FA Cup roundup: Oxford United cruise past Newcastle into fifth round

28 January 2017 06:23
• Blackburn beat Blackpool 2-0 amid fans’ protest at Ewood Park• Burnley sink Bristol City, while Huddersfield polish off RochdaleGiven the contrasting recent FA Cup pedigrees of Oxford United and Newcastle United, it is debatable whether the League One side’s 3-0 win over Rafael Benítez’s team constitutes much of a shock. Oxford, who knocked out Swansea City and reached the fourth round last season, have gone one better this year after an emphatic victory over the Championship promotion chasers at the Kassam Stadium.After a goalless first half, Kane Hemmings, who has scored in every round so far, put the home side in front two minutes after the break with his 13th goal of the season, turning the ball in from close range after Chey Dunkley headed Chris Maguire’s cross back from the far post. Related: Theo Robinson seals shock victory for non-league Lincoln over Brighton Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian